Photo album

Import of pictures – automatic adjustment of size

Setting up the CMS photo album module

Simple insert and change of images in the photo album

Photo album with self-made layout

Import of pictures – automatic adjustment of size

The module ‘Photo album’ automatically imports directories containing images. It allows you to define a short and detailed description for each image. Change the layout, the number of images per site and the image size itself!

 

Click the image to see the photo album live

The optimal images size gets automatically calculated by the CMS, therefore omitting time consuming cropping of pictures. With installing multiple instances of a module, you can create image galleries for different topics like products, company tour, facilities, employees or private photos.

Setting up the CMS photo album module

In editing mode click on  Module -> Photo album. If you already created an image directory, click on  File management and select the directory. To set up an album, select New album. The module creates the underlying database, imports existing images and stores files in a directory called ‘Photo’. After all that, the photo album can be found at following URL: http://www.yourdomain.com/Photo/Photo.html. 

To link a menu item to the new photo album, press  Edit menu and create a new menu item called photo album. Now click on  Link menu item with page and select the web page called Photo.html  html within the directory Photo. Save the menu and check the result.

Simple insert and change of images in the photo album

The functions of adding or changing images in a photo album can be accessed by using database buttons     . While staying in editing mode  these buttons will show up for every image (data set). By clicking on  Edit record, the file will be opened in the Database editor.

 

                 Database view, here the shopping-cart system

 

Now add or modify images and add descriptions. Because the photo album sorts images by date, pictures added to the page later will be displayed at first position.

Photo album with self-made layout

The bluetronix software allows you to edit photo albums database templates. Click  Edit site to edit a template.

 

Edit database templates in the editor, here the shopping-cart system

The editor enables you to create individual design, change images sizes, change arrangement of images and set the number of images per page. For a quick introduction into editing templates see Editing database templates. For information about changing the layout see Edit layout.