I’d been looking for a better way to manage and display photos on my blogs when I ran across Alex Rabe’s fantastic NextGEN Gallery plugin.  It provides a comprehensive interface for managing photos and images through a set of admin pages, and it displays photos in a way that makes your web site look very professional.

Overall Grade: A+
Plugin Name: NextGEN Gallery
Plugin URI: http://alexrabe.boelinger.com/wordpress-plugins/nextgen-gallery/
Download URI: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nextgen-gallery/
Version: 0.83
Description: A NextGENeration Photo gallery for the WEB2.0(beta)
Author: Alex Rabe
Author URI: http://alexrabe.boelinger.com/
Support Forum: http://alexrabe.boelinger.com/forums/

Alex has some good information on his site about this plugin.  I will fill in some of the details in this series of articles.