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Starz831 (New Admin) 4/18/2007 3:04 AM EST : RE: A Better Image Gallery
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Thanks for the info Didokova....

Hey I like how your music is set up on your site.. can you help me with that set up for mine?
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538574629_Inactive (New Admin) 4/18/2007 10:08 AM EST : RE: A Better Image Gallery
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Yeah, on my guild's site, I have uploaded all of our pictures to PhotoBucket and have a free form HTML gallery set up, but it's a LOT of work (uploading the full size image, creating a thumbnail, uploading the thumbnail, inserting the HTML into the free form editor). And since none of the other officers know HTML, it falls to me to do all of the work for the gallery.

A nicer-looking photo gallery module would free up some of the grunt work that goes into setting up a gallery for a guild. And isn't that supposed to be the point of going with GuildPortal rather than some other free hosting site like GeoCities?

I wouldn't even mind the categorized image list so much if you could tie it to the random thumbnail list. But I have to save seperate thumbnails... and upload their seperate URLs... seperate from the categorized image list.

Then there's the fact that the categorized image list is only one long list, so I imagine its intent was for sidebar use. But I'd like an actual gallery (because one long list, for my guild, is really one LONG list) that could expand, much like the Library columns do, to fill an entire page.

And while the random image comment feature is nice, it's hard to use... if you are wanting to comment on a specific image. You have to sit there refreshing the page until your image comes around. Same if you want to read the comments on a given item. For a while I was using the Random Image module for our thumbnails, snagged the URLs for the specific comment pages, and in the larger gallery list was providing links to both the image and the comment page for that image. But as our image list grew longer, it became harder for me to get the random thumbnails that I wanted to load so I could get the correct comment page URLs. (Hope that all made sense to someone.)

Anyway, here's what I am using right now: http://www.guildportal.com/Guild.aspx?GuildID=143097&TabID=1392551

It's quick and dirty, doesn't have comments (though I'd like it if it did), and is a pain in the rear end to update. But such is life, I guess, until GuildPortal codes a better gallery module.
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Bolitash (Guild Admin) 4/19/2007 8:26 AM EST : RE: A Better Image Gallery
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/bump for better image gallery

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edwar368 (Guild Admin) 4/20/2007 12:33 PM EST : RE: A Better Image Gallery
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There are plenty of Free HTML "thumbnail Galleries" which you could embed to achieve a slightly better Gallery.  However I say "slightly" because the biggest drawback to this method is (as alluded to by a poster above) someone has toi create the gallery and members cannot add their own images and have thumbnails and the gallery automatically updated.

sooooo......

Please add this sort of functionality to Guildportal

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Matennon (New Admin) 4/21/2007 5:20 AM EST : RE: A Better Image Gallery
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  Thanks Darius!
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538574629_Inactive (New Admin) 4/25/2007 10:27 AM EST : RE: A Better Image Gallery
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Fingers of Fury!

edwar368 said:
the biggest drawback to this method is (as alluded to by a poster above) someone has toi create the gallery and members cannot add their own images and have thumbnails and the gallery automatically updated.


Actually, being a control freak, the biggest drawback for me is that sure... you could embed some outside gallery into your website using the "Embed Page" module... but it's not going to look nice and match the rest of your site.

I want a gallery module that matches the rest of my site. I'd gladly code one myself... but not being a GuildPortal admin, it doesn't do anyone else any good, and I know I'm not the only one who would like this. I may end up doing that, regardless, and just hosting it off of my personal site.
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538724858_Inactive (New Admin) 5/20/2007 12:20 AM EST : RE: A Better Image Gallery
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Posts: 45
Becoming Adept!

G'day All!

Im think its have been one Great idea to Get one Behter Image gallery in this post wil im show u guys some ideas i have for one new Gallery And AAron U should read this !

Functions:

- All should can upload this should u can set on one acces lvl for uploading images
- Upload images from computer
- Create Albums
- Delete Albums
- Make Image Categorys¨
- Delete Image Categorys
- Delete Images
- Get images from url
- Admin system for gallery
- Different functions like
Slideshow function
- Delete albums
- Re-size images
- Comment box for images
- Rating box for images
- Uploading date
- Uloaded by status
- Others images in same category
- Write down labels for images
- Images should be aproved by admin
- And i dont know more but im think we understand what im mean or?
- Albums should can have one Album logo
- Categorys should can have one Catgory logo

LocateD:
-The Gallery/The Gallery admin system should have different styles who should be easy customized like What image should the Uploading image bar be? or what should the backround be?

- And its have been nice with Standard templates for all games


Style:
-The Gallery/The Gallery admin system should have different styles who should be easy customized like What image should the Uploading image bar be? or what should the backround be?

- And its have been nice with Standard templates for all games



 



 

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Githy (Guild Admin) 5/29/2007 9:05 AM EST : RE: A Better Image Gallery
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Posts: 56
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I agree, I completely agree that there should be a better place to put pictures. Seems like the most comments I get about the site is the image gallery, or lack thereof. Also, a way to make it easier for members to add pictures. I get a lot of mail from members asking how to add a picture. 
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Tarkadahl (Guild Admin) 10/5/2008 9:32 AM EST : RE: A Better Image Gallery
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Posts: 479
Fingers of Fury!

Is there still no way of displaying a full thumbnail gallery that is automatically generated from linked images (and not just one random thumbnail)?

Or is this something for subscribers only?



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