Gallery3 uploading photos

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Alan S

Jun 8, 2022, 10:20:58 AM6/8/22
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I installed gallery3 about 12 years ago and everything
was fine. I could share photos with family/cousins. Since
then I have havent updated. I have gone through several
laptops which expired.

Now I want to update the gallery for my relatives. It still
works ok except I cannot add new photos. When I select
Add photos>Select photos... nothing appears. My question
- is Gallery3 looking in a particular folder, local
or on the server?

Thanks - Alan


Jun 8, 2022, 6:55:07 PM6/8/22

The image uploader in your old Gallery 3 was Flash-based and has stopped working because Adobe abandoned Flash about 5 years ago. Most servers (and many new computers) do not even Flash to run anymore because it has become a serious security vulnerability. This was just one of the reasons why Brad Dutton spearheaded a movement on this group to create an updated version of Gallery 3 which uses a newer technology for its image uploader. Also, the old Gallery 3 will simply *not* run on most servers anymore because it will not run on anything higher than PHP 5.6 -- and most servers are now insisting on running PHP 7 or higher (again, because of security vulnerabilities in older versions of PHP)

So, what you have to do is download a copy of the latest release of Gallery version 3.1.5 from:

And update your old Gallery 3 installation. Once you've done that you should be able use the "Add Photo" option to upload images again.

-- J.R.

Thanks - Alan --
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Alan S

Jun 10, 2022, 5:45:56 AM6/10/22
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Many thanks for your reply and explanation. I will take your advice and update my gallery3 installation.

Best regards - Alan
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