How to Install PhotoShow on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Photoshow on Your Synology NAS

PhotoShow, your web gallery. PhotoShow is a free and open source web gallery, that you can very easily install on your web server. It doesn’t even require a database to work. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install PhotoShow on your Synology NAS using Portainer.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP.

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it photoshow. Follow the instructions in the image below.

1 Synology NAS PhotoShow Docker container set up

  • STEP 4

Inside the photoshow folder create 3 new folders. Follow the instructions in the image below.

  • config
  • photo
  • thumbs

2 Synology NAS PhotoShow Docker container set up

  • STEP 5

Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the Portainer left sidebar click on Stacks. After you click on Stacks, a new screen will open. Click + Add Stack. In the Name field type in photoshow. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Note: In the Portainer Stacks Web editor Copy Paste the code below.

version: "2.1"
services:
  photoshow:
    image: linuxserver/photoshow
    container_name: photoshow
    environment:
      - PUID=1026
      - PGID=100
      - TZ=Europe/Bucharest
    volumes:
      - /volume1/docker/photoshow/config:/config
      - /volume1/docker/photoshow/photo:/Pictures:ro
      - /volume1/docker/photoshow/thumbs:/Thumbs
    ports:
      - 8039:80
    restart: always

After you paste the code in the Web editor, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).
After you paste the code in the Web editor, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)

Note: If you have your docker folder in a different volume, then change /volume1/docker/photoshow/config according to your settings. For example: /volume1/docker/photoshow/config or /volume1/docker/photoshow/config etc.
Note: The “photo” folder is actually the folder where your photo gallery is stocked. Change the path where your photos are currently stored.

3 Synology NAS PhotoShow Docker container set up

  • STEP 6

Scroll down on the page until you see a button named Deploy the stack. Click on it. Follow the instructions in the image below. The installation process can take up to a few minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection.

4 Synology NAS PhotoShow Docker container set up

  • STEP 7

If everything goes right, you will see this message at the top right of your screen: “Stack successfully deployed“.

5 Synology NAS PhotoShow Docker container set up

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1. Remember that this is a free guide. Please support the content creator you love. 🙂

  • STEP 9

Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8039/ Follow the instructions in the image below. Create new account before proceeding.

6 Synology NAS PhotoShow Docker container set up

  • STEP 10

Enjoy your PhotoShow!

7 Synology NAS PhotoShow Docker container set up

Note: Find out how to update PhotoShow container with the latest image.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.

This post was updated on Wednesday / September 23rd, 2020 at 4:21 PM