The little stuff like that can make a big difference. I am currently having to change the extension on about 1300 pictures for that very same reason (the person who saved them in the first place wasn't paying attention...). Too bad once you upload it, something like that can totally kill a site.


(5 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

About the only thing that the FAQ says about this is that SV was designed for galleries that are only about 50 images. If you have a large gallery, then it will simply suck up too much memory.

Is there any way you could split the gallery into multiple parts so that it doesn't have to pre-load all 120 (or 270) pictures at once? That would reduce the strain on the machine.

I think that one of the reasons it sucks so much RAM is not the actual total file size of the pics, but the fact that it has to preload so many at one time.

That's really all I've got...


(4 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

If you're looking for a gallery viewer with no thumbnails, then you might check out Autoviewer. The layout is a little different than Simpleviewer, but it allows for straight forward-backward navigation without thumbs.

If that won't work for you, then you might just look for a javascript or some other method for the gallery. That's what I ended up having to do with a couple of mine...


(2 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

You could do it pretty easily in the index.html file. If you want it in the top left, just add the links in right after you see the <body> tag. This will put them above the simpleviewer area.


(7 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

To change the text size, try adding CDATA tags to the caption:


This tag will let you add some HTML tags into the captions. Beware, not all of them will work so well, but this should help a little...


(2 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

Well, the folders appear to be there, but there is nothing in the images folder. The thumbnail folder has pictures in it, but they don't load in the viewer.

I never change the directories, but if you change the path, make sure the folder names match. It looks like yours look fine.

One thing that I noticed (I don't know how much of a difference it makes) is that the file extensions in the .xml file are all lowercase (.jpg) while the files in your images folder all have capital extensions (.JPG).

When I tried to load your gallery, the thumbnails came up fine, but the images never loaded.

The only thing that I saw was the extensions being slightly different. You might try changing that and see if it helps at all.

I'm not sure what the problem is. Is the URL that you posted to one of the galleries that is no longer working? I clicked the link, and everything seems to be working just fine. The thumbnails and pictures all appear on my computer. I checked the other galleries on the site, and they all work too. Have you tried pulling them up on other computers to see if it may just be a setting on yours?


(3 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

I'm not unhappy with Simpleviewer, we use it for most of the galleries on our site at work. If I sounded a little upset, it is probably because I didn't receive any input at all on the problem. Not even a "Buy the source code to solve this" like you sometime reply.

I guess I'll just use another gallery program to get what I need. Thanks anyway...


(3 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

So the entire gallery is backwards? Would it work to just tell it to sort in reverse order? I know that sounds a little bass-ackwards, but it if gets the gallery working the way you want it to, does it really matter?


(3 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

So, nothing on this question? I guess I'll just have to either find another program to run the gallery or build a javascript gallery for it, as I need this for my job and time is of the essence here.

If there turns out to be a way to do this in Simpleviewer, I might switch it back, but for now I am just going to have to find something that will work...


(4 replies, posted in AutoViewer)

What a helpful response. You couldn't post anything like "Try reducing the size or resolution of the photos" or "You might break it into mutiple slide shows"?


(3 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

I know you can have the navigation go from left-to-right or right-to-left, but when people go through the pictures in order, it actually goes from top-to-bottom, then left-to-right. Is there a way to make the images go across the top row, then the next row, and so on instead of by columns?


(2 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

Somehow I figured it would be something like that...

Well, thanks for the fairly quick response.


(2 replies, posted in SimpleViewer v1)

Ok, forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I am trying to make a gallery and have larger-than-normal captions with the photos (about 14-20 lines on a few). Right now, the captions seem to be limiting me to about 10 lines that are not very wide. Is there an easy way that I can increase the size of this area (vertical would be best, but horizontal would help as well).

I know that you can make more room by increasing the number of columns, but that will only get me so far.

I have made changes to the body height, but that only got me from 8 lines to 10 and then quit helping, only increasing blank space.

Please let me know if I am just an idiot missing the simple solution, or if I have run up against one of the things that I would have to buy and change the code to fix...