*Full lightbox photo gallery with all of the options that the main gallery has
*Multiple image uploader with resizing before upload, and drag and drop
*Frontend uploading and gallery creation
*Image tagging and search
*A download image button
*Facebook Comments and JComments integration
*Facebook share button for each image
*Google plus one button for each image
*Twitter Button for each image
*Pinterest Button for each image
*Top/bottom/left/right position for thumbs
*Top/bottom/left/right position for image descriptions
*Use the plugin to put one or many galleries into an article (with random/ latest/ most viewed/ highest rated options)
*Use the module to put a gallery into a module position (with random/ latest/ most viewed/ highest rated options)
*Search engine friendly urls
* Easy, intuitive front end
* Front end created member galleries
I've been converting my community site to Joomla and have searched hard for a gallery component that would meet all my needs. I've installed all the free components I could find, but nothing came close to the feature set, and frankly, nothing really *looked* good. It made no sense to convert my site to Joomla if the galleries looked worse than before!
Then I purchased Ignite. So far it's a dream. I've been working with the back end, bit by bit. So far the front end is intuitive and attractive.
I love this product. Thanks.
More than that though, the support and advice I received from the developer (Matt) was first rate. He responded quickly, honestly and helpfully to solve the questions I had.
When I asked the final question about whether it could do what I now wanted, he didn't try to fob me off or make up some holding rubbish. He explained why it wouldn't do what I wanted plain and simple without trying to get me to hang on for the next version.
He's told me what he is planning for the next version, and when it comes to pass I may well find myself back using Ignite. In the meantime the hunt is on for the ideal gallery component for my needs. Either that or my needs need to change!
This comes as as component and plugin, so lots of flexibility there. There is a front end editor for the non technical user which is fantastic.
This is the only component I have ever brought, and it was well worth it.
There is a sliding bar of thumbnails underneath the original picture. All these thumbnails are square, no matter the aspect ratio of the original picture. No artist would want to see a stretched thumbnail, is my guess... well more than a guess: my customer did not like it very much.So my dollars went down the drain.
The developer was not sensitive to my criticism: "my gallery has square thumbs" was the final remark.
Well, I do not think the thumbs should be part of the artistic lay-out of a page. Thumbs are function, not form. Changing the aspect ratio is unforgivable from an designers standpoint.
Also I had quite some diffculty in figuring out how to set things up. Doc is limited.
The gallery is very nice, if you have no problem with the afore mentioned issues, however.
If you want to change the width and height of the thumbs, you simply enter the thumb width and thumb height in the gallery options.
The gallery does not stretch any pictures, it does crop the thumbnails a little bit if the original picture has a different ratio to the thumb width and thumb height.
I can not find any of my sent emails that say "my gallery has square thumbs", and I think this review says a lot more about the users ability to change the most basic settings, rather than the features of the gallery.
what i really liked was the zip upload for images which saved me a lot of time. in the past i had to use galleries getting images from folders (which i upload by ftp) when i had lots of images and then i couldn't assign a description to those images (only using text files which is not very user friendly for website managers and end-users). Ignite Gallery takes care of this with the zip upload.
It's really simple but at the same time extremely customizable and it can easily be adapted to any project you need. your gallery no longer needs to be flash to look good, plus i've used it in a multilingual site and translated all photos and categories using joomfish contentelements.
I am definitely using Ignite Gallery again.
Version 2 will further expand this excellent product and the users options to customise it.
The customer service I have experienced so far is second to none.
Look no further, you have found the best - for an exceptional price!
Only minor upgrade should be needed : Position of the description line.. it should be customizeable....
The design of this gallery is elegant and you can pretty much tweak it however you'd like. You tell the client to upload one image and then voila, perfectly proportioned thumbnails, images, lightboxes are created. All gallery extensions should be this easy!
My only improvement would be to somehow better align the description with the image (this may be difficult if you have images with many different formats). In any case, Thank You for this amazing extension (well worth the price)!
THIS IS THE BEST DEAL IN TOWN FOLKS! Get is before he ups the price!!
On the front end, the presentation and navigation of images is top notch, works great, looks great, and is simple and intuitive.
I HIGHLY recommend this extension, well worth the $10 for purchase.
2 thumbs way up!
Please note: the extension does not have a time limit on how long it works, and there is no time limit on support. The 3 month limit is a limit on how long updates/ new versions can be downloaded after the original purchase.
I tried installing joomgallery and fumbled with it for more than an hour then gave up and found this one. It is elegant, it is easy to configure, it is easy for a non technical person to use, it is greatly customizable, it is perfect. joomgallery is free..yes. but wasting over an hour of my time and frustration was WELL worth the $10 it cost for this. Trust me. I am a long time Joomla user and I have never been as impressed with a component as I have been with this one. Customer support by the developer is INCREDIBLE. That almost beats functionality in my book and he delivers. He actually delivers more than he should.. Cheers to Matt. His support was helpful, prompt, and accurate. What more could you ask for??