Photo gallery designed for Joomla 3, which allows you to view the images published on Google Plus - Google Photos and VIDEO from YouTube (only skin lightGallery). The skin 'Fuerte', the new skin 'Nano' and the new skin 'jGallery' and the new skin 'lightGallery', made using jQuery, suit perfectly to the new responsive templates, which adapt automatically to the resolutions of the devices that display the site (smartphones, tablets, netbooks, etc ...).
Buy now Ozio Gallery for Joomla 3. For only 16 Euro (about 18 USD) excluding VAT you'll get:
- Full featured version, suitable for commercial purposes
- 12 months upgrades included
- Subscription renewal every 12 months at a cost of only 10 Euro (excluding VAT) with possibility to terminate the subscription at any time (more info)
- Unlimited domains / installations allowed.
Please make sure you are happy with what it does and how it works before you decide to purchase it. Feel free to download and test the Ozio Gallery free version.
|Version comparing||Free version||Commercial version|
|Shows photo galleries published on Google Photo and G+|
|Shows VIDEO galleries published on YouTube (only skin lightGallery)|
|Unlimited number of images|
|Album list page index|
|Map with geolocation photos|
|Removal of the signature 'Ozio Gallery by Joomla.it'|
|Download for Joomla! 3||Purchase for Joomla! 3|
The extension installation of Ozio Gallery comprises a component and two plugins. These are loaded and activated automatically during the installation.
Ozio Gallery now consists of four skin called "Fuerte" and "Nano" and "jGallery" and "lightGallery". The skin Fuerte and the skin Nano and the skin jGallery and the skin lightGallery is in Java Script, not in Flash, but is also ready for viewing by mobile devices.
To use the skin Fuerte and "Nano" and "jGallery" and "lightGallery" is necessary to upload your images to an album in Google Plus - Google Photos. This Google service is fast, simple and free. And it's possible to create unlimited albums with unlimited images. ATTENTION: It does not support the new Google Photos SHARED album, use the normal Google Photos album, make these albums PUBLIC from the button present next to the parameter for the album choise. There is no need to resize the images before uploading to Google Plus - Google Photos, so it's highly recommended to load the images at their original size without losing time to resize them. Ozio Gallery will find the image and automatically correct the size based on the available space of the gallery on your site.
After loading the images in Google Plus - Google Photos you can integrate on Joomla site, you must create a new menu item with the component Ozio Gallery and the skin Fuerte or skin Nano or skin jGallery or skin lightGallery. In the first parameter in the Options of the menu item should specify the ID code of the Google Plus - Google Photos profile where the album is. You can find this number of 21 digits by the wizard accessible from the button to the right of this parameter.
For even easier, you can also enter your GMAIL address in the field dedicated to the ID number in order to connect the gallery to your album.
It's important, however, that these albums are "Public" and not private or shared with only circles. With the button to the right of the field to select the album you can access a screen to set the permissions to yor albums.
All newly created albums are "private" and should be made public.
The procedure to use the albums from a Google Plus business page is slightly different from that required to use the album's from a single G+ profile.
Then with this data access in the wizard available from the parameter of Ozio Gallery to obtain the ID number of the business page and to make "Public" every album created with the business page so that you can select it and display in the gallery.
So after connecting your public albums to the menu item of Ozio Gallery, you can continue to upload new images from either inside Google Plus - Google Photos. To quickly upload your new photos from your tablet or smartphone we suggest you to use the appropriate APP of G+ or Google Photo.
Using the plugin to enter the galleries in content or form
Modifying or creating a new article appears below the Joomla editor the button "Ozio Gallery." Place your cursor in the position where you want the content displays the gallery, then press "Ozio Gallery" and select the gallery you want. Content appears in a code like this: that indicates the ID of the gallery displayed.
Warning: show only one gallery for each page.
You can enter the code of the plugin also in custom modules of Joomla, but remember to activate the "Prepare Content" option in the Basic Options params of the module. The pluing of Ozio Gallery is installed and activated automatically by installing the extension.
If you do not want to have visible menu items of the galleries that you have included in the content or modules or list you need to move these menu items to a new menu. Create a new menu which we will call such 'hidden' here we can move or create our menu items of Ozio Gallery that we want to insert in content or form or list. This menu should remain published and also the menu items should remain published. The module of this menu may not be published so as not to appear on the site giving you the possibility to use also the galleries created in the hidden menu.
Create multiple image galleries on the same site
With Ozio Gallery you can create multiple image galleries on the same site, each new menu item you create can be connected to a different album of Google Plus.
There is also a type of menu item that displays the list of all the galleries created with the skin Fuerte and Nano and jGallery and lightGallery. An index with the image preview of each album, the title and other informations such as number of photos taken. Within the parameters of this menu item "Album List", you can specify which albums to show and set the thumbnail size.
For best results we recommend you create the menu item "Album List" as main menu item and the menu items of galleries as sub-menu of the list.
Album title and photo description
On menu item parameters enable "Show album name", this will display in the top bar of the album the name of the album present in Google Plus - Google Photos. To change this name you need to act on the page of Google Plus - Google Photos, go to the list of albums and save a new title for the album you are displaying in that menu item. After a few minutes in the gallery on the site will appear the new title.
For each image in the album of Google Plus - Google Photos may be associated a description that will appear in the gallery on the site. To enter a description is necessary to go to the album page on Google Plus - Google Photos, view the photo and on the top right click on "Add Caption", after a few minutes it will appear in the bottom bar on the gallery on the site.
All your images are cloud hosted and automatically scaled using hi-quality settings.
Exemple of image automatically resized
Device - Resolution - Image data
iPhone 320x480 225px × 150px 14kb
Nokia 360x640 265px × 177px 19kb
iPad 768x1024 673px × 448px 98kb
PC any 962px × 641px 170kb
Ozio Gallery automatically adjust the width and height of your images to create a justified image gallery on your web site.
Not only mouse...
You can browse the images in the gallery created with the Fuerte and Nano and jGallery and lightGallery skin also by the arrow keys on the keyboard. Or (only for version 4 of Ozio Gallery) with touch devices such as tablet or smartphone the movement of the fingers on the screen to drag to the next or to the previous is supported (swipe).
Display additional informations
A new parameter 'Button Photo Info' has been included in the menu item for the Fuerte and Nano and jGallery and lightGallery skin, if active is shown a new icon in the gallery. From this icon, you can see a box with a lot of informations about the image.
Also present the "Download" button to download the file and the map that indicates the point where the picture was shooten. Some smartphones and some cameras insert automatically coordinate data in the image file, so just upload the photo on G+ and Ozio will also show the position. But for all the other photos that do not have coordinates it is easy to enter them manually directly from the image screen on G+, in Photo details.
To see the location on the map it is necessary that the album on G+ is enabled to display publicly the location of the photos.
The module with the list of categories
You can create the module with thumbnails of galleries, is very simple. In Joomla administration, from Module Manager create a new Custom HTML module, press "Ozio Gallery" button below the editor and select the menu item list that you created. It will thus be inserted into the module the plugin code of that menu item. It's also important to set YES, the module parameter "Prepare Content" and associate it to the position where we want it to appear. In "Menu assignment" set "On all pages".
Map with geolocated photos
With version 4 of Ozio Gallery you can create the Map of photos menu item, this let your visitors see a nice map with the markers that point to their photos using the EXIF data or the geolocation. The map shows the photos in albums you've published. You can easily insert the geolocated point of each photo from the Google+ album, in the details of the image. Then, by inserting the map in a "Custom HTML" module, through the Ozio Gallery button below the editor, you can publish the map also directly below the respective gallery.
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