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#1 2015-02-15 07:05:28

DigitalOxygen.ca
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Downloading All Images at Once

I often allow downloading of small versions of client photos via Gallery.  Clients often want to download all of them and find it painstaking to download a single image at a time.

What is best way to download all images from a gallery at once?  If there is no existing simple way to do this can a "Download All" feature be added?

A while back I started writing my own code to create a .zip of all the images in the photos-for-download folder of the gallery and used PHPlugins to add a Download All button to the top of the gallery but (if / when I finish it) it likely won't be as elegant as a built-in solution.


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#2 2015-02-15 10:23:24

rod barbee
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

Simplest way may be to just export the images from Lighttroom and zip them into a folder. Put that zipped folder in the gallery's folder and provide a simple text link.


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#3 2015-02-15 11:40:36

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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

True, that is a relatively simple way but requires a bunch of extra steps and means I have to re-export, re-create the .zip, and re-upload each time I update a photo in the gallery.  Looking for something a little more automated.

The code I started putting together will zip everything in the photos-for-download with some checks ahead of time to see if the .zip already exists and if so whether photos-for-download has been modified since the last .zip was created.

I could try to find time to revisit that and see what is left to be coded / tested but thought I'd see if there was some existing functionality I missed or perhaps if CE4 brought a new feature for this (I'm still on CE3).


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#4 2015-02-15 16:13:31

Matthew
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

There is no existing functionality.


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#5 2017-02-08 09:56:33

DigitalOxygen.ca
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

Is there functionality for this in Backlight? Perhaps with the Cart or Client Response Add Ons?

Maybe even an option to add all images to the cart as digital downloads and rely on the normal functionality from there?


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#6 2017-02-08 10:19:31

rod barbee
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

No, that functionality does not exist in Backlight.


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#7 2017-02-08 11:10:07

DigitalOxygen.ca
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

I thought I remember reading somewhere about an "add all" option for cart.  Does that portion exist?


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#8 2017-02-08 11:23:44

rod barbee
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

That was probably the option to check all/check none in a Client Response album. That has nothing to do with downloads though, it's for feedback


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#9 2018-03-15 21:13:49

seilleric
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Registered: 2017-05-12
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

hi
i have a solution for this "Downloading All Images at Once", its work in progress but its functionnal  ...

sorry all screen captures is in french but you can understand i think.

how is work:
-creating 2 buttons in the gallery menu
-upload 3 php files on your server

first attribute some links in menu in the gallery setting
FluxBB bbcode test

one link to zip the /photos  (pictures directory ) (zipper)
one to download it on pc (downloader)

FluxBB bbcode test

now i work on 3 php files:  (my codes are bad  sad  but functional  )

- this file to send 1 time in the root/galleries directory by ftp
zipper_directory_recursive.php (this php function to zip all files and directory in a location (in this case our /pictures directory))

- this files to send each time in your galleries/gallery
zipper.php (here is the command by using previous function to compress the directory to get pictures.zip file in the gallery directory)
download-all.php (here is the command to download the pictures.zip file to the client computer in the default download directory of navigator )

  • maybe the compress step is useless because photographer can make it itself.
    but i thing its funny to try to make gallery menu more usefull and also to re create new zip if pictures are modified by the CE4 publisher

  • next step for me is to try with the CE4 publisher template (gallery template + the 2 files.php) if the new gallery are each time upload with this files to avoid to upload the 2 php files in each new gallery.

  • next step for this week end: making a demo gallery to show to you how its work

  • next step use the CSS of the gallery to accord with your liking

  • next step share the code to better developper than me

  • next step learn better english language tongue

Last edited by seilleric (2018-03-16 06:56:17)

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#10 2018-10-17 14:40:32

LilHelpHere
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

Is there any progress on this? If the above works? If there is an additional and hopefully simpler explanation of how this would be done in current version. I have the client asking to download all, other methods above are not great, and retail file sharing services were also not a good in this case. Since I have given the CRG as an option for them, it is now embarrassing, and another workaround for them and me.

Last edited by LilHelpHere (2018-10-17 14:41:33)

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#11 2018-10-17 14:52:07

Daniel Leu
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

LilHelpHere wrote:

Is there any progress on this? If the above works? If there is an additional and hopefully simpler explanation of how this would be done in current version. I have the client asking to download all, other methods above are not great, and retail file sharing services were also not a good in this case. Since I have given the CRG as an option for them, it is now embarrassing, and another workaround for them and me.

If I understand you correctly, you like to download all images of a gallery at once, not just a selection?


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#12 2018-10-17 23:25:19

LilHelpHere
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

Yes

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#13 2018-10-18 00:37:15

Daniel Leu
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

With Backlight 2, this can be implemented using phplugins thanks to $this->album and $this->photo being exposed.


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#14 2018-10-18 04:55:25

LilHelpHere
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

Thanks, can you provide a more detailed description of instructions plz?

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#15 2018-10-18 05:53:26

Daniel Leu
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

LilHelpHere wrote:

Thanks, can you provide a more detailed description of instructions plz?

Sorry, note really. That's something that would need to be written first.


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