Extreme Thumbnail Generator online documentation
Web photo galleries
Generate a web photo gallery
Publish a photo gallery on the Web via FTP
Send a photo gallery via email
How to add images to the gallery
How to sort images in the gallery
How to rename images
How to resize images
How to rotate images
How to add special effects to the images
How to add text to images
How to add logo to images
How to add shadow effect to images
How to link images in the gallery to other pages
How to add EXIF information to the image description
How to import image descriptions
Image format settings
Supported image formats
How to change the thumbnail image size
How to add a border to the thumbnail images
How to add shadow effect to thumbnail images
How to set custom thumbnail size and link address
EXIF info in the thumbnails title
How to link thumbnails directly to images
Thumbnail resize methods
Thumbnail image file name
Thumbnail image format
Thumbnails pages
Thumbnails per page
Thumbnails pages file name
Link back from thumbnails pages
Image pages
Image pages file name
Image page title settings
Advanced topics
Re-generating the gallery
Setting font for text elements
Sub-folders in the gallery folder
Web photo gallery meta data
Built-in FTP gallery publishing module
Link back properties
Multi-line text editor
Special tags
Auto-rename images in the gallery
How to add a Lightbox effect to the gallery
How to add slide show
Gallery template
Built-in gallery template editor
Batch image processing
Craete thumbnails
Image processing
Program settings
General settings
Advanced settings
FTP settings
FTP profiles
Product updates
Other products

Special tags

Special tag is a piece of text that you can add to any part of the gallery to display the image or gallery information automatically. When the gallery is generated all special tags are replaced with the actual values. For example, the [#gallery.imagecount#] tag is replaced with the number of images in the gallery and the [#gallery.createdate#] tag - with the gallery creation date.

Let's say you have 25 images in the gallery and you added the following line to the thumbnails pages header:

This gallery has [#gallery.imagecount#] images. It was created on [#gallery.createdate#].

After the gallery is generated the thumbnails page header text will be

This gallery has 25 images. It was created on January 15, 2007.

Choosing a special tag

You do not have to remember all the special tags. Whenever you need one simply click the ... button next to the edit field (if it has one). This button opens the multi-line text editor for the that field. For example this one was open for the thumbnails title.

Multi-line text editor

Now to add a special tag to the text click the Add special tag button. It opens the Insert special tag window where you can choose the tag you need.

Choose a special tag