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  1. Iconic

    Iconic The Original

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    I was wondering if I could get a response from some people if they have these mods. I am looking at getting a proper gallery mod for my forum as I have a albums mod but you can't really do anything with it anymore as its really outdated and I am torn between these two:

    http://xenforo.com/community/resources/xen-media-gallery-user-albums-photos-videos-importers.1750/
    http://xenforo.com/community/resources/sonnb-xengallery-xenforo-gallery.2076/

    Does anyone prefer over another? Any problems with them at all?
    I really like both, but I think for the money Xen Media Gallery is the best.
     
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    AWS Administrator

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    I have licenses for both. I have xengallery running at http://computerhelpforums.net/gallery. It was converted from IP.Gallery.

    My original plan was to use xengallery to convert from IP.Gallery and then convert xengallery to xenmedia gallery. After xengallery was installed I decided to stay with it. I did install xenmedia and didn't like it as much as I did xengallery.
     
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    Autopilot Regular Member

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    Boy that's a tough one and it's pretty much subjective to what you like in either or both. I think both are excellently done and well supported so that's a worry not founded. Go with the one that you like is all anyone can say I guess ;)
     
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    PhoenixDown Regular Member

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    Been going back and forth on this one myself.
     
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    petertdavis Old Timer

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    I like them both. I bought licenses to them both and tried them both out. I ended up going with XMG due to some compatibility issue that I couldn't resolve with XenGallery. In some ways I liked XenGallery better though. They're similar enough that it really make sense to just try them both out before you decide which one to go with in the long run.
     
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    I use both, each on separate forums.

    If you replacing a standalone gallery for specific users to upload photo batches (ie: event coverage), I prefer XMG and how it displays images. I do NOT like how the home page filmstrip does "random" images, but actually chooses one photo randomly and then the following 4-5 in the series are the next "random" images. I also have not figured out if member tagging is possible.

    If your intent is to allow members open access to post pics and albums, I like the look and function of XenGallery. Member tagging is a biggie here. Also, how the galleries and photos are displayed is nice. I need to adjust thumb sizes tho to make things larger.

    XenGallery had some compatibility issues that my sysadmin and the developer worked out. I don't recall what they were, but were handled in the following version change.

    There are features of each I like, and don't like...
     
  8. Iconic

    Iconic The Original

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    I ended up using XenGallery.
     

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