I'm currently working with a lot of photographers and will probably be picking up development on a professional photography site soon.
With that in mind, and I can't stop thinking about a way I can implement a user-friendly photo gallery hosting solution where the site owner can upload images themselves without any webmaster intervention.
Kind of like a CMS for image hosting.
The idea is: - The user can log in to PhotoBucket - Upload their gallery - Visit an admin section of the site - Enter the new gallery name to the listing
And... Voila, the gallery automagically gets displayed on the website in a clean lightbox-style presentation format (ie, no iframe nonsense).
I took a brief look at the API and it looks promising. Is this a viable solution?
Bonus points if you have implemented something like this with Photobucket and/or another 3rd-party image hosting site.
Note: Purchasing a premium account is expected if necessary. The limitations on free accounts at most image hosting sites are just too restrictive to be useful.