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#1 Roulston

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 08:24 PM

Hi, I am hoping to get some feedback regarding the best tools for building high quality web galleries.

I am NOT wanting to write my own code, but looking for a Gallery product that may contain templates or examples that allow photographers to publish and possibly sell images.

I have looked at BreezeBrowser and it is nearly there, Paypal payment services etc.

What good bad or other experiences have others had. I currently use Beanpix in the UK, but am thinking to getting my ISP to host a personal site locally.

I particularly like the way Alex's latest gallery works, but I am sure his images would make any site look good.

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 04:53 PM

You may want to give http://jalbum.net/ a look.

I used it to make my most recent gallery and am thinking of replacing my older galleries with it.
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#3 Rocha

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 08:09 PM

Hey William,

The program is awesome, I wish I had found it before, thanks for posting! I will start replacing my galleries too.

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#4 Arnon_Ayal

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 12:53 AM

Yep, the Jalbum its a great tool.
It's have a lot of templates you can use and if you have some knowledge in html you can create your own templates.
And it's free ;)
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Posted 14 September 2005 - 01:58 AM

Can you integrate JAlbum in an existing layout? Im looking for some software that I can integrate fully inside my own website, with features like random images. Sofar Gallery (http://gallery.menalto.com/) seems to do what I want (this is unix based).

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#6 timoma

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 02:56 AM

You can.

Just wrap the album in a <DIV> block and integrate that in your existing CSS. Probably the eassiest way to do this is to create your own skin to the JAlbum to do the wrapping.

I'm right now working on redoing my site using JAlbum and my own flavour of the absolutely awesome Bananalbum skin which, being Flash, is a bit trickier to integrate. But I'm getting there...

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#7 acroporas

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 05:08 AM

It is completely customizable. Check out my website. The most recent gallery is done with Jalbum and all the others were done by hand. It is hard to tell them apart.
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Posted 14 September 2005 - 07:24 AM

I'm a big fan of Jalbum, too: so much that I'm teaching my photo students (in a high school) to use it. I used it for my galleries, too.
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Posted 14 September 2005 - 07:14 PM

I almost went to JAbulm for the Bananna Flash based skin .. but when i saw gallery2 coming out i stayed with Gallery and am workin through customizing it now .. it will look the same as my journal .. and the rest of my site when made .. and it also allows for easily posting pics in my wordpress journal etc. Very handy and the new theme / skin system is easy to work with especially with so many great ones already out there to play with and get to grips with it all.
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#10 Arnon_Ayal

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 10:46 PM

One thing I missed in the version I had is the option to add shots to an exciting galleries. (Maybe it’s possible but I didn’t found it) For every new image I wanted to add I needed to recreate the gallery.
Is it possible in the current version?
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#11 Rocha

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 11:10 PM

Still the same, if you add one picture you have to recreate the entire library. But I still think it is a nice program, since I never add to libraries, but create new ones.

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#12 Arnon_Ayal

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 01:54 AM

Still the same, if you add one picture you have to recreate the entire library. But I still think it is a nice program, since I never add to libraries, but create new ones.

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