PhotoQ is nice to use as a blog/album to use for your digital camera, either as a public blog or a restricted one if you plan to post all your private pics.
Download the latest version, it is at the time of writing a beta but I have had no issues yet.
Install other plugins as needed.
Play around with some config settings before you upload all your pictures, changes in configs result in reprocessing all your pictures.
I added a full-size custom size so I keep my original pictures.
I configured the theme to use the extract image ( a 200×200 max image) pointing to a lightbox link with a larger version 800×800 max).
The title (caption) links to the main article which displays a 1000×1000 max ) picture with a standard link to the full-size image (maybe lightbox can be configured to re-size to be able to fit on the screen)
I need to make the picture used for the list of pictures in the admin panel (for quick editing/tagging etc)
I added a category Highlights so you can have a showcase of your nicest pics. With a few modifications you can make those highlights the pictures that show up when people visist your site.
I used a modified tanzaku theme, after the mods (a new article) it displays pictures on the front page with (a lightbox plugin installed) a popup window to a larger version.
as pictures are added to the collection you can add tags and catagories, you can also do that later , either on individual pictures or on slected pictures when you are working through the admin panel
I am using it as an archive so I store all my images there, I don’t throw a lot of images away. If needed I hide them from view by making them private.
If the collection is spanning more that a few years a plugin that allows for archives that have years and the n months is also nice
PhotoQ cannot rotate images for you,and although images are added to the Media Libary, it does not use those images, so rotatation in the Media Library won’t help you.
So make sure that you rotate beforehand (if not allreadye done so when you upload the pictures from your camera). Also be aware that some graphic programs rotate the images when you view them but only on screen, they do not tell you if the image is properly rotated.