|Posted: Fri, 2005-11-18 07:26|
I tried to search the forums but it's a hard topic to search for. Anyway, I was curious if there was a way (or suggest it if it currently is not possible) to be able to assign a 'view level' to photos. For example, I just went to Berlin for a weekend and took well over a hundred photos. I would like to put them all in a 'Berlin trip' album but I wouldn't want to force everyone to suffer through all of them. What I was thinking you could assign a value to each photo 1, 2, or 3 and the vistor could pick which level of photos they would like to see. If you pick 1, you get what I consider cream of the crop or highlights, stuff for the casual vistor. 2 would see all of 1 plus a few more for people who may be interested, and of course 3 would see all of them. For those that care I guess permissions could be used as well so guests can only see level 1, registered 2, and admins 3 or something like that.
Yeah I guess it could be done with sub-albums, and maybe searches but that seems a little cumbersone. I would prefer to keep all of the photos together and not have each topic spread over 3 albums. I could also just sort them and put the #1 photos first then #2, then #3, but I usually like to keep them in chronological order. Ideal I would think there could be a dropdown near the top of the page for the vistor to select the level of photos/albums they would like presented to them. This would let me upload a lot more photos without worrying about it being like the old days of relatives showing up with a screen and slide projector and flipping through their hundred+ photos of their summer vacation when all we wanted to see were a few highlights.
If this could also be applied to entire albums it could be used so when people come to the site it by default shows level 1 albums which I could manually set to be only the last few added/updated albums so people could easily be directed to newer content instead of having to wade through everything to find the new stuff.
Anyway, just babbling out loud to see what others think (hopefully I just missed a step in the pages of configuration options). If I was skilled I would offer my help. If you know of any open-source ChemEng projects let me know!