Piwigo is a photo gallery software for the web that comes with powerful features to publish and manage your collection of pictures. Piwigo is open source and is designed for organizations, teams and individuals. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Piwigo on your Synology NAS using Docker.
Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.
Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it piwigo. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the Portainer left sidebar click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.
In the Name field type in piwigo. Follow the instructions in the image below.
version: "2.1" services: projectsend: image: ghcr.io/linuxserver/piwigo container_name: piwigo environment: - PUID=1026 - PGID=100 - TZ=Europe/Bucharest volumes: - /volume1/docker/piwigo:/config - /volume1/web/gallery:/gallery ports: - 8633:80 restart: always db: image: mysql restart: always environment: MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: piwigo MYSQL_DATABASE: piwigo MYSQL_USER: piwigo MYSQL_PASSWORD: piwigo volumes: - db:/var/lib/mysql volumes: piwigo: db:
Note: 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: After you paste the code in the Web editor, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list).
Note: in the code above after – /volume1/docker/piwigo:/config \ you have to add your personal path to gallery. For example I have used my personal movies path folder – /volume1/web/gallery:/gallery\ Change it according to your preferences. -v /path/toyour/gallery:/gallery \
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.
If everything goes right, you will see this message at the top right of your screen: “Stack successfully deployed“.
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:8633 Add your own host address. Add User piwigo, Password piwigo and Database name piwigo. Create your own Username for the Piwigo Administration account then click Start Installation. Follow the instructions in the images below.
You will find your host address in Portainer / Containers / piwigo_db_1 / IP Address.
If everything goes right, you will see this message at the top right of your screen: “Congratulations. Piwigo installation is completed“. Click Visit the gallery. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Start using Piwigo. Create your first album. Follow the instructions in the image below.
START uploading your photos!
Your Piwigo administration page will look like this. I have just to admit Piwigo have a very clean and user friendly interface!
STEP 14 Run Container via HTTPS
Note: If you want to run this container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
Note: Find out how to update Piwigo container with the latest image.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
This post was updated on Monday / July 12th, 2021 at 6:52 PM