After browsing through the Gallery forums there are still a few questions left.
Case scenario: my current Photopost (PP) site has 24 categories, 400 members, 2000 photos and 10000 comments.
I divide users between regular and sponsor, with several sponsor usergroups. Regulars can only post 1 photo per day, the photo must be admin/mod approved, 1MB limit of disk space and no restrictions regarding number of comments, ratings etc.
Sponsors can post an unlimited number of unmoderated photos per day, can create user/personal albums, have no restrictions regarding comments, ratings, etc and only differ in disk space allocated to each level or usergroup.
Everyone should be able to edit their own photos and comments but no one can delete them.
No other filetype beside .jpg (and .jpeg) is allowed.
If there is something from the scenario above undoable in Gallery, please let me know.
. Haven't seen those anywhere. This is of the most importance to me. Is there a way to limit the number of uploads per usergroup?
1 - About importing
. Reading another thread
I got the impression that I must keep PP after importing to Gallery. I found it hard to believe, is this true?
1.1 - I don't use custom fields in PP. Can I assume no data whatsoever is lost after importing? I mean: in PP, photo A, under Category XYZ, has 23 unique comments, 20 different ratings with a median of x.y points and that will be exactly the same in Gallery.
1.2 - PP prefixes each uploaded photo with the owner's userid and saves it to the category folder. Everytime I need to change the photo's category, the actual file must be moved on the server. From what I read, Gallery saves each photo to a separate user's folder. Can you explain better how Gallery handles files and how this affects the import?
1.3 - The Description Character Limit is just 250 characters. I need at least 1024. Is it possible?
2 - Thumbnails
. I've made a simple hack to PP to make it create square thumbnails out of the value I defined as thumb size in the admin. I suppose would be trivial to reproduce in Gallery, am I correct?
3 - Watermarks
. All photos are watermarked on upload with a transparent png file but besides that, PP allows for a second non-permanent method called on-the-fly
, i.e. a new jpeg is created to display the watermarked photo and then dumped.
Using on-the-fly, I've made another simple hack that checks if the user has its own watermark and if it does, it watermarks that photo with an additional watermark. It's a simple "if /userwatermarks/$userid_watermak.png exists, then watermark it".
Can I do this, or something similar in Gallery?
4 - Integration
. How is the integration done in CMPS pages and also in forum pages?
4.1 - User values like number of photos or comments can be integrated into current forum pages like user profile or parts like the postbit?
... and finally...
5 - Gallery user profiles
. All user links point to their forum profile. Is there a page with all member's photos and albums/categories?
Uff!! That's a long list of questions! Thanks for taking the time to read it! =)