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Phoca Gallery Options (Parameters - since Joomla! 3)

This article describes Options of Phoca Gallery (since Joomla! 3, Phoca Gallery 4)
 
Phoca Gallery is running on different Joomla! versions. So it is possible that you will not find all listed parameters in your Phoca Gallery - depends on used Joomla! system.
 

Options (formerly known as Parameters)

Go to Components - Phoca Gallery - Control Panel - click on icon Options (you can find this icon in top left corner of your Joomla! administration)

Options (Parameters) can be managed only by Super Users (Super Administrators) or you need to have rights to manage them in Joomla! Administration.
 

Categories View

ParameterValue
Categories View Settings
Category Ordering (Ordering Ascending | Ordering Descending | Title Ascending | Title Descending | Date Ascending | Date Descending | Id Ascending | Id Descending | Rating Count Ascending | Rating Count Descending | Rating Ascending | Rating Descending | Hits Ascending | Hits Descending) Set ordering of categories
Categories View Description Add description for Categories View - main description of gallery
Image Size (Small | Medium) Select image next to category name (in Categories View)
Categories Image Ordering (Ordering Ascending | Ordering Descending | Title Ascending | Title Descending | Date Ascending | Date Descending | Id Ascending | Id Descending | Random | Special) If image will be displayed next to category name in Categories View, set which image will be selected (random, first, last, etc.)
Display Avatar As Category Image (No | Yes) Display avatar as category image in Categories View
Display Subcategories (Yes | No) Display subcategories in Categories View
Display Empty Categories (Yes | No) Display empty categories in Categories View (categories which do not contain image - the reason why to display them is that they contain subcategories)
Display Inaccessible Categories (Yes | No) Display or hide categories in category list which user cannot access
Hide Categories Set categories (categories id), which will be not displayed in the categories tree (in Categories View). Separate each id with comma (,)
Show Categories Set categories (categories id), which will be displayed in the categories tree, other categories will be hidden (in Categories View). Separate each id with comma (,)
Pagination Default Value (Categories View) Set pagination default value for Categories View
Pagination (Categories View) Set pagination values for Categories View. Separate each pagination value with comma(,)
Category Box Space Enlarge category box height (in px)
Display Category Description In Box (Yes | Yes(HTML) | No) Display or hide category description in box (in Categories View)
Number Of Characters In Name (Category Name) Number of characters which will be displayed in name (Category name in Categories or Category View in frontend)
Mosaic Effect (Categories View) (Yes | No) Enable or disable Mosaic Effect in Categories View. Be aware, additional thumbnails must be created and external images (Picasa, Facebook) shouldn't be used.

Category View

ParameterValue
Category View Settings
Image Ordering (Ordering Ascending | Ordering Descending | Title Ascending | Title Descending | Date Ascending | Date Descending | Id Ascending | Id Descending | Rating Count Ascending | Rating Count Descending | Rating Ascending | Rating Descending | Hits Ascending | Hits Descending) Set ordering of images
Display New Icon Set the number of days. During these days NEW icon will be displayed for the image, use zero for not displaying the icon.
Display Hot Icon Set the number of hits (image views). After reaching this number of views HOT icon will be displayed for the image, use zero for not displaying the icon. Be avare, hits counting does not work for images displayed in Image Only Detail Methods.
Display Name (Hide | Display | Show category name only) Display or hide name of image in Category View
Display Detail Icon (Hide | Display) Display or hide icon of detail link in Category View
Display Download Icon (Hide | Display | Display (direct download)) Display or hide icon of download link in Category View
Number Of Characters In Name Number of characters which will be displayed in name (Image name in Category View in frontend)
Image Box Space Enlarge image box height (in px)
Display Categories in Category View (Yes | No) Set if categories (subcategories) should be displayed in Category View
Display Subcategories On Each Page (All pages | First page | Nowhere) Subcategories are displayed only on the first page but they can be displayed on every page (in case that pagination will be used)
Display Image Instead Of Folder Icon (Yes | No) Display image instead of folder icon. Subcategory folder can be displayed as Folder Icon or as Image from current subcategory
Category Image Ordering (Ordering Ascending | Ordering Descending | Title Ascending | Title Descending | Date Ascending | Date Descending | Id Ascending | Id Descending | Random | Special) If image will be displayed instead of Folder Icon in Category View, set which image will be selected (random, first, last, etc.)
Display Back Button (Yes | No) Display or hide the back button to the parent category in Category View
Display Categories Views Back Button (Yes | No) Display or hide the back button to the Categories View (in Category View)
Pagination Default Value (Category View) Set pagination default value for Category View
Pagination (Category View) Set pagination values for Category View. Separate each pagination value with comma(,)
Display Image Description In Box (Yes | Yes(HTML) | No) Display or hide image description in box (in Category View)
Different Thubmnail Height (Yes | Yes (Masonry Effect) | No) Enable or disable Different Thumbnail Height feature.
Category View Settings (Categories above Images)
Display Categories In Category View (Yes | No) Set if categories (subcategories) will be displayed in Category View (Categories View in Category View)
Display Subcategories On Each Page (All pages | First page | Nowhere) Subcategories are displayed only on the first page but you can display them on every page or nowhere (Categories View in Category View)
Display Back Button (Yes | No) Display or hide the back button to the parent category in Category View (Categories View in Category View)
Display Categories View Back Button (Yes | No) Display or hide the back button to the Categories View (Categories View in Category View
Cooliris Settings
Enable Cooliris (Yes | No) Enable or disable Cooliris presentation
Start Cooliris Button (Yes | No) Display or hide Start Cooliris Button (with this button user can start the Cooliris slideshow without installed browser's Cooliris support)
Cooliris Image (Original Image | Thumbnail Image) Select image type which will be displayed as original image in Cooliris slideshow
Switch (Swap) Image Settings
Switch Image (Yes | No) Enable or disable Switch (Swap) image behaviour
Switch Image Width Set switch image width (in px)
Switch Image Height Set switch image height (in px)
Switch Fixed Size (Yes | No) If landscape and portrait images are displayed in Switch effect, switch fixed size should be disabled
Overlib Settings
Overlib Effect (Only Image | Only Description | Image And Description | Only Image And Username | Only Description And Username | Image And Description And Username | No) Select the Overlib effect
Overlib Image Rate Size (Default | 1/2 | 1/3 | 1/4) Set Overlib image size. Image displayed in overlib can be transformed (resized with HTML parameters) by rate
Statistics Settings
Display Statistics (No | Yes) Display or hide Statistics Pane (in Category View)
Display Main Statistics (No | Yes) Display or hide Main Statistics in Statistics Pane (in Category View)
Display Last Added Category Statistics (No | Yes) Display or hide Last Added Images Statistics in Statistics Pane (in Category View)
Number Of Last Added Images Set number of last added images in Statistics Pane (in Category View)
Display Most Viewed Images Statistics (No | Yes) Display or hide Most Viewed Statistics in Statistics Pane (in Category View)
Number Of Most Viewed Images Set number of most viewed images in Statistics Pane
Information Settings
Display Camera Information Icon (Hide | Display) Display or hide Camera Information Icon (EXIF information which is stored in image by camera)
Exif Info Set Exif information which should be displayed. Separate each information with comma (,).

Detail View

ParameterValue
Detail View Settings
Detail Window (Standard Popup Window | Modal Box | Modal Box (Image only) | Shadowbox | Shadowbox (Image only) | Highslide JS | Highslide JS(Image only) | Jak Lightbox | No Popup | Slimbox | boxplus | boxplus (Image only)) Select method of displaying the Popup Window (Box)
Modal Box
Modal Box Overlay Opacity (0 % | 10 % | 20 % | 30 % | 40 % | 50 % | 60 % | 70 % | 80 % | 90 % | 100 %) Set Modal Box overlay opacity
Shadowbox
Shadobox Slideshow Delay (0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10) Set delay for Shadowbox slideshow (user zero for disabling slideshow, in seconds)
Shadowbox Settings Set Shadowbox settings. Be aware of used format (commas, quotation marks, white spaces, etc.)
Highslide JS
Highslide JS Class (Rounded white | Wide border | Dark | Outer glow | Floating caption | Borderless floating caption) Set highslide JS class
Highslide JS Opacity (0 % | 10 % | 20 % | 30 % | 40 % | 50 % | 60 % | 70 % | 80 % | 90 % | 100 %) Set Highslide JS opacity
Highslide JS Outline Type (Rounded white | None) Set Highslide JS outline type
Highslide JS Full Image (No | Yes) Set if full image will be displayed in Highslide JS
Highslide JS Close Button (No | Yes) Display or hide Mac-style close button in Highslide (Parameter 'Description - Display Title in Description' should be disabled if this close button is enabled)
Highslide JS Slideshow (No | Standard | Slideshow with small thumbnails) Set Highslide JS Slideshow. If you set slideshow with small thumbnails, you need to set opacity to some dark value (e.g. 90%)
Jak Lightbox
Jak Lightbox Slideshow Delay (1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10) Set Jak Lightbox slideshow delay
JAK Lightbox Thumbnails Orientation (Vertical | Horizontal | None) Set orientation of JAK Lightbox thumbnails
Jak Lightbox Description (Only title | Only Description | Title and description | None) Set style of JAK Lightbox description. Description is displayed only in case the JAK Lightbox orientation is set to Vertical or None value
Jak Lightbox Description Height Set height of JAK Lightbox description box (in px)
boxplus
Pop-up window theme (boxplus) (light square theme | dark square theme | light rounded theme | dark rounded theme | prettyPhoto-inspired theme | Shadowbox-inspired theme) Appearance of the lightbox pop-up dialog. Each theme has a dedicated cascading style sheet (CSS) file that you can customize further.
Center on scroll (boxplus) (Yes | No) Whether to center the pop-up window when its size is less than browser window size and the user scrolls down or across the page. Pop-up windows that exceed browser window size are never auto-centered.
Fit to window (boxplus) (Yes | No) Whether to automatically reduce oversized images to fit the browser window when they are displayed. Flash and video are always shown in their predefined size, even if they would not fit the screen.
Slideshow delay (boxplus) Time spent viewing an image in milliseconds when slideshow mode is active. Use 0 to disable slideshow mode.
Wrap around at end (boxplus) (Yes | No) Whether a gallery comprising of a sequence of images or content items wraps around such that the first item follows the last and the last precedes the first.
Caption placement (boxplus) (Below | Beside | Hide) Placement of image or content item caption relative to the item shown.
Navigation bar (boxplus) (As overlay | In caption area | Hide) Placement of navgiation bar with sequence of thumbnails relative to the item shown.
Animation duration (boxplus) Duration of resize animation sequence in milliseconds.
Transition effect (boxplus) (linear | quadratic | cubicular | quartetic | quintic | exponential | circular | sinusoidal | back and forth | bouncy | elastic curve) Easing equation to use for the transition effect, i.e. speed at which the animation progresses at different stages of an animation.
Context menu (boxplus) (Display | Hide) Whether the context menu appears when right-clicking an image inside the pop-up window.
Multibox Settings
Enable Multibox (No | Yes) Enable or disable Multibox. Possible for iframe methods only. See documentation for more inforamtion.
Multibox (Displayed Items) (Title | Description | Uploaded by | Rating | Map | Tags | Comments | Thumbnails) Set which items will be displayed in Multibox
Multibox Width Set Multibox Width
Multibox Height Set height for Multibox
Multibox Map Width Set map width in Multibox
Multibox Map Height Set map height in Multibox
Thumbnails Box Width Set width of thumbnails box
Thumbnails Count (Thumbnails Box) Set count of thumbnails in thumbnails box
Multibox Comments Width Set comments box width for Multibox
Multibox Comments Height Set comments box height for Multibox
Multibox Fixed Columns (No | Yes) Set if columns in Multibox will be fixed. For example, if your thumbnails are not the same size (portrait, landscape, small or large images), fixed columns will be not moved with the size of image.
YouTube
YouTube Window (Default | Full Video) YouTube videos can be displayed in detail window - iframe methods. Set if there will be standard window (padding, margin, description, buttons) or only YouTube video without padding and margin - detail window will be fully filled with video. Be aware, use full video parameter only in case you are displaying YouTube videos only. It can affect displaying standard images.
Description Settings
Display Description In Detail View (Hide | Show (Standard) | Show (Lightbox)) Display or hide description in Detail View
Display Title In Description (No | Yes) Display or hide title in description in Detail View. If description is empty only title will be displayed in Detail View
Slideshow Settings
Slideshow Delay (1 sec | 2 sec | 3 sec | 5 sec | 10 sec) Select delay between image change in slideshow
Slideshow Pause (1 sec | 2 sec | 3 sec | 5 sec | 10 sec) Pause the slideshow while the mouse is over the image or not
Slideshow Random (Yes | No) Enable or disable randomize ordering of images in slideshow
Slideshow Random (On Demand | Allways | Peekaboo | None) Enable or disable randomize ordering of images in slideshow
Display Buttons (Yes | No) Display or hide navigation buttons in Detail View

General Settings

ParameterValue
Phoca Gallery Width Set the fixed width of the Phoca Gallery box (in px)
Phoca Gallery Center (Yes (Category View) | Yes (Categories View) | Yes (Category and Categories View) | No) If Phoca Gallery Width is set to some fixed width, Phoca Gallery site can be centered (Category View)
Meta Description Set Meta Description for Phoca Gallery
Meta Keywords Set Meta Keywords for Phoca Gallery
Alt Value (Empty | Title | Description | Title - description | Meta Description | Title > Description > Meta Description | Description > Title > Meta Description | Description > Meta Description > Title | Meta Description > Title > Description | Meta Description > Description > Title) Set Alt value for images
Display Tags (No | Yes (Category View) | Yes (Detail View) | Yes (Category And Detail View)) Display or hide tags
Tags (Links) (No | External Link | Category Link | Search Outcome) Set if the tags will include a link. If yes, set type of this link
RSS (Feed) Settings
Display RSS (Feed) link (No | Yes (Category and Categories View) | Yes (Categories View) | Yes (Category View)) Set if RSS (Feed) link will be displayed
Feed Categories Set categories id which should be displayed in feed of Categories View. Separate each category with comma (,)
Feed - Image Ordering (Date Ascending | Date Descending) Set ordering of images in feed
Feed - Image Count Set count of images in feed
Feed Title Set feed title
Enable Picasa Image Loading (No | Yes) Set if Picasa Image Loading will be enabled. Picasa Image Loading works only with support of JSON functions and allow_url_fopen parameter enabled in php.ini. Enabling this function and loading large albums from Picasa can slow down server. Loading images can be canceled because of not enough memory or not enough time. If you will load Picasa images into a category, all previous Picasa images and their settings will be removed in this category as images and their settings are managed in Picasa albums.
Picasa Loading Pagination (20 | 30 | 50 | 100) Set pagination for Picasa image loading
Enable Facebook Image Loading (No | Yes) Set if Facebook Image Loading will be enabled. Facebook Image Loading works only with support of JSON functions and cURL parameter enabled in php.ini. Enabling this function and loading large albums from Facebook can slow down server. Loading images can be canceled because of not enough memory or not enough time. If you will load Facebook images into a category, all previous Facebook images and their settings will be removed in this category as images and their settings are managed in Facebook albums.
Enable Cache (Yes | No) Enable cache if it is enabled in Joomla! Global Configuration
Geotagging Settings
Display Geotagging (Categories) (Yes | No) Display Geotagging in Categories View (instead of standard list of categories)
Categories - Geotagging Longitude Set longitude for map which will be displayed in Categories view (if you leave this field blank, the longitude value from the first category will be used)
Categories - Geotagging Latitude Set latitude for map which will be displayed in Categories view (if you leave this field blank, the latitude value from the first category will be used)
Categories - Geotagging Zoom Set zoom for map which will be displayed in Categories view
Categories - Map Width Set map width which will be displayed in Categories View (in px)
Categories - Map Height Set map height which will be displayed in Categories View (in px)
Display Geotagging Icon (Hide | Display) Display or hide Geotagging icon in image box in Category View
Display Geotagging (Category) (Yes | No) Display Geotagging in Geotagging Pane, in Category View
Category - Map Width Set map width which will be displayed in Geotagging Pane, in Category View (in px)
Category - Map Height Set map height which will be displayed in Geotagging Pane, in Category View (in px)
VirtueMart Settings
Display VirtueMart Link (Yes | No) Display or hide VirtueMart link (Link to VirtueMart product. Link can bedefined in Phoca Gallery > Images > New or Edit)

Users

ParameterValue
Access Level - Registered Users Set access levels for registered users. Some actions in frontend can be done by registered users only (e.g. rating or commenting). Set which access level group will be regarded as registered group.
User Control Panel Settings
Enable User Control Panel (Yes | No) Enable or disable User Control Panel for registered users
Enable Avatar Uploading (Yes | No) Set if user will be able to upload avatar
Enable Approve Avatar (Yes | No) If YES the avatar will be uploaded as not authorized and must be authorized by administrator. If NO the avatar will be uploaded as authorized
Enable User Category Authorization (Yes | No) If YES the user category will be created as not authorized and must be authorized by administrator. If NO the user category will be created as authorized
Enable User Subcategory Authorization (Yes | No) If YES the user subcategory will be created as not authorized and must be authorized by administrator. If NO the user subcategory will be created as authorized
Enable Direct Subcategory Creation (Yes | No) If Yes subcategories can be created directly in the category view. Only users who have rights to upload images into parent category can create a subcategory in this category
Maximal Count Of Subcategories Set maximal count of subcategories user can create
Maximal Characters In Category Description Set maximum of characters, they can be written by users into description form (creating or editing category)
User Language (All | User's Language | Site's Language) Set which language will be set while creating category or uploading image in UCP
Upload Settings
Enable User Upload Image Authorization (Yes | No) If YES the uploaded image will be set as not authorized and must be authorized by administrator. If NO the uploaded image will be set as authorized
Maximum Upload Description Characters Set maximum of characters, they can be written by users into the description form (will be used in description form in Upload Pane or in User Control Panel)
Maximal Upload Size (in bytes - front, admin upload) The maximal size for an upload. Use zero for no limit.
Maximal Resolution - Width Set maximal resolution width of uploaded image
Maximal Resolution - Height Set maximal resolution width of uploaded image
Maximal Size of all User's Images Set maximal size of all user's images which can be uploaded (Only original images are included, not thumbnails)
Enable Multiple Upload (Disable Multiple Upload | Enable Multiple Upload (Administration only) | Yes) Enable Multiple Upload
Multiple Upload Method (Flash Uploader | Gears Uploader | Silverlight Uploader | HTML5 Uploader | Browserplus Uploader | HTML4 Uploader) Set Multiple Upload Method. See http://www.plupload.com/ which browsers and which functions are supported by selected method
Chunk Uploaded File (Disable Chunk File | Enable Chunk File (Administration only) | Yes) Enables you to chunk the file into smaller pieces (only Multiple Upload Flash Method)
Multiple Resize Width Set width if you want Multiple Uploader will rezise original image before upload. It works for Java Uploader too, but not for Multiple Upload - method HTML4. (set -1 to not resize original image).
Multiple Resize Height Set height if you want Multiple Uploader will rezise original image before upload. It works for Java Uploader too, but not for Multiple Upload - method HTML4. (set -1 to not resize original image)
Enable Java Upload (Disable Java Upload | Enable Java Upload (Administration only) | Yes) Enable or disable Java Uploader
Java Box Width Set width of Java Box in frontend
Java Box Height Set height of Java Box in frontend
Enable YouTube Upload (No | Yes | Yes (User Control Panel Only)) Set if YouTube upload will be enabled in frontend
Rating Settings
Display Rating Of Categories (No | Yes) Display or hide rating as Rating Pane in Category View
Display Rating of Images (No | Yes (Detail View) | Yes (Category View)) Display or hide rating of images (allow or disallow rating of images)
Comment Settings
Display Category Comments (No | Yes) Set if category comments (form and comments) will be displayed and enabled
Display Image Comments (No | Yes (Detail View) | Yes (Category View) | Yes (Category And Detail View)) Set if image comments (comment icon, form and comments) will be displayed and enabled
Comment Box Width Set width of comment boxes (in px). Setting width is important e.g. because of hiding long comments without spaces
Maximum Comment Characters Set maximum of characters, they can be written by users into the comment form
Display Comments In No Popup Window (Yes | No) Set if comments will be displayed in No Popup Window or in window which is selected as Detail Window Method
External Comment System (None | JComments | Facebook) Enable or disable external comment extension
Facebook User (App ID) Set Facebook user (Facebook Application ID). Facebook application ID is set for each Facebook user. Selecting Facebook user means selecting Facebook application ID too.

Thumbnails

ParameterValue
Thumbnail Generation Settings
Pagination Thumbnail Generation (Yes | No) Thumbnails will be generated only from images which will be listed in the Gallery list (more information about this parameter in Phoca Gallery User Manual)
Clean Thumbnails (Yes | No) Unused thumbnails will be removed (more information about this parameter in Phoca Gallery User Manual)
Enable Thumbnails Generation (Yes | No) Enable or disable Thumbnails Generation (Automatically thumbnails generation can be disabled e.g. in case some errors occur while thumbnails generating)
Crop Thumbnails (None | Only large thumbnails | Only medium thumbnails | Only small thumbnails | Large and medium thumbnails | Medium and small thumbnails | Small and large thumbnails | All) Set which thumbnails should be cropped
Additional Thumbnails (Only medium thumbnails | Only small thumbnails | Medium and small thumbnails | No) Create additional thumbnails which are used for different features (Mosaic Effect in Categories View, Different Thumbnail Height in Category View). Be aware, creating a lot of different thumbnails can slow down your server or may be stopped in case, your server does not have enough memory or original images are too large.
JPEG Quality Set JPEG quality for JPEG thumbnails (in percent: 0 - 100)
Images And Detail Window Size Settings
Large Image Width Set Large Image Width (Be aware, change this parameter only before thumbnails creating, it means after installing Phoca Gallery before uploading and adding images into the categories)
Large Image Height Set Large Image Height (Be aware, change this parameter only before thumbnails creating, it means after installing Phoca Gallery before uploading and adding images into the categories)
Medium Image Width Set Medium Image Width (Be aware, change this parameter only before thumbnails creating, it means after installing Phoca Gallery before uploading and adding images into the categories)
Medium Image Height Set Medium Image Height (Be aware, change this parameter only before thumbnails creating, it means after installing Phoca Gallery before uploading and adding images into the categories)
Small Image Width Set Small Image Width (Be aware, change this parameter only before thumbnails creating, it means after installing Phoca Gallery before uploading and adding images into the categories)
Small Image Height Small Image Height (Be aware, change this parameter only before thumbnails creating, it means after installing Phoca Gallery before uploading and adding images into the categories)
Detail Window Width Set width of detail window in frontend (Iframe Methods - Modal Box, Stantard Popup Box, Highslide JS
Detail Window Height Set height of detail window in frontend (Iframe Methods - Modal Box, Stantard Popup Box, Highslide JS
Watermark Settings
Create Watermark (Yes (Folder) | Yes (Root) | No) Create watermark (Watermark PNG file must be saved in category folder to create watermark on images - watermark-large.png, watermark-medium.png)
X-position Of Watermark (Left | Center | Right) Set X-position of watermark
Y-position Of Watermark (Top | Middle | Bottom) Set Y-position of watermark
Security Settings
Folder Permissions (777 | 755 | 705 | 666 | 644) Set foder permissions - permissions of folders which are created by Phoca Gallery except the main phocagallery folder (image/phocagallery). This folder is created during the installation and is set to 755 (you can change it manually in your ftp client)
JFile Thumbnail Creation (No | Yes) Set if thumbnails will be created by JFile method or not

Permissions

Default permissions used for all content in this component.

ParameterValue
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More detailed information about Parameters you can find in this article: Global Configuration (Parameters - component in menu item) which does not include description about newest options but can be more helpful because it includes more information with examples and images.

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