The TinyWebGallery is a free php based gallery that is very easy to install, extremely user friendly, does not need a database (uses xml files) but still has all the features you should expect and much more. Besides the features you find in most other galleries TWG has e.g. - DHTML navigation with sliding thumbnails - xml based comments/captions/view counter/Top X/Rating with security image... - Keyboard navigation (arrow keys) - TWG Admin with file manager, color picker ... - embedded video and mp3 support - TWG Flash Uploader - 3 slideshow types - Protected galleries - Text and image watermarks - Fullscreen mode - Remote picture support - Low bandwith mode - Tags - Search, directory style sheets and lots of small things that makes this gallery unique right now. Check out the demo or the list of all features. Maybe TinyWebGallery is the gallery you where looking for so long.