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JohnB
August 9th, 2008, 08:29 PM
Hi, I have looked at photopost on a few occasions over the years and recently a particular feature(image contest) has caught my attention. And so I am stuck at a the point of developing my own solution or customizing a turn key solution with the possibilities of added core functions.

So most of my interests revolve around this areas of the script.

1. Does photopost allow doe customizations similar to vBulletin(templates etc)? - If so... do you offer branding free licensing?

2. Does the photopost image contest feature allow members to submit images along with a summary, exif data etc etc?

3. Can the image data be carried over onto another thread in vBulletin?
Does or can photopost share variables or table data other than userID and usergroup information vBulletin? - We normally collect credits for votes on users profiles and I was wondering if there was a way to carry this information through photopost as well.

4. I noticed the two versions are now offered under the same license(very cool), however I also saw that the image contest features are not offered in the vB Gallery version. - Is there a plugin or mod that would allow such a feature?

PS. I would of liked to look into the MOD section of the site to get a better idea of where addons stand but its locked down tighter than fort Knox!

5. Again on the topic of vars...our currently system uses vBulletin's attachment thumbnailsto generate a top 5 listing on our site front page(vBadvance). Is the image/tumbnail code in photopost comparable to vBulletin's attachment system? - Would it be compatible with any of vBadvance's integration features?

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Would it be possible to show potential customers what MODS and Customizations are available(read only) for photopost rather than hide that section under a veil of mystery?

I have more questions, but they are mostly dependent on the list posted above.

Thanks for your help with this.
JohnB

Chuck S
August 10th, 2008, 10:38 AM
1. Does photopost allow doe customizations similar to vBulletin(templates etc)? - If so... do you offer branding free licensing?


You are free to modify your code to suit you and just like vbulletin we do not support those changes. We do offer brand free licensing and this is also located in our online store.


2. Does the photopost image contest feature allow members to submit images along with a summary, exif data etc etc?


The upload feature allows a user to upload images place titles and descriptions on photos as well as jhead if installed can extract exif info. Voting is somethat that is done after photos have been uploaded when users view the category of photos.

3. Can the image data be carried over onto another thread in vBulletin?
Does or can photopost share variables or table data other than userID and usergroup information vBulletin? - We normally collect credits for votes on users profiles and I was wondering if there was a way to carry this information through photopost as well.

vBulletin and PhotoPost do not share data in fact vBulletin does not even know we are there. To do that you would need to write some vbulletin hac or mod as its called to grab variables and print them.

4. I noticed the two versions are now offered under the same license(very cool), however I also saw that the image contest features are not offered in the vB Gallery version. - Is there a plugin or mod that would allow such a feature?

There is no modification that I am aware of for vbgallery for that.

PS. I would of liked to look into the MOD section of the site to get a better idea of where addons stand but its locked down tighter than fort Knox!

It is locked down just like support so one does not see code before they own a license.

5. Again on the topic of vars...our currently system uses vBulletin's attachment thumbnailsto generate a top 5 listing on our site front page(vBadvance). Is the image/tumbnail code in photopost comparable to vBulletin's attachment system? - Would it be compatible with any of vBadvance's integration features?

Not sure really what your asking there. What do you mean comparable to vb's attachment system. They both upload an image and can generate a thumbnail I beleive but thats about as far as vb's system goes whereas we are a photo gallery.