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SMF Development => Feature Requests => Applied or Declined Requests => Topic started by: guldam on July 19, 2017, 08:21:04 PM

Title: Drag and Drop Image Adding, and Resizing
Post by: guldam on July 19, 2017, 08:21:04 PM
I run several SMF boards, and a constant complaint and struggle a lot of users have is uploading images. The UI is unclear to them, and/or they struggle because image size requirements of the forums require image resizing on their own. Many just do not have the skills or software to resize.

As a result of user limitations, many have resorted to using image hosting at companies such as PhotoBucket. Well, recently PhotoBucket has held folks images hostage, and demand money before allowing third party hosting (on our forums). Subsequently there are forums, blogs, and websites all over the world now showing the damn PhotoBucket "please update your photo bucket account to enable 3rd party hosting" image for all photo bucket hosted images.

So many infuriated photobucket users are shaking their fists and complaining. And So many posts are now missing crucial images.

I would like to see the UI for Attachments modernized with:

1. Drag and Drop Interface Option such as the one that WordPress uses.
2. Allow resizing and optimizing as part of the Attachment Interface. (tinypng.com has a very nice simple drag and drop interface).
3. Improve UI for mobile devices.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Drag and Drop Image Adding, and Resizing
Post by: vbgamer45 on July 19, 2017, 08:28:18 PM
Closet thing I seen so far is https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3770
Title: Re: Drag and Drop Image Adding, and Resizing
Post by: Kindred on July 19, 2017, 08:35:44 PM
No features will ever be added to the 2.0 branch.
Have you tested the 2.1 beta? There is a new attachment handling system
Title: Re: Drag and Drop Image Adding, and Resizing
Post by: guldam on July 19, 2017, 08:58:08 PM
I have not, but I will now that I know this. Thanks!

No features will ever be added to the 2.0 branch.
Have you tested the 2.1 beta? There is a new attachment handling system
Title: Re: Drag and Drop Image Adding, and Resizing
Post by: guldam on July 20, 2017, 12:38:59 PM
Ok, I installed SMF 2.1 Beta on my Mac, and indeed the image handling is improved.

Now, to wait patiently for SMF 2.1 Beta to become SMF 2.1  :o
Title: Re: Drag and Drop Image Adding, and Resizing
Post by: Nibogo on July 25, 2017, 03:03:16 PM
If paid mods are an option you can check this one for SMF 2.0 (but it does not includes resizing):

https://www.smfpacks.com/au/

About Photobucket files, they could be converted into attachments and placed inside posts if you have an inline attachments mod installed!
Title: Re: Drag and Drop Image Adding, and Resizing
Post by: TomW on August 04, 2017, 11:47:39 AM
Looks like a great mod, thanks !  However I also have many users who do not know how to resize, or when they resize they do it improperly, resulting in a very small image in the post.

Adding automatic resizing capability to your mod would be perfect.
Title: Re: Drag and Drop Image Adding, and Resizing
Post by: TomW on August 04, 2017, 11:48:07 AM
Ok, I installed SMF 2.1 Beta on my Mac, and indeed the image handling is improved.

Now, to wait patiently for SMF 2.1 Beta to become SMF 2.1  :o

It is definitely better but it still doesn't resolve your resizing issue.
Title: Re: Drag and Drop Image Adding, and Resizing
Post by: @rjen on August 05, 2017, 02:43:55 AM
Just add this mod for resizing and You are done

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2206
Title: Re: Drag and Drop Image Adding, and Resizing
Post by: jakes_t on March 10, 2018, 08:12:51 PM
Another vote for this mod, there’s an extra bit of code that you can add to it that will handle the correct orientation for pictures uploaded from phones. Users an now upload their 5mb photos directlyand it will be compressed and reduced in resolution.
This has inspired me to setup a local instance of 2.1 to see what the image handling is like. I prefer having all images on the forum instead of 3rd party places like photobucket that can let you down.