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Search and Tags

Posted: 26 Oct 2020, 16:22
by nagataka
Hello,
I'm using this gallery since was coded in flash, still working online (kinda since flash is not supported) so figure out how many years!
Now I got this version, I like your work karl, you always take care of the beauty and balance the colors and the gallery works really good!
I have a couple of questions:
    Did you think to add a 'search' option? It will be useful with tons of images.
    It will be useful a 'tags' options as well.
Thanks in advance!

Re: Search and Tags

Posted: 27 Oct 2020, 00:30
by mjau-mjau
Hi. Long time!
nagataka wrote:Did you think to add a 'search' option? It will be useful with tons of images.
At some point this will get added, although it might have to wait until X4.
nagataka wrote:It will be useful a 'tags' options as well.
I assume you want a function so that when you click a tag, it will create and load a page that displays images with that tag only? Or do you mean to use tags to filter images on a page?

Creating galleries from tags would definitely require a database. Maybe. As for using tags on a page to filter images, that is very likely. We have a live "filter" function in our new Files app (see demo). It doesn't actually use "tags", but it's the same mechanism that allows you to search and filter images by attributes.

Re: Search and Tags

Posted: 08 Mar 2021, 04:13
by christianch
Creating galleries from tags would definitely require a database.
Photo gallery is Incredibly well designed !! 
But the search for information by keywords and/or tags is missing hard. 
May be you could use flat files like xml , no sql data base like https://github.com/pluxml 
Waiting the X4 ..... Meanwhile this possibility, continue it's wonderful :clap:

Re: Search and Tags

Posted: 09 Mar 2021, 00:18
by mjau-mjau
christian ch. wrote:Photo gallery is Incredibly well designed !! 
But the search for information by keywords and/or tags is missing hard. 
May be you could use flat files like xml , no sql data base like https://github.com/pluxml 
Waiting the X4 ..... Meanwhile this possibility, continue it's wonderful :clap:
Thanks. Yes, it's definitely possible to use a JSON file to store data instead of database. The challenge is that to use such a feature, we must store data linked to a "file path", and if that file path breaks (rename or move file or folder), then the link breaks also. That's why some systems (like Koken) are database-ONLY with renamed images, abstract folder system, everything controlled by database. Also, even if we generate a page from "tags", it would mean we have to loop through all files/folders to locate the given tags, which is a very "expensive" process. It's definitely possible, and something to consider!

Re: Search and Tags

Posted: 09 Mar 2021, 03:25
by christianch
I hope this possibilty coming soon !

Re: Search and Tags

Posted: 08 Aug 2021, 16:25
by raydoo
Hi there, i am planning on implementing Gallery for a Customer, any news on when the Search function will be available?

Re: Search and Tags

Posted: 09 Aug 2021, 01:41
by mjau-mjau
raydoo wrote:Hi there, i am planning on implementing Gallery for a Customer, any news on when the Search function will be available?
Unfortunately, that will be a while, because realistically it's scheduled for X4. 2021 no, but hopefully 2022!

Re: Search and Tags

Posted: 17 Aug 2021, 14:10
by raydoo
Do you think it would be possible to use google site search for this purpose?

Re: Search and Tags

Posted: 17 Aug 2021, 20:06
by mjau-mjau
raydoo wrote:Do you think it would be possible to use google site search for this purpose?
I'm not quite sure to be honest, but I doubt it, and I haven't seen many Google site searches added directly to websites as of lately. Besides, even if it could work for "pages", I don't see how it can work for images. If you have seen some nice website search using Google, I wouldn't mind seeing it!