Pixapop is an open-source single page application to view photos stored into your Synology NAS in the easiest way possible. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Pixapop 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 pixapop. 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 image 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 Pixapop“. 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.
- Attention: In the code above, before clicking OK, instead of -v /volume1/web/wallpapers you have to insert the shared folder address where your image gallery is stored.
docker run -d --name=pixapop \ -p 8222:80 \ -e PUID=1026 \ -e PGID=100 \ -e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \ -v /volume1/docker/pixapop:/config \ -v /volume1/web/wallpapers:/photos \ --restart always \ ghcr.io/linuxserver/pixapop
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).
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 Pixapop” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Pixapop – 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:8222
Enjoy your Pixapop!
If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.
Note: If you want to run Pixapop container over HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
Note: If you experience permissions problems, just right mouse click on your folder where you have your photos stored. Click on Property, Permission tab, Create tab, user & group search for SYSTEM then add read / write to SYSTEM and click Done. Check Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files then click Save. Now try again: open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8222
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Pixapop container with the latest image.
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This post was updated on Sunday / September 17th, 2023 at 11:56 PM