A Koken (pronounced like “spoken”) is a stage assistant in traditional Japanese theater. They work behind-the-scenes handling scenery, props and assisting actors. Koken is a free system designed for photographers, designers, and creative DIYs to publish independent web sites of their work.
Koken is built to offer photographers, designers and artists a different kind of publishing platform. One that is focused primarily on images, can be used on your own web server, and offers robust publishing tools for web sites as original and unique as the artist themselves.
Koken comes with a free publish services plugin for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom that makes updating, editing and replacing content easy as well.
Shareable content links accessible only to clients and contacts. May unlist albums, sets, as well as individual media.
Group media with albums, then group albums with sets. Media is independent and may be shared across multiple albums.
Mark media as featured or favorite to group together the cream-of-the-crop for your published website.
Drag and drop media inside albums into your preferred order. Public albums and sets may be manually ordered just the same.
TAGS & CATEGORIES
Everything can be tagged and categorized. Images with IPTC are automatically classified using their metadata after upload.
Upload new versions of existing images and videos anytime. All media data and site links are maintained.
Koken requires a server with at least the following installed:
- PHP 5.2.0 or higher
- MySQL 5 or higher
Recommended, but not essential, for enhanced functionality:
- FFmpeg (for video thumbnails)
- Apache 2+ (nicer URLs, gzip, etc)