Re: Photo Albums…. omfg!!
Don’t forget, folks, that while NextGen and Zen are awesome..like Dennis said, they are for single user galleries. The phrase “BP plugins then only have to provide ways to display images stored by those apps within the BP context” is not a trivial one, however lightly it is thrown around. Pictures not only be stored and accessed in a scalable manner, but relationships to users need to be maintained, in a ddition to Groups and possibly even events. Then each image must maintain an associated comment/activity stream set of functionality. Finally, in order to be truly useful in a social media context, the ability to “tag” a user in an image will be very important.
Just because @peterverkooijen says he doesn’t need it doesn’t mean it can’t be argued that it shouldn’t be a core element.