IP.Gallery is our popular photo and movie sharing platform for IP.Board.
Today, I wanted to take you through an important part of the IP.Gallery 4.2 update; the album selector.
At various places within IP.Gallery, there is a need to select an album. This may be because you're creating a new album; choosing an album to upload into; moving images or moving albums. In the current version, this is achieved with a simple drop down list to allow an album selection.
This isn't ideal because it's unclear which albums are yours and which are global albums and when you have a lot of albums, it produces a very long and confusing list of album names.
IP.Gallery 4.2 introduces a dynamic album selector that is used everywhere you need to select an album.
It offers a much better view of available albums:
- The selector separates out global albums from member albums.
- You can also search for albums which is great if you're performing moderation tasks.
- You can quickly select from recently selected albums easily.
- It is context sensitive and displays only albums available for the task you're performing.
I've recorded a short video so you can see this in action.
I hope you've enjoyed this update. It'll certainly make your day to day Gallery tasks much easier! It's also available from the Admin CP too.