This release brings some bugfixes and new features as listed below:
1) On some MS Windows webserver environment the gallery path was not being handled with /, and that could cause an invalid checksum on gallery load via AJAX, now the path is fixed
2) RapidGallery now implements the Cross-Origin Resource Sharing method (CORS) http://www.w3.org/TR/access-control/ to try circumvent those cases in which the AJAX same origin policy doesn't let the gallery load (i.e. website base url with https and AJAX request to http base url or viceversa, and also website base url with www prefix and AJAX request to http base url without www prefix or viceversa). In such cases RapidGallery was returning "Sorry but there was an error:0" which basically was meaning that you were trying to violate AJAX same origin policy. Now with CORS Implementation the issue should be fixed.
Hot New features:
1) First and foremost the "Use original slides" option; finally the high quality photos lovers who can manually provide their own top-quality resized slides can simply activate this option in such a way RapidGallery will simply use the original images provided as slides without performing any image work (files will be untouched) to preserve both quality and original dimensions, on the other hand when this option is active you won't be able to use the Watermark functionality for the slides (right because with such option we don't want to touch the slides).
2) The "Show only" option. With this option it is possible to enter a number X to make RapidGallery shows only the first X thumbnails. The same option can also be used in a different way; if you enter a path/URI to a single custom image then RapidGallery will show only your custom image instead of the thumbnails and clicking on such custom image will open the gallery.
Show only single thumb image
Show only 2 thumb images
3) The "Pre-cache slides" option. In older versions by default RapidGallery was gradually preloading slides in cache to speed up slide loading when you were clicking on any thumbnail. While this behaviour can be great for small/average galleries, it can be high bandwidth consuming for very large galleries (preloading a lot of slides in advance). With this new option, you now have the possibility to turn on/off this behaviour depending on your needs.