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I didn't see in the list of features, or from a search here anything mentioning a picture gallery. Does this exist? If not is this something that is going to be added? I noticed that a version 3 is being worked on right now, maybe that is a good place to add this. My forum is a photography forum, so I really need a gallery for people to submit their images. Also, I do a weekly challenge, so the images submitted for the challenge I need to handle in a specific way. I am a J2EE engineer, so I could write the code necessary to get it working, but I'd rather find a good J2EE software package that already has a gallery. So, what are your plans, or what already exists with a gallery? If it doesn't exist, I'd love to add input as to how I'd like it to function.
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JForum 2.1.8 in fact does not have such a gallery. One option, if you find it viable, is to write a new module for it and integrate. Should not be that hard.

I"m adding this to Jira (here: http://www.jforum.net/jira/browse/JF-855).

You can comment there in the issue with your thoughts about how the picture gallery should look like.

Btw, which site is yours? I have a special interest in photography too

Rafael
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Its actually just one of those free forum hosting sites right now. I did it there because it was just something quick I wanted to get setup so some friends and family could have some weekly challenges. The site does some of what I wanted it to, but doesn't do everything I need it to. Since they are doing all the hosting I have no control over what features get added, and I'm tired of waiting for them to add it. So I am looking around for a better alternative. The current one is in php and I feel more comfortable in jsp, so I have been mostly looking at jsp alternatives. I still haven't decided what I am going to use. This is still just a small thing, and I don't want it to take up too much of my time, so I want to find a package that already does things the way I want them done, or at least close enough that I don't have to modify too much code. I'll go to the jira and add my comments.

If you want to check out the forum its here.
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IMHO, picture galleries are not really closely tied to discussion forums so it's not high on the feature list.

That said, jforum does handle uploaded pictures in a fairly nice manner already. When you attach and image, it can make a "thumbnail" (which can be large) that gets displayed above the attachment details. Clicking on the thumbnail shows the full picture.

So, you can have a thread or a post that has a gallery like feel to it.

It might be possible to tweak the templates and code to make it more gallery like... FWIW, I suspect that the easiest way to do this would be to run a second instance of jForum in "gallery" mode.

Submissions of new features via jira are always welcome.
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I realize that it isn't necessarily tied to a forum, but a lot of forum solutions out there include it. I also need one that is probably more specialized than most would use, so I'm most likely going to have to create it myself anyway. I am still looking to see if somebody has at least a basic gallery that I could work with. Like I said, this isn't a forum I want to be putting a lot of time in, it is mostly for family and friends, pretty simple. So if I can't find something that I could easily change, then I'll probably stick with my current forum and just deal with it. I was just hoping that since a new version was being worked on that it might be considered. I like the other stuff I have seen through jforum so far.
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I agree with monroe that a Picture Gallery it's not the kind of feature we'll see in the core distribution of JForum, but I have a particular interest on it because it seems to be a good oportunity to test how extensible JForum3 is - or will be -, so the idea is to someone develop it and we make available as an downloadable extension.

Rafael
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