Ultra Media Gallery 6
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The 6th generation of this product, includes a lot of major enhancements such as flash uploader, ajax style management, 4 new presentations, Geotag & Google Maps support ...
An important difference between version 5 and version 6 is, in UMG 5, we sell 9 additional presentations in a bundled offer called “Generic Presentation Pack”, which is an add-on that requires you to install separately, in UMG 6, we no longer offer Generic Presentation Pack, instead there are 2 editions of UMG: Standard Edition and Professional Edition, the professional edition includes all extra presentations while the standard edition includes UMG Classic, Headline and SmoothGallery.
Below are major enhancements in UMG 6, the minor changes are not documented.
- Fresh new design UI
in UMG 6 the UI is almost fully rewrote in a more modern style and offers greater user experience.
- Easy upload, easy manage
UMG 6 offers a brand new flash uploader, you can easily select dozens of files on your hard disk and then upload them one by one automatically. UMG also allows you to quickly manage your photos in Ajax manner.
- 4 new presentations
- Geotag support
Taking photos by iPhone or other cameras which have includes a GPS device? UMG 6 is able to read the GPS coordinates of your photos and show this point to site visitors.
- Google maps integration
UMG is deeply integrated with Google maps, you can see the shooting place on Google maps when view a photo, you can build a full list of shooting places on the world map. You even can manually mark the shooting place for your photos if your camera doesn’t have a GPS chip.
- iPhone support
iPhone doesn’t support flash. When UMG run on iPhone, UMG will automatically switch to an html presentation – SmoothGallery - if a flash presentation was choosed.
- Tag support
Similar to Ultra Video Gallery and Ultra News Article, you can use tags to describe your photos, the tags are displayed in UMG-Rate module when view a photo, your visitors can click it to see other photos with this tag.
- Edit, Adjust, Crop images online
UMG 6 is integrated with Snipshot and Picnik, both are free web services that allows you to resize, crop, enhance and adjust photos online.
- Community mode
The new community mode allows specific user roles to create their own albums and photos, users can access their own work only while all albums and photo are displayed together.
- Users can choose their own presentation
when work in Personal Gallery mode, users can choose their own preferred presentation.
- Sell image prints
This feature in available in Professional Edition only. The new UMG-OrderPrints module allows you to sell image prints, users can select the size of the print, the frames, the colors and the shipping method when place the order.
- Widely RSS feed support
UMG 5 only support RSS feed published by Flickr and Google Picasa, in version 6 we support almost all media rss feeds, as long as you can find http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/ in the header of your RSS source, it will likely be accepted by UMG.
- Enhanced support for Dynamic Gallery
UMG 5 have a Dynamic Gallery mode, which is able to build a gallery from a server folder, but there are a lot of restrictions, you can’t rate it, comment it, you can’t sell it, you can’t search it….. in version 6 there is no restrictions at all.
- Easily resort
When manage albums or photos you can use mouse drag and drop to adjust the sort order easily.
- Get user avatars from profile modules .
Similar to Ultra Video Gallery and Ultra News Article, UMG can retrieve user avatars from 4 common profile modules and display it in UMG-Response module.
- AddThis support
You will find a Share link in the bottom of UMG-Rate module, which allows you to easily share a UMG gallery by email or more than 200 popular websites such as facebook, digg, twitter, myspace…
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