I am trying to delevop an on-line photo album for all the pictures that my wife takes of my daughter. She takes A LOT of pictures at very high resolution, so I am hoping to find something that will make her job easier without having the downloads take forever. I have a Windows 2003 standard box that will be running standard IIS, so I am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction. (I do have Dreamweaver, but don't know too much about using it). The requirements/desires I have for the site would be:
1) Easy for her just to put pictures on a shared drive on our network (that would be the source files for our web-server)
2) Automatically put the pictures to a low/mid quality & size for optimal downloads (I can always figure out a different way to do this if it cannot do it automatically)
3) Slide-show option
4) Automatic thumbnailing
5) Easy to use & fast for the viewer
6) Easily customized
I would really like to find something free if possible. I know there are a lot of such things on the internet right now, but I am hoping that someone can point me to something that is good. Or if someone can tell me that the "post-build" use of a Dreamweaver page is easy enough, then I can potentially go that route.