Blue Twilight

Show off your photos with the modern, open-source photo gallery where your photos are exactly that - YOURS.

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Blue Twilight is an alternative to Instagram, Flickr, Twitter and Facebook.

Run your own photo-sharing, social network with the open-source PHP photo gallery from software developer Andy Heathershaw and Waggybytes Technology.

Create a Photo-Sharing Social Network

Build the next Instagram with news feeds and user profile pages.

Mobile Friendly

Built to work well on smartphones, tablets and desktop PCs and Macs.

Local or Cloud Storage

Store images locally on your server or on cloud storage providers like Amazon S3 and Rackspace.

Public and Private Galleries

Proudly show your photos to the world or keep them just for you? You choose!

Restrict Access to Originals

Protect your original artwork by restricting visitors access to the full-size, original image uploaded.


Runs on PHP and MariaDB (or MySQL) – supported by the majority of web hosts. The source code is also open and freely-available.

On your server or web hosting

On your server or web hosting

  • Stay in control of your photo files.
  • Runs under PHP 7.0 – 7.4 – widely supported by web hosts.
  • Stores data in a MariaDB or MySQL database - widely supported by web hosts.
  • Connects to cloud storages: Amazon S3, Rackspace, OpenStack, Dropbox, Backblaze.


In the cloud

In the cloud

We are looking to offer one-click installer images on popular clouds such as Linode and Digital Ocean and other hosting providers.

Watch this space!

Check out Linode

Blue Twilight is (and always will be) open-source.

That means free to use, free to obtain and free to distribute, including modifications.