DBGallery's Webserver Plug-in

Overview of our Plus Web product

  • It provides remote users the ability to upload images to your company's collection.
  • It has a very simple user interface. Have users who want the absolutely simplest interface to dig for and retrieve images.
  • Its excels at enabling your customers access to a subset of your images. For example, you or your company takes photos for a given customer and want that customer to see images, and only their images, using their web browser. Provide access to as many customers, suppliers, etc. as needed.

Specific Features

Put a Collection on the Internet

Put a photo collection online, be it 10,000 or 250,000, but limit who has access to its various areas.

Easily Share Specific Search Results

For users who have logins, simply copy the URL after doing a search, or navigating to a specific folder, and paste it into an email or other sharing method and when the URL is later clicked it shows the exact same results! This is perfect for showing colleagues or customers a very specific set of images spread across your collection.

For those without a login, select individual images and press a Share button to copy the URL. Those the link is shared with can securely see just those images.

Maps and Street View

Google Maps, including Street View, is available right inside the expanded thumbnail view.

Full Control over Access

Restrict who can see images larger than a thumbnail and who can download images, who can access which folders.

Search

Search across the whole spectrum of data from keywords and description, to copyright, filename, and its star rating. Allows advanced boolean search capabilities to filter results than include or exclude given tags.

Upload from Anywhere

Upload image files & create folders (given permissions).

Web Admin Access

Administrators can setup permissions right there on the site. This means Users and Roles may be added, updated, or removed. Licenses can be managed from there. Permissions to specific folder for given users is control here. In other words, an administrator can do non-collection management administrator tasks from here.

Deployment Flexibility

May be deployed on Windows and Linux webservers.

Try it with our Live Preview

What does the website look like? GRR Systems, Inc. has a DBGallery setup with approximately 55,000 images. A small portion of it is opened up to the internet as a sample website to show how it would look. Depending on your login you'll have access to different groups of files. In the demo scenario setup we pretend there is a company administrator, an architectural dept, a legal dept, and a marketing dept. Each has their own specific access, and there is a folder which is shared by all groups. Administrator and Architecture user access is follows.

Login as the Company Administrator:
    URL: http://cloud.dbgallery.com
    Login: DAdmin
    Password: dbg

Architecture Dept User Login:
    URL: http://cloud.dbgallery.com
    Login: DArchitecture
    Password: dbg
Figure 3: DBGallery Web Server Plug-in Sample



















What the Web version can't do, that the Desktop software can

The website is extremely useful but is not a replacement for the full desktop software. Here's why:

  • No rich UI (drag and drop, etc.)
  • Logical views (explore a collection using structured data) is not yet available through the site.
  • No ability to email images directly from the website.
  • Reports are not available through the website.
  • No database wide data extraction, or other advanced administrator tools. These are available on the desktop software only.

What this means is its a great 'lite user' way to access a collection. Its not so good collection organizers.