LightBox Video Web Gallery Creator
Free Web Photo and Video Gallery generation software
Show this program the folder where your images and videos are, press “Create web gallery” button and in a few moments a lightbox-like HTML Web Gallery will open in your browser. The resulting folder then can be copied anywhere (to your site).
- Supports images in jpg, png, gif, bmp formats
- Supports video in flv,wmv,asf,swf formats
- Processes subfolders
- Integrates with an existing web site
- Gives a complete control over CSS
- Supports paging
Here’s a program’s screen shot Click to see sample (demo) web gallery
You are free to use the galleries on any number and type of sites as long as you keep intact the tiny “Created using LightBox Video Web Gallery Creator” link at the bottom of the thumbs page (see example at the bottom of the sample gallery).
If you would like to remove this link, please donate $39 and we will email you instructions (in 24h) on how to make the program generate galleries without this link. After your donation you will also receive our permission to omit the link on all of your sites.
Here’s a link to legal mumbojumbo.
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Q: How to get an image to be displayed on a video thumbnail?
A: By default WGC displays a Play icon. To display an image instead, you need to
have an image with the same name and in the same folder as video.
Q: Why my ASF/WMV video doesn’t play in Firefox?
A: You should install Windows Media Player plugin for Firefox. See this article
Q: How do I make this work in an iframe?
A: By default, lytebox creates popup in iframe window. See this demo.
But you can specify name attribute in frame element and lytebox will create popup in parent window.
Also, you need to include lytebox.css in the parent document, while including lytebox.js in the iframe document.
See another demo.
Videobox doesn’t support iframes.
Q: How can I setup the application to use all my images with lightbox effect without resizing?
A: You should specify some large width and height values. See How does image resizing work?
Q: How can I setup the application to use videos from YouTube?
A: WGC doesn’t support insert video from YouTube out of box. However, you are able to insert and configure video from YouTube if you modify generated HTML. Let’s consider the following simple HTML code from the demo page:
<td> <a title="Proposal" rel="vidbox 425 350" href="wgc_media/videos/Proposal.flv"> <img alt="" src="wgc_media/thumbs/Proposal.jpg"> <div></div> </a> <div>Proposal</div> </td>
All what you need to do is replace href attribute of anchor element on YouTube URL like this:
<a title="Iron Man 2 Trailer 2" rel="vidbox 425 350" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNQowwwwYa0">
To configure width and height you should change the value of “rel” attribute. In current example, width is 425px and height is 350px.
To change thumbnail you should replace src attribute of img element on one of the following templates:
http://img.youtube.com/vi/VIDEO_ID/hqdefault.jpg http://img.youtube.com/vi/VIDEO_ID/hq1.jpg http://img.youtube.com/vi/VIDEO_ID/default.jpg http://img.youtube.com/vi/VIDEO_ID/0.jpg http://img.youtube.com/vi/VIDEO_ID/1.jpg
this.so = new SWFObject(.......
and add a new variable after it. See example:
this.so = new SWFObject(..... this.so.addVariable('autostart', 'true');
Q: What is need to enable autoplay for images?
A: By default, autoplay is enabled only for the first image in your gallery. However, you can enable autoplay for every image. Open lytebox.js file from “lib\lytebox\” folder, then find the following code:
this.isPaused = (this.slideNum != 0 ? true : false);
and replace it with:
this.isPaused = false;
Q: Does LightBox Video Web Gallery Creator have a command line interface?
A: Yes, you can run the program from command line with -auto parameter. In this case the program will use its last saved settings values except “Include subfolders”, “HTML only” and “Update with changes only”, because these parameters aren’t stored in the settings. However, you can pass them too.
- -h sets “HTML only” to true (default, false). This parameter will be ignored if you pass -u parameter.
- -i sets “Include subfolders” to true (default, false)
- -u sets “Update with changes” only to true (default, false).
WGC -auto -i -u
The program is created by Ruslan Sudentas and Alexey Kucherenko. It is based on generous work of
You can download an old version here: Old version