UPDATE: January 15, 2013- Hello everybody, I can’t believe how popular this post has gotten! In light of this, and in NextGEN’s acquisition by Photocrati I have installed the latest version of NextGEN on this site and am in the process of putting together a new client gallery with it. I am hoping to have a new version of this guide up soon. Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions feel free to comment below or here.
As much as everyone loves the NextGen Gallery by Alex Rabe (myself included), a comprehensive guide to how to actually use it seems to be as scarce as the proverbial hens’ teeth. The first time I installed it for a client, I have to admit the sheer amount of options and settings was a little overwhelming. At any rate, you came here for a manual so here it is.