How to Install The Photo Gallery on Your Synology NAS

How to Install The Photo Gallery on Your Synology NAS

The Photo Gallery is a simple and, by design, featureless full-width photo gallery. It provides full photo width display and automatic image optimization, courtesy of NextJS and team. With Lightbox built-in, generation of loading blur, quick deployment and lazy loading, The Photo Gallery can handle hundreds to thousands of images at a time. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install The Photo Gallery 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

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it thephotogallery. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

The Photo Gallery Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Now create two new folders inside the thephotogallery folder that you created at STEP 3 and name them public and storage. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

The Photo Gallery Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Populate the public folder that you have previously created at STEP 4 with your favorite pictures.

  • STEP 6

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

The Photo Gallery Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 7

Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Install The Photo Gallery. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. 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=thephotogallery \
-p 3600:3000 \
-e PAGE_TITLE=mariushosting \
-e PAGE_HEADER_TEXT=mariushosting \
-e PAGE_SHOW_FULLSCREEN_BUTTON=true \
-e PHOTO_SORT=numerical_file_name \
-e PHOTO_DEFAULT_REVERSE=false \
-v /volume1/docker/thephotogallery/public:/app/public/photos:ro \
-v /volume1/docker/thephotogallery/storage:/app/storage \
--restart always \
inlustra/the-photo-gallery:0.0.2

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for PAGE_TITLE and add your own PAGE_TITLE. mariushosting is an example of a PAGE_TITLE. You should invent your own Page Title.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for PAGE_HEADER_TEXT and add your own PAGE_HEADER_TEXT. mariushosting is an example of a PAGE_HEADER_TEXT. You should invent your own Page Header Text.

The Photo Gallery Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 8

After you click OK on STEP 7 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

The Photo Gallery Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 9

After you click OK on STEP 8, select your “Install The Photo Gallery” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install The Photo Gallery – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

The Photo Gallery Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 10

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

  • STEP 11

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:3600 Follow the instructions in the image below.

The Photo Gallery Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy The Photo Gallery!

Note: If you want to run the The Photo Gallery container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

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This post was updated on Tuesday / October 18th, 2022 at 1:55 AM