Image sharing UI improvement

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
As outlined in this thread.. there is a GREAT inconsistency in the sharing of images from the Media Gallery and the UI for sharing can be somewhat confusing.
In this thread, even an experienced admin had issues, and there is a "work-around" to get around it... but not one end users would normally pursue.

The problem mainly lies that when using the LightBox to display your images when you have the Enable media list lightbox navigation enabled in XFGM options, you are given share buttons for them, and you have anLink button. A normal user would think that the Link button would link to the image, which would allow them to share said actual image at another site... but it doesn't. It simply links to the GALLERY image album URL - which cannot be displayed when inserted as media into another site (something that is regularly done).

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That link icon in the above, links you to
which cannot be displayed on a remote site, as a linked image since it is not a link to an actual image. When you right click on the image and copy the image address, you get this
which IS a share-able and insertable link directly to the image.
When you don't have the Enable media list lightbox navigation XFMG option checked, you DO have a totally different share media box show up.

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These options should probably (at least the Copy image link) be included in that list of icons for the sharing box for the LightBox enabled options.
If nothing else, the ShareInput class should at least be included in the LightBox display for consistency.
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