? Yet another photo management app for Nextcloud


How is this different?

  • ? Photo and Video Timeline: Sorts photos by date taken, parsed from Exif data.
  • ? Quick Recap: Jump to anywhere in the timeline instantly.
  • ?️ Albums: Browse your and shared folders with a similar, efficient timeline.
  • ? Slideshow: View photos from your timeline and albums easily.
  • ? Mobile Support: Relive your memories on devices of any shape and size through the web app.
  • ?️ Recycle: Select and delete multiple photos and videos at once.

? Installation

  1. ☁ Clone this into your apps folder of your Nextcloud.
  2. ⚒️ Install exiftool (sudo apt install exiftool).
  3. Run php ./occ memories:index to generate metadata indices for existing photos.
  4. Open the ? Memories app in Nextcloud and set the directory containing your photos. Photos from this directory will be displayed in the timeline, including any photos in nested subdirectories.
  5. Consider installing the preview generator for pre-generating thumbnails.

? Development setup

  1. ☁ Clone this into your apps folder of your Nextcloud.
  2. ?‍? In a terminal, run the command make dev-setup to install the dependencies.
  3. ? Then to build the Javascript whenever you make changes, run make build-js. To create a pull request use make build-js-production. Watch changes with: make watch-js.
  4. ✅ Enable the app through the app management of your Nextcloud.
  5. ? Partytime!

Why a separate app?

The approach of this app is fundamentally different from the official Nextcloud Photos app, which is very lightweight and works entirely using webdav. This app instead maintains special metadata in a separate table on the backend, and thus can be considered to have different objectives.


  1. The app has been tested with 100GB worth of ~25k photos.
  2. You may need to configure the Nextcloud preview generator and Imagemagick / ffmpeg to support all types of images and videos (e.g. HEIC). If using the official docker image, add OC\Preview\HEIC to enabledPreviewProviders in your config.php.
  3. If local time is not found in the photo (especially for videos), the server timezone is used.

Special Thanks ??

Nextcloud team. At least one half of the code is based on the work of the Nextcloud Photos.


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