victorpetrenko a. Any ballpark date estimate on when the multi-user will be available? - it'll help me with planning.
I am currently working on a big release, which will hopefully be out in a few weeks. Multi-user will NOT be part of that, but I will start this on the following release. So let's say a minimum a few months, but before the summer.
victorpetrenko b. Looks like the "global search" is a distant consideration, I'll have to think about it more.
Priorities after the current pending release will be 1. Multi-user login, and 2. Multi-file batch selector file manager options with move, copy, delete. Global search will follow thereafter, but I can't give any more specific date.
victorpetrenko c. I currently store numerous tags and values in the exif description field, something like:
When: 1989-07-05. Where: Long Beach, CA. Event: Clip 5. Vacationing in California. Long Beach, Spruce Goose, Amusements, Queen Mary. Activity: Boarding the plane -- Who: Mary Jones, Bob Jones Anna Green
Just for your information, there is EXIF (technical data created by the camera) and IPTC (meta data like description, populated from some other app like Lightroom or photos). In your case, you are probably referring to IPTC, because this is where custom text is stored. From any app (like Files Gallery), it just sees
IPTC.caption as a block of text (description). It has no means to format whatever it finds inside a single EXIF item (description.
victorpetrenko I found the exif array you mentioned, but I don't know how to add my description
Are you saying the description is not already displaying in the full size view? If it is part of standard IPTC "caption", and is not strictly related to EXIF. The EXIF items I am referring to are normally camera-technical data, and it can be changed in the array I was referring to. If the description is not displaying in full size images, please can you send an image so I can check exactly where your "description" is stored?
victorpetrenko which I would display on a thumbnail hover and with the full-size image along with your existing exif items
Files Gallery will display most crucial IPTC values in the popup (full size image), but you can modify it to display on thumbnails. In most cases, there aren't really room for longer descriptions on thumbnails, as you can see for yourself it struggles to even fit long file names.
victorpetrenko d. Another item I would mention is that I have extensive logging (optional, some or none) on my Zenphoto systems which all goes to databases. I've figured out how to capture all elements I need except one - I can't capture the click on a thumbnail to a full-size image in order to log the image name with path.
Any suggestions for me?
You mean like analytics so you can track where and what your visitors click? Files Gallery does not track clicks/stats, although you can achieve this with Google Analytics.
victorpetrenko e. Lastly, your thumbnail hover displays the actual path and filename - this circumvents my symlink method for obfuscating this information. Any option to not show the "actual"?
It will display the "relative path" yes, because this is kind of necessary for breadcrumbs and for the URL. After all, Files Gallery is a file browser that uses your existing file system and uses this for navigation. We can easily use CSS to HIDE the file name, although that would make the "list" layout kinda unusable.