'Showkase' for photography websites?

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  1. Tom Kershaw

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    Hello,

    Has anyone here tried Showkase (www.showkase.net) for their photo-centric website? I'm not sure it has everything one might require but the gallery and page creation options look good.

    Tom
     
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    Others here may not share my concern, but this statement stops me cold, as I would not want my cropping to be adjusted:

    "Images are uploaded and resized automatically."
     
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    Yes, excess automation was one of my concerns. However as far as I can tell the package works with 'retina' displays automatically so a degree of resizing may be inevitable...

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    I think resized in this context doesn't mean cropped but rather the file size is optimized (resolution and compression). But I'd have to take a look at how they present images to see what if any cropping they might do.
     
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    Scott,

    At one point I had considered building a rather substantial website from which I could "plug-in" various content. However I'm coming around to a simpler solution for displaying images, with other sections as needed, rather than trying to integrate everything.

    Tom
     
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    I've been using VisualServer for my static website hosting (which I'm just ok with - it's not bad, but not great) and WordPress for my blog, which I really like.