Ten WordPress Photo Gallery and Photo Plugins

A blog without images is like half a blog. Most people expect to see at least some images sprinkled around your blog. Then on some sites they want a gallery of pictures to give a variety of visual information, such as for photographers, artists, and quilters. Adding images to your WordPress blog can be simple with great photo and photo gallery plugins.

1. Featured Content Gallery is a photo gallery WordPress plugin. It allows you to create an automated, rotating image gallery on any post or page. It is very easy to integrate and you simply add a field where you want the gallery to display. Choose from dozens of options to customize according to your website.

2. NextGen Gallery is probably the most popular WordPress Photo Gallery plugin. Create a slide show, a media RSS feed and more. Easily move, copy, upload and delete images. You can even add a flash photo gallery.

3. WP Photo Album easily allows you to manage WordPress photo albums. Create albums and move photos to and from them. Upload and delete photos and add a bit of code to post your album where needed.

4. Flickr Gallery is a great photo plugin if you use Flickr. With their shortcodes system your pages and posts can quickly and easily have your Flickr images incorporated. You can turn on database caching for faster loading.

5. Lazyest Gallery with a name like that, how can you not like this WordPress plugin? It creates thumbs and slides automatically. Easily manage comments per image or folder. Arrange your images and folders as you wish and handle many other details as you see fit.

6. Shutter Reloaded is an image viewer but is minimal in size. It will resize large images, combine images in sets and pre-load images for faster display. You can customize background and color for captions, buttons and menu.

7. Lightbox 2 allows viewers to see a larger image in a unique format. Once an image is clicked it will pop up and the rest of the page will darken. Load times remain almost the same.

8. Shadowbox JS is similar to Lightbox 2 but works with various media formats as well as images. There is an option for commercial purposes.

9. Freebie Images quickly search through free stock images and photos to enhance your blog. These high quality images were created by professional photographers and illustrators and can be added to your blog with Drag and Drop functionality.

10. Thumbnail for Excerpts is a beautiful WordPress plugin that allows your images to appear on excepts from your blog. Your RSS Feed can then show images instead of just information.

With these various photo plugins you should find ones that work well with your needs and your WordPress theme.