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).
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.
I'm glad I did because I found what I was looking for. This plugin is a must if you want to include a gallery inside your content. The big plus for me is that it's based in folders which I find easier to manage than other gallery components.
Options are many regarding layout and display engines. What can I say ? Excellent !
Then I created a new article for each of the folders: -gallery rows=2 cols=3-folder1/folder2-/gallery- et voilà: It works!
Simple as that, I got a gallery with 3x2 thumbnails that open a slideshow when you click on one of them!
Perfect for my needs and very fast and quick to use!
I used phoca gallery before on joomla 1.5 und 2.5, but that was a bit overkill for my needs. I just needed 40 galleries with the same layout without fance configuration!
Thank you for this amazing plugin!
(By the way, I used this extension on a dog kennel website, the galleris where for each week of the litters and each of the dogs)
Good job :)