Check around. What you won’t find in the photo section of Apple’s Mac App Store is too many apps which create website photo galleries. It seems to me to be the road less traveled. After all, the popular JAlbum is free, Apple’s free iPhoto creates website photo galleries, and most Mac users don’t bother to create actual photo galleries anyway. In the case of website photo gallery apps the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.
Still, if you have a few bucks to lose, and you’d like something different, there’s 1Gallery, a website photo gallery app for the Mac that’s worth the money, though the end result is an online photo gallery that looks like most online galleries.
It starts off with drag and drop. Grab photos for your website. Drag and drop onto 1Gallery.
Select from multiple themes, add a title and description, set the height, toss in a copyright and select a few options, and click the Generate Gallery button.
Once you’ve created the website photo gallery, what’s next?
You’ll need to upload the gallery to a website and for that you’ll need a website, and an FTP/SFTP app to handle the transfer (it’s not built in to 1Gallery). If you don’t like the included gallery theme, choose from others that are available in the Galleria site (think ‘extra cost’).
The problem with 1Gallery is simple. It’s going against the grain and appeals to a small subset of Mac users still into using the web to store photo albums and photo galleries. Themes are attractive but expensive.