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Zen Grid 2 slide show: Can I use lightbox to open gallery of fullsize images

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Hello -

I have slideshow on saintsabina.org/100th/worship-service-and-open-house.html.

Each of the 6 photos in the slideshow is linked to a larger (uncropped) version of in a new window using manual links. I'd like to have these larger versions open in a scrollable light box gallery instead of the cropped versions in the slideshow. Is there a way to set this up?

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Hi Sharon,

Just so I'm clear you want to display an image in the slideshow and display a different image in the lightbox?

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Yes. That's Right. If you click on an image now you'll see it opens a larger image in another window which I set up using manual links.

When I had the lightbox enabled, it opened the same images as in the slideshow and I didn't know how to get it to open the larger images.

I have two images because I wanted to customize the cropping of each image.

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Hi Sharon,

I think it might be possible I'll need to test it in the morning - the end of migraine at the moment

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Thank you.

Ouch. I get migraines too! Often nothing you can do but try for a good night's sleep and a fresh start the next day. Hope you're feeling much better tomorrow.

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Hi Sharon,

Thanks appreciate it but it's my own fault I think too many late nights at a desk

Can I just check what source you are using for the images and do you have any flexibility in what source you use?
e.g. if using a folder could you use articles instead?

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I and many others appreciate those late nights.

I'll think some more about how I want to do this.

The short answer seems to be this isn't something a Zen Tools 2 lightbox does easily without a kind of work around. I could use articles but I'd like to cut back on creating articles when I don't need them to be indexed or experienced like a full web page by site visitors.

I think this would be a nice feature to add to Zen Tools, nicer still with the option to put in longer text in the gallery caption than in the image title.

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Hi Sharon,

It's not easy to do - I'm not exactly sure if it's possible but definitely not possible using just images from a folder

There are more flexible options using text with zentools2 but working with images in lightboxes can be tricky

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Have a great weekend :)
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