Introducing TR image galleries

We’ve just added a new feature to the site: image galleries, represented by the film-strip interface you can see at the bottom of this post.  You can navigate through the images via this interface and click on the thumbnails to view larger versions.  Try clicking on the left-right arrows in the film strip in order to step through thumbnails of all images in a gallery.

The main goal of the galleries is to allow us to attach a series of images to a news item or blog post and have them be managed automatically.  At present, most of the galleries on the site are largely comprised of images taken from our reviews.  Over time, we’ll be adding other images of various types, some of which may be higher resolution.  Those you may want to hit the "view full size" link in the gallery view in order to see in full.  Most of them will probably be web-sized, though.

In order to populate our first galleries with some larger images and see how it all works, I’ve attached some higher resolution images to this post, most of them from photography for recent reviews.  They are largely unretouched.  Please note that these pictures were not taken with the intent of being posted at full resolution on the web, so photography snobs need not offer their advice or critiques.  The rest of you: enjoy.

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    • MixedPower
    • 12 years ago

    Man, this Jack guy sounds like he’s a jack of all trades!

    • Ricardo Dawkins
    • 12 years ago

    I cant see these images offline. not much help for me when trying to learn about the new hardware….
    yeah, I know: my lost.

      • BenBasson
      • 12 years ago

      off….line….?

        • Ricardo Dawkins
        • 12 years ago

        yeah, offline
        Portable Firefox + Session Saver
        great help for those that dont have internet 24/7

          • sroylance
          • 12 years ago

          yea, unfortunately as we add more dynamic behavior to the site it will get less accessible to technologies like that. We have a firm commitment to keeping the core content of the site completely open and as accessible as possible but we also want to keep the site interesting and relevant with new features and keep pace with mainstream web technology.

    • SpotTheCat
    • 12 years ago

    What camera do you use for these?

      • Usacomp2k3
      • 12 years ago

      Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
      (from exif)

    • Fighterpilot
    • 12 years ago

    Nice goin guys…it’s killer.

    • willyolio
    • 12 years ago

    This might be a bit much, but 2 simple suggestions:
    1. Search function
    2. Tags

    Would make things so much easier as the gallery grows.

    • Jon
    • 12 years ago

    If you’re taking suggesstions here’s one, how about putting the ‘previous’ and ‘next’ hyperlinks at the top of the image also, image sizes can vary in height and some people like to hover their mouse in one position when flicking between images on galleries instead of trying to find the ‘next’ button when going from image to image.

    If possible also make it so that when you view a high resolution image in a new window it is clickable to close, as in you click the actual image and it closes the window.

    Looks good otherwise.

    • VILLAIN_xx
    • 12 years ago

    about time!

    jk

    verrrrry nice.

    • SNM
    • 12 years ago

    Errr…why isn’t it working properly for me in FF2? ๐Ÿ™
    Works fine in IE7, though.

    • A_Pickle
    • 12 years ago

    Oh my god.

    You guys are my heroes. YOU ACTUALLY POST HIGH-RESOLUTION PICTURES WORTH LOOKING AT!! You are a salvation-ary force on the internets! You guys kick ass, lordy lord! I LOVE YOU GUYS!

    Finally, 640×480 images. Begone from the webs.
    -Tom

      • Irascible
      • 12 years ago

      I’m not quite as wowed, but still- Who knew hardware could be so beautiful?

      • sigher
      • 12 years ago

      Hear hear.

    • Jive
    • 12 years ago

    Nice new addition. I like it when image gallaries just pop out in front of the screen with the page in the background with forward and back buttons for more pictures as well. And clicking on the background page to go back whenever you like, i think its better then having to open a new page to few images, but thats just me.

    • FireGryphon
    • 12 years ago

    Impressive. Tech Report just keeps getting better and better. All this new stuff seems to be working pretty well. I still use the news page as my homepage, though ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • paulsz28
    • 12 years ago

    TR just keeps getting better and better. Nice addition ^^

    Still, it’s the best one-stop tech site and has been for a while. Articles aren’t biased at all, very objective. Good work TR team. This is my homepage and I check it regularly to see what the new technology, gizmos, and industry developments are. I wouldn’t know jack if it weren’t for TR.

    • Dposcorp
    • 12 years ago

    Cool stuff. Thanks.

    • Usacomp2k3
    • 12 years ago

    Cool idea. (Sorry about that in the past)

    • JdL
    • 12 years ago

    Neat. What’s running on the backend? U guys using GD or GD2 PHP libraries + whatever your CMS is, or are they being resized / compressed / uploaded by hand?

      • sroylance
      • 12 years ago

      exactly right, the scaled images are generated by PHP’s image handling functionality. The new CMS has had image handling features from the beginning for the different sized thumnbnails on the front page..

    • SIRCAM
    • 12 years ago

    NICE GUYS…

    • Convert
    • 12 years ago

    Mmm over-sized pictures of hardware.

    Maybe have the final full size picture open in a new window, or maybe even start with the mid-sized one in a new window? Just a thought, I can always middle click. Just seems like a bit much for backtracking.

    Looks great.

      • Damage
      • 12 years ago

      Done.

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