I have just changed from DPL into SimpleViewer, and I like the looks of it and how well it works.
But I have a problem about adding new pictures into my album.
In the past when I clicked "Make album" and there the first option with "Make only the ones with changes" the DPL made and uploaded only the new pictures
But with SimpleViewer it still makes all, just like with clicking the second "Make all" button.
And with 30.000 pictures it takes hours, plus I get bandwidth problems when uploading.
There bust be a button hidden somewhere in the settings to correct this, please help me to find it
The Make Changes option doesn't do what you think it does. It's designed to rebuild the pages, but without processing the images, even if the images actually do need to be reprocessed (because of a change in something like the image bounds, for example). In short, this is a strange option, and should almost never be used.
Just click Make Album every time. The jAlbum core will process only the images it needs to. The skin has nothing to do with it. I have just confirmed this with a small test album. Adding a new image, then clicking Make Album causes only that one new image to be processed. The slide images from the existing album are not updated.
OK, so now I have finally gotten through some testing, and still something is wrong... Make album does work like you describe. But it gives every image a new date stamp, even if it doesn't process them.
And when I upload the album, it uploads all my 30.000 images = bandwidth problems, and it takes 4 hours to upload even one new image as it uploads everything.
So is there a trick even here? I do press the "changed ones only" option. But with a new date stamp, all images have been changed.
I changed the new trial album to SimpleViewer only, and made no changes to the original one.
So all I have done has been making a new album with only a few pictures, and in BananAlbum, then switching that to SimpleViewer, adding some pictures within some minutes.
Today I then uploaded the original album with one new picture, and now it worked like it should, only that new picture (and naturally the album files) were uploaded
Looking at time stamps "Modified 28th Jan 2015" seems to be the latest now, except yesterdays picture. But every picture has that 28th Jan 2015 stamp, even if I didn't do any changes to the skin then.
Odd, but now all is well.