Photo Gallery Component

Display a group of images as a tiled grid or slideshow.

This component replaces the older Photo Gallery and Photo Slideshow components. Please update from those retired versions.

Accessibility Concerns

State and federal rules require most images to be ADA compliant, with meaningful 'alt text.' 

> read more on accessible images

> read more about setting alt text in the DAM

Using This Component

Add the component to the page. There is only one tab.

This component as it is first displayed on the page.

The gallery can be loaded in grid or gallery mode, and users can be allowed to switch back and forth as desired, or limited to the pre-set mode.

The component opened for editing.

Photo Gallery Tab

Source folder: Choose where your images will be drawn from (usually in the DAM); e.g. /content/dam/www/news/.  

Start view: Choose from

  • grid (default) - Display images as tiles in a simple grid, without captions.
  • slideshow -  Display images in a single-frame carousel, including captions.

Disable alternate view: Optionally turn off the button that allows viewers to toggle between grid and slideshow. ID: Optionally used for tracking purposes if you have a account with  

The component loaded as a Grid, showing the button to change to the 'Slideshow' view.

The component loaded as a Slideshow. Note the three buttons for grid view, ShareThis and full-screen. A mouse-over tool tip is labeled 'flip to gallery view' - it refers to the grid.


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Be sure to check the published gallery

Publishing a page that contains a slideshow of photos from the DAM does NOT activate the the photos themselves. There is no warning they are not activated, and any that are not activated will simply not show in the published version.

Image Sizes

We recommend at least 800px x 536px for landscape or 536px x 800px for portraits (aspect ratio 1.5:1). Larger images are encouraged up a maximum of 2500px.

Last Reviewed:

September 22, 2017