I'd like to display a collection of physical items on the web. I have a web host (Bluehost) that uses PHP/MySQL. I'd like to display many photographs of my collection, and perhaps tag entries with color, manufacturer, date, etc. I'd like it to be easy to upload new photos, but there's more information than just photos. I'd like the front-end to be modern, responsive, and nice-looking.
Before I write my own app, I'd like to know if there's something out there that I can install that can help with the organization and display of the collection, not just show photos. I'd like to categorize items in the collection with attributes like manufacturer, date, cost, model names, etc. I guess I'm looking for something more like a database than a slideshow.
Free is nice, but it doesn't have to be. If the software cost under $100 US, it'd be nice.
I'm looking for presentation by individual item (with a photo), lists by metadata (for instance, all items from a certain manufacturer) or searches (anything with "red" in the title, for instance). I'd like for lists to have a smaller thumbnail for each match. I'd like to upload one image and have the thumbnails automatically generated.
One use case is for me to be able to search to see if I already own a particular item. I want to be able to type in a search (e.g. by model number, manufacturer, or description) and see if I already own something that matches. Mobile access is important, as I won't necessarily have a full desktop environment while using it this way.