The first revision of Gallery 1.x was written by Bharat Mediratta. But it had a terrible user interface, so his friend Chris Smith had to get involved and clean up the user interface to make it useable. Later on, John Kirkland joined the team and added several key features like searching, nested albums and EXIF support.

Many other developers have contributed to the success of Gallery in ways large and small. We try to keep track of the contributors in the AUTHORS file that ships with the Gallery distribution. Here's the contents of the AUTHORS file as of this date: