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  • Resolved digbymaass


    When I put a gallery into a post and have lightbox set in NextGen other options lightbox effects, the gallery images open fine but won’t stop at the end of the gallery. They go on to the next stored gallery and so on.
    The other effects such as fancybox work ok and show only the images in the gallery.

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  • Plugin Author photocrati


    @digbymaass – We include the standard “Lightbox” library with NextGEN Gallery and this is a known issue with this particular effect. We also recognize the other Lightbox Effects do not do this and made sure to incorporate that into our NextGEN Pro Lightbox.


    – Cais.

    Well if you knew this why didn’t tell us?
    Why isn’t it documented on your site or on the effects page? I’ve spent countless hours trying to figure this out and I’m pretty good at searching out information. I’ve not come across ANY information that this is a ‘known issue’.
    I had to use one of the other effects, and spent further countless hours finding a solution to the forward and back buttons causing the image to flicker in Safari 5.1 on a Mac.
    I despair. And I wouldn’t call it resolved. If it’s a known issue that has not been fixed it is not resolved.

    Plugin Author photocrati


    @digbymaass – It’s a known issue of the that library and would also be up to that library’s author to sort out as we do not do much more than bundle the standard version of it with NextGEN Gallery; and, as I mentioned we resolved it by making a better version of the “Lightbox” available as our NextGEN Pro Lightbox.

    I can appreciate your frustration and not finding this out by any other methods but this is simply how that “Lightbox” works and how it generates the images it uses in its effect.

    You can expect the “Lightbox” effect to include every rendered image on the page that you access the gallery from. There may be a very few rare exceptions to this expectation but I cannot think off hand how to create those extreme edge-cases if they exist.

    Each of the bundled Lightbox Effects has their own separate potential issue and this is related to too many factors to document each and every possible combination that may produce an undesirable effect; and, that effect itself may actually be preferred in some cases as well … as an unintentional feature of the Lightbox effect in question.

    – Cais.

    I appreciate that you are trying to improve documentation on your website but it is still some way from perfect. There is no description of the lightbox effects on the relevant page merely a list to choose from.

    There should be some kind of clue as to what they do, or failing that, links to further information.
    This might include for instance: Lightbox – shows every image in every gallery you’ve uploaded, starting with the one in the post, or something like that.

    If the bundled Lightbox Effects are as buggy as you seem to be suggesting then all the more reason to give us some idea of the major issues.

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