After looking at the bbcode to share albums I have to admit Iím a little disappointed. I've always thought the gallery was lacking as it was so separate from the forum making it redundant in some cases. This is the most important feature of the gallery I feel being able to share an album/photo.
If Iím reading through a forum and I come to a gallery I want to see the images not go to another page to see them via a pretty link loosing my place in the forum topic.
I understand that some galleries have 100's of images and you canít display them all at once in a forum but surely you can put some kind of slideshow in with the option then to go to the gallery bit like a video player?
Not only could you embed your gallery slideshow into a forum you could use it in your IPC pages, articles and databases. Hell thinking about it you could make it so you can embed it into any html which mean members could post there albums up on other sites with your branded slideshow player which intern would bring more traffic to your site.
I think the gallery should be more about taking it out the box to other places rather than directing people to the gallery if that makes sense.
I mocked up a quick idea below. I must also add i have no idea on the complexity of this and im only looking at this from a user rather than a developers point of view.
Just my 2 pence. Keep up the work its still looking good