How to Install PhotoPrism on Your Synology NAS

How to Install PhotoPrism on Your Synology NAS

PhotoPrism is a privately hosted app for browsing, organizing, and sharing your photo collection. It makes use of the latest technologies to tag and find pictures automatically without getting in your way. Say goodbye to solutions that force you to upload your visual memories to the cloud! In this step by step guide I will show you how to install PhotoPrism on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it photoprism. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

PhotoPrism Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the images below.

PhotoPrism Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Install PhotoPrism. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that click OK.
docker run -d --name=photoprism \
-p 2342:2342 \
-e PHOTOPRISM_UPLOAD_NSFW=true \
-e PUID=1026 \
-e PGID=100 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-e PHOTOPRISM_ADMIN_PASSWORD=mariusmmm7@ \
-v /volume1/docker/photoprism:/photoprism/storage \
-v /volume1/web/photo:/photoprism/originals \
--security-opt seccomp=unconfined \
--security-opt apparmor=unconfined \
photoprism/photoprism

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for PHOTOPRISM_ADMIN_PASSWORD. Add your own password instead of mariusmmm7@.
Note: in the code above after -v /volume1/docker/photoprism:/photoprism/storage \ you have to add your personal path where your files will be uploaded . For example I have used my personal path folder -v /volume1/web/photo:/photoprism/originals \ Change it according to your preferences. -v /path/toyour/photo:/photoprism/originals \

PhotoPrism Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

PhotoPrism Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install PhotoPrism” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install PhotoPrism – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PhotoPrism Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:2342 add admin and your own password you have previously created at STEP 5. Click SIGN IN. Follow the instructions in the image below.

PhotoPrism Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

Start to upload your Photos.

PhotoPrism Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

Start to index your Photos.

PhotoPrism Synology NAS Set up 8

Enjoy PhotoPrism!

PhotoPrism Synology NAS Set up 9

Note: If you want to run PhotoPrism container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update PhotoPrism container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: I hugely prefer Synology Photos over PhotoPrism.

This post was updated on Sunday / September 5th, 2021 at 12:38 AM