Topic: Images loading as an X

Hi, I'm pretty new to this but I had thought I was doing fine. I followed the instructions on the website and thought I had set it up fine since when I ran the index off my computer it worked just fine. However, when I load it to my website, the thumbnails show up just fine but the large images are Xs.

I've tried different paths, names, places, folders, everything. The only thing I got to work was when I assigned the thumbnail picture (150 x 150) to both the thumb and the large picture... except that I want the large picture to be larger than that. I then tried to expand the very same thumb to 640 x 640 (what I thought was default) but it no longer showed up as the large image and the thumbnail was still the same.

It just seems no matter what I do, the large image won't show up larger than 150 x 150 once I upload it to my site.

Here's my sourcecode for my first image (I've changed the folder names at least 5 times):

<image imageURL="simpleimages/1.jpg" thumbURL="Insect Thumbs/1t.jpg" linkURL="http://www.google.com" linkTarget="_blank" >
<caption>Touching</caption>
</image>

And if you need a link to the page:

http://www.baczukphotography.com/insects3.html

Any help would be appreciated, and please remember that I'm new to this. sad

Re: Images loading as an X

It looks like your images in the 'simpleimages' folder have the extension .JPG (uppercase).
The references to these images in the XML file are case sensitive.  They file extensions in the imageURL attributes are currently lowercase and, therefore, do not match those of the images themselves.  They currently look like:

imageURL="simpleimages/1.jpg"

... but should be:

imageURL="simpleimages/1.JPG"
Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: Images loading as an X

Thank you thank you thank you!

I can't believe I didn't think of that! sad

Re: Images loading as an X

Steven Speirs wrote:

It looks like your images in the 'simpleimages' folder have the extension .JPG (uppercase).
The references to these images in the XML file are case sensitive.  They file extensions in the imageURL attributes are currently lowercase and, therefore, do not match those of the images themselves.  They currently look like:

imageURL="simpleimages/1.jpg"

... but should be:

imageURL="simpleimages/1.JPG"

I'm having a similar issue - http://www.riverearn.org.uk/gallery.html

Can't see what's wrong and why it's not showing the large images?

Last edited by figheadair (2011-01-07 13:45:44)

Re: Images loading as an X

@figheadair

In your http://www.riverearn.org.uk/gallery.xml file, the imageURLs are looking for the images in a folder named 'images'.
However, the images seem to be in your root directory rather than in a folder called 'images'.
Either change the imageURL references in the XML file from:

imageURL="images/coup_stream.jpg"

... to:

imageURL="coup_stream.jpg"

... or put all the images in a folder named 'images'.

Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: Images loading as an X

So simple when you know how. Thank you so much.  smile

Re: Images loading as an X

figheadair wrote:

So simple when you know how. Thank you so much.  smile

Or so I thought.

Why does the image viewer only work from the index page and not via the other pages even thought the url link is the same?

Re: Images loading as an X

The image viewer is embedded in the index page, so it is the index page that should be opened in the browser in order to view the gallery.
If you want the gallery to appear on any other pages, you'd need to embed the gallery on those pages, too.
Each web page has a unique URL so if "the url link is the same" for two pages, then they are one and the same.

Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.