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WELCOME, I hope that you will spend a pleasant moment by going through my site, do not hesitate to leave comments.

Why become identified?

Become identified allow you first of all to remove this identification banner, leaving more space to the object of this site: photos

Furthermore, it allow you:

  • To view the photos in high resolution,
  • To upload the photos individually or grouped (downloading of an entire collection) without mention of copyright,
  • To have access to certain personal information page,
  • To access has some pages and photos private according to the granted authorizations,
  • To subscribe to RSS notifications.

Your comments, constructive criticisms and ratings are welcomes and will allow me to improve.

Do not hesitate to register to be notified of new releases or publications. You can also leave me a small comment if a photo gets(touches) you by clicking on 'comment' below the picture or leave me a trace of your passage in the visitors' book.

How to download photos?

It must first be identified (non-identifying, downloading is not permitted.)

If an image you please insert the into a personal collection by clicking on the icon 'Add to collection'. Then, in the menu bar, click collection, hover the mouse on the desired collection, click on 'Download' and follow the instructions.

A zip file will be created in the location of your choice that you need to do to recover your photos.


For a registered(recorded) visitor:

It is enough to return you on the gallery or the image on which you wish to comment and to seize your text in the field comment. Once seized it will not appear at once because I have to validate it, thus not the punishment(effort) to seize it several times, it is not a bug.

Once validated by my care it will appear under the photo with, in author, the pen name which you will have chosen to register(record) on my gallery and your just comment down.

If you are not registered(recorded) yet:

This feature is not activated. It is thus necessary to identify you

I try, as possible, hard to answer every comment, thus do not hesitate to return to see my small word.

To contact me

You will find this below three means provided you with to contact me:

You is use the form provided you with via the link which is present at the bottom of every page (Contact the webmaster at the bottom of page: Sylvain), you also can use this link which also leads to it: contact me. Or then use the form of contact in the menu

You is can also send me an e-mail directly by using the addres

Do not hesitate to contact me in case of problem on the site so that I can try to correct the dysfunction.

Simple no? smiley.

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If my work pleases you or if you wish to obtain information, take the feather and leave I a small word in my Guests' book which you will find in the menu "additional Information ".

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All the photos of this gallery are Sylvain YOUINOU's exclusive property. Any use modification or reproduction without the written authorization of the author is forbidden. All rights reserved © Sylvain YOUINOU

Help on Piwigo

As you have him(it) can be noticed my gallery is based on a free tool which names PIWIGO, you will find in footer a link towards the site of the community which develops this great tool where you can so directly click this link: Piwigo.

Having discovered Piwigo almost by chance, I wished my tour to make the promotion of this very friendly community.

I allow to reproduce this below the main characteristics of this fabulous tool.

Extract ofhomepages and Feature of the site


Piwigo is a photo gallery software for the web that comes with powerful features to publish and manage your collection of pictures.

Started in 2002, the project is now supported by an active community of users and developers.
It supports numerous galleries of all sizes all over the world, from an individual ten-photos party to the images stock of an agency. This scalability is supported by smart browsing capabilities based on categories, tags and chronological search. Various extensions make Piwigo even more scalable and customizable to suit your own needs and desires.

Piwigo is both web and photo standard compliant. And, icing on the cake, it is free and opensource.

PhpWebGallery became Piwigo on February 15th, 2009.


Piwigo offers a wide set of features for any photo gallery. Many of the available features are listed below. New features are added to Piwigo on an ongoing basis, because of coding team ideas and discussions with the user community. You can check the roadmap to get an idea of future improvements. If you haven't done it yet, take a look at the demo and see for yourself.

Upload your photos

You can add photos with the web form or any FTP client. You can also use a desktop application like pLoader, Digikam, Jiwigo and others.

Organize with Albums

Distribute your photos among your own albums. The album tree has unlimited depth. Each photo can belong to several album.

Describe with Tags

Offer your visitors another way to browse your photos, starting from the tags cloud and using multiple related tags to reduce the selection.

Browse by Dates

Digital cameras store the date in the photo and Piwigo uses this date to display your photo collection in a calendar and let you browse from day to day.

Privacy on your Photos

Make your photos private and decide who can see each of them. You can set permissions on albums and photos, for groups or individual users.

Themes and Plugins

Change appearance with themes. Add features with plugins. Extensions require just a few clicks to get installed. 350 extensions available, and growing!

A Great Place For Your Visitors

Your visitors can post comments, give ratings, mark photos as favorite, perform searches and get notified of news by email or RSS feed.

Piwigo in your Language

Piwigo 2.1 is available in 60 languages. In a single gallery, you can describe photos in several languages. Translators are also collaborating with plugin creators.

Statistics and Management Tools

Administrators can browse history, process photos in batch mode, validate comments and user photos, add permalinks or manage remote servers.

And also...

  • automatic slideshow
  • use of EXIF/IPTC metadata to fill photo properties such as title and tags
  • browse photos in a map with RV Maps & Earth plugin
  • a web API to perform actions from other applications, such as display thumbnails in a WordPress blog with PiwigoPress
  • meaningful URLs including tag/category/photo names for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • predefined photo sets such as best rated, most seen, random or most recent
  • ability to combine browsing methods: display all photos tagged "James" + "Carol" taken in September 2010
  • ability to add HTML pages with Additional Pages plugin
  • easy installation and upgrades
  • advanced techniques to filter SPAM
  • many configuration settings to make Piwigo fit your own needs

This photo gallery is based on Piwigo.

Piwigo is photo gallery software for the web, built by an active community of users and developers. Extensions make Piwigo easily customisable. And, for icing on the cake, Piwigo is free and opensource.

Visit the Piwigo website