Q. When is the next version going to be released?
A policy of not providing dates nor estimates is in place. But thanks for asking :)
Q. How do I add a watermark to my images?
Upload an image to the album and give it a title of “watermark”.The watermark will then be applied to all of the images in the album when viewing individually or as a slideshow.Note: The watermark image will not show in the gallery.
Q. How do I change the default thumbnail for an album?
Upload an image to the album and give it a title of “icon”.The icon file will then be used as the thumbnail for the album. Note: The icon image will not show in the gallery.
Q. What is the directory structure of the image files?
For each album there are 3 locations for the files.
- _Source. Contains the original source versions of the files.
- _Thumbnails. Contains a thumbnail version of each of the source files.
- The album's directory itself. Medium sized images used for displaying individually or as a slideshow.
Q.How can I upload a bunch of files easily?
You can zip up all of the images into one big zip file.Then login to the gallery and select the option to “add image”. Select your zip file and it will upload the zip file and unzip all of the images into the album. Or you can:
- In the directory where you have your albums stored, create a directory for your new album.
- Create a directory called _Source in this directory
- Upload all of your files to the _Source directory
- Login to your portal, go to the gallery/album you just created in the gallery module
- Select the maintenance option, select all of the images, and select synchronize.This will create all of the medium sized images and thumbnails.
Q. How do I enable the download option?
Go into the module settings and select the option to enable downloads, then setup the roles to include a grouping of people that you want to enable access to.
Q. Why do I get the error “Critical error has occurred, object not set to a valid object” when looking at the main gallery.
Make sure that your file permissions are set correctly so that the IIS ASP.NET worker process can read AND write all of the files in your gallery.
Q. Why do I receive an error when I try to install the module?
Whenever you receive this exception:
ExceptionSystem.Exception: Dnn load failed, aborting at DotNetNuke.Modules.Admin.ResourceInstaller.PaDnnAdapter_V2.ReadDnn() at DotNetNuke.Modules.Admin.ResourceInstaller.PaInstaller.Install()
It is because you are installing the source zip. Use the install zip to install the Gallery.
Q. Why do I receive the error Object reference not set to an instance of an object?
There can be a number of reasons for this one, but one of the top issues comes from using a different globalization setting. Since Gallery uses XML files for its metadata, whenever the site uses alocale that formats dates differently from mm/dd/yyyy, dates that cannot be read in that locale will cause Gallery to throw an error. The only way to solve this one is to use the default globalization settings.
Q. Why can't I upload images to my Gallery?
Verify that Roles that can Upload have appropriate permissions. Also check that the alloted space for the portal has not reached its limit. Finally, only allowed files (set at Host level) can be uploaded.
Q. Why get I a error on using Gallery in DNN 4.6.x and above?
The Gallery 03.20.12 is still a BETA and not for use in production envoyement. But we know there are some issues with setting the "FriendlyURLs" in the Hostsettings, so disable this and try it.