Here is good news for all Drupal users. It is finally out. Drupal Gallery 2 which integrates Drupal with Gallery is finally available through Drupal CVS repository or Galllery CVS repository. Drupal Gallery 2 is a module that combines Gallery photo, video and media management features with the Drupal CMS. It makes the images, image grid and navigation blocks of Gallery available into Drupal-powered websites. Users may now easily insert images from Gallery into Drupal nodes via an input filter or what is known as TinyMCE button.

Why is this good news?

Gallery 2 and Drupal are both open source software packages and when these two can be combined, a powerful and versatile gallery/CMS is created. However, there are some users that experienced some problems with server load. Naturally, users can do something to solve this issue. He can configure Drupal Gallery 2 from their individual interfaces and then use caching as a solution.

If the user makes Full Acceleration, Drupal Gallery 2 has a 90% increase in performance and a 10-25% performance increase when there is Partial Acceleration. There is a disadvantage to caching though. Sometimes data are not updated until the cache expires.
Some tips

There are some tips to make the integration of Drupal and Gallery 2 effective. First, Gallery 2 should be enabled through the Show Item url rewrite. Then, the user can install the program in Gallery 2/directory under Drupal; disable modules Ffmpeg, ImageMagick and NetPBM. Finally, he can activate ImageBlock.
Second, he can activate the module in Drupal and make the block visible. Then, he can set the directory under administer->settings->gallery. After these, the integrated Drupal Gallery 2 is fully functional.

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