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Balbooa Joomla Gallery 2.1.0 Released!

Balbooa Joomla Gallery 2.1.0 Released!

Today we are happy to present you a new version of the Balbooa Joomla Gallery - 2.1.0. We fixed bugs, but also, we added a lot of new features with which you can create a stunning Joomla galleries.

Complete Control Over The Albums Layout

One of the most anticipated features is the ability to edit the albums layout. Ladies and Gentlemen, we are happy to inform you with Balbooa Joomla Gallery 2.1.0 you have complete control over the layout of the album.

Complete Control Over the Albums Layout - Balbooa Joomla Gallery

In the gallery settings, you can see the new tab Album, in which you will find a large number of options, with which you can create a unique layout for your albums.

Available Options:

  • Change the layout of the album, you can choose from six layouts (justified, Masonry, Metro, Grid, Tile, Square);
  • Change the number of columns, and spacing between columns;
  • Set the quality of the albums thumbnails;
  • Change the caption, 13 different captions are available, and also you can change the style of Caption;
  • Change Font Settings: Color, Weight, Size, Alignment.

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Display An Album In The Lightbox

Stand out from hundreds of other sites, surprise your visitors! Balbooa Joomla Gallery 2.1.0 allows you to display an album in the Lightbox. Looks very impressive!

Display an Album in the Lightbox - Balbooa Joomla Gallery

Try Album in the Lightbox


To enable the display of albums in a lightbox, in the gallery settings, click the Albums tab and select Show album in lightbox at the very bottom.

Enable an Album in the Lightbox - Balbooa Joomla Gallery

Compress Pictures in the Lightbox

As you know, when viewing pictures in the gallery, the user sees the original pictures. Typically, to optimize the speed of the display of images in the lightbox, it was necessary to take care of the pictures and at least compress them using Photoshop or another photo editing software.

But now, it's all in the past! With Balbooa Joomla Gallery 2.1.0 you can upload pictures directly from your camera, leave the image optimization for the Gallery.

Compress Pictures in the Lightbox - Balbooa Joomla Gallery

To enable image optimization in a lightbox, go to the tab Lightbox >> Compression >> Enable

You need to specify the maximum image size in pixels and the quality. That's all!

Now you don't need to waste your time optimizing hundreds of pictures, the gallery will care about your pictures you!

Display an Alternative Image in the Lightbox

Very often on our support forum, Gallery users asked about this option - the ability to replace the picture in a lightbox. Friends, now you will have such an opportunity, without customizing the code.

Display an Alternative Image in the Lightbox - Balbooa Joomla Gallery

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To replace the picture in the lightbox you need to open the picture options and click on the Alternative Image field and in the opened "Media Manager" select the picture. That's all, everything is very easy and simple!

Full Screen Mode

We added a very simple, but very useful option - the ability to include Full Screen Mode when viewing images of your gallery.

Lightbox Full Screen Mode - Balbooa Joomla Gallery

Try Full Screen Mode

In order to activate Full Screen Mode, you need just to click on the icon Full Screen.

Class Suffix for Thumbnails

Do you want to add your own unique style to the thumbnail? no problems! Add Class Suffix and write your own CSS.

Class Suffix for Thumbnails - Balbooa Joomla Gallery


  • Added: Ability to edit an album layout;
  • Added: Ability to display pictures of an album in a lightbox;
  • Added: Compress Pictures in the Lightbox;
  • Added: Display an Alternative Image in the Lightbox;
  • Added: Full Screen Mode;
  • Added: Class Suffix for Thumbnails;
  • Added: Force thumbnails re-creation;
  • Added: New Caption Effect;
  • Added: Disable Auto Scroll for pagination, filters and albums;
  • Fixed: Load More button on mobile devices;
  • Fixed: Small JS and CSS conflicts.

Update Gallery!

To update your Gallery component, please follow this tutorial: How to update Joomla Gallery

Clear Cache!

After an update, clear your browser and website cache!

As you can see the gallery received a large number of new options. If you have any ideas or suggestions please feel free to write in the comments below.

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