Album management: what’s new in Piwigo 11

We have already introduced you to the new features of Piwigo 11, regarding user management and photo management. Today we focus on another important aspect of this new version: managing and organizing your albums.


Reminder: what is an album in Piwigo ?
In Piwigo, files are organized in albums, which are similar to folders on your computer…only smarter.
Just like on your computer, you can create albums and sub-albums, to organize your files in a logical and unlimited tree view (a sub-album can itself have sub-albums, which also… well, you get the idea 😉)
But albums differ significantly with folders on your computer: while on your computer, a file can only be present in one folder, in Piwigo, a file can be present in multiple albums.
Thus, a carnival photo taken in March 2019 can be found in a “Carnival” album and a “March 2019” album, itself present in the “2019” album.

Redesign of the album manager

The album list has been completely redesigned, following the same graphical interface as the user group manager.


piwigo album manager 2.10


piwigo 11 album manager

In addition, we have added several viewing modes for the album list, so that everyone can choose the view that suits them best: you can see the different views in the animation below.

piwigo 11 album views

The album list has the same features as before, but with a more modern design. 

With one exception: whereas before you could reorder your albums from this page, you will now use the new “move album” tool, which we’ll introduce to you below 👇.

Easily move and reorganize your albums

Piwigo 11 brings a brand new interface for reorganizing and moving your albums.

We’ve radically changed the way administrators can reorder and reorganize their albums, to make their lives easier.

You now have access to a single page to:

  • view all your albums and sub-albums at a glance, with a very convenient hide-show system;
  • drag and drop to change the display order of your albums and sub-albums,
  • drag and drop to move an album into another album.
move albums piwigo 11

Just as a reminder, the order of your albums will be reflected in your gallery (both on the web version and on the mobile app).

We’re looking forward to your feedback, but we think our users will appreciate this new feature.

Redesign of the album editor

Another graphic redesign, this time for the album editor. You will now be able to edit the properties of each album with a more visual and colorful graphical interface.


piwigo edit album 2.10


piwigo 11 edit album

A new album search tool

We have enhanced Piwigo with a brand new feature for administrators: album search

Until now, it was not possible to easily search for an album by its name, which could be problematic for administrators with very large photo libraries.

This is now fixed! We bet this will be very useful for many administrators.

album search tool piwigo

New in your gallery: related albums

This version 11 of Piwigo, as we said, focuses mainly on the design and user interface of the administration space – it is true that there was a lot of work to do in this area.

However, we didn’t completely neglect your gallery, especially with this new feature: associated albums.

You can now combine several albums when you search for a photo in your gallery. This means that it is possible, very easily, to display only the images that are in album A, in album B AND in album C.

You can see an example in the animation below:

related albums piwigo 11

2 Replies to “Album management: what’s new in Piwigo 11”

  1. Hello
    I have several remarks/ questions about
    1. Is it possible to programm the remark-field,at the edit photoscreen, so that the text of the remark-field is equally wide with the photo-width.
    Reason: when I want to print the photo with the remark-text than it is more correctly.
    2. When I want to copy the photo with the text can you make it that photo and text are been copied together. Or perhaps you make a choice possibility
    3. I found untranslated phrases in the Dutch translation-file; some wrong translations in the Dutch translation-file. I asked Pierrick to correct it; I asked ddtddt to correct it; I offered to check the complete Dutch file but neither Pierrick nor ddtddt went over to action.
    How do we go now?

    1. Claire Michard May 4, 2022 at 6:51 am

      Sorry for the (very) late answer, I missed your comment ! I’m not sure I understand what you are talking about when you say “the remark field” and “copy the photo with the text”. I really suggest you to ask your questions to the support. About the dutch translation, sorry about that. I’ll check with the team, maybe you can try again. It might be possible that your request has been forgotten, we are a small team and we do what we can 🙂

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