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[ABD] OTF Gallery

Post by Mighty Gorgon » Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:24 pm

MOD Title: OTF Gallery
MOD Description: OTF Gallery is a really simple gallery system which allows admins to quickly upload and create Gallery Pages without using the DB for storing informations. Thumbnails are automatically generated.
MOD Version: 0.5.1

MOD Download: http://www.icyphoenix.com/dload.php?act ... file_id=51
Last Stable version: 0.5.1

Demo Board: http://www.icyphoenix.com/_bb3/otf_gallery.php
Demo Username: demo
Demo Password: demopwd

PHP Author: Mighty Gorgon
Flash Author: FlepStudio

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Hi All.

Here you will find OTF Gallery for phpBB 3 RC7.

It is the first time I try to integrate Flash into phpBB, and I'm not pretty sure if this will be accepted by mods guidelines... Anyway this beta version has some new features, feel free to test it and report bugs and comments.

Here some details.


DESCRIPTION:
OTF Gallery is a really simple gallery system which allows admins to quickly upload and create Gallery Pages without using the DB for storing informations. It has been designed to create and show thumbnails of images in one folder and provide a nice flash slideshow (coded by FlepStudio). All you have to do is uploading images into a folder and OTF Gallery will do the rest.


REQUIREMENTS:
  • phpBB 3
  • FTP access to the server
  • CHMOD 777 to cache folders for storing thumbnails
  • GD Libraries 2.x.x or above (it may works even with GD1 but it is not fully tested)

HOW TO INSTALL IT
  • Check the requirements... if you fit in it, then download the package
  • Check the requirements... if you fit in it, then download the package
  • Unzip the package and upload all files contained in the root folder to your phpBB 3 root folder
  • CHMOD 0777 album/cache/
  • CHMOD 0777 album/cache/s/
  • CHMOD 0777 album/cache/m/
  • CHMOD 0777 album/cache/l/
  • CHMOD 0777 album/cache/w/
  • CHMOD 0777 album/otf/
  • CHMOD 0777 album/otf/users_pics/
  • CHMOD 0777 album/xml/
  • Upload one or more folders with images into album/otf/ folder
  • Load otf_gallery.php into your browser
  • Choose your gallery from the dropdown and click on GO

KNOWN ISSUES:
  • Some hosting doesn't allow to use many CPU charge on GD functions, so if you are having problems with this script, tro to use it on smaller images.

TROUBLESHOOTING:
  • If you see only the link of images and not the thumbnails, you may not have the correct permissions set on your folders. Make sure that the folders where thumbnails are going to be stored are writable (CHMOD 777 on some servers).
  • If slideshow images stretches it is likely to be related to thumbnails settings on your otf_config.php. Try to review your configuration.

TIPS:
  • This gallery has been optimized for JPG and PNG. GIF images will be shown as well, but in thumbs and slideshows they will lose the animation due to GD2 and FLASH compatibility.
  • Slideshow works best with no more of 450px height large thumbs (used for images in slideshow), and no more of 30 pictures, otherwise pages may stretches and/or pictures won't fit.
  • Small thumbnails for slideshow needs to be forced to the size they are or they won't fit the small frame in the slideshow.

FAQ:
  • What is this mod for?
    This mod is a quick gallery system to be feeded by admins. It has been created to show images thumbnail in a gallery style by simply uploading folders with images. Since this system doesn't rely on DB, then no special features are available such as rating, commenting, and anything else which should be DB related. It is just an easy way to show images in an automated way. No need to create extra HTML pages with your images. Those who don't have FTP access may upload pictures using otf_upload.php, but pictures will be stored in a standard folder for all users (users_pics).
  • Is this a full gallery system?
    No it isn't, and no extra special features will be added. It is meant just to give quick gallery pages. If you are looking for a full gallery system this MOD is not for you.
  • Does this system use DB to store information in?
    No OTF Gallery relies only on physical files, so gallery are created when uploading folders via FTP and are deleted when folders are delted.
  • Does this gallery have a thumbnails system?
    Yes, this gallery has a thumbnails system based on GD libraries, so you will need GD to be able to use this feature. Thumbnails are stored in cache folders so to be quickly accessible.
  • Is this tool configurable?
    Only few options are available and must be directly edited into includes/fap/otf_config.php.
  • Can users upload pictures into OTF Gallery?
    Users with no FTP access may upload pictures only in one predetermined folder called users_pics by using otf_upload.php. This feature lets user upload their pictures and have a thumbnail for it so they can use it in their posts. As already said, this is only a quick gallery system... to have a full gallery system with upload to category and other features you should use another system.
  • Is it difficult to be installed?
    Only few phpBB 3 files editing are required (no cores editing and you may even omit them). If your server support and run GD libraries properly, you will need just to upload all the files in the package, apply a couple of small modifications to phpBB 3 files and use OTF Gallery.
  • What can I customize?
    Some settings are customizable by editing the first otf_config.php (you can change for example some thumbnails size or the path where thumbnails are stored... and more!). ACP form will be provided after phpBB 3 official release.
  • Can I have Flash file source?
    For any help reagarding FLASH customization please visit: http://www.flepstudio.org
Since I would like this mod to remain a simple one, I won't add many features into it. I'm in the process of coding a more complex gallery system with extra features, but it is another mod and it is still in the coding phase.

I'll repeat again:
If you are looking for a full gallery system this MOD is not for you.

Feedbacks and comments are really welcome. Please use this topic for bugs reporting as well.

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UPDATE
• 2007/11/29 Version raised to 0.5.1
• 2007/11/28 Version raised to 0.5.0
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Re: [BETA] OTF Gallery

Post by saz3rx » Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:47 pm

Thanks! will try it out tonight :D

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Re: [BETA] OTF Gallery

Post by stickerboy » Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:30 pm

Nice work.
I ended up integrating a gallery myself because I thought no-one would ever create anything like this :lol:
Might give it a try
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Re: [BETA] OTF Gallery

Post by playerfr » Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:47 pm

Love the Woman picture :lol:
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Re: [BETA] OTF Gallery

Post by stickerboy » Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:58 am

Ok I had a look and I must say i'm impressed, very nice work.
Love the way the thumbnails display :)
Only 1 thing that's bugging me though - no pagination.
Any plans to introduce this? I have a few galleries with quite a lot of photo's and it can take a few secs to load them all on one page.
Other than that, it looks great - well done anf good luck on getting a release :mrgreen:
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Re: [BETA] OTF Gallery

Post by Mighty Gorgon » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:34 am

cherokee red wrote:Ok I had a look and I must say i'm impressed, very nice work.
Love the way the thumbnails display :)
Only 1 thing that's bugging me though - no pagination.
Any plans to introduce this? I have a few galleries with quite a lot of photo's and it can take a few secs to load them all on one page.
Other than that, it looks great - well done anf good luck on getting a release :mrgreen:
You're right... I didn't add pagination because I used this feature just to quickly upload pictures into my album, and to show small galleries... :roll:

I think it's a "MUST HAVE" and I'll do it with next release, which I would like to power up a bit with a special "secret" :ugeek: feature... but I still have to decide what is the best way to implement it, to avoid errors on some servers which have no write access... :?

Thanks all for your feedbacks.

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Re: [BETA] OTF Gallery

Post by stickerboy » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:49 am

Excellent, can't wait to see it.
I know you mentioned keeping it simple, but I do agree that pagination is a 'must have' :mrgreen:
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Re: [BETA] OTF Gallery

Post by kix_mc3 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:57 am

Excellenet...but i have 2 questions....
1. When i click the thumbnail, i got this error
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You don't have permission to access /files/album/otf/demo/roses.jpg on this server.


Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/1.3.37 Server at rophotoshop.com Port 80

2. Why don´t you do something that we could upload photos via website( not FTP acces).
Sorry for my bad english..

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Re: [BETA] OTF Gallery

Post by playerfr » Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:36 pm

Isnt it will be better if you can make folders as categories ? an also add video embed work also ?

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Re: [BETA] OTF Gallery

Post by ukiello » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:52 pm

Good mighty 8-)
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Re: [BETA] OTF Gallery

Post by CoD4Boards » Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:52 pm

Good job!

I think you should add a "user submitted image" directory where registered users can upload their own pictures (also the ability to tag their pictures maybe :P) with some image upload form. I think that would be a pretty cool feature :)

Another Demo: http://cod4boards.com/gallery.php

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Re: [BETA] OTF Gallery

Post by Mighty Gorgon » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:26 am

cherokee red wrote:Excellent, can't wait to see it.
I know you mentioned keeping it simple, but I do agree that pagination is a 'must have' :mrgreen:
Pagination added... and also another "secret feature" which someone already discovered! :o

Plus I have fixed a couple of small bugs.
kix_mc3 wrote:Excellenet...but i have 2 questions....
1. When i click the thumbnail, i got this error
Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /files/album/otf/demo/roses.jpg on this server.


Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/1.3.37 Server at rophotoshop.com Port 80
2. Why don´t you do something that we could upload photos via website( not FTP acces).
Sorry for my bad english..
  1. Unfortunately some servers doesn't fully support htaccess for subfolder (I still have to guess how htaccess is inherited by subfolders :( ), so you have to delete .htaccess from your files folder and even from album and otf if you have it. Hope this helps you. :roll:
  2. In progress... :P
playerfr wrote:Isnt it will be better if you can make folders as categories ? an also add video embed work also?
I can't understand your first question. :( I think folders are already categories... or you would like to have all of them listed on the main page instead of loading the first cat by default? Regarding videos currently I prefer to keep this for pics only... because videos are sometimes strange objects... requires codecs, browsers integrated player... :roll: How do you preview them? You should even upload a screenshot. :roll:
ukiello wrote:Good mighty 8-)
Thanks! :P
CoD4Boards wrote:Good job!

I think you should add a "user submitted image" directory where registered users can upload their own pictures (also the ability to tag their pictures maybe :P) with some image upload form. I think that would be a pretty cool feature :)

Another Demo: http://cod4boards.com/gallery.php
How did you guess the "secret feature" I was coding? :o

You are scaring me...

I should have finished coding this as well... but I need some extra testing before releasing it, if someone is willing to test it out, I'm willing to send the beta code.

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Re: [BETA] OTF Gallery

Post by playerfr » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:43 am

For video it is people to have the codec, if they dont have it, they can download so i dont think it is a porblem. Coppermine Photo Gallery support the video files and they are automaticaly embeded, i have a photo gallery wiht that and it is a lot of fun :D, Preview for video is not obligatory, we can jsut but a Image when it is a video ;)

Foe folder, i didnot kown that it was already making categories sorry for that question :oops:
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Re: [BETA] OTF Gallery

Post by Simuzer » Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:18 pm

Not bad but it must be developed.

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Re: [BETA] OTF Gallery

Post by Dr.Death » Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:55 pm

Nice MOD!

If i click on a thumbnail, the image is shown.
But if i go back with the browsers back button i receive this error: the website is expired....

( IE7 )
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