Category Archives: Photo Galleries

Slideshow for my full-size images in main gallery

Since changing my web host I have more bandwidth available, so I have added Lightbox, which is a Coppermine plugin. This allows a slideshow of the larger images, which is more enjoyable to look at than the intermediate images, which of course are smaller and not so clear.

To try it, click on any of the intermediate images – this will then display that image at full size. Within the image you can click on the right-hand side to go forwards, or left-hand side to go backwards. To start the slideshow, click the “>” arrow in the bottom right-hand corner of the box.

At the moment, only the main gallery is set to run Lightbox, hopefully I will add it to the other – if there are no problems.

Hope you like it? NOTE, don’t forget the “F11” option to hide the toolbars at the top of the explorer screen, to give a larger picture area if your screen isn’t very big. Pressing F11 again will bring back the toolbars, well it works with my Firefox & Internet Explorer!

Sharpos-World photo gallery is now running Coppermine 1.5.8

Phew, what a relief, the upgrade has worked. Even made modifications to make some of the pages my usual yellow colour.

What is different to the previous version? It is probably much more “secure” etc. but the main differences will be what you can see. Firstly, you can now move backwards & forwards through the thumbnails in the filmstrip alongside the intermediate image by using the little blue arrows (the up arrow takes you backwards and the down arrow forwards) Next, when looking at intermediate images, you can move backwards or forwards through the intermediate images using the arrow left or arrow right keys on the keyboard. The arrow down key will show or hide the file information, finally the arrow up key will take you up a level to the page of thumbnail for that album. Now that I like, so much easier than the mouse!

Thumbnails for an album can now be set to “random”, so when the settings have all been altered the thumbnails for those albums will keep changing. Finally for now, thumbnails will show for albums with linked files.

Hopefully I will enable comments to be added again soon. I disabled comments years ago, due to spambots etc.

Just noticed the main page is showing literally hundreds of thumbnails for all the different albums, maybe I need to alter the settings to reduce the number of thumbnails. Now I’m confused………

(Just editing the configuration for the gallery home page to cut down on the number of thumbnails that show, so things could change!!!)

Another Coppermine gallery upgraded

After working on KC’s gallery last week, I spent some time on the “Midlands” gallery and that one is now using Coppermine 1.5.8. One thing still to do is enable comments. “Comments”can be a problem when bots & spammers keep submitting the usual rubbish, but there are better ways to eliminate this now, so I will get that sorted soon.

Finally, there is Sharpos-World gallery to upgrade. Before I do that, must check I have everything backed up. With over 50,000 files I don’t want anything to go wrong!!!