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#1 2020-05-07 23:13:48

mwulf222
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Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

Hi All -

Currently using a very old CE2 CRG version 4.02 gallery for for our business - never updated mainly because we customized a lot of the templates and everything was working pretty much perfectly. 

I was looking to use the down time to upgrade to Backlight 3, but I noticed the latest versions dont utilize the highslide comparative mode (side by side comparison, including video). Its a feature with use with our clients and essentially mandatory for our business.

I've spent the better part of the day backtracking through update documentations and it looks like CE3 CRG was the last version to use this, unless Im mistaken? Using this sample link for reference: http://ce3.theturninggate.net/galleries … sonry-hsc/

I know it's been outdated and the team no longer support those versions, but would it be possible to get an update to the last version of CE3 CRG (unless a later version has this feature and Im mistaken)?

Happy to pay the upgrade cost I just dont see an option to purchase it anywhere nor anything in the forums.

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#2 2020-05-07 23:32:15

Daniel Leu
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Re: Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

Did you look at the Juxtapose feature of the Backlight 3 Theater module? It supports including videos as well. Is this what you are looking for?


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#3 2020-05-08 00:00:04

mwulf222
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Re: Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

No, it's the pop-out, side-by-side comparison feature that lets you enlarge, drag, resize multiple photos and videos at once. The later versions seems to have adopted the single photo light box style like the Theater Module.
I believe the CE2 CRG version called it highslide "proofing" but it's morphed since then.

You can see it in the CE3 link I included. It doesnt look like CE4 used it but I might be wrong.

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#4 2020-05-08 00:44:11

rod barbee
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Re: Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

CE4 does have the Highslide Comparative feature.


Rod 
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#5 2020-05-08 01:16:44

mwulf222
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Re: Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

Thanks Rod - I wasnt able to confirm that in any of the examples I was finding on the CE4 Demos -
http://ce4.theturninggate.net/demos/01-ce4-gallery/


Do we know if its still possible to purchase the CE3 / CE4 versions? I reached out to Matthew but havent heard anything.

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#6 2020-05-08 01:32:24

rod barbee
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Re: Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

they’re not available in the shop.


Rod 
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ttg-tips.com, Backlight 2/3 test site

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#7 2020-05-08 01:45:20

mwulf222
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Re: Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

Right - is a direct sale available? Guessing its a Matt question.

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#8 2020-05-08 01:56:44

rod barbee
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Re: Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

Yep, it's a Matt question


Rod 
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ttg-tips.com, Backlight 2/3 test site

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#9 2020-05-08 02:05:19

Daniel Leu
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Re: Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

You could use it with phplugins. But I just looked at the release history and it is a bit outdated.


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#10 2020-05-08 02:23:49

mwulf222
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Re: Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

@Daniel - You can use pop up comparative mode with PHP Plugins in Backlight 3?

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#11 2020-05-08 03:03:42

Daniel Leu
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Re: Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

Comparative mode is a feature of the highslide gallery. phplugins is just the mean to set up the necessary environment and call the highslide gallery.

Personally, I didn't like the look of it and never used it. So I don't know how the integration was done in the old days. But BL3 provides all the means to access the album structure so there is nothing that prevents one of using this plugin.


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#12 2020-05-08 03:12:01

mwulf222
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Re: Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

Thanks Daniel - Yes it's very specific display option, but something that's really applied specifically to our business for our clients and we've used for 10 years. Im in casting and often times we need to compare or pair faces side by side, and being able to highlight multiple photos at once is crucial.

Does the Highslide PHP come with one of the specific BL3 Add Ons? Just want to ensure Im getting what i need before spending the money.

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#13 2020-05-08 03:15:27

rod barbee
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Re: Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

It's not part of Backlight at all. You'd to integrate it yourself: http://highslide.com/
Probably using the new JSON api. https://backlight.me/docs/json-api


Rod 
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#14 2020-05-08 03:51:07

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Re: Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

rod barbee wrote:

It's not part of Backlight at all. You'd to integrate it yourself: http://highslide.com/
Probably using the new JSON api. https://backlight.me/docs/json-api

The JSON API is not needed for this. Just the regular PHP API is sufficient.


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#15 2020-05-08 03:55:22

Daniel Leu
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Re: Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

Matthew, I do provide consulting services related to Backlight. If you would like to have Highslide support using phplugins, please contact me offline to discuss this in more detail.


Daniel Leu | Photography   
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#16 2020-05-08 03:57:12

mwulf222
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Re: Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

I See - thanks Rod. Im not very Java Script / PHP literate so please mind my questions.
Would using that script thru JSON api definitely work or a maybe/not sure?

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#17 2020-05-08 03:58:41

mwulf222
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Re: Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

Thanks Daniel - Will do.

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#18 2020-05-08 14:24:21

Matthew
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Re: Highslide Comparative Mode? (CE3 CRG)

Everything Daniel has said above is accurate. Highslide could be implemented either using PHPlugins or via JSON API. You will just be subject to all the same limitations that were reasons we dropped Highslide. Lack of mobile suitability and no updates since 2011 being high on that list.


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