Features include, but are not limited to:
- Three image sizes: Thumbnails - Detail images - Original images (thumbnails and detail images are created automatically out of the original images)
- Manifold possibilities in the detail view: Voting, commenting, BBCode for external linking, "Send to a friend" feature, adding nametags ("That’s me!" and also adding nametags for other users), Slideshow with several transition effects, mini thumbnails of category in a motion gallery
- Configurable watermark
- Exif and IPTC image data support
- Access rights for categories according to Joomla's user groups
- Fully implemented ACL of Joomla! 2.5.x
- User-created uploads and categories
- Password-protected categories
- Time span for upload limit in frontend
- Favourites: Users may store and download their favourite images (in a zip archive)
- Option to download single images
- Counting image downloads
- Cooliris support
- Google Maps support (GeoTagging)
- Search function in gallery
- Configurable view of toplists (top rated, last added, last commented, most viewed)
- Possibility to exclude images from toplists and the search
- Several upload possibilities from backend and frontend: Single upload, Batch upload (Zip), Drag'n'Drop-Upload with progress bar, Java upload, FTP upload (last one only in backend)
- Image processing using GD, GD2 or ImageMagick
- Afterwards resizing of detail images and thumbnails
- Square thumbnails possible
- Possibility of using content plugins in image and category descriptions
- Possibility to explicitly reject images and to send message about rejection reason
- Expand Joomla-Breadcrumbs
- Unlimited nested categories possible
- CSS-based layout (table-free, wherever possible)
- MVC structured code, template overrides possible for every view
- Module positions inside the gallery
- Several plugin events triggered by JoomGallery on certain events in order to interact with third-party extensions
- An interface class (API) gives other extensions (Plugins, Modules, ...) the possibility to integrate JoomGallery content
- Huge third-party support: There are JoomGallery extensions available for many third-party extensions: Community Builder, Community Builder Enhanced, JomSocial, Kunena, AlphaUserPoints, JComments, JomComment, XMap, sh404SEF, Artio JoomSEF, SEFAdvanced, JoomFish, reCaptcha.
- Plugins for displaying or linking images in content articles or for automatically creating user categories
- Update-Checker and
The installation and initial, basic setup is quick and fairly standard. It is in the detailed configuration and complete control you have over every aspect of the user interface and rich set of features that makes this component stand above the rest.
Also a standout is the support supplied by the developer. I had a minor issue getting my gallery to look a certain way and over the course of several days I was in communication with the developer via his support forum and he explained to me how to accomplish what I set out to do. As far as I'm concerned, this is better support than what you normally get with even commercial products.
There are a huge amount of options to customize things with, practically everything can be changed around.
5 stars is not enough.
Criticism - humans made this, that is all I can say - what we are getting is way too huge to be expressing any puny pity thing in return..
Guys .. Seriously .. THANK YOU
It offers a very wide range of parametering possibilities! That is a high end work from developers! Besides that! Languages files are available and great! I love the fact that it integrates flawlessly with CB.
Again! A must to have in a joomla website!
Professional from all sides!
Except... Everybody is promising support for 3rd party extensions, but it is always a half-support.
I am angry these days about those half-integrations.
Azrul's JomComment, Joomlapolis Community Builder, UddeIM PMS and this component... Every one of them - great stuff... But, integrations or support between them is poor, in most cases just a nice goodnight story.
feature request - could handle audio/video as well as currently it's impossible to find a component to handle all the 3 media types that isn't trapped in a tight unfriendly flash interface
congrats on a solid reliable application!
Installation was easy and so was an update to the software. I had to edit nothing to get it working just spend a bit of time learning what all the options did before going live on site.
Also has a module that shows slideshows or thumb size images…so many cool options.
Highly recommend joomgallery!
Thanks to all the developers!
This is nice once the images have been reduced and published. The modules (especially joomimg)are great for teaser display throughout the site and the plugin to in include a gallery image into articles is very useful.
The 'Motion Gallery' beats CPG (Coppermine Photo Gallery) static thumbs. Modal window for detailed image view is to die for. The comment system, BBcode share system, Image rating and image details are just perfect.
The admin... ideal! Well explained (for those who read) and easily tweaked to suit.
Styling is quite simple too (of course with knowledge of)
Unlike CPG, when using FTP upload I expected to be able to FTP large image files to the server then Joom Gallery in combo with ImageMagick or GD2 would resize the images as set in config. Not so! A file at 2mb could not be processed and even with debug on I never got a clear msg of what the problem was. CPG processes any file size once it is on the server. I expect and error when using php upload if php.ini is set to 2mb but FTP should not have this issue. Atleast it doesn't with CPG. Also when I uncheck 'Delete pictures after upload?', Joomgal still deletes the originals.
The category system should be labeled 'Galleries' or 'Albums'. I take pix weekly at events and need to label each week and venue. With CPG I had category then Albums in categories. With JoomGal its just unending categories. I suppose I could just change the label. So no big deal.
But overall I likes. Great job!
JoomGallery is one of the easiest I've found to use for a basic gallery. I haven't had the need yet to get into all of the features, but for a simple gallery it has worked as advertised.
One missing feature is the lack of a menu-link for individual categories. The solution of creating an external link to a specific page won't work either - something about having to log on to view a public page (?).
Hopefully the developer will get around to adding the Category Link in order to make this extension more adaptable to general website needs.
Regarding the reported permissions problems, I have often found with Joomla that problems are usually not so much with the component as it was written and intended, but more often with the way someone is trying to use it - a way the developer may not have yet considered.
Let's just say that this one works out of the box for basic requirements, and that future development will hopefully take it closer to becoming 100% stable.
I'm no newbie. I've been dealing with the ups and downs of Joomla and its various extensions for well over a year. I know my way around unix servers, FTP, permissions, and all that.
I installed this extension, and it immediately reports that I have permission problems in directories that it must access. Never before have I had to manually set directories to 766, but for whatever reason, Joomgallery wants this. Strike one.
So, I go an set all the directories thusly, and I get green OKs from the configuration. Then I try uploading with Java. No go. Long error message that is also reported to no avail on the JoomGallery forum, but the developer has no idea what's causing it. Strike two.
Then I try to upload a single image. More errors. File uploads, but does not populate into the the thumbnail and detail directories. And worse, the images that used to appear in the slide show disappear. Strike three!
Finally,the back-end UI is clunky and awkward with a bazillion options that would confuse a shuttle astronaut, never mind my clients.
The extension seems hopelessly broken and I'm afraid I'm going to have to look for another solution.