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.
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:
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.