Art Image View is an multilangual image slideshow plugin for Joomla!

Art Image View is a fancy and customizable image viewer with multi-language support, slideshow functionality and keyboard access.

  • Ever wanted to display local images or Flickr photos in a firm way with ability to run a slideshow? Then this extension is for you
  • Slideshow support
  • Keyboard shortcuts support: next/previous, first/last image, start/stop slideshow
  • Multi-language support - lang attribute. Supported languages: Supported languages: Arabic, Czech, German, English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Interlingue, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukranian, Chinese, Thai
  • Several customizable properties
  • Can use folder path to build gallery from images in the folder/can use use path to thumbnails: attributes path and thumbnailPath
  • Can use Flickr user id to build gallery from Flickr photos: attribute flickr
  • Can display Flickr photo sets (requires Flickr API): attributes flickrApiKey and flickrSet
  • Supports multiple galleries on the page
  • Supports sorting of images in ascending/descending order: attribute sort="asc"
  • Thumbnails can be taken from specific folder or generated by changing image dimensions with saving aspect ratio. Thumbnails can be resized, cropped, cropped & resized to fit your needs: attributes autoGenerateThumbs="true", convertImage="resize"
  • previewWidth and previewheight attributes set the dimensions of images. With autoGenerateThumbs="true" thumbnails can be generated with saving aspect ratio
  • w3c compliant
  • Main demo   French demo   Spanish demo   Polish demo   Portuguese demo   Italian demo   Dutch demo  

Demo 1 - Displaying images from folder. Thumbnails are just the same images of smaller size.
Plugin code: {artimageview path="images/img_folder" previewWidth="100" previewHeight="100"}{/artimageview}

Demo 2 - Displaying images from Flickr. Showing small thumbnails and large image popups.
Plugin code: {artimageview flickr="25357685@N04" flickrSmallThumbs="true" flickrLargeImages="true"}{/artimageview}


  • path - path to images folder to build gallery from
  • lang - language. Possible values: ar, cs, de, en, es, fr, he, ie, it, nl, pl, pt, ru, sk, sl, sv, thai, tr, ua, zh-cn. Default: en
  • backgroundColor - background color. Default: #000
  • backgroundOpacity - background opacity. Default: 0.8
  • playDelay - delay before playing slideshow. Default: 3000
  • popupMargin - margin for popup. Default: 20
  • previewWidth, previewHeight - width and height of generated image preview
  • thumbnailPath - path to thumbnails folder
  • flickrSmallThumbs - should small thumbnails of Flickr images be displayed. Values: true, false
  • flickrLargeImages - should large Flickr images be displayed. Values: true, false
  • flickrNumberOfImages - number of images to display from Flickr feed. Default: 20
  • singleImage - single image to display as thumbnail. When this thumbnail is clicked whole gallery is displayed
  • flickrApiKey - API key for displaying photo sets from Flickr
  • flickrSet - Flickr photo set id to display
  • flickrThumbSize - thumbnail size for Flickr photo set. Values: 's' (small), 't' (tiny), 'm' (medium)
  • flickrImageSize - image size for Flickr photo set. Values: 'm' (medium), 'b' (big), 'o' (original)
  • picasaUser, picasaAlbum - Picasa user and album
  • thumbnailPreviewCount - number of thumbnails to show by default. When thumbnails are clicked whole gallery is displayed
  • carousel - show images in a carousel. Default: false
  • carousel_visible, carousel_scroll - number of items to show in carousel and number of items to scroll
  • singleText - text for gallery link. When this link is clicked whole gallery is displayed
  • caption - shows image captions under thumbnails
  • numberOfImages - number of images from local folder to be shown in gallery
  • autoGenerateThumbs - this will autogenerate and cache thumbnails from full-sized images. Can save aspect ratio for images. Either previewWidth or previewHeight parameters is needed for this. Default: false
Adding captions to images
Place artimageview.txt to the images folder. File structure should be the following:

a.jpg=Description 1
b.jpg=Description 2
c.jpg=Description 3

where a.jpg, b.jpg, c.jpg are the image filenames.