New In Version 1.3.0

MAJOR UPDATE: This version includes a complete rework of how Photo loads image sets into the lightbox. Lightbox images now load one at a time - instead of all at once in the background. This will make batch groups load far smoother on mobile. This is major rewrite of Photo, and not a Stacks auto update. Please use Find Order on my homepage ( to download the latest version of Photo.

Photo for Stacks 3

Photo is a modern image gallery stack, focused on a great experience for content creators and consumers. Photo’s responsive lightbox is beautifully animated, offering two layouts for mobile and desktop. Controls are clear, accessible, and provide fast reassuring feedback.

For content creators, Photo is a pleasure to work with. Advanced features are surely there, but only when you need them. Prepare to dazzle clients and impress visitors, with minimal setup! Other features include, Grid or Flow layouts, Image Zoom, Gallery Collections, Batch Galleries, Touch support, and more!

Gallery Collections

For multiple galleries on a single page - accessible by a single group of thumbnails, it doesn’t get easier than Photo. When multiple galleries are on a page, images can easily be linked to join a single collection of thumbnails that trigger separate galleries.

Batch Galleries

Within Photo, there’s a feature called Batch, allowing you to import an entire group of sequential images on your server, from a single URL. Batch images generate within RapidWeaver preview - to show everything is working and ready for publish! Mac app Photos can export sequential images. Batch is a huge time saver for professional users.

Gallery Linking

You can turn your text or images into links that trigger specific photo galleries. Links can even trigger hidden photo galleries. Because thumbnails are optional, multiple hidden galleries can exist on your page, waiting to be shown with your custom links.

Feature List

  • Video tutorials covering: Getting Started, Gallery Collections, Gallery Linking, and Batch Galleries.
  • Joe Workman's Foundation, and Bootstrap compatible.
  • 3rd party theme compatible, for any issues let me know.
  • Gallery collection, show multiple galleries from a single thumbnail set.
  • Image Zoom, beautiful full size image viewing with touch support.
  • Thumbnail layouts, Grid and Flow, with spacing and column control.
  • Assisted image SEO, automatically generate Alt and Title tags from captions.
  • Responsive lightbox, two dedicated mobile and desktop layouts.
  • Batch galleries, generate photo group from hosted sequential images.
  • Thumbnails optional, hide individual or all thumbnail images.
  • Beautifully CSS3 animated lightbox and thumbnail transitions.
  • 2 Lightbox styles, "Default Dark" and "Contrast Light".
  • Independent lightbox and thumbnail caption control.
  • Adjust caption display behavior, position style, font size, and font style.
  • Mobile touch lightbox, can be fully gesture controlled.
  • Keyboard input lightbox, prev, next, zoom, close, controls.
  • Drag and drop or Warehouse image sources.
  • Theft protection, for thumbnails and lightbox images.
  • Gallery linking, text or images can link to specific galleries.
  • Single image lightbox support if needed.
  • Mix drag and drop, and warehouse images in same Photo group.
  • Adjustable lightbox overlay opacity.
  • Android Chrome 4+ (Tested Good)
  • iOS Mobile Safari 5+ (Tested Good)
  • Win7 IE9+ (Tested Good)
  • Mac & Win7 Safari 5.1+ (Tested Good)
  • Mac & Win7 FireFox 16+ (Tested Good)
  • Mac & Win7 Chrome 15+ (Tested Good)
  • Total CMS support - COMING SOON!



2 years ago

a few words...

When I bought the Photo Stack I thought it was a little bit expensive for my current situation, but it sounded very nice and I thought it was worth the risk… - I’ve tried it out and I find it really very easy to use and at the same time clean and polished and simple and versatile. Beautifully responsive. It really is going to open so many doors of concept! Ideas I had put away began to arise…

So, thank you for doing this stuff with care.


2 years ago

This stack is GREAT!

Photo is a home run knocked way out of the park! Easy to use, power packed and so very beautiful! I used Photo with Nick’s Forward theme and my website shot like a rocket right up to page one on Google’s organic search results.

Richard Maps

2 years ago

For me this changes everything

I bought the Photo Stack thinking I was just going to use it for making galleries of photos with a super lightbox and lots of features. But it turned out that it changes the way I have been doing something with images for the past 9 years or more. It was Nick Cates who suggested that I should try using Photo for singles images of my maps. Up to now to get the zoom I wanted I have been building image pages in Dreamweaver using Magic Zoom linked to my pages in Rapidweaver. No more as the Photo Stack makes it possible to do the same thing in Rapidweaver. The large image does not download until the thumbnail is clicked which is what I needed as my pages have lots of images on them. The stack has lovely subtle features you can add and super compatibility with mobile devices. For me its a web building life changer.


2 years ago

Epic Image Gallery Stack

True to Nick Cates' lean, clean style, this stack is dead simple for the developer and super elegant for the end user.


2 years ago

Probably the best lightbox/gallery stack available

The features on this stack are nuts. Zoom has finally been executed elegantly and cleanly in a RW stack. The batch import is a huge time saver. It's easy to set up and edit, and all the functionality survives on mobile platforms. Plus the automatic SEO help is brilliant. Why didn't anyone think of that before?

Nick Cates knocked it out of the park again.


2 years ago

great light box stack

Just wanted to say thank you for creating this stack. I’v been looking for about 2 years for a photo box stack with zoom incorporated, and this one is beautifully done. Couldn’t ask for more.