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Lightbox Help

The “Lightbox” is a tool for viewing the photos in a gallery. The name came from the past when we had devices for viewing slides.

This screenshot is an example of the lightbox.
Clicking or tapping on a photo that is part of an “image grid” will open that photo in a lightbox.

The look and operation of the lightbox depends on the device you are using.

Phone / Tablet

To move between photos swipe left/right or tap the arrows on either side.
Sometimes the caption at the bottom will obscure the photo, tapping once will hide the caption (and the controls).

The lightbox controls are in the top right corner:

Lightbox Enlarge

Zoom

Toggle expanded mode. Can also double tap or spread/pinch.

Lightbox Enlarge
Zoom

Toggle expanded mode. Can also double tap or spread/pinch.

Lightbox Slideshow Control

Slideshow Start

Loop through all photos showing each for 5 seconds.

Lightbox Slideshow Control
Slideshow Start

Loop through all photos showing each for 5 seconds.

Lightbox Pause Slideshow Control

Slideshow Pause

Pause the slideshow.

Lightbox Pause Slideshow Control
Slideshow Pause

Pause the slideshow.

Lightbox Exit Control

Exit Lightbox

Finish using the lightbox.

Lightbox Exit Control
Exit Lightbox

Finish using the lightbox.

Lightbox Fullscreen Control

Fullscreen

Toggle Fullscreen mode. Only appears if the screen is big enough.

Lightbox Fullscreen Control
Fullscreen

Toggle Fullscreen mode. Only appears if the screen is big enough.

For optimum viewing tap fullscreen (if available) then tap once to remove the caption then swipe left to see next photo.

Desktop / Laptop

To move between photos either a) click on the arrows on either sides, or b) use left/right keys, or c) use a mouse wheel, or d) with a touchscreen swipe left/right.

The lightbox controls are in the top right corner:

Lightbox Enlarge

Zoom

Toggle expanded mode. Can also double click or tap.

Lightbox Enlarge
Zoom

Toggle expanded mode. Can also double click or tap.

Lightbox Slideshow Control

Slideshow Start

Loop through all photos showing each for 5 seconds. Pressing spacebar will start/pause the slideshow.

Lightbox Slideshow Control
Slideshow Start

Loop through all photos showing each for 5 seconds. Pressing spacebar will start/pause the slideshow.

Lightbox Pause Slideshow Control

Slideshow Pause

Pause the slideshow.

Lightbox Pause Slideshow Control
Slideshow Pause

Pause the slideshow.

Lightbox Exit Control

Exit Lightbox

Finish using the lightbox.

Lightbox Exit Control
Exit Lightbox

Finish using the lightbox.

Lightbox Fullscreen Control

Fullscreen

Toggle Fullscreen mode. Only appears if the screen is big enough.

Lightbox Fullscreen Control
Fullscreen

Toggle Fullscreen mode. Only appears if the screen is big enough.

Phone / Tablet

To move between photos swipe left/right or tap the arrows on either side.
Sometimes the caption at the bottom will obscure the photo, tapping once will hide the caption (and the controls).

The lightbox controls are in the top right corner:

Lightbox Enlarge
Zoom

Toggle expanded mode. Can also double tap or spread/pinch.

Lightbox Slideshow Control
Slideshow Start

Loop through all photos showing each for 5 seconds.

Lightbox Pause Slideshow Control
Pause

Pause the slideshow.

Lightbox Exit Control
Exit

Finish using the lightbox.

Lightbox Fullscreen Control
Fullscreen

Toggle Fullscreen mode. Only appears if the screen is big enough.

For optimum viewing tap fullscreen (if available) then tap once to remove the captions then swipe left to see next photo.

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