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Justified image gallery component for React

Justified image gallery component for React

React Grid Gallery

Justified image gallery component for React inspired by Google Photos and based upon React Images.

Installation

Using npm:

npm install --save react-grid-gallery

Quick (and dirty) Start

import React from 'react';
import { render } from 'react-dom';
import Gallery from 'react-grid-gallery';

const IMAGES =
[{
        src: "https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8817/28973449265_07e3aa5d2e_b.jpg",
        thumbnail: "https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8817/28973449265_07e3aa5d2e_n.jpg",
        thumbnailWidth: 320,
        thumbnailHeight: 174,
        isSelected: true,
        caption: "After Rain (Jeshu John - designerspics.com)"
},
{
        src: "https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8356/28897120681_3b2c0f43e0_b.jpg",
        thumbnail: "https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8356/28897120681_3b2c0f43e0_n.jpg",
        thumbnailWidth: 320,
        thumbnailHeight: 212,
        tags: [{value: "Ocean", title: "Ocean"}, {value: "People", title: "People"}],
        caption: "Boats (Jeshu John - designerspics.com)"
},

{
        src: "https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8887/28897124891_98c4fdd82b_b.jpg",
        thumbnail: "https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8887/28897124891_98c4fdd82b_n.jpg",
        thumbnailWidth: 320,
        thumbnailHeight: 212
}]

render(
        <Gallery images={IMAGES}/>,
        document.getElementById('example-0')
);

Image Options

Property Type Default Description
src string undefined Required. A string referring to any valid image resource (file, url, etc).
thumbnail string undefined Required. A string referring to any valid image resource (file, url, etc).
thumbnailWidth number undefined Required. Width of the thumbnail image.
thumbnailHeight number undefined Required. Height of the thumbnail image.
alt string "" Optional. Image alt attribute.
tags array undefined Optional. An array of objects containing tag attributes (value and title). e.g. {value: "foo", title: "bar"}
isSelected bool undefined Optional. The selected state of the image.
caption string undefined Optional. Image caption.
srcSet array undefined Optional. Array of srcSets for lightbox.
customOverlay element undefined Optional. A custom element to be rendered as a thumbnail overlay on hover.
thumbnailCaption string|element undefined Optional. A thumbnail caption shown below thumbnail.
orientation number undefined Optional. Orientation of the image. Many newer digital cameras (both dSLR and Point & Shoot digicams) have a built-in orientation sensor. The output of this sensor is used to set the EXIF orientation flag in the image file's metatdata to reflect the positioning of the camera with respect to the ground (See EXIF Orientation Page for more info).

Gallery Options

Property Type Default Description
images array undefined Required. An array of objects containing image properties (see Image Options above).
id string "ReactGridGallery" Optional. id attribute for <Gallery> tag. This prop may be useful for those who wish to discriminate between multiple galleries.
enableImageSelection bool true Optional. Allow images to be selectable. Setting this option to false whilst supplying images with isSelected: true will result in those images being permanently selected.
onSelectImage func undefined Optional. Function to execute when an image is selected. Allows access to image object using this (See Programmers notes for more info about implicit this). Optional args: index (index of selected image in images array), image (the selected image). This function is only executable when enableImageSelection: true.
rowHeight number 180 Optional. The height of each row in the gallery.
maxRows number undefined Optional. The maximum number of rows to show in the gallery.
margin number 2 Optional. The margin around each image in the gallery.
enableLightbox bool true Optional. Enable lightbox display of full size image when thumbnail clicked.
onClickThumbnail func openLightbox Optional. Function to execute when gallery thumbnail clicked. Allows access to image object using this (See Programmers notes for more info about implicit this). Optional args: index (index of selected image in images array), event (the click event). Overrides openLightbox.
lightboxWillOpen func undefined Optional. Function to be called before opening lightbox. Allows access to gallery object using this (See Programmers notes for more info about implicit this). Optional arg: index (index of selected image in images array).
lightboxWillClose func undefined Optional. Function to be called before closing lightbox. Allows access to gallery object using this (See Programmers notes for more info about implicit this).
tagStyle object tagStyle Optional. Style to pass to tag elements. Overrides internal tag style.
tileViewportStyle func tileViewportStyle Optional. Function to style the image tile viewport. Allows access to image object using this (See Programmers notes for more info about implicit this). Overrides internal tileViewportStyle function.
thumbnailStyle func thumbnailStyle Optional. Function to style the image thumbnail. Allows access to image object using this (See Programmers notes for more info about implicit this). Overrides internal thumbnailStyle function.

Lightbox Options

NOTE: these options are passed inside the Gallery tag.

e.g.

<Gallery images={IMAGES} backdropClosesModal={true}/>
Property Type Default Description
backdropClosesModal bool false Optional. Allow users to exit the lightbox by clicking the backdrop.
currentImage number 0 Optional. The index of the image to display initially (only relevant when used in conjunction with isOpen: true property).
preloadNextImage bool true Optional. Based on the direction the user is navigating, preload the next available image.
customControls array undefined Optional. An array of elements to display as custom controls on the top of lightbox.
enableKeyboardInput bool true Optional. Supports keyboard input - esc, arrow left, and arrow right.
imageCountSeparator string ' of ' Optional. Customize separator in the image count.
isOpen bool false Optional. Whether or not the lightbox is displayed when gallery first rendered (can be used in conjunction with currentImage property, otherwise the first image will be diplayed).
showCloseButton bool true Optional. Display a close "X" button in top right corner.
showImageCount bool true Optional. Display image index, e.g., "3 of 20".
onClickImage func onClickImage Optional. Function to execute when lightbox image clicked. Overrides internal implementation of onClickImage.
onClickPrev func onClickPrev Optional. Function to execute when lightbox left arrow clicked. Overrides internal implementation of onClickPrev.
onClickNext func onClickNext Optional. Function to execute when lightbox right arrow clicked. Overrides internal implementation of onClickNext.
showLightboxThumbnails bool false Optional. Display thumbnails beneath the Lightbox image.
onClickLightboxThumbnail func gotoImage Optional. Function to execute when lightbox thumbnail clicked. Overrides internal function: gotoImage.
lightboxWidth number 1024 Optional. Maximum width of the lightbox carousel; defaults to 1024px.

General Notes

  • react-grid-gallery is built for modern browsers and therefore IE support is limited to IE 11 and newer.

  • As the inspiration for this component comes from Google Photos, very small thumbnails may not be the most aesthetically pleasing due to the border size applied when selected. A sensible rowHeight default of 180px has been chosen, but rowHeights down to 100px are still reasonable.

  • Gallery width is determined by the containing element. Therefore your containing element must have a width (%, em, px, whatever) before the gallery is loaded!

  • Image Options: thumbnail can point to the same resource as src, bearing in mind the resultant data size of the gallery and page load cost. Thumbnails of whatever size will be scaled to match rowHeight.

Programmers Notes

  • User defined functions that allow access to this via Function.prototype.call() do not require you to declare or pass this as a parameter. this will be defined at the time the function is called.

e.g.

// somewhere in your code...
function myTileViewportStyleFn() {
  if (this.props.item.isSelected)
    return {
           // something stylish...
            };
}

<Gallery images={IMAGES} tileViewportStyle={myTileViewportStyleFn}/>


// internally, within the react-grid-gallery component it will be called like so:
myTileViewportStyleFn.call(this); // this now refers to the image to be styled

  • If you don't know your thumbnailWidth and thumbnailHeight values, you can find these out using any number of javascript hacks, bearing in mind the load penalty associated with these methods.

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