Creating custom media gallery object types
Create your own photo and video object types to customize the information provided with each media gallery file. This is optional.
Adding terms and conditions to media galleries
Make users agree to terms and conditions when they upload new photos or videos to media galleries. This is optional.
Changing media gallery image sizes
Set maximum sizes for photo and video file preview images in media galleries. For example, decrease the maximum size on preview images in the widget in the community home page to allow more images to display in the widget. Or increase the maximum size if the thumbnail images are too small for your client. This is optional.
Using a third-party video player in media galleries
Use your preferred third-party video player to view media gallery video files. This is optional.
Setting the object types available when adding a media gallery
Set the default selection in the list of object types users can choose from when adding a media gallery to their community. The selection determines whether the media gallery will contain photos only, videos only, or photos and videos. All three options are always available; this property only controls which one is selected by default. For example, if your media galleries will only display photos you could set the default Photos only
, and then users won't have to select it when they add a media gallery to their community. This is optional.
Setting allowed media gallery file extensions
Specify the list of photo and video file extensions users are allowed to upload to media galleries. This is optional.
Changing the media galleries image format
You can change the format of thumbnail images that display in media galleries. The default format is JPG. JPG and PNG formats are supported, but to preserve the transparent areas of images you must use the PNG format.
Media gallery widgets-config.xml definition
Like all IBM
Connections widgets, the media gallery widget is defined in the widgets-config.xml configuration file. The definition contains some properties you can edit to customize media galleries, including the list of allowed file types: