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).
Yeah, well, I guess that when you like a product, you can't be 100% objective... but I really like it :o) THANKS !
users are able to change many parameters such as image size, border, animation and so on.
The most fantastic thing I like to mention is photo folder path. I've tried many other photo galleries. This Sigplus just need to copy paste the photo folder will do. No need to specify every jpg files. It's very convenient!
Unlike those swf, this is the photo format. It loads faster than those photo flash extensions.
Just click demo and take a look. In a word, you will like this extension more and more when you play with it.
Oops, sorry for praising so much ....
I do wish I had the option to pull the title and description from the tag when I place photos in an article.
Also, there seems to be a limit to how many images I can include in the "label" file. Human error (me) has not been ruled out.