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(8 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

Do you want it to actually be in the viewer area, or would it work to just edit the HTML on the page? I can't help you if you want it in the viewer, but below it on the page is simple with a little bit of HTML...

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(8 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

Well, in the HTML code, you might need to add a div that contains the SimpleViewer display and change the z-index there. That would seem to me the easiest solution...

Let me know if it works as I may want to add something like that on my galleries.

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(2 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

A couple of things to check:

Are your images saved as "Non-progressive"? They have to be saved this way in order to work online, but progressive images will work locally.

Also, you might check the file extensions. Once you upload everything, .jpg is different from .JPG.

What is it that isn't working? Is SimpleViewer loading but not the images? Do the thumbnails load? Does SimpleViewer load?

A little more info might help us to help you a little better...

What it is talking about there is adding the gallery to a pre-existing web page. That means that whatever page you want the gallery to appear on, all the contents from the gallery folder (imagedata.xml, the flash files and the folders with your thumbs and images) need to be in the same folder.

If you gallery is going to be on a separate page (your 2nd index page), then you can put that page and all the gallery files into their own folder. That way you can have multiple galleries easily and nothing will mess with your site's home page.

It's usually the simple things that trip us up. There is no telling how many times I have made little mistakes like that, so don't feel bad about it.

Any other problems that we can help with?

Where are your images located? I found your thumbs, but 19 and 21 (the 2 you are having problems with) were not in there.

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(2 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

Wow, splitting a Flash viewer into 2 different frames? I hope someone good is out there to help with this...

To get past this, it usally helps to put all of your Simpleviewer files into a separate "Gallery" folder. That way you don't have 2 index files in the same directory and you won't have to change the image/thumb paths.

Just something to think about...

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(4 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

On the page that you are putting the link to your gallery, tell that link to go to the new folder that you created for the gallery (http://www.domain_name/new_folder/index.html). As long as you put all of the gallery files into the folder, then everything will work just fine...

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(2 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

Well, if you edit the images in Photoshop, then make sure they are saved as "Baseline", which is non-progressive. Other than that, have you checked to make sure that your file extensions match? .jpg is different from .JPG when uploaded, but it will work fine when you are previewing it.

Check those, and if that doesn't help, you might try posting the url to the gallery so someone else can take a look at it. That usually works pretty well...

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(4 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

Probably the easiest solution would be to place your gallery in a separate folder, which would eliminate the 2 index problem.

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(5 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

1. Stop preloading. And wait the load of the images i click.

Having the images preload makes them load faster once you click on them.

It would be nice if something could be changed to where it would load all the thumbnails, then only preload the visible thumbnails. That way, the galleries could be larger without degrading performance by having so many images loaded.


I have a system with many images, over 60 thumbnails per page and 6-10 pages per gallery.

Out of curiousity, did you miss the little thing in the FAQ about how Simpleviewer was built more for galleries of about 50 pictures or less?

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(3 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

The manual is correct. When you download the Simpleviewer template for Picasa, it comes as a .zip folder that you have to extract into Picasa. Place the files in the Web/Templates folder (I think) and the next time you run Picasa, Simpleviewer should be an option when you choose "Folder - Export as Web Page".

After you export your images through Picasa, you will have a folder that has a few files and a couple of folders in it. The folders will contain your images and thumbnails, and if you don't move anything, then you don't have to change the paths in the ImageData.xml file.

If everything here is working just fine but your images won't show, then there are a couple of things you can try.
1. make sure the images are saved as RGB instead of CMYK
2. make sure the images are saved as "non-progressive"
3. make sure the file extension matches what is in the .XML document (.jpg is different than .JPG)
4. post the URL so someone can look at it a little more closely and try and figure out what is wrong.

If none of this works, then I don't know what to tell you...

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(4 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

There may not be a limit, but it may run out of room depending on the layout of your gallery. I had problems adding long captions (ok, my boss wanted a 15 line paragraph...), but other than that I haven't run into length issues.

Try this:

Giving SimpelViewer a transparent background allows you to add a background image behind your gallery. There is an example here. To do this, edit index.html. Add this line under the line that includes new FlashObject:

fo.addParam("wmode", "transparent");


and then just make the background of your page the image that you were wanting...

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(11 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

I don't know a lot about MySpace since I don't use it, but does it let you put Flash or add you own HTML into your pages? If so, then you should be able to just follow the directions in the FAQ to embed it in a pre-existing HTML page...

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(3 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

Looks like we need to do some research on XML and CDATA tags. I have been looking, but I haven't found a whole lot (only had time to look for about 5 minutes). I'll keep it up and see if I can get you anything in the next couple of days...

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(5 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

That's always worked for me.

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(9 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

Here are a few things to check if the pictures are not showing up correctly (or at all):

1. Are they saved as RGB?
2. Are they saved as "Non-Progressive"?
3. Is the file extension capitalized (.JPG)? If so, is it capitalized in your .xml?
4. Is your computer turned on? (sorry, I have to be sarcastic every once in a while...)

Most or all of these might cause the gallery to work fine locally, but not once it is uploaded. Good luck!

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(5 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

All you have to do is run Picasa thru with just the pictures you want to add, put the images and thumbnails in the folders you already had, and copy the xml for the new pictures into your pre-existing xml document.

Just like Felix said, it's pretty easy...

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(15 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

Just a couple of random questions, but are the pictures saved as RGB and non-progressive? That has messed me up in the past...

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(1 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

On the imagedata.xml, you probably need to change the image path and thumbs path to point to your main image folder. Of course, you will have to have each gallery's pics in separate folders inside of your main one, but at least they will all be in the same place...

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(9 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

There is a template for Picasa that can be found in the Simpleviewer area of this site (I can't remember the exact location right off the top of my head...). Just download it and save it to the Picasa folder (I think under Web - Templates). After that is done, just open Picasa, select the images you want in the gallery, and choose "Export to Web Page". It will give you some options, and Simpleviewer Gallery will be one of them.

Good luck!

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(5 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

That would be a wonderful feature, as it would cut down on the processor load. Of course, if you want a gallery that does that, you could always use javascript.

On the page that you want to add the gallery, you have to put this between the <head> and </head> tags:

<script type="text/javascript" src="flashobject.js"></script>


Then, just paste this code into the body of your page, wherever you want the gallery to appear:

<div id="flashcontent">
SimpleViewer requires Macromedia Flash.
<a href="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer/">
Get Macromedia Flash.</a> If you have Flash installed,
<a href="index.html?detectflash=false">click to view gallery</a>
</div>
         
<script type="text/javascript">         
var fo = new FlashObject("viewer.swf", "viewer",
"640", "480", "6", "#181818");             
fo.addParam("quality", "best");         
fo.write("flashcontent");         
</script>


It might help to put it into a table to make it a little easier to know exactly where it is.

Does that help in any way?