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).
The best and most easy gallery out there, when you just want to have a folder of pictures to show in a pretty way, and than some!
Currently using it when creating a website for a friend who is a photographer and as it is very flexible it means that we can display his images in various styles
Would certainly recommend to others and something I will use in other websites
Wish there was an option to create permanent thumbnails instead of caching them temporarily, as well as a "rebuild" function for changes. And a auto watermark.
Easy enough to implement on pages/articles but not for those unfamiliar with joomla module call tags and or the extremely "artsy types".
None the less I like this extension heavily, may cause me a little extra support time but for the look and feel I think it's worth it, AND I didn't have to code it myself. Keep up the good work!
I had a problem with IE not being able to use the navigation controls and so emailed Levente Hunyadi with my concern. The author gave me an immediate response that far exceeded my expectations. He even used the link I provided to the site I'm building so he could see for himself.
It was discovered that for whatever reason, I had to double click to get the controls to work. This seems to be peculiar to IE 8, not other browsers such as Firefox, Opera, or Chrome.
Customizations like this can be easily accomplished by editing the CSS file of the lightbox pop-up window in question. Specifics depending on which lightbox engine you use, setting "display: none !important" for the overlay ("on-image") navigation controls will have the desired effect.
And even I could understand because of the extensive and well written documentation. This one is highly recommended :-)
it has many display options and styles.
it is very adjustable and can take what ever form you like.
to tell you the truth I liked it until I saw what
happens to my site when I use it Chrome 9.0.57.
it is not working and it is preventing from my other modules to work properly as well.
Hard as we try, it is impossible to ensure that a given extension works in all possible configurations, especially in a diverse environment like Joomla where extensions by multiple independent developers are expected to work along. Given a single aggressive player that does not play by the rules, the whole page can break. sigplus is designed in such a way to be very cooperative but sometimes this is just not sufficient. The reason there is support provided for the extension is exactly to help you tackle these problematic situations. Should it turn out that sigplus is responsible for a certain failure, which is rarely the case, we guarantee a full refund of any fees associated with support.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to develop an extension that suits every purpose. Such a mixed mode, where some preview images act as links while others trigger a pop-up window, is not currently supported by sigplus. Since the software is open-source, feel free to modify it, or contact the developer to have a custom spin-off version implemented for you.