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Hello. When we are viewing photos with the lightbox and try to share a specific photo to facebook, why the photo that is shared is not the same as the one that’s on lightbox?

For example, try to share this specific photo: http://billykids-lab.net/division/quick-gallery-images/#/gallery_1118/22

(This feature is VERY useful for photographers.)

Best regards, Carlos

Hello. Thanks for the reply.

If you paste the URL I’ve supplied in your facebook timeline, you get the photo of the woman looking above the sunglasses (Girl http://billykids-lab.net/division/quick-gallery-images/#/gallery_1118/9), instead of the Model on Pier (http://billykids-lab.net/division/quick-gallery-images/#/gallery_1118/22).

I didn’t use any button since there isn’t any. I’ve just pasted the URL in my facebook timeline to see what photo is shared.

Best regards, Carlos

Ok – this explains everything. If You simply paste link to facebook timeline then facebook uses it like simple url and sees only this:

http://billykids-lab.net/division/quick-gallery-images

and then takes a first image from this page. However If You follow the link then the proper image will be displayed.

Please try to use sharing icons which are displayed at the top left corner of image when viewing image inside lightbox:

http://billykids-lab.net/division/quick-gallery-images/#/gallery_1118/22

If You use for example pin button You can clearly see that the proper image is used to create a pin.

BR

Understood, but the Like icon at the top left corner of the image isn’t for sharing the photo. (I don’t have Pinterest, Twitter or G+. Just facebook)

Yes… if we click on the shared post, it then shows the correct photo.

But maybe the solution is to implement a way for each opened lightbox image set its own Open Graph Protocol meta tag in order to show the correct photo in the facebook shared post: <meta property=”og:image” content=”url-of-the-opened-lightbox-image”/>

Best regards, Carlos

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