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Gallery Last Updated 1002 Days Ago, 2 Years 9 Months

Unless I am wrong, the gallery was last revamped on 29 January 2018 - that's 1002 days ago, or 2 years and 9 months ago.  Yes, there have been fixes and patches, but nothing new and no suggestions implemented, etc.

I feel odd paying to renew my license and having to pay for this app.   It's almost as if IPS has taken this app for granted and has forgotten about it.  IPS itself doesn't even use on on their own community forum - out of site and out of mind. . .a bowl of not too good. 😐

 

 

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It's a little unfair to think of any app as being isolated in terms of updates.

Even though Gallery hasn't had a 'tear down' style revamp for 2 years, it doesn't mean that it's not received any updates. Simply by being part of the Invision Community ecosystem, it receives all the updates that the core gets, including UI updates, notification updates, performance updates, etc.

Quite simply we do not feel that Gallery needs a major re-invention at this time.

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33 minutes ago, Matt said:

It's a little unfair to think of any app as being isolated in terms of updates.

Even though Gallery hasn't had a 'tear down' style revamp for 2 years, it doesn't mean that it's not received any updates. Simply by being part of the Invision Community ecosystem, it receives all the updates that the core gets, including UI updates, notification updates, performance updates, etc.

Quite simply we do not feel that Gallery needs a major re-invention at this time.

I didn't state that it needed a major revamp nor do I believe that it does.

However, some aspects could be improved, which has been pointed out by users for quite a while now.  In particular, the view of member albums looks dated compared to the forum.

 

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I deffo wish that albums were on user profiles, via a widget, or just on the view content, and members could create their own albums (with limited number of uploads/ albums they could create) and the gallery tab just be a directory for the albums members upload. Non of my members really follow any of the instructed templated gallery options I make. 

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7 hours ago, PurpleSparkles said:

I deffo wish that albums were on user profiles, via a widget, or just on the view content, and members could create their own albums (with limited number of uploads/ albums they could create) and the gallery tab just be a directory for the albums members upload. Non of my members really follow any of the instructed templated gallery options I make. 

You mean like via the "Albums" tab in a profile?

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On 10/31/2020 at 11:12 AM, Morrigan said:

You mean like via the "Albums" tab in a profile?

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Kind of. I have a health related site, and so the Gallery tab can be on the main page as a directory, and the album tab on user profiles, with members being able to create only a certain amount of albums/ upload a certain amount of images via their own album(s).

I run a non profit health site and so members also want that to toggle with the ability to have their images within their privacy control (i.e "just them", "followers/ friends" they accept; to site members, public). Which they've request this toggle for profile details (such as "about me", statuses, blogs, visitor list, friends/ following list, who can PM them) all which I feel are reasonable privacy expectations to have adjustments on what you wants others to see etc. 

I know IPB creators don't see the connection between the friends/ follower difference; but taking that away, took away members ability to have the privacy they wanted on their accounts and felt safe with.

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There is a little bit of privacy control but I believe you have to allow for "private albums" at the group level for it:

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But @bfarber I think they also want something more modular than this. Like "Only followers can see my albums" and "Only friends" even though the current system doesn't have a "friends" thing anymore.

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55 minutes ago, bfarber said:

So what you're suggesting is a way for members to create albums of images, from their profile, disconnected from a category within the software. Is that effectively correct?

No that wasn't what I was suggesting.

The Gallery tab on main forum be a directory for members uploaded albums that they would access/ do on their own page. So it would not disconnect. There could be a "Gallery" tab and albums that are fronted as site owners/ promoted albums and than a list from there of members who have uploaded on their profiles their albums, and depending on what the member selected (i.e follow, register member of site, pubic/ non signed in); they have that ability, themselves, as content uploader to decide -who- gets to see that image in their album.

But how members would access making an album could be on the gallery itself or their profile. I feel this would make things a lot cleaner, and effectively allow members to control their privacy of their content (like image shown above by Morrigan), sorry it was a double suggestion. 

1. Make it so that only members can create albums (not the pre-templated ones admins do); and make it so admins can prefix how many albums/ images members can upload through albums. E.g 2-3 albums total 50 images all together per member. 

2. Privacy setting per member and their preference.  

 

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40 minutes ago, PurpleSparkles said:

Make it so that only members can create albums (not the pre-templated ones admins do); and make it so admins can prefix how many albums/ images members can upload through albums. E.g 2-3 albums total 50 images all together per member. 

This is already doable. But it sounds like you want albums OUTSIDE of categories. So Category-less albums.

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You can already restrict the number of albums and the number of images in each album. See image above.

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