I read reviews on WordPress’ forums and plugin sites: NexGEN Gallery came highly recommended. Fully configurable, many options… sounded great.
Now that my photo gallery has been moved over for several months, I’ve discovered one thing I really don’t like about NexGEN: comments aren’t enabled on the galleries. It’s a technical issue with the plugin, not with my own setup.
I can either change my gallery plugin (AGAIN) or can see what happens… I like having the option for people to leave notes on pictures. Moving between gallery plugins can be easy or it can involve completely rearranging the structure of image folders. Not something I want to do right now.