Drupal 7 (Drupal Newbie)
I suppose this is a common need, but did not found any HowTo, “Putting it all together”:
1) I need a collection of photos with Title and some Description.
--> I suppose I have to create a new “Photo” publication type, with an Image field, occurring once (Maximum number of values=1) and a Taxonomy field to group photos by albums (?).
2) The internet site visitor can choose how to display this collection:
2a) Single items (one photo per side) with previous and next Buttons, to browse through the different items of the collection.
2b) A thumbnail view page, a lot (all) of items on one single page, and links to the full view of each image.
2c) A slideshow view, showing one image at a time, browsing automatically through the different images of the collection.
3) I want to publish some of these images (images existing in “Photo” nodes) in other publication types, without constraints: The publication type will not have any image fields.
The publication author has one big “free format” HTML area where he can insert any, in “Photo” nodes existing, images on any position in his text.
He may choose to:
3a) include a preview image.
3b) include a preview image with a link to Photo Item (Node). (Same Window / New Window)
3c) include a preview image with a link (popup) to the image.
3d) include a thumbnail image.
3e) include a thumbnail image with a link to Photo Item (Node). (Same Window / New Window)
3f) include a thumbnail image with a link (popup) to the image.
3g) include a link to Photo Item (Node). (Same Window / New Window)
3h) include a link (popup) to the image.
4) Last at not least, the author needs a convenient way to select/pick up the desired picture from the “Photo” nodes pool, by sorting/filtering on “album”, Title, Description, Date, ... showing previewing thumbnails, and so on, and to choose the desired insert (display) mode.
Which (active) module(s) are most suited for these needs? (Drupal 7 compliant, with a fair chance for being maintained in the future.) (One module fits all requirements would be great.)
HowTo proceed to realize this needs?