NEW! Lightbox Attachment Browser! - RC Groups
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Jun 14, 2011, 08:00 PM
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NEW! Lightbox Attachment Browser!

Hey everyone! Today I found some wire, a metal gear servo and an old sock. I took all these things and with the help of my trusty 15 watt soldering iron I came up with yet another cool way to view photos on RCG! I call it the Lightbox Attachment Browser and it does some pretty trick stuff! When you click on any image this thing pops right up. You will be able to see who uploaded the image in this sweet black box (black is the new black you know). Also inside the box is info that can tell you what post the image came from. You can view all the attachments in the thread, or if the photo breaks a site rule you can report it to a moderator. Everything is linked right there in the box. Pretty cool huh?

For all you old old school RCG users you can still view images the old way by going to "My RCGroups", then go to "edit options" in the attachments section and check "Use old attachment browser to browse attachments within a thread."
But I know everyone is going to love the Lightbox Attachment Browser so don't even read that last part.

Give it a spin by clicking the image below.
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Jun 14, 2011, 09:43 PM
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I like it alot! Thanks for your work, Terry TX.
Jun 14, 2011, 11:13 PM
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Nice work! I really like the new whole thread gallery view. The only thing I don't like is the missing picture comments. Sometimes without the comments the picture doesn't make sense.
Jun 15, 2011, 09:19 AM
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I do have to agree with the comment re: comments.

RCGroups has always had the best set-up for attachments of any forum (in any subject) I've ever seen. I think it's had a lot to do with the popularity of the forum. I know the fact that non-registered users could view the attachments has attracted several folks that registered and stayed.

Being able to scroll through all of a thread's attachments is, I think, one of the best features of RCGroups forums - it's my favorite - especially in build logs where 2/3rds of the posts could be off-topic, accolades and pats on the back. Being able to just look at the pictures, and link back directly to the post it's attached to is a great feature.

I do like the "View all attachments..." contact sheet display - though having the comments would make it much better.

PS: Just noticed you get the comments when you mouse-over a thumbnail. Hmmm....
Jun 15, 2011, 11:31 AM
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Is there a way to use this "lightbox" to view all the attachments in a thread?
Jun 15, 2011, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by NighthawkF-117
Is there a way to use this "lightbox" to view all the attachments in a thread?
Nevermind, just figured it out.
Jun 15, 2011, 03:01 PM
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On dial up its very slow.
Jun 15, 2011, 05:48 PM
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Definitly miss the comments attached to the large image. Otherwise wonderful stuff.
Jun 15, 2011, 08:00 PM
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I'm loving the "Lightbox", Terry! No more clicking the >> arrow to see just a few more pics. in the thread.

The comments appear with the mouse-over, to boot! You've done it again! Thank god for that sock.

So how about a "lightbox" in the individual classified forums? It would be nice to see all the pics of the items for sale in that particular FS forum in the "lightbox" format. Ya?

Maybe part of the description in the black box could show "sold" if the item has been sold. And if the seller puts the price of the item in the pic's description, it would come up with the mouse-over.

Last edited by KC; Jun 15, 2011 at 08:06 PM.
Jun 15, 2011, 09:27 PM
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That's the upgrade I had been waiting for (always enjoyed it in FG and other sister sites)! Loving it!
Jun 16, 2011, 08:59 AM
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I miss the comments too but also miss the bigger pics.
Jun 16, 2011, 02:23 PM
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Just too COOL......
Jun 16, 2011, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt.Crash
I miss the comments too but also miss the bigger pics.
Just click 'em. They get as big as they can be.
Jun 16, 2011, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Terry
For all you old old school RCG users you can still view images the old way ....
Whew - thanks for including that!!!!

Old Dog
Jun 16, 2011, 04:23 PM
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this is all thumbs upTerry. Great options. I love the selections. RCG has no where to go but up. Keep'em coming man!

Last edited by dirdredd; Jun 19, 2011 at 04:21 AM.

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