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  1. Chanan Zass
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    Greetings,

    We're trying to migrate from our own gallery control, developed and used in the past, to the one offered by Sitefinity.
    Here are a few questions:
    1. Is there a batch operation to assign images to categories?
    2. Is there a way to avoid images in sub-categories showing in parent categories (right now we see images from a second-level category when selecting a first-level category -- we use an accompanying category treeview).
    3. What's the fastest way to go about resizing images on the fly to fit into a lightbox?

    Thanks in advace.

    P.S.
    A wish-list request: offer the possibility of uploading images into an existing category or sub-category.
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi Chanan,

    1. Is there a batch operation to assign images to categories?


    Yes there is a way to edit images in batch edit mode and in this view you can set a category for all items in the batch edit.

    2.Is there a way to avoid images in sub-categories showing in parent categories

    Our filters shows items only for the specified category. We do not shows items from sub categories if this is not explicitly set which generally is done in custom implementations.

    What's the fastest way to go about resizing images on the fly to fit into a lightbox?

    The lightbox view works with thumbnails which size is 350/350. When you click on a thumb we show the entire image. Your images should be set with a proper size before you upload them to Sitefinity.

    Kind regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team
  3. Chanan Zass
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    Thanks for responding.

    I forgot to mention we're using version 3.7.
    1. In batch edit we can work with tags and names only (no categories).
    2. We see ALL images when we select the first-level category (front-end).
    3. Default lightbox control shows images in their original width and height, no 300px resizing.

    The above was tested on more than one site (we have 3 licenses).
    A mystery.
  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Chanan,

    To set the categories when you make batch edit you should enable categories drop down from the external template

    <fieldset class="set">
                <div class="setIn batchtags">               
                    <%--<asp:Label runat="server" AssociatedControlID="commonCategories" Text="<%$Resources:Category %>"></asp:Label>
                    <sf:CategoriesField ID="commonCategories" runat="server" />--%>
                    <sf:ContentTagEditor ID="commonTags" runat="server" />
                </div>
            </fieldset>

    We see ALL images when we select the first-level category (front-end).

    I cannot replicate this issue with the latest SP4 of Sitefinity. 

    - using CategoriesTree control set with provider - Libraries
    - using FilterExpression of the control


    Default lightbox control shows images in their original width and height, no 300px resizing.

    The lightbox view works with thumbnails which size is 350/350. When you click on a thumb we show the entire image. Your images should be set with a proper size before you upload them to Sitefinity.

    Kind regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team
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  5. Chanan Zass
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    Thanks for responding.
    Truth is we've gone ahead and wrote our own image gallery module (backend and front-end) and inaugurated it today (!). Editors are happy.
    Regarding version 4. Would've liked to migrate, but the concurrent user limit is too low for that particular site.

    Thanks again.
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