Gallery Server 4.0 is released

Gallery Server 4.0 is released

By | 2016-12-01T16:37:37+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Announcements|2 Comments

We welcome you to Gallery Server 4.0. It is packed with new features that improves performance, helps you manage your gallery more efficiently, and adds nearly four dozen fantastic new features.

New ribbon UI in Gallery Server 4.0

Here’s the high-level overview of what’s new:

Ribbon toolbar – Manage your gallery faster and with less clicks using the new, ajax-enabled ribbon interface. Most tasks, such as editing properties, creating albums, moving/copying items and more can be done without leaving the current page.

Image and HTML editors – Crop, resize and more with the new image editor. Add rich text and formatting with the tinyMCE-based HTML editor.

Metadata writing – Common properties such as titles, captions, tags and more can now be written back to the original media file, preserving your hard work long after you’ve moved on from Gallery Server.

High resolution viewer – View the original, high resolution images and videos in the browser.

Performance improvements – We improved performance in several key areas. There’s a new smart cache algorithm that only purges changed items, the synchronization engine is up to 50% faster, ZIP file downloads are 80% faster, and a new delayed image downloading algorithm improves performance when viewing albums with hundreds or thousands of assets.

There is also new RAW file support, improved touchscreen support, auto-logon capability, a new loop slideshow option, an ‘Authenticated Users’ role, improved ImageMagick support, and support for extracting people tags from Windows Photo Gallery.

Read more about some of these features in these recent blog posts:

Announcing Gallery Server 4.0

New image editor in Gallery Server 4.0

New Home & Nonprofit edition offers low-cost option

License improvements in Gallery Server 4.0

There is much more to say than we can pack into this post, so watch the blog in the coming days as we deep dive into new features.

While we work on updating the Administrator’s Guide, we’ve prepared a Gallery Server 4.0 Quick Start Guide that contains the essential information for the new version. We’ll retire that when the Admin Guide is updated for 4.0.

If you have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear them. Use the forum or the contact form.

Download a trial version, play with one of the demos, or get your upgrade.

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2 Comments

  1. Venom Man May 2, 2016 at 5:52 am

    This is great a quick release! I had believed this will be released in mid June. I read earlier the Active Directory group integration will be released in Q3 of this year, is this still the case or has the time-line been pushed up?

    • Roger Martin May 2, 2016 at 9:22 am

      It is difficult to estimate the final phase of a software project because so much depends on the results of final testing. For GS 4, there were very few issues so we were able to release ahead of schedule. We are about to enter final testing for the AD group integration, but since we don’t yet know what the results are, we don’t know the final release date. We can assure you we’ll release it as soon as we can.

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