[drupal-devel] My approach on photo albums, slide show, etc.

Bèr Kessels berdrupal at tiscali.be
Tue Aug 23 15:52:58 UTC 2005

Did you have a look at shazamgallery? Itr already dos quite a lot you want, 
yet it needs love and attention, in order to grow into a mature, wellrunning 
I would love to welcome some more maintainers for this module, for I am often 
too busy to maintain bugs and issues. 


Op dinsdag 23 augustus 2005 03:39, schreef Emiliano:
> Hi!
> I know there are several discussions on photo albums, image galleries,
> etc., and I'm very interested in this subject because I'm running a site
> which makes heavy use of image module and have lots of pictures.
> I've read the description on shazam gallery and *really liked it*, but I
> wouldn't like to make each gallery/node become a term. I believe ber has a
> reason to do the module works that way (as I know ber is a much better
> programmer than I and knows Drupal much, much better than I do), but it
> wouldn't fit my needs:
> 1 - pictures are uploaded by image module and go to image galleries
> 2 - users must be able to create an album and insert (previously uploaded)
> images into it *or* the users create an album and then upload images to it
> 3 - this album can have a specific term (taxonomy)
> 4 - a slide show would be nice
> 5 - mass upload would be nice
> So, what I did so far:
> A module where...
> 1 - Users can create albums. Each album is a node and has its own category,
> etc. The form for creating albums has text boxes so that the author enters
> each image's nid. (Yes, this is pretty dirty, I know). :-)
> 2 - When one access the node, the appropriate thumbnails are shown (linked
> to the original image nodes).
> 3 - I got a slideshow script (in javascript) from dynamicdrive.com and made
> a slideshow for the album. (if we decide to use this script, must ask
> permission first)
> This way, each picture can be inserted into several albums, each album can
> have its own category and description.
> The site I run is about NYC. I have pictures from some places (Empire State
> Building, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, etc) and create albums for
> different purposes, like:   downtown Manhattan, Buildings, Parks, places of
> 'Sex and the City', etc. One picture can be used in different albums. Got
> it? :-)
> So, I decided to write to drupal-devel because I'd like to know if anyone
> is interested in seeing this module. It's still pretty dirty, but works
> fine. I'm looking for advice. If the community says this approach is not
> interesting, no problem at all.
> Please, don't get me wrong because this is the second or third time I offer
> something I do to others to review or improve. I'm quite new to PHP (I'm a
> ASP coder) and only started to learn php because of Drupal. :-)
> I've named this album as 'simple album'. Please, see it here:
> http://www.novayork.com/node/1346   and click on *view slideshow* in the
> links area.
> Cheers,
> Emiliano.
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