My previous guide for PhotoPrism involved the use of Task Scheduler. Today I’m offering a great alternative for installing the latest PhotoPrism version via Portainer. PhotoPrism is a privately hosted app for browsing, organizing, and sharing your photo collection. It makes use of the latest technologies to tag and find pictures automatically without getting in your way. Say goodbye to solutions that force you to upload your visual memories to the cloud! In this step by step guide I will show you how to install PhotoPrism on your Synology NAS using Docker & Portainer.
Install Portainer using my step by step guide. If you already have Portainer installed on your Synology NAS, skip this STEP. Attention: Make sure you have installed the latest Portainer version.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it photoprism. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Now create four new folders inside the photoprism folder that you created at STEP 3 and name them db, import, originals, storage. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
You can start to populate your originals folder that you have previously created at STEP 4 with your own photos.
Log into Portainer using your username and password. On the left sidebar in Portainer, click on Stacks then + Add stack. Follow the instructions in the image below.
In the Name field type in photoprism. Follow the instructions in the image below.
version: "3.9" services: db: image: mariadb:jammy container_name: PhotoPrism-DB hostname: photoprism-db mem_limit: 1g cpu_shares: 768 security_opt: - no-new-privileges:true - seccomp:unconfined - apparmor:unconfined user: 1026:100 volumes: - /volume1/docker/photoprism/db:/var/lib/mysql:rw environment: TZ: Europe/Bucharest MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: rootpass MYSQL_DATABASE: photoprism MYSQL_USER: photoprism-user MYSQL_PASSWORD: photoprism-pass restart: on-failure:5 photoprism: image: photoprism/photoprism:latest container_name: PhotoPrism hostname: photoprism mem_limit: 6g cpu_shares: 1024 security_opt: - no-new-privileges:true - seccomp:unconfined - apparmor:unconfined user: 1026:100 healthcheck: test: wget --no-verbose --tries=1 --spider http://localhost:2342 ports: - 2342:2342 volumes: - /volume1/docker/photoprism/import:/photoprism/import:rw # *Optional* base folder from which files can be imported to originals - /volume1/docker/photoprism/storage:/photoprism/storage:rw - /volume1/docker/photoprism/originals:/photoprism/originals:rw # - /volume1/docker/photoprism/family:/photoprism/originals/family:rw # *Additional* media folders can be mounted like this environment: PHOTOPRISM_ADMIN_USER: marius PHOTOPRISM_ADMIN_PASSWORD: mariushosting PHOTOPRISM_UID: 1026 PHOTOPRISM_GID: 100 PHOTOPRISM_AUTH_MODE: password PHOTOPRISM_SITE_URL: http://localhost:2342/ PHOTOPRISM_ORIGINALS_LIMIT: 5120 PHOTOPRISM_HTTP_COMPRESSION: gzip PHOTOPRISM_READONLY: false PHOTOPRISM_EXPERIMENTAL: false PHOTOPRISM_DISABLE_CHOWN: false PHOTOPRISM_DISABLE_WEBDAV: false PHOTOPRISM_DISABLE_SETTINGS: false PHOTOPRISM_DISABLE_TENSORFLOW: false PHOTOPRISM_DISABLE_FACES: false PHOTOPRISM_DISABLE_CLASSIFICATION: false PHOTOPRISM_DISABLE_RAW: false PHOTOPRISM_RAW_PRESETS: false PHOTOPRISM_JPEG_QUALITY: 100 PHOTOPRISM_DETECT_NSFW: false PHOTOPRISM_UPLOAD_NSFW: true PHOTOPRISM_SPONSOR: true PHOTOPRISM_DATABASE_DRIVER: mysql PHOTOPRISM_DATABASE_SERVER: photoprism-db:3306 PHOTOPRISM_DATABASE_NAME: photoprism PHOTOPRISM_DATABASE_USER: photoprism-user PHOTOPRISM_DATABASE_PASSWORD: photoprism-pass PHOTOPRISM_WORKERS: 2 PHOTOPRISM_THUMB_FILTER: blackman # best to worst: blackman, lanczos, cubic, linear PHOTOPRISM_APP_MODE: standalone # progressive web app MODE - fullscreen, standalone, minimal-ui, browser # PHOTOPRISM_SITE_CAPTION: "AI-Powered Photos App" # PHOTOPRISM_SITE_DESCRIPTION: "" # PHOTOPRISM_SITE_AUTHOR: "" working_dir: "/photoprism" restart: on-failure:5 depends_on: db: condition: service_started
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value numbers for user with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.) 1026 is my personal UID value and 100 is my personal GID value. You have to type in your own values.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for PHOTOPRISM_ADMIN_USER. Type in your own username. marius is an example for a username.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value for PHOTOPRISM_ADMIN_PASSWORD. Type in your own password. mariushosting is an example for a password.
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Web editor area below, change the value numbers for PHOTOPRISM_UID and PHOTOPRISM_GID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.) 1026 is my personal UID value and 100 is my personal GID value. You have to type in your own values.
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 the following message at the top right of your screen: “Success 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:2342 Type in your own Username and Password that you have previously created at STEP 7 then click SIGN IN. Follow the instructions in the image below.
On the left sidebar click on Library. Click START to index your photos. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Depending on how many photos you have, it can take up to several hours or days to index all of your pictures.
You can also upload your own pictures from your PC. Click the upload icon at the top right of the page. All the uploaded pictures will be uploaded in your own photo path folder named originals that you have previously created at STEP 4. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Enjoy PhotoPrism with Portainer!
If you encounter issues by using this container, make sure to check out the Common Docker issues article.
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This post was updated on Wednesday / October 25th, 2023 at 11:53 PM