Gallery 3

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Gallery 3 Project Modules and Themes

If you are looking for nice, free PHP based solution to host your collection of images or photos, consider Menalto Gallery 3 Project. As you can see from the name it is now in 3rd iteration of development cycle and going strong.

I went this way few years ago myself when found Gallery v.2 to be nice solution for my own Photo Gallery.
At first, simple consumer, I become involved with development of v.3 of the Gallery and since worked creating many Modules and few Themes for my own use.

GreyDragon Theme

This is a custom theme built from ground up, adding many extra options. Supports many color and frame packs. I have tried minimize use of JS as much as possible shifting focus on proper CSS instead.


Features

  • Tested/designed for 1280×1024 screen resolution.
  • DIGG style paging in Albums and Individual Photo pages.
  • Requires ShadowBox or Fancybox module for image preview. Support for slideshow mode.
  • Over 30 options provided via theme’s Admin page.
  • Color Packs support. Included: greydragon, slateblue, wind, carbon, blackhawk.
  • Frame Packs support. Included: greydragon, android, book, darkglass, iphone, iphoto, simple, slide

Theme is free to use under GPL.

Download

Grey Dragon Theme v. 4.0.1

Installation

  • Download and unpack package into Gallery’s themes folder. Please make sure “greydragon” folder is not duplicated.
  • Login as Admin into your Gallery 3 instance and navigate to Admin\Appearance\Theme Choice
  • Activate GreyDragon theme
  • It is advised to visit Admin section of the theme and review provided options at Admin\Appearance\Theme Options

Supported browsers: Internet Explorer 7/8/9/10, Firefox 3.x, Opera, Chrome
Requires either Fancybox or Shadowbox modules to be installed and activated for popup-style image preview.
For more help deploying theme on your server refer to this great article about using themes inside Gallery 3.

Where to ask for support, report bugs and make feature requests?

Please post any requests in the appropriate plugin forum.

Like it?

If you like the theme or any other work done for G3 and would like to give back, here are some ways you can support future development:

  • Say few nice words on the forum.
  • Buy me a cup of coffee or two.
  • Spread the word about my plug-in by writing about it on your blog, tweeting, digging, stumbling, etc.
  • Use it, acnowledge my contribution by displaying copyright info

Donations (Thank you!)

You can donate to my coffee fund here.
Or you could send me an Amazon gift card (and I can buy a surprise for my wife encouraging her to allow continuing my involvement with the project). You will need my contact email address.

Full list of themes and modules for G3

Themes:
Grey Dragon Theme v. 4.0.1 42732 downloads Info Support
Grey Dragon Wind Theme v. 1.0.8 14269 downloads Info Support
Modules: Sidebar Blocks:
Clustrmap Module v. 1.7 2634 downloads Info Support
Gallery Stats Sidebar Module v. 1.1 5034 downloads Info
Image Block Ex v. 2.4 2905 downloads Info Support
Thumb Navigator Module v. 1.8 13051 downloads Info Support
Modules: Other:
Colorbox Integration v. 2.0 2523 downloads Info Support
Fancybox Integration v. 1.5 14195 downloads Info Support
Keyboard Navigation Support v. 2.1 12139 downloads Info Support
RSS Feed Extra v. 1.7 2687 downloads Info Support
ShadowBox Support v. 1.9 9563 downloads Info
Slideshow Ex v. 1.5 5466 downloads Info Support
Wibiya v. 1.0 1200 downloads Info Support

Thank you, and I hope my work makes your gallery better and more popular!

Usefull links

When working on optimizing my site the following information did help improving it further:

Testimonials

Long standing GD Theme user. The GD Theme is very user friendly. I was able to create a fantastic gallery for my website using some of the many, many, options GD Theme offers. Thanks for the hard work and dedication to your theme and for allowing us the opportunity to use it. Gene

Gene S. Salisbury, President

GS Wallcoverings, LLC

I've used your Greydragon theme ever since I switched to using Gallery3. It looks very slick; it does everything that I want; it is easy to customise the appearance with its many options; image preloading makes it faster than other themes; the author continually develops it in response to feature requests; and he actively supports it. A very satisfied user and donor.

Brian Stewart

Cyberhalides Jazz

I've been using this [theme] since the start. It is by far the most attractive, feature packed and stable of the user-created skins for Gallery3.

Rhyull

First I’m new to G3. I was wanting to append my forum with a gallery and after doing a lot of looking and testing I settled on G3.
I tried all the themes I could find on the page at the mothership (Gallery homepage). I settled on graydragon. It’s so close to my forum’s default page it’s spooky.
It’s clean and neat, and so simple to use. Keep up the great work.
I just wish I could find a theme based on anime. Wishful thinking on my part…

Setishock

http://www.animeappeal.com

I’m a huge fan of this theme. I’ve got more than 90,000 pictures in my gallery3 running on a Ubuntu 11.10 desktop. It’s only for family photos. The GD theme is by far the most polished theme, easy to use and it’s still being developed! The theme options made me feel like a kid in a candy shop. Thanks for a great theme and keep up the good work!

Jklobo

The greydragon theme is fantastic. It’s clean, stable and feature rich. It took me a while to decide to move to G3 but with a there like this one, I could no longer resist. Thanks!

Ed

9 thoughts on “Gallery 3”

  1. Randall says:

    How did you integrate the slideshow on your homepage? I am looking for a non flash slide show like you have on your homepage.

    Please Help.

  2. if you are talking about my photo gallery, I am using jQuery Cycle plugin – http://jquery.malsup.com/cycle/

  3. Peter says:

    How did you manage to have the home page photo to be displayed on the right side of the content area?

    1. Once you show Site description (checkbox under Theme’s option), it would be placed on the left

  4. Pete says:

    Thanks! It works…
    On a side note, if one would like to remove the download option from the slideshow area, how do I disable this option?

    1. not sure what you mean by slideshow option
      anyway, to protect pictures it is really not really possible as people can always parse html code and find direct image link or make screenshot

  5. Pete says:

    When looking at the photo albums, there is an option on the top right to run a slide show. After clicking on the option, there is an option for watching the photos using cooliris 3D, and download if the user wants to download. I do not want people to use slide and download the photos.

  6. Pete says:

    I got it solved.By Disabling the slideshow on modules area, it disable the slideshow button.

  7. Kmorwath says:

    This is a great theme, by far the best I found for Gallery3, and with a lot of nice customization options easy to use, and very good integration with other modules.. Just a coupe of notes, though. I read the theme is tested for a 1280×1024 resolution, it is now pretty “low”. My main desktop monitor is 2560×1440 and many notebooks/tablets have comparable or even higher resolutions. It would be nice if the “bottom bar” would always be positioned at the bottom of the browser window (as an application status bar), and IMHO it would also be nice when a single picture is displayed, it is centered in its viewing area, instead of be aligned to the top, even when not shown in ColorBox or the like, more or less like Lightroom does. And maybe a similar combination of black/dark grey colors for different areas would be an interesting theme variation as well.
    Thank you for the theme!

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