I’m really starting to get annoyed by the fact that Six Apart has still not incorporated photo album functionality into Movable Type. They’ve been talking about it forever and were (are?) supposed to release a Pro version of MT this summer, which will include album support, but this waiting is making me nuts. Yes, I realize that they are extremely busy with TypePad (which includes photo album capability by the way), the expanded company, the new office, and a million other things, but dammit, I want my integrated photo album! They’ve said that they are going to charge for the Pro version, and frankly, I couldn’t care less. In all seriousness, they could delay photo album support for the next five years and I’d probably still say that their CMS is the best available.
I keep putting off using other photo systems because I really want to use MT’s. I’ve used Gallery quite a bit in the past and have written my own rudimentary PHP photo handler, but I’d like this to be seamless with MT before I dive into it again. I know that Gallery can be integrated into MT, but it requires a fair amount of work (including 11 new templates) and I know that as soon as I got done setting that up MT would announce the Pro version. :
I’ve also toyed with the idea of using the photo album available through my .Mac account, but it allows no customization, save the templates you can choose from, and would therefore greatly throw off the feel of the site, not to mention take you outside of my domain.
So, I guess what I’m trying to say is this: MT, produce album support soon or I’m, I’ll, ah crap, I won’t do anything, but shit guys, I need this feature! 🙂