- This extension has additional addons listed in an extension specific category.
- This extension requires registration to download.
Here are the key features that FW Gallery possesses:
-Drag n drop function
-Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter integration
-Watermark option: downloaded file/text option
-Voting system: public/registered only
-Copyright: Yes/No option
-Lightbox option in a gallery view
-Lightbox effect with zoom in option
-Galleries/images sorting options
-Different colors for every gallery
-Gallery access limit option
-Option to hide galleries/images, names/authors
-Sub-galleries support with nested-level structure
-Menu items for: All Galleries, Several Galleries, Single Gallery and Single Image Views
-Configurable galleries/images sizes and frames
-Width/height options for images and thumbnails
-“New” icon indication: configurable number of days
-Configurable date format
-Download and print buttons
-Gallery/image description fields
-Capacity to read EXIF information
-Back-end image rotation
-and many others
1)why not community builder integration?
2)does it work with ajax?
about the "Mechanism for integration with external services such as Facebook & Picasa", that's a good idea, are you going to integrate also with twitter(twitpix)? and is possible to import just one image ore some selected images?
Thank you for posting the review!
Regarding your questions we haven't planned to develop Community Builder integration but we are always glad to customize the component & add any features for individual needs of our customers, by the way we made the integration with JomSocial. Yes, FW Gallery works with ajax, its voting system is built on ajax.
We already have FW Gallery Facebook Plugin and Picasa Plugin will be released soon. There is an option to select and import/export one gallery, not images. As per Twitter/Twitpix integration this is a great idea and we will consider it for further development.
Many thanks for your kind review once again.
It was very easy to use, in frontend and backend too, and quickly and a great support from the Team FW Gallery.
Good luck and many other extensions !
No need to create special folders on your server, or thumbnails on your PC. The config tab can't be changed without clicking the edit button, so you can't easily muck up your config by mistake.
Just what I've been looking for.
It's a pity that you didn't look through FW Gallery documentation or at least contact us before you left such a negative feedback.
There are two ways how you can change images size:
1. You need to put a size you need in Configuration, save it and then upload images again. To upload all the images again, please use FW Gallery Batch Upload that is absolutely free.
2. If you want to do it even easier, than you can purchase FW Gallery Manual Resize and one click on Resize button will resize all the images you have.
Hope you will check these ways once more and will be satisfied with FW Gallery as this is the only thing you don't like in it.
Contact us in case of need!
Now more than this : FW Gallery answer you each time you have a problem or a bug. By mail or o the forum in 24h, this is really appreciate. I had recieved update of the FB plugin by mail in 2 days after reporting a limit problem of categories list. Thanks you very much Svetlana !!! :-)
The support is nice!
Easy to use, in frontend and backend and great support from these guys and girls.
The (free) batchupload plugin should be integrated in the frontend-manager. This would make it much better. For now 4 stars
This program is almost there. I downloaded it and installed and created one album for my gallery in under 2 minutes.
Except the resize coding doesnt work, and because of this it displays oversized photos very cheasy looking. I thought after days of searching I finally found a winner. This minor thing could be fixed I am sure by admin/support, but then I started searching a little farther into into.
Its free which you cant complain too much then, but the watermarking doesnt work, and everything else is alacart. $14 for facebook pluging, $24 for batch upload because who wants to upload one photo at a time, $24 for this, $16 for that. So really its not free.
Its ok, but if a little more time would have been spent on the coding part I would have settled for it. Thats how frustrated I am in trying to find a photo gallery that
A)downloads and installs on its own
B)Allows me to create multiple albums in gallery
C) batch upload from front end or back end
D) Displays photos respectively
that i am finally willing to settle for one that kind of works. Am I really asking for too much in a gallery???
Seriously install easy, create multiple albums, upload multiple photos at once & display decent pictures? Isnt that a prerequesit in developing a photo gallery component????
Thank you for your feedback. It makes us think over FW Gallery and its add-ons from a customer point of view. We will revise our policy and hope you and all our other customers will support it. Today we've made FW Gallery Batch Upload free for everyone, so the batch uploading won't be an inconvenience for you any more.
As for the resizing and watermark malfunctioning, it is the first time we hear that it doesn't work.
We'd appreciate it if you could contact us and report in detail about the problem. So we could check and fix it for you and other customers.
Thank you again for your review.
Without that plugin you need to spend lot of time importihg one by one image.
FW Gallery is a free and complete solution for Joomla photo gallery. It includes all features that are necessary for creation and further managing your gallery.
FW Gallery Batch Upload is an extra plugin that extends its functionality and is available for a small fee. We do not include it in the component allowing our customers to choose themselves what FW Gallery configuration will be the most suitable for them.
Now "giving away" a component like this one and selling the batch upload as an option is a really nasty trick if you ask me...
I need to upload hundreds of photos and of course I won't do it one by one, even for a trial (because I had to upload, erase and upload again so many times with different extensions I tried).
If at least I could try the component with batch upload before buying maybe it would seduce me, since the price is not really the issue here. It's more about pretending to offer something for free but make it unusable (for me at least) and most of all to not be able to test the full fledged app before buying. I would rather have people limit the number of images, say 50 images in the free version WITH batch upload and force me to pay shoud I need to upload more images (and I need many more!) rather than buying without knowing exactly if what I'll get is what I need...
And having to buy every other option for the gallery as a separate buy is a real turn off for me too. Please think twice about your pricing policy if you want more customers..
Thank you for your review.
FW Gallery is a free component and there is no pro or commercial version of it. Moreover we do not charge our customers for support that is provided for a free extension.
We do not claim anywhere the batch upload feature as the feature that is included in the component or goes free with it.
Besides, we offer our customers the opportunity to choose any of commercial FW Gallery add-ons and get it for free. We are sorry that you haven't noticed this offer.
Fast response for support and they seem to listen to our requests for features (like the Front End Manager). Setup was quick and easy, literally a few minutes and we had a gallery up and running. Gallery is very configurable, with the only problems being when used on a dark template - some text (black) dos not show well. Other than the few cosmetic issues, it works and I am comfortable building our graphic intensive site with FWGallery.