Using the Professional Gallery

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Using the Professional Gallery

The gallery displays photos from your associated installations in a clean format. The focus of the gallery is on the photos themselves, making it well-suited for presentation to clients.

The Professional gallery is our newest and therefore recommended gallery style, and will be the focus of this knowledge base article.

Responsive Design

The Professional gallery has been designed to give you a consistent experience on your desktop, tablet, and smartphone devices.

All the features are accessible on all screen sizes. However, certain features are not optimised for smaller screens, such as the compare tool.

On mobile and in windowed mode on desktop, some of the gallery features will be compressed into a dropdown menu in the top right of the screen to compensate for the reduced space. If you cannot locate a feature on mobile, check this dropdown menu.

Feature Breakdown

Below is a feature breakdown of all the features inside the Professional gallery. Numbered entries on the list refer to features, and bulleted entries refer to options for that feature.

  1. Main navigation button.
    • View Installation List
    • Go to Installation Status Page
    • Go to Installation Configuration Page
    • Sign In/Sign Out
  2. Logo with hyperlink.
  3. Installation name and Installation List dropdown with search bar.
  4. Weather – Temperature and Description.
    • Wind speed
  5. Timelapse download links for generated videos.
  6. External links added by user.
  7. Open Discovery gallery compare tool with current photo.
  8. Download this photo.
  9. Copy a link to this photo to the clipboard.
  10. View this photo in fullscreen mode.
  11. Open the calendar and date picker.
  12. Show a thumbnail timeline of photos from this day/data set.
  13. Date/Time filter to only show photos in a data set. Multiple parameters can be set simultaneously to narrow the data set.
    • Filter by day
    • Filter by time range
    • Filter 1 photo per day
  14. Photo timestamp.
  15. Previous photo in this day/data set.
  16. Previous days’ photos.
  17. Opens LiveLapse in a new tab.
  18. Next days’ photos.
  19. Next photo in this day/data set.
  20. Zoom out.
  21. Zoom slider with 10 zoom steps.
  22. Zoom in.

Key Feature Breakdowns

Below are detailed explanations of key features the Professional gallery offers.

(1) Main Navigation Button

The Main Navigation dropdown has the following functions:

  • View all Installations will take you to a dashboard where all available galleries are visible.
  • View Installation Status will take you to the Status page of the installation.
  • Configure this Installation will take you the Config page of the installation.
  • Sign in/Sign out will log the user in to allow access to editing installations on the homepage or will log the user out of the gallery respectively.

(2) Logo with hyperlink

If you have added a logo with a hyperlink, it will appear here.

To add a logo with a hyperlink to the Professional gallery, follow these steps in order:

  1. Go to Project Homepages.
  2. Go to Setup.
  3. Click on Manage Branding.
  4. Upload your gallery logo and add a URL to the hyperlink field.
  5. Click on Save changes.

(3) Installation Quick Swap

The Quick Swap dropdownallows you to swap quickly between different installation galleries.

(4) Weather and Windspeed

When using desktop, the Weather dropdown will show you temperature, weather conditions, and windspeed.  

When using mobile, the Weather button in the overflow menu will instead open a modal displaying all weather information. 

(5) Download Links for generated videos

Timelapse Video links can be displayed here on the Professional gallery.

Links are automatically generated when a timelapse video is created, with the Generate Timelapse function.

To display links on the gallery when your timelapse video is created, go to Control Hub and follow these steps in order:

  1. Select your installation.
  2. Go to the Timelapse page.
  3. Go to Timelapse Settings and select the Generate Timelapse tab.
  4. Scroll down to the Video Parameters subsection.
  5. Check Create a link to video on gallery to add a link when your video is created.
  6. Generate your timelapse video.

(6) External links added by user

You can put links to external sources in the External Links dropdown. This is useful if you want to promote your website or your client’s.

To display a link, go to Control Hub and follow these steps in order:

  1. Select your installation.
  2. Go to the Info page.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Edit.
  4. Scroll down to Custom Gallery Links.
  5. Add a description and a URL to create your link, and click on Add Link.
  6. Click on Save at the bottom of the page.

(7) Compare Tool

The Compare Tool function allows you to compare two different photos, even from different days. This is useful for noting the change between photos.

Using the Compare Tool function in the Professional gallery will open a new tab. This new tab will use the Discovery gallery style and load in the current photo being viewed in the Professional gallery.

(11) Calendar Date picker

The Calendar Date picker allows you to jump back to a specific day, to see all the photos taken on that date.

It is different from the Date/Time filter, which instead allows you to see all photos in a set time range.

(12) Thumbnail Timeline

The Thumbnail Timeline allows you to show or hide photo thumbnails.

It can display all photos from a given day using the Calendar Date picker, or from all days in a range using the Date/Time Filter.

(13) Date/Time Filter

The Date/Time filter allows you to see all photos in a set time range.

It provides three filtering options:

  • Filter by date range.
  • Filter by time range.
  • Display only 1 photo per day closest to a set time.

You can combine multiple options simultaneously to get very specific results. For example:

  • 1 photo per day,
  • Closest to 2pm,
  • Only using photos between 11am and 4pm,
  • Only between the 1st of March to the 30th of March.

(17) LiveLapse

The LiveLapse function allows you to quickly generate a timelapse video from recent photos. Using LiveLapse will open a new tab to generate the timelapse video.

You will need to enable the LiveLapse function in Control Hub. To do this, follow these steps in order:

  1. Select your installation.
  2. Go to the Timelapse page.
  3. Click on the LiveLapse tab.
  4. Check the Enable LiveLapse box.
  5. Select whether you want to use the past 150 photos, or photos from the previous ‘x’ days.
  6. Set the earliest time each day LiveLapse can begin pulling photos.
  7. Click Save Changes.

Recommended OS and Browsers

The professional gallery has been tested and optimized for the following OS and browsers. Use the latest version of each OS and browser where possible:

Browser NameVersion
Chrome79.0.3945 (or later)
Edge (Chromium)80.0.361.54 (or later)
Firefox73.0 (or later)
Safari 13.0.5 (or later)

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