Picturelicious is a fast and lightweight Social Imaging Platform ready to be installed on your server. It allows your users to be part of a community without letting the software get in their way.
There are many more reasons to decide for Picturelicious. If you want to experience Picturelicious for yourself, please take a look at our demo installation:
You can login with the demo account (User:
or create a new one. Be sure to try the Bookmarklet and the Quick Tagging function!
Get the source from github or download the zip package:
Comments and ratings for each image, as well as a score for each user, encourage your visitors to become loyal members. With the combination of image tagging and the users score, you can be sure that all images in your database are ready to be found again through the platforms search form.
A tiny bookmarklet allows your users to post images from wherever they are. They just need to click on the Picturelicious Bookmark, then on the image they want to post and they are done. And it even works in Internet Explorer! With such minimal effort posting really is fun.
Picturelicious also has a built-in interface for the vBulletin forum software that can be activated via a simple config variable. Users that register on your Picturelicious site will then also have a forum account and a transparent login.
The first thing you'll see when you visit your Picturelicious site is a big cloud of images. The current rating of every single image defines their size in this cloud - Images with a good rating automatically appear bigger and more prominent than images with a bad rating.
This image cloud makes it not only easy to find the most interesting images at a glimpse, but also just looks beautiful and unique. It sets your site apart from all the others out there.
All Administration features are directly built in into the website. When you're logged in as an Admin, you'll see a small x on all images and comments. This allows you to respond instantly to unwanted content. A special page shows you all the latest comments and another one allows you to post dozens of FTP-uploaded images at once.
Through two simple config variables you can define how many images a user can post in what time. The default setting allows a user to post 10 images every 2 hours, which turned out to be quite a good mean. Most of you users won't ever notice this limit, while spammers won't have any fun with your site.
Picturelicious is a professionally built software with very high quality standards. All pages are in standard compliant XHMTL. The whole platform uses UTF-8 encoding to allow easy internationalization that doesn't choke on special characters and our highly structured codebase makes it easy to customize the software to fit your needs.
We take security seriously. A small database interface guarantees that there are absolutely no SQL-Injections attacks possible. Similarly we haven't encountered a single XXS-Vulnerability since the launch of our first version 2 years ago. This software was not written by a huge team of individuals, but by only one who knows what he's doing.
The table-less CSS layout allows you to change the whole look of your site without even touching the template files. And if you really need to modify more than the CSS you'll know exactly where to look. Everything that is sent to the browser comes from template files - there are absolutely no HTML chunks hidden deep in the PHP code.
Furthermore, the grid layout of the images is highly customizable. Use different aspect ratios for the thumbnails or change the spacing. Use 2 or 10 different thumbnails sizes; the possibilities are endless. To make your decision a bit easier, you'll get a few example configurations along with the software.
All code of Picturelicious is open (not encrypted or obfuscated) and well commented. An experienced PHP programmer can find his way through the codebase in a matter of minutes.
Picturelicious requires PHP 5.x or newer (it will not run on PHP 4.x) and MySQL 4.x or newer to be installed on your server. To be able to use clean URLs mod_rewrite (or a similar server module) must be available.