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Min. jAlbum version
11.6.17
Description

IMPORTANT: BEFORE any skin update save the current album! AFTER a skin update you'll have to reopen the current album or reload the skin with CTRL-R before "Make" in order the new version loaded completely. Also make sure to reprocess all the subfolders: read the "NEW SKIN VERSIONS" paragraph below!

TURTLE is an HTML5 / CSS3 dynamic album template with transition effects, slideshow, map, shopping cart, videos, background music, full site navigation and many more. Works on touch devices too. Has 27 separate styles plus tons of customization options.

There are 2 basic operation modes for Turtle: "Single page" and "Separate slide page" mode. Use the "Settings / Pages / Make slides" to select.

In SINGLE PAGE MODE all the images are placed on the same html page, and the skin replaces them dynamically as you navigate through the album. In this mode you can have continuous background music, smooth transition effects, and lower server load.

In the SEPARATE SLIDE PAGES MODE your album will show every image on a separate html page, which enables Facebook or other social sites to Like, comment and share the images separately and search engines can find your photos easier as well. It will not allow as smooth transitions as single, no background music and results in almost doubled server load.

If you plan to add MORE THAN 500 photos in a single folder I'd suggest to use the separate slide pages mode to avoid memory leak with less robustly written browsers.

About the two modes please refer to: http://lazaworx.com/static/help/features/dynamic-vs-separate-mode.html

You can add CUSTOM PAGES too: right-click -> New page -> Empty or from template: About, Contact, Sitemap.

To choose the HEADER IMAGE (a.k.a theme image) use the right-click -> "Use as folder thumbnail" menu. You can exlude this photo from the album at the same time with right-click -> "Exlcude".

NEW SKIN VERSIONS are not guaranteed to be backwards compatible with older versions, thus after a skin upgrade you'll need to regenerate the whole album with "Settings / Advanced / Process subdirectories" = ON and "Process only updated subdirectories" = OFF! This will not reprocess all the JPG's, only the HTML pages, which is a lot faster, particularly in single page mode.

SEARCH feature also needs reprocessing all the subfolders (see above!) every time.

In order the FACEBOOK LIKE, share, comment and similar social functions work properly you need to specify the Upload Path in "Settings / Turtle / Advanced / Upload path" before album Make as absolute URL to album base. (Normally you can upload the album to any site after the album is made but these sites require this information within the album, which can't be changed later.) Turtle can also sniff out the proper upload path, but only after the album has been uploaded once.

Your comments are welcome - write a comment on the right, but PLEASE POST BUG REPORTS, feature requests IN THE TURTLE FORUM, see below.

Thanks,
Laza

Features
Integrated shopping cartTouch interface supportPlays audio filesDisplays EXIF/IPTC datajAlbum widget supportBackground musicTransition effect(s)Search within albumDisplays mapWeb page supportPlays video filesUses JavascriptSupports foldersHas slideshowFreeware
Created
Mar 17, 2010
Last updated
Feb 27, 2017
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Homepage

http://lazaworx.com/category/jalbum/turtle-skin/

Usage
Commercial use is only allowed if you have a jAlbum Pro license.
Modifications of the skin are allowed.
To get rid of the nag screen you have to pay for a jAlbum license.

Releases

5.5.17 Feb 27, 2017 (current)

New:
- Skin family support: with jAlbum 13.11+ when switching skins within the same skin family the same (or similar) settings will be kept (applies to Turtle 5.5.17+, Photoblogger 1.6.9+, and the upcoming Turtle Two 1.0+)

Fixed:
- Unrecoverable javascript error when cookies are disabled
- Distorted thumbnails in the slide page thumb strip when using panorama images and no fixed size thumbnails in separate slides mode

Updated:
- Korean translation

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Tim Müller

Tim Müller 6 days ago

Hi Laca, I have used Exhibit Plus. It's nice that there are some corrections last year but it does not keep track to new features like video support. But there is more information in Exif than in Turtle. Is there any chance to implement 35mm equivalent focal range like in Exhibit Plus? e.g. Focal lenght: 220.0mm (35mm Focal lenght: 586 mm) In this case 220 is not comparable but the native value. The 586 is comparable but I think calculated.

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Tim Müller

Tim Müller 6 days ago

Ok, I have found out that this is a calculated value for my 3 canon cameras. Exhibit Plus seems to calculate the value byself. I have found out how to calculate the value (crop factor) based on FocalPlaneXResolution and sensor width + FocalPlaneyResolution and sensor height. But I have no Idea if this is also possible with your skin.

Laca Molnar

Laca Molnar 5 days ago

Hi, the metadata template is editable, so you can add any Exif field. The skin can't calculate values though. I guess both normal focal length and the 35mm equivalent are present in most cases, Turtle just uses 35mm equivalent, and ignores the normal value, if it finds the 35mm equivalent. You can make them display both by editing the template (Settings / Turtle / Photo data). Find this: "focalLength35mm|focusDistance|Focal Length|Focallength," end replace with: "focalLength35mm,focusDistance|Focal Length|Focallength,"

Tim Müller

Tim Müller 5 days ago

Hi Laca, thank you for your reply. "The skin can't calculate values though." Is this not possible or there is not enough demand for it? I know how to calculate the 35mm equivalent and some tools show it (like geosetter or exiftool) but I have found no tool to automatically add this information to the pictures. Seems to be the Canon professional Bridge Cameras simply don't write this Tag - examples are G5X and G3X.

Tim Müller

Tim Müller 5 days ago

This is solved - jGromit pointed me to cameras.properties which does exactly what I would like to have. :) Thank you for your assistance.

Laca Molnar

Laca Molnar 4 days ago

The metadata template is just a simple template with no room for calculations. The 35mm equivalent calculation supposed to be done by jAlbum. Was this missing from your photos? Then it's the cameras.properties is the solution, as jGromit has pointed out.

Jeannie109

Jeannie109 12 days ago

Is there a way to get more backgrounds? I exclusively use Turtle, I love it, but I would like more colors or textures if possible. I tried making my own background just colorizing the Linen and putting that in the styles folder of the Linen skin, but that doesn't work.

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Laca Molnar

Laca Molnar 11 days ago

You can add your custom background manually "Settings / Turtle / Design" panel. Here's my favorite background pattern site: https://www.toptal.com/designers/subtlepatterns/

Jeannie109

Jeannie109 11 days ago

Thank you, Laca. I did download a few of the background patterns but not sure how to install them. I appreciate your help very much.

Laca Molnar

Laca Molnar 5 days ago

Settings / Turtle / Design / Background image -> Use the Select button.

biokinta

biokinta 29 days ago

Sorry, I have a problema now. I have upgraded the theme when I don´t want to do it. I have Jalbum 11.2.5 versión installed and now the theme is not servible. What can I do? Help me please!!

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Laca Molnar

Laca Molnar 28 days ago

Click the "Show all" button next to the "Releases" (above), and download the version that works with your license. Double-click to install.

John Adelman

John Adelman 2 months ago

Is turtle not supported in Windows 10? We got a new computer and now I'm getting an error dialog with a very long list of "at javax...." errors.

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Laca Molnar

Laca Molnar 2 months ago

Windows 10 is absolutely supported - I use it by myself. Can you please post the error message in the Forum (see the link above), or send to my email address: laza@jalbum.net. This commenting section is not fit for error reports.

jstowell

jstowell 3 months ago

I'm seeing the same thing as Eric Wander, as far as the navigation disappearing. When you click your way down through the subdirectories to the image, the final view is just the actual jpg itself. All other formatting and navigation has disappeared. My issue also occurred after upgrading to 5.5.11.

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Laca Molnar

Laca Molnar 3 months ago

It's only the version 5.5.11 had this fault, but now it's fixed hopefully.

jstowell

jstowell 3 months ago

Thanks, Laca, the fix in 5.5.12 took care of the issue! And thanks for the speedy update!