only 250 images in gallery

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  • Nick Miners

    Hi, this seems to be a limit on BEAM gallery templates. If you want to display more than 250 images in a set, you can view it in Archive view, which doesn't have the limit on how many images can be displayed.

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  • AVELO IMAGES

    Thanks Nick for the reply, and yes I have spotted that you can get more displays via the Archive view but thanks for commenting.

    The thing is I doubt very much that my customers will be that savvy in finding images. They just want to click on the gallery listed on the front page and see ALL the images.

    DOES ANYBODY KNOW
    If there is a beam template that allows more than 250 images shown in a gallery !
    Or am i missing something is there a button to press in the back end of photoshop that allows more than 250 images to be shown in a gallery ?

    Maybe the people from photo shelter who might be looking at this can answer this ?
    Or alternatively does anybody know who in photo shelter I can ask about this.

    Cheers.
    Rupert

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  • Nick Miners

    Hi Rupert - I can ask the team at PhotoShelter about this for you, they might know why this limit has been imposed. In the meantime, maybe you can make your galleries more granular and reduce it to two or more galleries just to ensure all your images are on view in a Beam theme? I know it's not ideal, but it may work for you as a temporary solution.

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  • AVELO IMAGES

    Hi Nick,

    Yes that's what I was thinking of doing i.e. having two galleries for the events we cover. Then I thought .... nope that isn't going to work. Not very professional again the potential to lose sales because people only click on one link. I can't be the only photographer that uses photoshelter than needs to show more than 250 images in a gallery ? ? Surely other event photographers that have lots of images for sale need to have galleries they can promote to have all of the images they have taken. ? At the moment I am sending out a link to the archive to cope with this issue. But potential customers that lose that link to the archive then come back via the front page only to find that they can't find the photos of them in an event. It seems strange that photo shelter allows larger image groups to be shown in the archive section but not in the galleries. Surely this is something that can be change quickly by photo shelter ?

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  • Phil Luyer

    If you check out the BEAM forum archives, you'll find this has been covered a few times.

    In essence, the PS designers had to make a decision to cap the number of images in a BEAM gallery when they designed the BEAM system. The choice they made was to cap them at 250 per gallery, as they felt this provided a reasonable balance between the time taken to render the page (and hence the usability of the site) on the average browser, and the size of galleries...

    As it turns out, it's an issue for only a small number of users (I am one of them), and there is a way around it, but you won't like it that much...

    Simply share the link to the archive version of your gallery, that will display how ever many images you put in it, ie, there is no upper limit.

    BTW, I am now conscious of pruning my galleries to less than 250 images, or splitting them when I cannot do so... but I used to find that if I did go over the 250 mark, it would usually be to less than 300...

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