Re: Server file interface with thumbnails?
You could do this, yeah. What you would probably do, is use PHP to recursively make thumbnails with the GD Image library, then have them link to the original image. You could have a little check box in the bottom of each thumbnail, and at the bottom of the page, have a "Download Checked" Button.
PHP Would ZIP all of the images into an archive, which the user/family member could then download and extract.
Of course, this wouldn't be too simple to code, but if you like, You can add me on MSN and we could have a go at writing this script... Or if you haven't had any experience with it, I could do it for you.
You could use a gallery script, but in my experience, they are a bit... meh. They do the job, along with a load of other things that aren't really necessary.