Photoview Docker Guide

Google Photos is No Longer Free

Many of us where using Google photos unlimited backup to keep our memories for free in the cloud. But this has changed recently, so while looking for alternatives I found one that got my attention.

Photoview has more features that I use, like maps compatibility.

It will create an interface that provides similar Google Photos use, but reading our photos from our local device hard disk, so we avoid to pay a monthly fee for hosting our photos on the cloud.

Photoview - Docker Container:

Docker - First Steps

One recurrent topic that has to be addressed in the first place is to setup docker in our machine.

For that, you can check this guide or if you want to have a general introduction on how to use adapt configuration files you can check this guide.

The configuration file that we will use today is:

Deploy with CLI

Providing that the previous steps are clear, we can jump to our terminal and use:

sudo nano docker-compose.yml

This will open a text editor, where we can paste the following configuration file:

To save, use CTRL+O, then CTRL+X to exit.

Then just deploy the service with:

sudo docker-compose up -d

You are ready to discover the devices in your LAN, the service will be running in or localhost:8080 if you use the configuration file as it is provided.

If you have deployed it in one device at home, you can use it from any other connected at the same router, just use the internal IP of the device in which you made the deployment.

You can check that in Linux with:

hostname -I

Interested to discover similar services that you can self-host with Docker? - Check this out:


How to Deploy Nginx Proxy Manager

If you are interested in deploying a separated NGINX instance with Docker, I already created a guide for that here.