Create your Photo Gallery
Nice, your work! What’s next? We need an attractive and accessible way to share our photo- or other graphic work.
Looking at Photo Galleries online, you will notice: most of them look alike with a typical flow from the thumbnail to a medium sized image (often not bigger than 500 pixels wide).
Lightroom lets you generate such galleries.
Ycademy Photo Gallery
The purpose of presenting Photos is to maximize the power of the image by allowing for optimized display on viewers monitors. In other words: think big!
Personally, I just cannot get a real kick out of thumbnails and the greedy presentation of great images in small size. Sure, if you want to sell your photos, you don’t just want to give them away by putting them up for grab on your site.
But then, you could do with the thumbnail or a watermarked version and show a full size, maximum quality excerpt of the picture by cutting out a captivating part of the pic.
The main format we have selected for the Ycademy Photo Gallery is based on the image height of 600 pixels. This will fit and look good on any current monitor size. The width is not important as the scrolling is horizontal. The human eye prefers to scroll or scan horizontally rather than vertically.
Looking at the above picture for the purpose of the blog: I use the “thumbnail” size of 480 wide and load the image with 1680 pixels width. The thumb looks somewhat cropped, while the magnifying glass presents the original size view with astonishing detail. When you click on the pic and it opens in overlay, it will then go as big as your browser or full size depending on how I embed it. As a visitor to the post, you get really quite some views for your money :-).
The image in the header of the post expands first to browser size and then to original size, even if that is larger than your screen (top right click). Smashing!
Back to the Ycademy Gallery: the Gallery is a great piece of script for visual presentation of most anything you can pack on to an image.
Have a look at it from HERE.
For the time being we will only deliver the script to Ycademy Pros and Seminar Participants. The Commercial Version will be available shortly. The difference being: the educational script we deliver for your personal use can be branded and and configured without editing flash, which makes it comfortable to use, the content, editing and configuration cannot be protected and secured. It’s therefore definitely not something you want to give out of your hands.
If you purchase the script from the Semiomantics Shop, please contact Bianca after the purchase by mail for delivery: bianca (at) ycademy.com
PS: The above image can be viewed live on site HERE