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Picture gallery nightmare...

Monday 16 March 2009
Gallery 2WordPress

It’s official now: I hate this picture gallery!

While waiting for the washer and dryer, I found out why you now and then get errors when clicking on the pictures in the blog entries: the gallery does not have the right sized image available.

So how does this work? Well I use Gallery 2. This picture gallery software allows me to import the pictures I took with my camera. During the import, it creates the small images you see in the blog entries. Gallery 2 allows you to have several sizes of the same picture online. This allows me to show bigger or smaller versions of the picture depending on what I want to do. These so called resized pictures are created when you access them for the first time. But not when you do so via the blog software (WordPress)… Hence, why you get errors when the picture has not been accessed through Gallery 2 yet.

For now I have changed some settings in the blog software. When you click on a small picture, it will show the best match and will not generate an error anymore. However, the best match could be the original picture. And these are quite big, so can take a lot of time to download.

If you want to scroll through my pictures, you better go directly to Gallery 2 and browse through the pictures there. This will allow you to select the smallest version of the pictures and as a nice side effect, you will trigger the creation of these smaller pictures when browsing them.

These are only temporary solutions until I have figured out how to move on with the pictures.

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