Photo Gallery, Articles Images, Content Photo Gallery, Photo Display, Photos & Images

One of the best looking and easiest to use image galleries for Joomla! Built around a beautiful and modern responsive design. The demo is a must-see. You'll love it!

Justified Fixed-Width Layout...

Add beautiful edge-to-edge image galleries to your site with clean, crisp edges, without cropping or changing the aspect ratios of your images. The effect is just like what you see on Flickr, Google Photos and the Windows 10 Photos app - why should the big companies be the only ones with such great photo layouts? Now there are loads more layouts available, via the layouts add-on.

Easy to Use...

It's easy to add RC Gallery to any article on your site, with just three clicks from the article editor. That, plus automatic thumbnail creation, make this an incredibly easy plugin to use - You can get your first galleries up and running in under 2 minutes.


RC Gallery looks great on all screen sizes, from phones and tablets up to desktop monitors. It also dynamically resizes as the browser window changes size.


Some high quality add-ons are already available, and more are currently in development.

Optional Built-in Shadowbox / Lightbox...

RC Gallery includes a gorgeous jQuery based shadowbox (or lightbox), with silky smooth animations done in a way that'll really make your images pop. If you prefer, you can use it with whichever other shadowbox or lightbox plugin you normally use.


You can change the image spacing and the size of the rows in your galleries, round off corners on your thumbnails and choose whether or not to show the image names, depending on your needs.

Detailed Documentation...

While the plugin is very easy to use, its functions are documented in detail in the extensive user guide.

New in version 4.4.0

  • New shadowbox animation options
  • Fixes for a couple of minor bugs

New in version 4.3.0

  • Support for choosing per-gallery layouts, rather than just a global setting

New in version 4.2.0

  • Support for Joomla 4 preview
  • Support for loads of new layouts, via the new layouts add-on. Check it out at
  • The shadowbox (or lightbox) has been rewritten to use CSS transitions instead of juery animations, for better performance
  • The shadowbox now loops back around to the first photo when it reaches the end

New in version 4.1.0:

  • Choose whether or not to asynchronously produce image thumbnails via an AJAX request after the page has loaded.

New in version 4.0.0:

This is a pretty big release...

WebP Thumbnails (if supported by server)
WebP thumbnails are now created alongside jpg ones, and are served up to supported browsers, reducing download size by ~33%.

Support for additional image formats
.webp, .bmp and .wbmp image formats are now supported, alongside the existing .jpg, .png and .gif.

Show image titles in the shadowbox
This has been the one of the most requested features for a little while. Well, now it's here!

Loads of new customisation options
- Thumbnail background colour (for while the images are loading)
- Image titles are fully customisable
- Rounded corners for thumbnails
- Sepia and greyscale options for thumbnails
- Change overlay colour and opacity in the shadowbox

Image sorting
Another heavily requested feature. Images can now be sorted by either file name, date or just random. Date is based on the exif data, if available.

Lazy loading
Images now load after the initial page load, meaning that your galleries won't slow down navigation around your site. Don't worry though - this doesn't result in content moving around on the page as the images load. Instead, the thumbnail placeholders are shown on the page already in the correct size for the images to pop into.

Image rotation
The gallery now respects any rotation data in the image's exif, making sure your images are always the right way round

New in version 4.5.0:

  • Backdrop filter blue in the shadowbox overlay

New in version 4.0.0

Version 4 is faster, lighter and has loads of new customisation options. It also supports a new laouts add-on.

New in version 3.4.0:

  • Curved corners for image thumbnails.
  • Open images in the shadowbox at a smaller size (Several requests were received for this feature. I hope you enjoy it!)

New in version 3.3.0:

  • Support for the Joomla update system
  • Better handling for when a user closes the shadowbox while an image is still loading
  • Some code housekeeping

New in version 3.2.1:

  • PHP 7 support - There weren't any errors, but have now removed a deprecated API call.

New in version 3.2.0:

  • Support for a new addon! There's now a social addon, which lets you add buttons to the shadowbox to share directly to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Tumblr.
  • Support for anchor links. Anchor links allow directly linking to an image in the gallery. When the page loads, it scrolls to that image in the gallery, and opens it in the shadowbox seamlessly.

New in version 3.1.3:

  • Update to the image sizing algorithm, to keep images much closer to the target row height, for a cleaner, more organized look.

New in version 3.1.2:

  • Minor bug fix release

New in version 3.1.1:

  • Now supports touch gestures! Mobile users can now swipe left or right to navigate through images in the shadowbox (note that if you're updating from an older version, you may need to change to the newer shadowbox in the plugin's settings to get this feature).

Design inspired by Flickr and Google Photos

RC Gallery is a great looking, fast and simple gallery which is especially good at preserving aspect ratios of images.
Ease of use
RC Gallery is so easy to use that not much instruction is needed.
So far, I haven't needed any support but it looks like you can contact the developer directly via his website if needed.
Clear documentation is included in the plugin which is sufficient to configure the extension.
I used this to: I use RC Gallery to display galleries in articles in various websites.
it works exactly as I wanted. The text, to my photos with a separat text file. And I can sort the photos ascending or descending. Very good!
Ease of use
Very easy and that due to a very good documentation and support. Thanks to a text file I Can use my old text file to the photos
Very good and fast support. My problem was solved right away in a very easy to understand way.
Very good and it was easy to understand and use! It worked right away - thanks for that!
I used this to: My food pictures which I present descending parallell to my blog. I will use it on my travel site and a site for my cruises on the Baltic sea (74). So it will be many pictures to write text to.
Owner's reply: Thanks for the lovely review Bengt - glad you're liking it! All the best with your site 😊


Posted on 14 February 2022

perfect function algorithm works fast the design is beautiful and helps a lot
Ease of use

easy to use very intuitive the module is very well made
with other photo modules I have a hard time using it but rc gallery is very respon

the support support is efficient I have nothing to complain about

the documentation is well explained and the understanding is very easy
I used this to: I use it to orphanize home images
the look of the page is smoother and cleaner I really like this module
Owner's reply: Thanks for your kind review Marcio. Glad you're happy with how it looks on your site. All the best 😊
This does what we were looking for: uses "gallery" to display contents of a directory in a lightbox. Period. However it also displays
Ease of use
ALL images in the directory on the page. There is no way - that i can find - to just display one image that can be clicked on to provide
I used this to: website bahaismexicali at org Our upgraded to Joomla! 4.0.4 site. Still cannot post this Review. It now says: "I use this for..." should be longer than 64 characters. Boy, we really gotta love this plugin to go through all these hoops just to post a review - lol.
Owner's reply: Thanks for the lovely review Fred. You've probably worked it out by now, but you could place a cingle image by having a directoy which only contains one image.

Also, thanks for taking the extra effort to leave your review. The Joomla Extensions Directory is an extremely frustring beast at times!

All the best 😊
Javascript gallery with navigation. User can click on the generated thumbnails to enlage the pictures.
Ease of use
Simple to use and setup, configuration is easy, just defining a set of directories, which contains the images.
Support is not great, means non existant.
Send a support request over the website and never got a respond from the developer back, sad.
Documentation is enough to customize the plugin and mostly selfexplained
I used this to: I use this for food pictures to present and there were no complaines at all.
works like a charm on desktop and mobile.
Owner's reply: Hi Jörn-Ingo, thanks for the review. Sorry it took me a little while to reply to your support request. I was very ill.

For anyone reading this - I did get back to Jörn-Ingo and resolve the issue he was having but he hasn't updated his review (I don't know if that's possible on the JED to be honest).

It's worth noting: I don't make any promises about support for my free plugins unless you buy the paid add-ons. I always get back to people, but can't make non-paying users a priority, which I'm sure most people understand.

Anyway, I'm glad you like the plugin.

All the best with your site 😊
Works perfectly! Exactly what I was looking for, for a long time.
Ease of use
Easy and clear settings, fully understandable. Very easy to use.
Superb and quick and friendly support. Rich is the best! On the spot.
Comprehensive documentation. Fully documented features. Easy to understand.
I used this to: A lightweight image gallery extension, that is easy to maintain and display image descriptions. Just upload new images to folder and thumbnails are instantly created. Great built-in Shadowbox. Fully responsive.
includes everything a nice gallery needs
Ease of use
very easy to use. with clear and understandable parameters
best, fastest and friendliest support ever
very useful and detailed documentation
I used this to: I use the gallery for sophisticated artist portraits
Owner's reply: Thanks for your kind words Tom - I really appreciate it. I'm glad I was able to help when you got in touch too.

All the best with your site.

Does what it says on the tin.
Ease of use
Found it nice and easy to use.
Simple to understand and follow

Excellent gallery

Posted on 15 February 2018
It's a simple and responsive gallery that works fine on mobile devices too. It is recommended if you have a large number of photos.
Ease of use
It is very easy to set up, with its editor button addon you need only one click!
I asked Rich a little question and his answer was very quick and resolutive.
The documentation is rich and very clear.
I used this to: I used it in the website of a gardener, in its photographic showcase.
Smart plugin, with works great an Desktop-PC's AND on mobile devices.
Ease of use
Very easy and fast to use!
Nice and fast fast contact! Thanks a lot for your help!
Perfect and easy to understand!
I used this to: I use the plugin for my portfolio-presentation and also in articles if I have a few pictures to show
Editor Button Addon for RC Justified Gallery
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Editor Button Addon for RC Justified Gallery

By Rich Court
Editor Buttons
Editor Button Addon for RC Justified Gallery is an addon for use alongside RC Justified Gallery, that lets your site authors easily and quickly add beautiful galleries to their articles. Flexible... Even though the interface is simple, this plugin still gives you all the inline gallery options RC Justified Gallery offers. Only 3 Clicks... Galleries can be added to articles with only 3 clic...

RC Gallery

Rich Court
Last updated:
Dec 11 2022
1 year ago
Date added:
Jan 05 2016
GPLv2 or later
Free download
J3 J4

Uses Joomla! Update System


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