Hi to the dev team. I just want to say how impressed and satisfied I am with Coppermine. When I was looking for some kind of image storage/display package there really only seemed 2 to choose from. Coppermine & Gallery. I tried Gallery and found it too complex and demanding. So after testing Coppermine I was sold on it, so it is now installed on my website.
The images stored are accessed via Cpmfetch (another gr8 piece of software) and Highslide. It has been a steep learning curve because I have never used PHP before or a gallery util on a website, and I had several hair pulling sessions before I finally managed to get it integrated into my website as I wanted it, visually blending in. To be honest, the user doesn't actually see Coppermine as yet. I'm simply using it as a database storage facility. I managed to install & configure it quite well, referring to the documentation and this support site. I was determined not to be the recipient of the teams vitriolic replies to badly posted support queries, so read and reread the docs & support forums, and even scoured the internet for answers to any problems I encountered.
I find it an easy to use database gallery and the end result was well worth all the effort. Maybe in the future I will extend the user access to uploading their own images, but at the moment I simply want to be able to display me images.
Again thanks for all your hard work bringing this gr8 package this far. I can't wait to see what happens in the future.