Thanks for the module. Have just used this module for the first time yesterday. I needed to upload 1500 images and all other galleries I have used/created before were not built for that. So, it's indeed brilliant - no need to create nodes, nicely creates thumbnails and nicely uses lightbox.
I couldn't find a simple step-by-step documentation, though, so here is a draft user guide. You may all pop in and add/correct/modify, hoping it will go eventually into the module's README file.
(1) configure the module at: /admin/settings/brilliant_gallery
// the following is a folder name under the files directory and should contain only subfolders
Path to the main gallery folder (for local, non-Picasa galleries): my_galleries
(all the rest is pretty self explanatory, I think)
(2) set input formats
add "Brilliant Gallery Tag" to "Full HTML"
rearrange "Full HTML" so that "Brilliant Gallery Tag" comes before "HTML corrector"
add "Brilliant Gallery Tag" to "PHP code"
Let "Brilliant Gallery Tag" stay after "PHP evaluator"
(3) create gallery pages
use the following cheat sheet:
[bg|path/to/your/gallery/folder/without/wrapping/slashes (just the folder under the my_galleries folder) |columncountoverride|widthoverride|sortorrandomoverride|maximumnumbertoshow|colouroverride|beginfromoverride|caption-yes-no-text]
in order to allow download of images through the Lightbox display, check out the attached file at this comment: