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byMaszek, September 22, 2011
Simple Image Gallery
I have used the plugin for a tribute site about a band to publish photos easily. It works quite simple and fine, but there are not too many tailoring options. Most of all, the option to add captions is missing.
To have more options, Joomlaworks sells a Pro version. This is where it gets tricky. The most recent update of the SIG Pro version (2.5.4) requires you to install a third party plugin, Admin Tools of Akeeba - which requires access to your server.
Further, SIG Pro requires full (CHMOD 777) access to the cache folder, something my host isn't too happy about.
When asked about this issue in the Forum, the support only repeats itself that Admin Tools should be installed. That is disappointing.
Owner's reply

From your first sentence it seems you enjoyed the free version. So I don't get the low rating, really...

Secondly, the rest is not a review for the free version. Thirdly, neither SIG Pro asks for 777 folder permissions, nor the suggested tool "Admin Tools" by changes permissions to 777! Admin Tools will correct folder permissions to 755 and it's a free tool, that's we suggest it to anyone who may have permission issues...