Harvard Business School study says that about 70% of all Facebook activities revolve around photos, whether people are uploading, viewing, liking, or commenting on them. Against the background of an incredibly popular Pinterest & Instagram, the importance of photo sharing in social networking becomes more and more obvious.
Advanced Photo Albums plugin enhances standard Photo Albums plugin from SocialEngine – much easier to share photos with friends and community, beautiful photo browsing, viewing and quick interaction.
It provides a new level of photo browsing experience with an attractive photos listing and larger images, with ability to showcase featured albums and photos and a lot of various widgets.
Advanced Photo Albums plugin features:
- Beautiful Interfaces. Large images, attractive look and user friendly interfaces intend members to browse and engage with photos much than usual.
- Photo Viewer. Any photo in the plugin can be displayed on the same page in an attractive photo viewer like on Facebook & Google+. You can do the following things on the photo viewer:
– Quick and easy to interact – no need to scroll down to comment or like photos, these options are located on the right sidebar;– Easily navigate by left-right buttons;– Keyboard shortcuts are supported: Left, Right, Esc;– Full Screen view of photos;– Nice Photos Slideshow with option to pause;– All photos option allows to view photos listing from this album;– View title and description of photos;– Attractive buttons to Like, Comment and Share photos increases interaction;– Easy to leave and view comments in each photo;– Like and unlike photos;– Share and Report photo;– Make profile photo;– Add tags;– Download the photo;– Edit the photo;
- Attractive Photos Browsing page. The plugin provides an unique way of photos browsing in SocialEngine:
– There is no longer poor and small photos, it focuses on images presentation – large and quality images;– It automatically adapts photos width and height regardless of their dimensions to provide beautiful user experience;– Faster page loads with images lazy loading – it loads images only when visitors scroll down to view them;– Less white space and short photo information, more can be seen on mouseover;– Mouseover info includes: photo’s title, owner name, likes and comments stats with links;– Recent photos listing is opened by default, it is available along with categories list;– Popular photos listing is available along with categories list, makes easy to browse most viewed photos;
- Browse Albums page. It provides a clean and simple albums browsing page:
– Faster page loads with images lazy loading – it loads albums’ images only when visitors scroll down to view them;– Focus on visual presentation of albums images with less white space and short album information, more can be seen on mouseover;– Mouseover info includes: album’s title, owner name and photos count;– Recent albums listing is opened by default, it is available along with categories list;– Popular albums listing is available along with categories list, makes easy to browse most viewed photo albums;
- Easy to Browse by Categories. Now it is easy to filter photos & albums by categories, which are displayed on the page top and it is enough to one-click to load the content via ajax – no page loading is required. This is available by default on Browse Photos & Browse Albums pages.
- Ajax search. Members can easily search photos and albums using search field on the page top, it is ajaxified so no page loading is required. This is available by default on Browse Photos & Browse Albums pages.
- Quick and Simple Photo Uploading. There are available quick and advanced photo uploading form, which can be easily switched:
● Quick is a simplified form with the most needed fields: title, category, description and photos-uploader;● Advanced is standard photo uploading form from Photo Albums plugin;
- Photo Album page is an attractive page with focus on displaying large & quality images. The images sizes are automatically adjusted to fit the page size – it provides a beautiful user experience like on Flickr. There are less text & info which are displayed only on mouseover.
- Member Profile/Timeline page. Now visitors can view more relevant photos in Albums tab in Member Profile page like on Facebook:
– Member Photos displays list of photos where this member has been tagged;– Photos displays photos uploaded by this member;– Albums displays photo albums uploaded by this member;
- Showcase Photos widget displays random photos uploaded by member on the top of Member Profile page.
- Widgets. There are available many widgets which enhance the plugin:
● Featured Albums widget displays the albums selected by site administrator to showcase in the widget;● Featured Photos widget, site administrator can select photos and showcase them in this widget;● Friends’ Albums widget displays random photo albums of the current member’s friends;● Friends’ Photos widget displays random photos of the current member’s friends;● Popular Albums widget;● Popular Photos widget;
Requirements: SocialEngine version >= 4.18;