Deziner Folio is not only a source of inspiration for web designers but also a good source of icons, wallpapers, Photoshop textures/gradients and WordPress themes like the dfMarine. Recently, they released version 2.0 of their popular free flash gallery called dfGallery.
Wooo! Finally we are on dfGallery 2.0. We now commit to you that this gallery will be one of the coolest Free Flash Galleries. v1 with 200,000+ downloads was the hottest topic on our site and we hope to see a lot with this too. This is just the alpha release and we expect lots of feedback to get this to its best possible..
- Embed the Gallery anywhere [Blog, Facebook, Myspace…]
- Themes – Change the layout and the presentation of the gallery [advanced]
- Skins – Simply edit a PNG file to change the whole look of your gallery [Skin guide in the package]
- Flickr – Gets every Flickr album of any user [api key customizable]
- Picasa – Load any picasa album by just configuring the URL
- Custom Albums
- Full control over the system from the Administration Console.
- AJAX & Multiple Image Uploads
- Customize the background music of the gallery
- Fullscreen feature lets you view images with the highest resolution.
- Built on Flex 3 SDK
Make sure you read the documentation first and follow the instructions when installing dfGallery. Below is a video created by Deziner Folio to help users with the installation and customization of dfGallery.
dfGallery has lots of features and highly customizeable. For the site admin/owner side, you can install custom themes and skins and set up a background music for each album. If you have a Flickr account, you can use it with dfGallery and use Picasa to upload your photos. For the end user part, you can select which photo album to view, you can choose to have the photos display as a slideshow, have the gallery diplay on fullscreen and turn the background music on/off. You can also embed dfGallery practically anywhere online like in your blog or social network profiles. The only thing you can’t do right now is leave comments. I’m not sure but maybe they might add this option in the near future.
Aside from using it as a regular photo gallery to share photos with family and friends, dfGallery can also be used for a portfolio site. Web designers/developers can use it to showcase screenshots of their latest creations and photographers can use it to display samples of their work.
Other flash gallery programs that have almost the same features can cost as much as $25. But thanks to the guys from Deziner Folio, you can download and install dfGallery for FREE. I haven’t tried it myself but I’ve already downloaded it and plan to install it later on my sandbox so I can try it out and play with it.
Have you tried or are currently using dfGallery? What do you think of it? Do you know of other full featured flash gallery programs that are free? Please share it with us.