For articles shown in blog mode, it can create a link from the first image to the full article for better user navigation.
It can also create a simple photo gallery from any folder by just including one of the images from the folder and give it the description (alt text) "mt_gallery" (or using the new tagging feature).
See the examples and how-to's below for inspiration and instructions!
Please note that when you use BK-Thumb for the first time on a given page, the server has to process all the images which might take quite some time. The same applies when you clear BK-Thumb's cache.
For upgrade install a new version without uninstalling the previous one.
Image grouping for slideshow
Resizing images to user defined size
More watermarking control
Gallery image caption control
Leading images size
Shadowbox support was added.
thickbox no more supported.
prettyPhoto support was added.
Configuration for blogs and articles was separated.
Transparent color support was added.
Support image type of generated images was added.
IPTC Caption support was added.
Slimbox, prettyPhoto and ShadowBox full control was added.
Watermark article category parameter was added.
This along with the help of a separate tags extension have saved me from moving to an independent CCK extension, which to my mind would only cause me trouble.
This is so indispensable that it should become part of the core Joomla extensions...
The article generation process is the one that has lagged behind in Joomla, like hdd were slowing down PCs, and this extension, part of the core or not, allows it to make leaps of progress.
It is so versatile I can only call it thoughtful of writers' needs.
I really wish it would be updated to work without any issues with Joomla 2.5
I've been facing two problems:
1) The Slimbox popup is broken for me, it will lead me to a new page with just the image, but the strange thing is that if I click back then it works, but only on second try on all articles, so I can't really use it
2) I can't get the image description to appear with Slimbox on the popup underneath the image, no matter what setting I try.
I really do like the Slimbox engine cause it is so much lighter than the rest and more neutral.
Small issues with a couple of other popup engines (like the image description not showing in full, falling behind the image)....really just small polishing that might need to be done to make for an absolutely perfect extension (I recognize in full the efforts of the developer here, not trying to undermine the amount of work put in already or needed)
I had a little trouble getting it all going, but once I got all the setting correct for my desired functionality, it works beautifully!
Thanks for a very nice extension, and thank you for the non-commercial price of $0.
Again, this seems to be a very simple feature but it's critical to the user experience so that all images are sized identically on the page even if the authors mess up the sizing. And you can turn it off in selected articles or modules by entering a short piece of code.
Can't believe this is not part of core Joomla!
Anyway, thanks for all the good work and comprehensive tooltips in the backend. Helped me a lot ;)
You need to edit a txt file for your galleries or images, it cannot be done from the plugin manager.
When you are working away from home, with a friend/office/Internet store computer not equiped with an FTP client, it is not possible to change/add captions to your galleries.
There is no documentation on the developer site, searched their forum, nothing.
Seems great but for those who are trying something new, this is not the right choice, just because it lacks good clear documentation for beginners.
I wanted a way of showing photographs in Articles rather than a (Flash)slide show, but also wanted users to be able to see the image 'full size' on a click and with a lightbox and with a watermark to protect the image. This plugin does all that and more.
It is easy to use but with so many options you will need a few minutes to find out what they all do but that's no complaint!
Best of all is the ability to modify the css at the plugin.
The support and instructions page is extensive and extremely helpful with working examples.
The developer really has thought of everything and it works. Thank you!
I recently installed Joomla 1.6 - and since I develop a lot of sites with images, I went looking for plugins that use lightbox and other image effects. At the current time, I found there are not that many ready for Joomla 1.6
I went through a couple I did find and after trying a few quickly decided that BK-multithumb was the one for me.
I was very impressed with the amount of options for configuring it and how diverse it is.
I would class myself as an intermediate Joomla user, and found that learning the plugin was relatively easy once I got ahold of the basics, then it was simply a matter of testing out the different possibilities.
Save yourself all the time searching plugins and give this one a go - you may just find it does all you need!
Again, thank you, especially for being on top of things and having the plugin ready for Joomla 1.6 :-)
also the author is very active, support of joomla 1.6 was implemnted earlier than by most others.
It also replaces sigplus, sige, ... so you dont need to install one of those anymore.
the only drawbacks:
documentation is a bit outdated (from the original multithumb plugin) and source code is a bit messy