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  1. The amount of time I spent initializing a gallery... Was absolutely ridiculous.

    Don't make us do half the work. My initialization is 5 functions and a couple hundred lines of code. It is ridiculous. Thanks for the work and it is an excellent plugin for the end user, but I spent a day today initializing *a lightbox*. The only word I have for this, is ridiculous.

    A constructor should construct. hence the name.

    32 votes
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    • Captions didn't update if accidentally clicked on pictures [solved]

      Comment the lines In photoswipde-ui-default in this method:

      ui.update = function() {
      // Don't update UI if it's hidden

      // the lines commented in this function prevent a bug where the captions wouldn't update if clicked anywhere on the pictures or captions.
      // if(_controlsVisible && pswp.currItem) {

      ui.updateIndexIndicator();

      if(_options.captionEl) {
      _options.addCaptionHTMLFn(pswp.currItem, _captionContainer);

      _togglePswpClass(_captionContainer, 'caption--empty', !pswp.currItem.title);
      }

      _overlayUIUpdated = true;

      // } else {
      // _overlayUIUpdated = false;
      // }

      if(!_shareModalHidden) {
      _toggleShareModal();
      }

      _countNumItems();
      };

      3 votes
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      • Anything that might be localized (text, url's) should be taken out of the .js files

        Anything that might be localized (text, url's) should be taken out of the .js files. Not sure what is the better implementation, but may allow us to use json to "feed" the data into the appropriate classes and functions?

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          1 comment  ·  Admin →
        • add .webp image format

          how is possible that?
          i have enable .webp format inside my wp - but photoswipe cant see any .webp images - and so i cant serve a lot of images.

          When we have the pleasure to see that?

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          • Pagination or Load More option for large galleries

            An option to load an X amount of images at a time would be useful for those large galleries.

            4 votes
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            • Built in option to close modal after last slide

              Pretty sure this doesn't exist at the moment, and I think this would be a good addition.

              3 votes
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              • Is it possible to add the caption on the thumbnail

                Can yo add the caption to the thumbnail image.

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                • Image Selection

                  Allow the user to select an image in the gallery rather than view a larger version.

                  http://neptunian.github.io/react-photo-gallery/examples/selection.html

                  7 votes
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                  • SEO Optimized

                    I noticed my PhotoSwipe galleries aren't SEO optimized, however the alt-text and description are filled in. But Google can hardly find any of my photos. Is there a better way to make my gallery SEO optimized?

                    7 votes
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                    • Next a previous image in gallery partially view on actual image view

                      The idea is bassically remplace the navigatiosn buttons for % of next and previous image, so the user can see a bit of what's next

                      15 votes
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                      • Groups

                        Add groups like fresojs does

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                        • PDF

                          Could you include PDF files or viewing?

                          12 votes
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                          • Include DOM gallery builder in JS file

                            Please include the initPhotoSwipeFromDOM function shown in http://photoswipe.com/documentation/getting-started.html#dom-to-slide-objects in PhotoSwipe in a JS file. That would make it much easier to get started with a gallery.

                            3 votes
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                            • Vue component

                              It would be useful to release PhotoSwipe library as ready-to-use Vue.js component.

                              42 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Admin →
                              • Option for specify the order in which images are downloaded

                                We have several photoswipe gallery on the page with one visible "main" image. We want to load this "main" images as fast as possible for a good user experience. But now images are loading in standart order as they are placed in the page html-code.

                                It would be nice to have the opportunity to download the "main" pictures first, and then all the other pictures of photoswipers.

                                Thanks.

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                                • 在放大模式下可以根据图片索引跳转到指定图片

                                  比如幻灯片一组有20张图片,我可以在放大的页面上根据索引,跳转到指定的那张图上

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                                  • Option to move the controls to bottom bar?

                                    I use a theme with a sticky main menu that expands down. The Photoswipe controls end up under and can't be reached. An option to move the controls to the bottom bar?

                                    2 votes
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                                    • 7 votes
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                                      • 73 votes
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                                        • Clearer controls

                                          1) left/right controls are rather small
                                          2) left/right controls are currently invisible when touch is enabled, on new Windows touch enabled laptops, this may cause:
                                          a) controls sometimes disappear when using the laptop as a normal laptop
                                          b) windows does not change between tablet and desktop mode until web page is closed [amazing "design" "feature" by Microsoft but apparently true]

                                          Even on a small mobile device, a visual indication that it is possible to advance or go back may be better than no indication at all.

                                          This is all mitigated if the solution to show thumbnails at the bottom of…

                                          7 votes
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