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Random image with pretty photo zoom

The Random image with pretty photo zoom Joomla module which allows you to simply and easily show random images anywhere in your website with on-click pretty photo zoom effect. In the admin we can upload the original images directly into the folder or we can set the existing image folder location; this plugin will automatically generate the perfect thumbnail image based on the mentioned width. This module is very useful to show images randomly to user.

Features of this module

  • Simple and easy installation.
  • This will create thumbnail image.
  • Display one image on random order.
  • pretty photo zoom on mouse click.

Module Live Demo available below (below image) and sidebar image. click on the image and see the pretty photo zoom. Refresh this page and see the another random image on sidebar.

Module installation instruction

  • Download the module from the download location.
  • Log into the Administrator section of your site.
  • Go to Extensions ==> Manage ==> Install menu.
  • Click Browse button and select the downloaded ZIP file.
  • Click Upload & install button to complete the installation.

Joomla menu for extensions module

Creating a new module instance

In your Joomla admin go to the Modules (Extensions ==> Modules in your admin menu). You should see the module Random image with pretty photo zoom listed among the others. Simply click on the module name to open the module editor.

If you cannot find an instance of your new module, click the new button. The new module should be listed among the types available, select Random image with pretty photo zoom which will create a new instance.

Module admin screen

Navigate to below link in your Joomla admin to set up the module parameters.

Extensions ==> Modules ==> Random image with pretty photo zoom (See below screen)

Random image with pretty photo zoom

Image Type: Type of images you want to display in the front end. PNG/GIF/JPG etc. (the default is JPG)
Image Folder: Path to the image folder relative to the site URL (e.g. modules/mod_random_image_with_fancy_zoom/images). no trailing slash in the folder location.
Width : Width of the display thumbnail image in pixel (e.g. 300)
Theme : Select the available pretty photo zoom theme type.

Joomla parameters

Title : It is essential to set a title for the module.
Position : The position on the page where the module will be displayed.
Status : The module needs to be published in order for it to display.
Module Assignment : Assign the module to all pages.

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  1. i have problem with thumbnails, i try Random image with fancy zoom, and with pretty zoom, but same problem, module dont create thumb, i just see small icon image error, and when i click on it, zoom work fine and original size of image have good view .. i use joomla rockettheme.

  2. I want to display Random img gallery pp zoom in my web sidebar, but it doesn’t work. I can see the title of the random image but the images doesn’t appear…
    The module looks very simple, but I have no idea what’s the problem..
    My Joomla version – 2.5
    I’ve checked this on Firefox and Chrome and the results was alike. On Firefox I saw only title, Chrome displays title of Random Image and strange (error icon) small thumbnail.

  3. I also have this same problem. Makes it unusable. When I click on the X where there should be the image, it expands perfectly. But the small image in the web page is missing. Tried on three different browsers.

  4. iam new to joomla. I followed the tutorial, everything was fine, but i get error message instead of image output.

    Warning: preg_match() [function.preg-match]: Unknown modifier ‘G’ .

    help me.

    • Please open below PHP file and replace the method from preg_match() to preg_match_all() and try again

      Line: 66

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