Brilliant Gallery

Edited by Vacilando. Last updated 30. October, 2014.


  • Path to the main folder in which your individual gallery folders will be placed.
    • Such folder must exist under your /files folder (if it does not exist, create it first). Exclude trailing slashes. Example: albums.
    • Leave empty if you wish your 'files' folder to be your album folder.
  • Maximum number of table columns = The maximum number of columns displayed in the table. Setting this to '0' means no limit and the gallery will fill all available space in the page (very useful esp. for websites with fluid width design).
  • Maximum width of table images = The maximum width of thumbnails in the table (height calculated automatically).
  • Table background colour = Colour on the background of the table that holds the images.
  • Table cell padding = Cell padding (around each image) in pixels.
  • Overlay browser = Select the overlay image browser (must be installed, of course).

Step-by-step installation

  1. Download the latest version of the Brilliant Gallery module from its Drupal home here.
  2. Enable the module in your Drupal ( /admin/build/modules in D6 or /admin/modules/list in D7 ).
  3. Go to Input Formats in your Drupal ( /admin/settings/filters in D6 or /admin/config/content/formats in D7 ) and via the "configure" link enable one of your input formats to recognize the Brilliant Gallery Tag.
  4. Using FTP, create a main folder in your 'files' directory that will hold all your future gallery folders. E.g. albums. You do not have to do this if you prefer your gallery folders to be located directly in your 'files' folder.
  5. Choose who can access to Brilliant Gallery in ( /admin/user/access in D6 or /admin/people/permissions/list in D7 ).
  6. Change the default settings for Brilliant Gallery in the admin section of your Drupal ( /admin/settings/brilliant_gallery in D6 or /admin/config/brilliant_gallery/settings in D7 ).
  7. Using FTP, create your gallery directory, e.g. bg_demo_bum, in the main folder you have created above. Still using FTP, upload all images into that directory. (Make sure the uploaded file names do not contain characters that are likely forbidden in your server's file system, such as "#" or ":")
  8. At /admin/settings/brilliant_gallery/manage you can see all your uploaded galleries and disable/enable display of any image.


There are several ways in which you can display your picture gallery.
• Add a (plain) text field to any content type, select formatter "Brilliant Gallery"! In this field then use any of your local gallery paths, a Picasa RSS link or a Google+ album URL. Multiple text fields / galleries are supported as well. To customize the gallery adapt the configuration (formatter has no separate settings). (Only for D7.)
• Anywhere in a node, using a special tag in the format [bg|path/to/your/gallery/folder/without/wrapping/slashes]. You only need to specify path within the main folder. You also can override many of the default settings using the full tag
[bg|path/to/your/gallery/folder/without/wrapping/slashes |columncountoverride|widthoverride|sortorrandomoverride|maximumnumbertoshow|colouroverride|beginfromoverride|caption-yes-no-text]
The little gallery below shows first 10 images from folder called 'bg_demo_bum' that resides in the main folder 'albums', so it uses the following tag: [bg|bg_demo_bum|10|45|random|10|#000000]
To show just one image, say the 13th from the beginning (when sorted!), showing the caption, you use something like: [bg|bg_demo_bum|1|200|sort|1|#bbbbbb|13|What an image!]
• As a default block (only settings set forth in /admin/settings/brilliant_gallery apply).
• As a custom block. Create a block with a Brilliant Gallery Tag in it - e.g. the one in a column on this page was created simply using the following tag: [bg|bg_demo_bum|3|44|sort]
• To display a Picasa gallery, upload your images, in high quality, using the amazing Picasa desktop application (you can also touch them up, rotate, etc., but no need for resizing), then click synchronize your gallery with your Picasa Web Albums. Then, in your your web version of the album, right click & copy its "RSS" link, and simply use that link instead of the local path in the [bg|path] tag ... e.g. [bg|]. The pictures will be fetched automatically, resized as needed, and cached for later viewing.

Wednesday 29. August, 2007, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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