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Author Topic: Look For Premade Gallery Scripts/Generator  (Read 10999 times)

tinjaw

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Look For Premade Gallery Scripts/Generator
« on: December 02, 2007, 04:32:50 PM »
I am aware of the usual tools to generate thumbnail galleries from images. I am also aware of various LightBox scripts. What I cannot find is a way to do what New Egg does. I have taken some screencams using Jing to demonstrate what I am looking for.

This first video show the portion of a New Egg page that has the functionality I want.

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When you click on the image, it brings you to a larger gallery.

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Re: Look For Premade Gallery Scripts/Generator
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007, 04:36:38 PM »
Jalbum has themes that do what you want i think:
http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=7290.0

i'm not 100% sure exactly how you want it to behave though.

jalbum is also a local pc application that creates pages you upload -- you might prefer an online only thing, like: Gallery.

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Re: Look For Premade Gallery Scripts/Generator
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007, 05:21:53 PM »
i'm not 100% sure exactly how you want it to behave though.

Maybe a concrete example will help. Imagine having eight screenshots of my software. I want to upload a javascript file to tinjaw.dcmember.com/scripts that does what I want and I just insert a line of script into tinjaw.dcmembers.com/MySoftware.html. Then at the place I inserted the line of script I see a 400x300 images of my first screen shot, and below it are thumbnails of all eight screenshots. I can click on the thumbnails to change what is displayed in the 400x300, and if I click on the 400x300 I am brought to a page that has the eight thumbnails but when I click on one it displays the full size screenshot at its native resolution. If I took a screenshot at 1280 x 1024, it displays it at 1280x1024.

The more I think about it the more I'm realizing that it is really no different than a standard app to generate a thumbnail gallery other than instead of making a bunch of html pages, it creates a single javascript file and provides you the code to insert into another html page.

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Re: Look For Premade Gallery Scripts/Generator
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2007, 05:27:21 PM »
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I just insert a line of script into tinjaw.dcmembers.com/MySoftware.html. Then at the place I inserted the line of script I see a 400x300 images of my first screen shot

yes that is a sort of unusual request, but makes a lot of sense.
the brute force way to do it is to use any gallery maker software and then just independently make the thumbnail on your web page, and link is so it opens and shows the appropriate image in the gallery.

but it would be nice if there was a complete script solution which exposed functions specifically for embedding thumbnails easily.

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Re: Look For Premade Gallery Scripts/Generator
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2007, 07:10:38 PM »
I think XnView can create flash galleries.
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Re: Look For Premade Gallery Scripts/Generator
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007, 07:28:10 PM »
Not sure if any of these are what you are looking for, but they all have online demos you can take a look at.

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Flash Gallery is a FREE, simple photo gallery built in Macromedia Flash 2004, that uses XML files to store the information about which images to display. The gallery is easy to configure and update since you need to change only the XML file.

  • Flash Gallery is 100% FREE!
  • Easy to implement in your site
  • Intuitive navigation
  • Cross platform - Windows/Macintosh/Linux
  • Supports Latin, Cyrilic, Chinese and any other language you can think of
  • Lightweight, only 11KB
  • Image preloader and effects


http://www.flashgallery.org/



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The FIG is a gallery application that can be used by anyone to display multiple galleries of photos, artwork, or other pictures with descriptions. It requires no server-side language and will run on any web host. It is idealy suited for artists with online galleries, but can be used by anyone.


http://www.flashimagegallery.com/



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SimpleViewer is a free, customizable Flash image viewing application.

  • Intelligent image pre-loading.
  • Intuitive image navigation
  • Lightweight (17k).
  • Customizable interface - Set text color, frame color and width, navigation position.
  • Resizable interface - Interface scales to fit browser window.
  • Cross platform - Windows/Macintosh/Linux (requires Flash 7 or higher).
  • Flash 7 detection. Users without Flash 7 are messaged to upgrade Flash.
  • International font support.
  • Keyboard Navigation (Cursor keys, Home, End, Page Up/Down)
  • Mousewheel navigation
  • Optionally right-click to open image in a new window.
  • Free

http://www.airtighti...ve.com/simpleviewer/

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Re: Look For Premade Gallery Scripts/Generator
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007, 07:36:33 PM »
I have zero experience with these or any gallery software,but bookmarked these a while back for looking cool and simple,don't know...worth a gander.

http://www.zenphoto.org/

http://thefilebrowser.com/

not free but cheap...
http://albumcreator.firmtools.com/

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Re: Look For Premade Gallery Scripts/Generator
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2007, 07:43:41 PM »
XnView has a few SimpleViewer gallery templates and you can create the gallery from within XnView too. I just looked, so you might look at it too. :)
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Re: Look For Premade Gallery Scripts/Generator
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2008, 08:17:02 AM »
XnView has a few SimpleViewer gallery templates and you can create the gallery from within XnView too. I just looked, so you might look at it too. :)

Free flash gallery: http://flash-gallery.com
on that site several free galleries.

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Re: Look For Premade Gallery Scripts/Generator
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2008, 08:25:31 AM »
JAlbum is very good and has a lot of different templates.  It's free -- you run it locally and upload the files produced to your own website:
http://jalbum.net/

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Re: Look For Premade Gallery Scripts/Generator
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2008, 11:00:07 AM »
Porta - a photo album generator.

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Porta turns an image directory into a neatly formatted web photo album. Its primary virtues are:
  • It's fast,
  • it's simple to use,
  • it's lightweight,
  • and it produces clean and uncluttered web pages that
  • will load fast and look good in all modern browsers.

Example album using HTML
Example album using SimpleViewer

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More screenshots

Porta skins:

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You may also want to check out Riis - A one-click photo diary.

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Riis is a minimalistic photoblog system that enables you to share an image in a single mouse click.

It sports an rss-based news feed allowing your audience to stay updated, e.g. by using live bookmarks in Mozilla Firefox. Finally, all usage of xhtml/css/rss
is validated for maximal compatibility.

Example Riis photoblog

Screenshot of the Riis client application:

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