Google Picasa is retired now, your old albums are only available in the archive. But nothing is lost! You can still use Event Gallery to display your Google Photos images on your Joomla! website.The trick is to mark your album as public or protected. There is no way to do that using the Google Photos website. But there is help: https://www.svenbluege.de/picasa/v1.1/. Use this website to get your albumid, userid and the picasakey. You can change the visibility of your albums too. This tool is build into Event Gallery 3.6 (working version here with a subscription) so you can select your events directly.

I'm currently encountering a lot of brute force attacks which try to guess the admin password of my site. This is quite annoying and causes more server load and bandwidth usage. I wrote a Joomla! plugin to stop this as soon as possible. Read more after the jump.

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You want to upload new images but you're out of disk space. I guess you all know this situation. Moving your images to Flickr or Google Picasa is not what you want. Actually Google Picasa is what you want if that would be supported after May 2016 which currently nobody knows. I have 4 GB images uploaded to my website. With its adaptive rendering approach, Event Gallery adds roughly 4 GB for the cached thumbnails. Too much for my new hosting provider. So I'm in need for a solution.

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Google will close down Picasa Web in May 2016. This is bad for all Event Gallery users which connected Picasa albums so far. But there is hope. Unlike the web frontend and the Picasa desktop application there is no word that the Picasa Web Albums Data API will close down. Instead there is a message which tells us that there will be some changes to this API published in March 2016 (Picasa Web Albums Data API Website).

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If you want to create some panorama image you need some tools. Both hardware and software items are involved. Together with some great software you can easily produce aerial images using your DJI Phantom Vision Plus.

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Joomla - Gallery Component - Eventgallery Since Joomla 3.1.14 introduces some changes I'm in need to publish a new version sooner than I've planed to. Because of this the release is tagged with the BETA status. I don't expect many issues but please test careful and let me know about your findings. Details after the jump.
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Joomla - Gallery Component - Eventgallery It's time to release a new version of Event Gallery. 2.6.4 it is. More after the jump.
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Joomla - Gallery Component - Eventgallery After some weeks of development version 2.6.3 of Event Gallery is finally available. Beside of fixes it contains some tiny new features. More after the jump.
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Joomla - Gallery Component - Eventgallery This is basically a stabilization release. But I'll not let you go without new features. One of the most important new features is the support for ICC profiles. All the generated thumbs will contains the color profile of the original image now. More features and fixes after the jump.
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