*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 like button for each image
*Google plus one button for each image
*Twitter 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 options)
*Use the module to put a gallery into a module position (with random/ latest/ most viewed options)
*Search engine friendly urls
I can see this gallery will improve many joomla websites quick and easy. Looks like Bulk upload will work in the future, not sure if upload directly from site pictures is possible just yet.
By the way... it took me about as long to register here so I could post this review as it took for me to load and test the extension.
After I installed I found one glitch where if I used the plugin on the front page and had a main menu pick to my set of galleries (a total of 4) I would get a funky fatal error when clicking on the menu.
I checked the support forums for Ignite and didn't see this error so I posted my problem. In less than 4 hours I had a response from Matt. His response was clear and direct. I knew exactly what to do. I followed his instructions and the problem is resolved.
I don't recall ever getting that kind of support response anywhere.
I can highly recommend this extension for anyone needing a quick, easy, functional, good looking gallery.
You can change the colours of the background, border and nav buttons to make sure it integrates perfectly into your site.
I've played around with lots of more sophisticated gallery extensions, most of which rely on mootools. Depending on the template your using and the browser you view the gallery through, many of these fall short when it comes to stability. This is not the case with Ignite Gallery! It is as stable as you could possibly wish for, and the description adding function allows you to further customise your picture display.
I am also really impressed with the fact that you can create multiple galleries and then use the very simple plugin function to place your chosen gallery into any section, category or article.
If you're looking for style and function without compromise, then Ignite Gallery is the gallery component for you!
Request: Would be good if the ablums/pictures could be managed from the front end. So that users can edit/upload/remove pictures and albums while having a registered status. Sorta like expose does with its manager application.
Other than that... Excellent product.
Easy to install and use otherwise! : )
You can resize the gallery, I am working on a more intuitive way to do it. It seems this user has not looked at the tips or forum or contacted me, before drawing such final conclusions about the component.
The only downside is that photos need to be uploaded one at a time in the current version, but the author is working on fixing that. There is also a limit of 30 photos per gallery in this version, also being upgraded in future versions.
Otherwise its a fantastic gallery component, highly recommended.
Very well documented with easy to follow instructions.
Very good work, well done :-)
Had no problems with installation of creating my photo galleries. Changing the background/border colors was extremely easy.
One thing I did notice is that the gallery link is not clickable after creating it. You will need to put a check into the box in order to edit the created gallery.
Love the plugin availability.
My recommendations, as this seems to be a product in development, is to allow for the resizing mentioned below, as well as providing an option to put the thumbnail navigation on the top or bottom.
I do like being able to zoom in or have the picture pop out in a larger side, but thats quite I project I feel.
Keep up the good work.
i have a small question:
where could i change the dimension of the gallery to certain dimension?(of course if this is posible)
At the moment the gallery width is fixed, as the gallery is a flash file. I am working on putting variable width into a future release, Thanks for the feedback.
Hope the author use .ini file format for language files instead of php format. This is the standard format for Joomla! 1.5 native extensions.
Second problem is, when I tried to create a new menu item of this component and save it, it can't be saved in IE7 browser. I was forced to change to FireFox browser and then I can save it. I hate been compelled to use FireFox!!
I have added .ini language translation to the feature list. At the moment the php translations work fine. Any extra translations can be included by simply putting the language file name into the config.xml file.
The component also works fine with Internet Explorer. Out of 1500 downloads this is the only user that has complained with and Internet Explorer Issue. However the user is convinced the component has the error, not themself, and has chosen to complain here, instead of following the issue up in the support forum, where I am happy to help with.
Very good extension.
Beware: you have to work only with .jpg files. I scratched my head for some hours before realizing this because uploaded .png files and was very angry not seeing in action this component in my site. It looks beautiful.
I am planning on fixing the PNG bug in next couple of days. JPEG and GIF are ok.