How to Install Piwigo on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Piwigo on Your Synology NAS

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.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

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

  • STEP 4

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.

Piwigo Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 5

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.

Piwigo Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 6

In the Name field type in piwigo. Follow the instructions in the image below.

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

Piwigo Synology NAS Set up 3

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  \

  • STEP 7

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.

Piwigo Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 8

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

Piwigo Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 9

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

  • STEP 10

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.

Piwigo Synology NAS Set up 6

You will find your host address in Portainer / Containers / piwigo_db_1 / IP Address.

Piwigo Synology NAS Set up 7

  • STEP 11

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.

Piwigo Synology NAS Set up 8

  • STEP 12

Start using Piwigo. Create your first album. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Piwigo Synology NAS Set up 9

  • STEP 13

START uploading your photos!

Piwigo Synology NAS Set up 10

Your Piwigo administration page will look like this. I have just to admit Piwigo have a very clean and user friendly interface!

Piwigo Synology NAS Set up 11

  • 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.

Piwigo Synology NAS Set up 12

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