Even while simple to use, sigplus offers an impressive set of features. Images suitable for gallery preview are automatically generated with cropping and/or centering, and clicking on a preview image brings up a pop-up window overlay (so-called lightbox) showing the original full-size image without navigating away from the current page. Images in a gallery can be displayed in fixed or flow layout, they can be shown on a slider or carousel/rotator, or an image can blend into another using a fancy transition effect. Appearance and behavior are highly configurable including image margin, border, padding, slider/rotator orientation (horizontal or vertical), animation speed, slideshow delay, image sort order, etc.
Despite its versatility, sigplus is completely free. It is a full-fledged product with all features included, there is no need to buy a commercial professional version with extra features or purchase club membership that grants you additional privileges.
Translations included: English, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew*, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak and Spanish* (asterisk indicates front-end only). Joomla 1.5 users should install plg_sigplus-1.3.x (and optionally mod_sigplus-1.3.x), users of Joomla 2.5 and later should use the package installer pkg_sigplus-1.4.x (click "Download" for the latest version released in the series to date for maximum compatibility).
Even for such dummies like me, this extension is highly enjoyable and easy-to-use.
The documentation also worth a look: the instructions are crystal clear.
After deployment, there are lots of options to customize the look & feel, incl. the size of the preview images, alignment, navigation, etc.
Thanks a lot, Levente!
SigPlus was quick, easy to install and set up, and worked right away!
Well done to the team!
And Thank you!
Sigplus is the ONLY extension I've come across that allows everything I need with no hassle. It gives me a neat, easy grid layout gallery with captions. You'd think it would be the most basic thing in the world but for some reason, none of the other extensions, even the very expensive ones, do the job just right. Sigplus is the best at this. The module lets you choose the folder you wish to draw the gallery images from, customize the style and operation of the thumbnails and popup, auto-resizes all thumbnails for you instantly, with the option to choose whether or not you want them cropped or fit, add a text file with captions at any time, and images load quickly.
I am now using SigPlus on 4 separate websites and am am never going back. I paid good money for a number of galleries and none of them did everything mentioned above. Some came close, but were missing one aspect or another. Sigplus, however, is incredibly diverse, takes about 30 seconds to set up and it's FREE. I can't ask for more. Thanks for making such an awesome extension available!
I was looking for a plugin so that I could insert a few pictures directly into articles. I didn't need pagination / categories / UAC / and all the other complex stuff. But I did want it to look good and be settable for things like number of columns and rows / centering / choice of source image folder / etc and to work in all the major browsers
I won't name the others I tried and abandoned in frustration. Suffice to say that Sigplus ticks all the boxes.
I have not tried it as a module yet. Will report back when I have.