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  1. Add support for pinch-out zoom gesture to open gallery

    Some users automatically attempt to use the pinch-out zoom gesture on images to start zooming in. It would be nice to have the gallery open with this gesture along with the tap that is already supported.

    This is a great plugin!

    13 votes
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    • A with-a-white background-version

      I almost made it: all white with black icons, only if I hover the share and close etc. icons, it keeps showing a black background, the arrows are fine. I have tried everything in the css-files (default-skin.css) for a whole day to get rid of that, and when I did... the arrows didn't function well anymore....has anybody a suggestion..?

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      • Add 'staticClick' functionality

        This would easily allow Photoswipe to be combined Draggable image galleries

        6 votes
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        • Add events for beforeNext and beforePrevious

          We have a beforeChange event, but this gives no indication of which direction the user's moving in. I'm having to write my own code to keep track of the last and new index numbers and work out whether we're moving to next or previous. That's normally the kind of event that's built in.

          7 votes
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          • Add an RTL option

            It would be great to create a Right to left option to show it in inverse way, as the counter fits and the the goTo function getting fits to it.

            15 votes
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            • More than two image sizes (aka srcset)

              I want to define slides with all available image files:
              {
              thumbnailImage: {
              src: 'path/to/thumbnail-image-1.jpg',
              w: 80,
              h: 60
              }
              mediumImage: {
              src: 'path/to/medium-image-1.jpg',
              w:800,
              h:600
              },
              bigImage: {
              src: 'path/to/big-image-1.jpg',
              w: 1400,
              h: 1050
              }
              originalImage: {
              src: 'path/to/original-image-1.jpg',
              w: 1900,
              h: 1350
              }
              },

              and Photoswipe should decide what to use in popup (and update it if window is resized, went to fullscreen etc.)

              37 votes
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              • 19 votes
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                • Add an easy option for default scaling of images displayed

                  Previous versions of PhotoSwipe had an imageScaleMethod option that would allow you to stretch or shrink image display size to the display area. At the moment you can do a hacky imitation of this by applying a zoom to the current item on beforeChange. But zooming deactivates the swipe on non-touch devices. It would be handy if we could specify how images should fit in the display area.

                  3 votes
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                  • Retina / HiDPI Screen Support

                    Allow additional @2 images in items for HiDPI Displays.
                    This, in combination with different image sizes.

                    14 votes
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                    • Customize Selectors

                      Please customize selectos so that the script does not look for the 'closest' Figure element, but a custom class name, as the thumbnails of a group could be in different divs (ie a layout grid) and Figure tags could be not near each other. Also a custom selector for click actions not necessarely A href tag..

                      7 votes
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                      • Show thumbnails inside PhotoSwipe container

                        Show thumbnails inside PhotoSwipe container, so user can slide to any image from the gallery by clicking on it.

                        265 votes
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                        • Discourage save file as

                          For instance, placing a div over the image, or capture the right click over an image and replacing the context menu with an alert message.

                          24 votes
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                          • Ability to customize display of Social Share Buttons (not just an arrow)

                            To increase engagement (shares), it would be much more beneficial to have an option to display social media icons at first glance without needing to click on the "Share arrow" first. More steps = less engagement. Also, the share arrow can be easily overlooked where as social media icons are obvious and encourages clicking. Thanks!!!

                            24 votes
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                            • Goto Full Screen Directly

                              Please create a option to show the slide show in Full Screen if the browser supports it.

                              26 votes
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                              • 18 votes
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                                • Slide on mouse scroll

                                  Slide images next and prev on mouse scroll when not in zoom mode

                                  24 votes
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                                  • autoplay

                                    Would like the option to automatically display each image after a specified pause duration.

                                    33 votes
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                                    • I want additional fields of the SQL table contents to show next to the image as description

                                      I have a sql database and a table which has fields thumbnail, bigger image, qty, size, color, price etc. I am able to display the thumbnails and by clicking I am able to display the image, how can I display the other fields from the same table record?

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                                      • Support for background-image thumbnails

                                        An maybe could possibly use the full image thumb indifferent of the background soft-cropping (set on the element via overflow: hidden).

                                        7 votes
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                                        • images only for zoom

                                          I like show high resolution images when the user zooms.
                                          Can I do it?

                                          7 votes
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