Upload

Upload startview Above is the start view when selecting configuration

There are three tabs to choose

  • (1) Single images
  • (2) Upload from Zip file (PC)
  • (3) Upload from folder (server)

Single images

On "Upload single images" a form opens where the properties of a image to be uploaded can be edited. This includes the origin of the image as properties like name, assigned gallery and more.

More images can be added in that form.

Single images

(1) Jumps to single images upload view

See form "Single images upload" view below.

Upload from Zip file (PC)

A zip file containing several images can be uploaded to the server, unzipped and the images assigned to a gallery.

Upload from Zip file (PC)

(1) Select the zip file on local pc folder

Attention: The size of all files within the zip file has to be smaller than the server settings (php.ini) upload_max_filesize and post_max_size. These values are displayed in red below this input.

(2) One gallery for all Images

On yes the selected gallery is used for all images. Otherwise for each image the gallery may be assigned in the next form.

(3) Specify gallery

The list on the right contains all gallery names. The top most gallery is the last one created.

(4) Upload from Zip file

Does upload the zip file to the server, unzip the images and jumps to properties "uploaded images view". There the images are displayed and the properties can be assigned.

See form "Images batch upload" view below

Upload from folder (server)

Images can be uploaded to a folder (Shall be created) within the Joomla! installation. The images will be copied from this folder and will be assigned to the gallery

Upload from folder (server)

(1) FTP Path Defines the path where RSGallery2 will look for images to "upload" The path may be any otherwise empty folder which is accessible (has rights) from within the Joomla! installation. Recommended is a folder TransferImages in images The path must start with the base path to Joomla! installation. To make things easier the standard path is given in small font below the input.

In configuration the standard path can be set so it will be automatically filled in.

(2) One gallery for all Images

On yes the selected gallery is used for all images. Otherwise for each image the gallery may be assigned in the next form

(3) Specify gallery

The list on the right contains all gallery names. The top most gallery is the last one created

(4) Upload images

Does copy the files from given folder on the server and jumps to "Images batch upload" view. There the images are displayed and the properties can be assigned.

See form "Images batch upload" view below

Form "Images batch upload"

This form will be reached either by upload from ZIP or upload from server folder. It supports an overview of uploaded images as pictures and enables to set image specific attributes

Images batch upload second form

(1) Delete: If activated (checked) the image will not be used and delted

(2) Image preview:

(3) Title: Add a text for title displayed with image

(4) Gallery: If selected in previous upload form the gallery can be selected different for each image. Otherwies the input is grey , not reachabel and tells the previous selected gallery

(5) Description: Add a description which is displayed with the image

(6) Button to finish the upload. The attributes will be assinged to the images ...

Form "Single images upload"

Single images upload second form

(1) Gallery: The gallery can be selected different for each image

(2) Generic description: It will be used for all following images

(3) Title: Add a text for title displayed with image

(4) File: Select image to upload

(5) More Files: A click on this item will add inputs for the next image. The area marked green wil be duplicated for input of the next images. This may be repeated as often as needed. (Attention: Limit may be the server time for the upload itself)

(6) Button to finish the upload. The attributes will be assinged to the images ...

(7) Cancel the process

General folders of rsgallery2

(2017.07.17) .... The images are kept in following folders in .../Joomla/images/rsgallery/tmp

  • original: Users original images if not disabled in configuration
  • display: Resized images (size from configuration)
  • thumbs: Thumbs of images (size and form from configuration)
  • watermarked: When watermark is active then images which were shown to the user get a watermark and are saved here for fast access

 Config - Documentation

Just started 2017.07.09 ...

 

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Change Ordering

(1) Click on up and down of the order controls or change the value there.

This will automatically update all other ordering controls but not save to the database

(2) Use the grren "OK" button to write the changes to the database

See following image

The sorting depends on parents and child galleries. Child galleries will be ordered direct behind their parent. This applies also to sub - childs when theparent is a child itself. Then a cascade of childs and sub childs will follow the first parent.

(3) While changing the "first gallery" from 5 down to 2 the child gallery "a subgallery" will always follow having a ordering with 1 higher. Result see below

Sadly this has a side effect. If you try to increase the parent gallery ordering it will not go up through clicking. You may set te value by key which works when leaving the control.

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Configuration

Config startview Above is the start view when selecting configuration

(1) There are four tabs to choose

  • General: Debugging and SEF
  • Images: Image related settings
  • Display: Frontend view relating settings
  • My Galleries: Settings for user galleries

(2) Sections in Tab Each Tab contains sections. A click on a section will open or hide the settings within while the other sections stay open or hidden

General

General settings

(1) Version: Actual uploaded RSG2 version.

(2) Introduction Text

This text is used as a broad header description of the "root gallery" view. The root gallery (with sub galleries and more) will be displayed when the menu type "RSGallery2 -> View of galleries" is activated and the root gallery is chosen for display

(3) Debug

Activates debug functionality. This does write calling parameters and logs some of the used files / classes in a log file. "Attention: On Yes to Debug a log file per day will be created in folder 'joomlaBase\log' and notices may appear on top of a form. Please delete log files regularly". In Maintenance will (may be in near future) be a button to achieve this

(4) Develop

Activates debug functions. Additional 'info' will appear in html pages and more functions appear in maintenance view. The additional function may not work or destroy parts of RSGallery2 ....

(5) Advanced SEF

All gallery names and item titles must be unique

Images

Images.Image Manipulation

Image manipulation

(1) Display Picture Width

Standard display size of image. User is able to download the image with this size

(2) Thumbnail Width

Small image size in gallery view

(3) Thumbnail Style

(4) JPEG Quality Percentage

(5) Allowed file types




My Galleries

My galleries supports the creation of user galleries My Galleries

Settings My Galleries

(1) Show My Galleries On yes it avtivates this functions

(2) Show only items owned by the logged in user in My Galleries Restricts the shown images on front end to users who own the image and who are logged in. ??? The images of the user may be in several galleries owned by other people. ???

(3) Show only galleries owned by the logged in user in My Galleries Yes No Restricts the shown galleries on front end to user who own the gallery and who are logged in .

Image upload

(4) Maximum number of galleries a user can have

(5) Max numbers of pictures a user can have

PDF documentation

The Documentation was written at the time of Joomla 2.5.

The screenshots are therefore old, however,things work still quite the same

As you may see above we are working on improvement (part after part)


RSGallery2_documentation_J3.x.pdf