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).
Only snag I ran into was with thumbs folder and cache. Re-read the docs, adjusted permissions and was good to go.
Very well done!
As I set it up for the first time I found a couple things lacking. I checked into the documentation, which is extensive and easy to understand, and found that additional "advanced" parameters are available and can be easily added to the placement code used in your articles.
I'm very please with the ability to fine tune just about everything including function and visual look. The documentation is about the best I've found. Hard to believe it's free.
i use this plugin for my website also and i have many photo's in many album's but the order of the photo's isn't as how i want to see them..
i would like to set a specific image order like 0.1.2.3. not 18.104.22.168 as order.. (hope you get the idea what i'm trying to say).
if this feauture was already inplanted then i would give it for sure a 5 star rating
I am not sure I get the point. In general, it is best to read the extensive documentation sigplus comes with or contact the developer directly with questions not discussed in the documentation, rather than using the review system for this purpose. There is substantial delay before your review gets published and we are unable to read it before this happens, and there is absolutely no way for us to request further information should it be necessary, as is the case.
There are four factors that influence the relative ordering of images. First, galleries with fixed layout may have a horizontal or vertical orientation (i.e. in which direction the images slide), which gives a natural ordering of images. Second, you can use the "labels.txt" file mechanism to set an explicit order. Third, sort criterion (e.g. file name or last modified date) tells sigplus which image comes after the other. Fourth, sort order lets you have the images in increasing or decreasing order.
It is one of the best extensions in the image gallery management, easy handling, with touches of professional qualities.
It is certainly a very good extension, adaptable to different situations of customizations in the distribution and presentation of image galleries.
Very good job
I have played with other extensions in the past year, but I always came back to this one.
It works in all browsers (including Safari on iOS), and is highly configurable. So I found a way to do everything I wanted to do with this extension. Other gallery extensions always seem to have one or two restrictions which finally made me kick them out again.
It is very simple to first set up and get going. But if you start fine tuning everything and exploring the possibilities, it will take you some time to understand everything and make use of its full potential. But the time spent with that is absolutely worthwhile.