Re: Photo Albums…. omfg!!
Simple plugins that leverage established, mature gallery apps would prevent much of those upgrade dilemmas. Let Zenphoto and NextGen handle upload, compression, database storage, gallery creation, etc. The BP plugins then only have to provide ways to display images stored by those apps within the BP context.
That is the open source approach. What Djsteve suggests is the proprietary commercial software approach. Nothing wrong with that, but Boonex and SocialEngine are already doing that. If that’s what you want, expect to pay.
Personally I chose WP/BP because I want to be able to mix and mash scripts. Built-in forums, galleries, event management, etc. only make that harder.