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.
Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.
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.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the images below.
Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in Install PhotoPrism. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- 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 PHOTOPRISM_UID=1026 \ -e PHOTOPRISM_GID=100 \ -e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \ -e PHOTOPRISM_ADMIN_USER=marius \ -e PHOTOPRISM_ADMIN_PASSWORD=mariushosting \ -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 PHOTOPRISM_UID and PHOTOPRISM_GID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.) 1026 is my personal UID value and 100 is my personal GID value. You have to type in your own values.
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_USER. Type in your own username. marius is an example for a username.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for PHOTOPRISM_ADMIN_PASSWORD. Type in your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password.
Note: In the code above after -v /volume1/docker/photoprism:/photoprism/storage \ you have to add your personal path where your photos are. 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 \
After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click Submit on STEP 6, select your “Install PhotoPrism” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install PhotoPrism – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
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 Type in your own Username and Password that you have previously created at STEP 5 then click SIGN IN. Follow the instructions in the image below.
On the left sidebar click on Library. Click START to index your photos. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Depending on how many photos you have, it can take up to several hours or days to index all of your pictures.
You can also upload your own pictures from your PC. Click the upload icon at the top right of the page. All the uploaded pictures will be uploaded in your own photo path folder that you have previously chosen at STEP 5. Follow the instructions in the image below.
If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the 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.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker Automatically.
Note: Best Practices When Using Docker and DDNS.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: Find out the Best NAS Models For Docker.
Note: Activate Gmail SMTP For Docker Containers.
This post was updated on Wednesday / October 25th, 2023 at 11:22 PM