Announcement: Local preview shows only a dozen of thumbnails, the album doesn't work - Read this!
Posted By: Laza
Posted: 06-Jul-2017 15:44
Testing the Local album (Preview) does not work in some browsers with the default settings. This is because Tiger is based on a database (JSON format) to which the access from local HTML files is limited, due to security reasons. jAlbum's built-in browser works, however. If you want to use Chrome for testing local albums - as I do - you will have to circumvent this limitation by starting Chrome in lowered security mode.

Save the following line of code as "chrome-test.cmd" into your home folder, and Pin to start menu (drop onto the Start button):
start /d "C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\" chrome.exe --allow-file-access-from-files

On Macs use the following command in the Terminal app:
open /Applications/Google\ --args --allow-file-access-from-files

On Opera you can do the same, because it is using the same engine as of version 18.0
start /d "%programfiles(x86)%\Opera" launcher.exe --allow-file-access-from-files

Now you will be able to start Chrome from the start menu. Please note, it will only start in this mode if no other Chrome windows are open at that moment! So quit all other Chrome instances before.

Please note, although the skin will not do any harm - it never runs code from XHTTP requests -, other pages might inject malicious code in this mode, or might get access to your local files, so use this mode with precaution and use only for testing, not for browsing unknown pages!