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Introduction

Galleries

DatsoGallery help you to quickly and without much effort create a multi-functional photo gallery with ability to sell pictures via PayPal. Component incredibly simple and easy to use with a pleasant interface. The component contains variety of useful functions, such as:

  • Get this

  • Fully responsive!
  • Ability to sell photos directly from the gallery via PayPal
  • Ability to translate title/description of categories/images directly from a component "Good-bye Joomfish, hello native language translator!"
  • Unlimited categories/subcategories
  • Joomla! ACL support
  • Members categories (users can create their own categories in front-end)
  • Custom color management
  • Auto meta generator
  • Jomsocial Integration
  • Jomsocial avatar support
  • Community builder avatar support
  • Kunena avatar support
  • Gravatar support
  • GeoTagging
  • EXIF support
  • IPTC/XMP support
  • SEF URL's Advanced (Native)
  • Social Bookmarking
  • Comments
  • Tags
  • Block by IP
  • Rating by IP
  • Organization of competitions
  • Captcha
  • Email notifications
  • Recommendation to email
  • Search by image author, name and description
  • Watermark
  • Slideshow
  • Image downloads (Original and different resolutions)
  • Favorites
  • User front-end uploads
  • Multiple front-end uploads
  • Multiple back-end uploads
  • Chunked uploads front-end / back-end
  • Back-end batch FTP import
  • Multilingual support and more...

We normally don't write reviews but we were compelled to in this case. We chose Datso gallery for photo gallery after going through most of the available components as top quality features provided by Datso met our gallery requirements. Post installation, we had some issues with configuring it (our problems) the way we wanted. We were offered top quality support by Andrey, who was very knowledgable, patient and helpful with our queries. We highly recommend this product and it's support.


I was looking for an entire week. I went through all of the image gallery extensions out there to find all of the necessary requirements I was asked for

1. Responsive

2. Social Media Share

3. Downloads

4. FTP uploads

5. Comments

5. Search Engine.

And still it has a bunch of other functions such as selling images, custom css, and a bunch of other options, the back end is excellent. Even though is such a complete solution it is very easy to use and setup. I needed some assistance with my setup but the tech support was outstanding. Great Extension! Thanks for the good work!


I had a problem with the installation but Andrey took the time to understand the issue and sort things out. The problem was nothing to do with the extension but the support was superb.



The extension itself is excellent with the wealth of functionality, easy to understand and use.


I found the software to be incredible and am still stunned that one can obtain such fabulous programming and function for the mere price of a little support.



Yes I did need a little bit of help but relatively minor and it was delivered clear and easy to carry out.



The videos provided step you through the process of setting up and in the honor of disclosure.. had I watched the last one more closely I would have actually avoided the need for much help at all. (and what I did ask for was some customization tips)



Bravo.. I totally recommend this software. It's brilliant and the support is polite, exact and exemplary.


With latest version Datso Gallery become full responsive, so finaly, pictures from my web site are full optimized on mobile devices.

Also now Gallery has multiple pricing for various size downloads.



As I see, Andrey (author of component) listen to customer’s wishes and always improve Datso Gallery with new possibilities.



At end, Help is very fast and extraordinary.

If I have problem, I open support ticket and problem is very fast resolved



Andrey, keep up good work and made Joomla best CMS


I got this extension a few months ago, out of the box it done 90% of everything I needed. It was excellent value for money and very well coded.

I needed a New Mod to complete the function for my website. Andrey replied to my question on the same day and is built me a custom mod for a very reasonable price. Also in a very fast time frame. I could not ask for better. I highly recommend this extension if you need a gallery, there is really nothing else close to its features and if there is something else you need it to do, just ask him.


I've been watching this extension for awhile and reading the reviews. Without a few key functions being added such as:



payment gateways other than PayPal



custom sizes/resolution images for sale



multiple pricing for various size downloads



no public user forum on their site



based on other reviews, it seems support is either lacking or unhelpful. (I have no experience so I can't speak from anything other than what I've read.)



It's a shame really...it looks like a wonderful extension for a very reasonable price....but it appears to be missing some very important aspects that are necessary before considering usage in a commercial endeavour.


Hmmm


Posted on 19 June 2013

OK, first i had a few issues with a template i used. Nothing worked really, the lightbox just didn't show, the cart didn't add the items etc. But it was quickly clear that the template was causing the issues. So i changed it and voila, everything works just charming.



But (of course there is a but) the shop/cart solution is basic, to say the least. I have to agree there with some of the other reviews. You can set one price and that is it. It is always for the original picture. No chance to select different sizes. So Mr. Datso, it would be just marvellous to have the option to set different prices for a) commercial and non-commercial use and b) have the option to select different sizes and calculate different prices for these picture. Some field for displaying license information according to the selected type and size of the image would be great too.



The gallery being slow, hmmm i display 36 images per page and it loads quickly enough. Sorry, but if one can't wait a few seconds before a page loads then this is not a problem with the loading speed but rather with impatience. I can't really verify this issue on my site (having already imported about two thousand images, all with 12MP Resolution original size). Even the import of about 700 images in one go into one category does work smoothly enough. Surely it takes some time, but with that amount it is expected.



The hard coded sizes i don't see as a problem at all, they are the most common used resolutions. Why would i want to differ from them?



Out of the box, yes certainly. No complaint there. It is not the components fault that some templates are just lousy coded. I use now a T3-Framework template, grid based and it works. Now i only need to recreate the other template i had as it really has a very nice design. Other solutions like Phoca etc. are not so easy, especially if you want to sell a few images. I seriously didn't want to install a subscription package and then try to integrate one gallery with something like Docman. It would have been a nightmare.



And a workaround to the resolutions and different pricing issue. If one doesn't have too many picture that are worth selling one can create different categories. Change the resolution locally on a PC and upload these images then into the different categories and assign for each a different price. Not the nicest way, but it's doable.



If you don't expect a full blown stock photo solution that will handle millions of pictures and gives you all the pricing, download and licensing options one can certainly be happy with Datso Gallery. If the pricing for different usage types and resolutions is added it would be, at least in my opinion, a very good extension for photo enthusiasts that want to make a few quid with some of the pictures they have.


good job


Posted on 08 March 2013

good job !



I installed the component and it worked fine. Installation was easy and took few minutes to go throug set up.



When it came to the point of testing selling pictures using paypal-sandbox i could not get it to work and used the thicket system. Exchange was friendly and professional and the problem solved.



It does what it says and i found nothing to give me any doubts that it is worth the price.



For those who do not agree that support ends after 30 days ... just try to find a coder who supports you over 30 days for only 20 bugs ... you wount find !!


Best Component


Posted on 28 November 2012

I try all of other component but very full of features like this, are nothing.



Only one problem; Datsogallery not have a AJAX slide image!!

Ultimate for DatsoGallery

Ultimate for DatsoGallery

Paid download | Extensions Specific non sorted | Andrey Datso
2.5
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The module, which increase the capacity of a component, displaying mini images from the gallery in any module positions of your web site. Key features Images from certain categories Images classification Time interval Slideshow Convert images Individual CSS Styles Color Picker tool Alignment
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DatsoGallery Search

DatsoGallery Search

Paid download | Extensions Search | Andrey Datso
2.5
Score:
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With this plugin owners of component DatsoGallery, will be able to search images in DatsoGallery component directly from the built-in search system Joomla. Searches can be performed by image title, description and author. With the plugin parameters, you can include or exclude showing of thumbnails and designate the position for images in search results.
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XMAP for DatsoGallery

XMAP for DatsoGallery

Paid download | Xmap Extensions | Andrey Datso
2.5
Score:
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0 reviews
This plugin displays categories and images in a hierarchical structure.
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DatsoGallery

Version:
1.29
Developer:
Andrey Datso
Date added:
Jul 29 2009
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
Uses updater:
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Compatibility:
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