I'm frequently getting member requests/suggestions regarding the forum album/gallery system. People want the ability to make galleries for multiple users, subscribe to discussions about member photos, show EXIF, etc etc. Mu-43 uses the built-in albums functionality of vBulletin (our forum software) version 3.8. I've held off on "upgrading" to version 4.0 because that is a new version which may not be totally dependable. Either way, the member albums functionality in 4.0 is nearly the same as that in version 3.8. The albums feature in vBulletin is pretty barebones. I've hacked/modified our site to add the following features, none of which is built in: All albums link in the Navbar shows most recently updated albums Galleries tab shows gallery of random images Home and Active tabs feature strips of randomly selected images Individual forum posts link to member albums These mods, IMO, transform the vBulletin albums into a sort of Gallery system, and our Groups provide a way to create shared galleries, but I have absolutely no way to add the other features being requested without replacing the current system altogether. Believe me, I have looked. The alternative is to install another gallery system altogether. So what could we use? The leading 3rd party gallery software is called Photopost Pro. There is also something called Photopost vBGallery, which is a more lightweight version, but I have tried that and didn't much like it. Photopost Pro has been around for a long time. It is used at many other sites, including PhotographyBlog, and I think FredMiranda too. It looks to me as though PentaxForums also uses PhotoPost Pro, although they may be using vBGallery. GetDPI uses vBGallery. I have already purchased a license for Photopost Pro, so it is paid for. Cost is not an issue. The issues are usability, features, flexibility, looks, ability to upgrade in the future. My impression is that Photopost Pro has more features and flexibility but is less good looking and more difficult to use than our current system. Furthermore, changing over to Photopost Pro would mean leaving behind our current albums/gallery system altogether. They have an importer, but I tried it and our server is not compatible with it. Any albums existing now would have to be reuploaded to the new system. What I would like members here to do, prior to commenting in this thread, is go to the Photopost Pro website and check it out. There are lots of links there to sites which use Photopost Pro. Please visit some of them and see how you like it.