Now that you’ve installed Photologue, here are a few suggestions on how to use it:

Upload some photos in the admin

The Photo model in the admin allows you to add new photos to Photologue. You can add photos one by one - and it the top-right corner there is a ‘Upload a Zip archive’ button that will allow you to upload many photos at once.

Define some Photosizes

Photologue will create thumbnails of the photos that you upload, and the thumbnails are what is displayed in the public website. By default Photologue comes with a few Photosizes to get you started - feel free to tweak them, or to create new ones.

Just note that the admin_thumbnail size is used by the admin pages, so it’s not a good idea to delete it!

Built-in pages and templates

If you’ve followed all the instructions in the installation page, you will have included Photologue’s urls at /photologue/ - you can use these, tweak them, or discard them if they do not fit in with your website’s requirements.

Custom usage

The base of Photologue is the Photo model. When an instance is created, we automatically add methods to retrieve photos at various photosizes. E.g. if you have an instance of Photo called photo, then the following methods will have been added automatically:


These can be used in a custom template to display a thumbnail, e.g.:

<a href="{{ photo.image.url }}">
    <img src="{{ photo.get_display_url }}" alt="{{ photo.title }}">

This will display an image, sized to the dimensions specified in the Photosize display, and provide a clickable link to the raw image. Please refer to the example templates for ideas on how to use Photo and Gallery instances!

Data integrity

Photologue will store ‘as-is’ any data stored for galleries and photos. You may want to enforce some data integrity rules - e.g. to sanitise any javascript injected into a Photo caption field. An easy way to do this would be to add extra processing on a post-save signal.

Photologue does not sanitise data itself as you may legitimately want to store html and javascript in a caption field e.g. if you use a rich-text editor.