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).
There was however one specialist thing I needed which I could not find documentation for so I decided to email the developer with my query.
I was incredibly impressed to check my emails 30 minutes later and find he had replied with a detailed explanation of how to do what I asked.
great plugin, loads of variety and options, excellent documentation and perfect support!
I have just one problem with default lightbox theme(displaying only 30% of full view image). I solve problem picking Pretty photo light rounded theme.
I think that the problem is in template I use.
Thanks for sharing, and keep up the good work!
I have tried and tested almost all image gallery extensions on JED but for what it does, this extension has absolutely no compare.
The ease of use is terrific! It just works out of the box. With this extension a novice can create a professional-looking inline image gallery out of a folder full of images by just inserting a simple tag anywhere in his article content.
There are lots of inline configuration tags available to the power user who wants to make his galleries of particular sizes and looks.
The variety of lightbox options available is very commendable. The boxplus lightbox option created by the author himself is amazing! It produces a flash based gallery with a scrollable strip of image thumbnails automatically on its own !!
All-in-all, for someone who wants to produce great-looking picture galleries embedded inside his joomla content within seconds,not minutes, I would say, look no further. Just download Sigplus Image Gallery Plus plugin and your job is done!!
My heartfelt gratitude to the author for creating and giving to the Joomla community this wonderful extension.
Could you please think of creating something similar for displaying video, a "Simple Video Gallery Plus" if we may call it :-)
A million Thanks !
I had it set up in a very short time except for the captions and text.
My captions and text didn't work then I realised that I had to save from Notepad as a UTF-8 text file. It then worked fine. I should have read the instructions properly the first time!
just slimbox only, I would like to use the pretty photo style with multi gallery in one page, any help please!!!
Especially it useful in component like flexicontent - you just add a custom text field with preffix and parameters and after you just insert path to images in this field.
many thanks for nice free plugin!