Finally, the Photo Gallery plugin has been upgraded to work with Movable Type 4.2. At first I considered just upgrading the photo gallery templates, but after such a long time, I figured my patient users deserve a little bit more than that. So, over the past several days I have devoted a great deal of time to revamping the Photo Gallery plugin to provide additional and enhanced functionality for managing your photos and albums. Here is a brief list of changes for the Photo Gallery 2.1 plugin for Movable Type:
Manage Photos Screen
View all your photos, or just the photos from a specific album. With this new screen, photo management is done as it should be: as a grid of thumbnails, and not a tabular list of entries.
Edit Photo Dialog
Edit your photos, their title, caption, tags, and more, in a simple dialog triggered by clicking the photo's name on the photo listing screen.
Template and CSS Fixes Galore
The templates and stylesheets used in your galleries will now work with any photo regardless of aspect ratio.
Menu and Navigation Enhancements
When working within a blog powered by Photo Gallery, unnecessary menu items are removed in order to optimize your workflow and movement around the application.
Enhanced Upload Process
The upload dialog has been enhanced to let you more easily create new albums as you upload new photos.
The new version of Photo Gallery is not 100% complete yet. I still have a lot of testing to do, fixes to apply to the HTML version of Doug Bowman's templates, and the usual rigmarole of bug fixes. If you are interested in helping me out, feel free to download the latest version of Photo Gallery 2.1 and let me know what you think.