One of two Joomla! sites has an image gallery either big or small. The other day Joomla Extensions Directory has officially listed 49 extensions for applying image galleries and 11 of them are marked as popular.

We would like to offer you a closer look at one of these components – non-commercial FW Gallery by Fastw3b. It is surely worth a try for handling your image or even mixed photo-video gallery easily as it supports batch images upload from Google Picasa and has many other useful options.


FW Gallery is a full-featured Joomla photo gallery compatible with the latest Joomla CMS version. FW Gallery is widely used on photography and wedding sites as well as web shops where image galleries are needed. You are welcome to view FW Gallery portfolio here>>


This component has become 'Popular' at JED in a short period of time and has lots of great feedbacks and reviews. Separate sub-category is added at JED for 13 FW Gallery add-ons (more of them is coming in a while).

Let us quickly take you through the most important features of this component and its add-ons.

FW Gallery ImagesFW Gallery SettingsFW Gallery Templates


Key features:

  1. Unlimited galleries/ sub-galleries;
  2. Batch upload option;
  3. Ratings;
  4. Watermark option;
  5. 'New' sign with a customizable days period;
  6. Descriptions for gallery and single image page;
  7. Latest/random/popular module;
  8. Numerous component designs;
  9. Images resizing option;
  10. Front-end management;
  11. Option to insert clickable images by ID into Joomla articles;
  12. Carousel module.

An exclusive feature that FW Gallery has is Video Plugin that actually converts a photo gallery into a video one or allows creating mixed photo-video galleries. Please visit the demo site>>


FW Gallery is integrated with:

  • JComments, JomComment and Disqus
    This integration allows your site guests to leave their comments on a single image page.
  • JomSocial
    FW Gallery JomSocial Plugin shows popular or latest images from FW Gallery on a JomSocial user profile. One clicking the image, the user is forwarded to this single image page where he can leave a vote and comment.
  • Facebook
    FW Gallery can imports/exports photos from/into your Facebook page.
  • Picasa
    FW Gallery Picasa Plugin imports photos or even whole galleries from Picasa into FW Gallery.

FW Gallery is a free component and you are welcome to download and try it out. Note that some add-ons are free and some are paid.



We tested FW Gallery and are glad to declare that it works smoothly together with our JoomBlog component. After testing we started partnership with Fastw3b to put together a wonderful all-inclusive solution for creating a bright Joomla blog site.

FW Gallery JoomBlog Pack


Save up to USD150 on purchasing a number of FW Gallery add-ons, JoomBlog and FW Tourist Blog Template in a Pack.