I've got the new photo upload done. It is very similar to the one many of you have got used to with FaceBook, Flickr, etc. If anyone notices a bug, please let me know so I can investigate.
Here are some of the key features:
- Batch file uploads / multi-photo
- Browse your folders and visually see the pictures before uploading
- Select the photos you like and add them, put titles and descriptions on at the same time
- No need to resize or scale images any longer, this happens automatically for you before the images are uploaded
- Improved speed of upload as images are scaled before the transfer takes place. Don't worry, it doesn't do anything to your original file!
- Accepts jpg, gif, and bmp. All files are converted to jpg on upload
- Client side driven - I/E users utilize an ActiveX control and others utilize a Java applet
When you go to make a post, there is an additional button toolbar:
Clicking that button will open a new window that allows you to access the photo system.
As before, this will upload the pictures to the CT server, along with the description. It will also insert the code for the thumbnail image(s) into your post.
When the thumbnail is clicked, a window pops open that displays the full-size image, along with the description you added.
Note that I have left the original uploader in place. So if you prefer that one, as before you can click on
The system does not support pano's at this time. You can continue to use the original uploader to upload pano's.
- Windows 2000/XP/Vista
- Internet Explorer 5 or later
- Any platfrom with Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.4.2_06 or later
- A browser which supports Java applets with JRE 1.4: Internet Explorer (Windows), any Mozilla-family browser (including Firefox, Camino, Netscape), Safari, Konqueror
- LiveConnect availability (needed for some of the features)
When you run the image uploader, it is automatically downloaded and installed. This process is discussed below.
Depending on Internet Explorer settings, security dialog prompting whether the user permits installation of image uploader may be displayed. You should click the Yes button to proceed with installation.
If you have Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installed, you need to click the information bar and allow ActiveX control to be installed.
If anyone has security settings at work that disable this, I can send you the OCX file manually for you to register.
If Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.4 or later is installed and you use the uploader with a browsers that are compatible with JRE 1.4 (see above), the uploader is automatically downloaded and installed. Depending on the browser settings, security dialog prompting whether you permit installation of the uploader may be displayed.