Best Joomla Photo Gallery

There are so many photo galleries out there for joomla 1.6 that it can be a though choice to download the best one. The thing is that there is no best joomla photo gallery. There are a lot of good gallery extensions and in the end it comes down to personal preference.

Best Joomla Gallery – Simple Image Gallery

The best gallery plugin for Joomla 1.6 that I found is called Simple Image Gallery. This is one of the most downloaded extensions on the Joomla website. I’ve tested almost all joomla photo galleries and I found that this one is way better then all other ones. It opens the image in full screen and has “Next” and “Close” functions. It cannot get simpler than that.


  • most easy to use Joomla Gallery
  • very fast
  • free, non-commercial plugin
  • released under GPL license
  • received the best reviews by users

How to install and use it:

First of all download it here. Install it in the “Extension Manager”. After installing it you will have to enable it in the Plugin Manager. Now write a new article or edit an existing one and enter this: {gallery}imagefoldername{/gallery} (for example if there is a folder called “cars” in your images folder  then simply add {gallery}cars{/gallery}. This will add all images from the “cars” folder into the gallery.)

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Alternative Gallery – Ozio Gallery

However there is another one that looks nice, that I wanted to write a review about it. It’s called Ozio Gallery.


  • one of the best looking flash photo galleries for Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.6
  • 3D effect
  • it’s free
  • released under the GPL license
  • positive reviews on

Even though I don’t use it on this website, I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. It was created by and it simply is a working 3d flash gallery.

Download it here (it’s free)

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