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    hello
    is there anyway to make the images libray point to public/icons when clicking on browse? it always goes to scriptcase/backgroundImages by default

  • #2
    Not AFAIK but maybe our friend from NetMake can show us the way of the Jedi.

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    • #3
      Hey there, this is something we talked about sometimes but we didin't take any definitive actions to solve this.
      A place on the default values where the user could set up this variables were discussed, but thats only one of the possible solutions.

      In the "CSS Buttons" area i've implemented a nagivation that saves the last folder you accessed in the images manager.
      Since you can choose an image on every button avaliable it was very disturbing to switch folders again and again and again...

      If you want to provide here any useful feedback, be my guest.
      You can start telling us where are the places inside Scriptcase that you're struggling the most when trying to use the images manager.

      Our implementation made at CSS Buttons is a good thing in general, but we can't decide in wich places (tools, apps..) worth saving a navigation cache and when to clear that cache. So feedback is welcome so we can decide this little details for a greater good.
      Regards,
      Cavadinha

      Development Team
      Netmake - IT Solutions

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      • #4
        kafeeeee friend, i missed you, actually overload these days, but we have a lot to do, I'm saving a lot of things to discuss loool

        okay Cavadinha, what I understand from your feedback that you didn't implement this yet, and still thinking if this is worth it to add.

        well, in general, I see the images manager nice and straight forward... i like it. however, I'm 100% sure that everybody will have his own folder of icons/images to chose for his/her projects... hence, it is a good idea to keep it by default in public, instead of "scriptcase" then all the time change to public, saving repeated clicks.

        your idea to open the last opened folder is also great, or if we can define the folder that opens by default, then it is even much better, but i guess is important to have it anyway... it adds value a if it overweight the development requirement from your side.

        what i do, is i like to work on images folder directly, i have my created folders like library1 library2, etc, right inside the public folder... but the cache you are talking about sometimes do trouble.

        let me explain please: now add bunch of images in the folder manually, go to images manager, it will not appear, you need to logoff and login again to SC in order to see them.. I know i can upload from the images manager itself and that shows the image immediately, but sometimes you need to orangize the images/icons in the folder itself, and requires a full computer restart to start appear in the image manager!!

        moreover, why it is not allowed to have other folders than icons, background..etc. why images manager can't create folders and sub folders?

        one more thing, the fileds where the path to image is written is too short, sometimes we know the full path, or copy past it from another field, but doesn't allow other than going again from browse button and dig into folders to select the image.. this noticed it in the html image field for example

        remains to mention that the effects that you added like loading... until next page of images/icons is shown makes it harder and slower to see the images... so, if possible, can you remove the effects to load the image faster? sometimes it keeps loading, loading for minutes until images appear, and that is I guess because of the cache thing, because usually happenes when adding some new images to folder manually... effects for developers are not necessary...

        special request, please see the other posts regarding the upgrade to 8.1 and php 5.4 / 5.6 it really needs more explanation and support from SC guys

        appreciated your efforts in all cases, you are doing great job in fact

        cheers
        Mike

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        • #5
          Interesting, i will throw some arguments here so you can understand a little our point of view.

          About creating folders:
          We discussed this thousands of time about the hability to create folders. Before scriptcase 8 there wasn't a place to manage all your images inside scriptcase, thats why the IM exists now. Help you search / browse to all images avaliable to use inside your SC.
          The reason why you can't create folders its simple, we don't want to add functionalities that would make the IM more confusing. We want it simple as possible. Easy to use. Instinctive.
          More functions leads to more buttons, wich leads to a more "polluted interface", etc. So IM was design to be straight foward as possible, as you mentioned.

          Also there are enough folders to organize your images (at least for our point of view).

          About cache:
          We actually have a function / button that clears the IM Cache, we use it internally mostly because when our team needs to manage the images, generally in bulk, they tend to do it manually (copy / paste outside SC).
          I think we can enable this button to all users, that will clear the IM cache whenever they want. Avoiding "eternal loadings" when the users manipulate the files directly through their file browser.
          I will analyse IM interface later this week / next week and release this and other improvements for IM to SC's users.
          Regards,
          Cavadinha

          Development Team
          Netmake - IT Solutions

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cavadinha View Post
            About creating folders:
            More functions leads to more buttons, wich leads to a more "polluted interface", etc. So IM was design to be straight foward as possible, as you mentioned.
            I agree, folders creation is not so necessary, especially that we can create our own folders inside those, it works fine in IM, I tried it... and that is because I added like 10k icons, so i needed to organize them inside "public" from file windows file browser loool
            However, still we can't define the default path when browsing for image, always take to "scriptcase" folder, that if can be customized or locate the last used folder, it will save time, please consider it.


            I will analyse IM interface later this week / next week and release this and other improvements for IM to SC's users.
            perfect, adding this function for us to control the cache if required, will add value for sure.

            appreciated your efforts indeed.


            cheers

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MikeDE View Post
              I agree, folders creation is not so necessary, especially that we can create our own folders inside those, it works fine in IM, I tried it... and that is because I added like 10k icons, so i needed to organize them inside "public" from file windows file browser loool
              However, still we can't define the default path when browsing for image, always take to "scriptcase" folder, that if can be customized or locate the last used folder, it will save time, please consider it.



              perfect, adding this function for us to control the cache if required, will add value for sure.

              appreciated your efforts indeed.


              cheers
              Note that, throwing 10k images inside one folder will make IM slow. It will read all files, check for size, resolutions, sort it, paginate it.
              Scriptcase Icons folder are have between 6-7k images, but we have the complete data of those images inside an array in a .txt file

              This means that when IM reads SC's icons folder it runs a lot faster then if you throw the same amount of images inside public / icons for example.

              What I want to say is:
              If an user have a bulky backup of images like you, I suggest that you split them inside several folders instead of one, but I might do better since i'll tweak it later.
              Give the possibility to the user to cache in a txt some folders if they want, like SC's icons.
              Last edited by Cavadinha; 07-22-2015, 10:42 AM.
              Regards,
              Cavadinha

              Development Team
              Netmake - IT Solutions

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cavadinha View Post
                If an user have a bulky backup of images like you, I suggest that you split them inside several folders instead of one, but I might do better since i'll tweak it later.
                Give the possibility to the user to cache in a txt some folders if they want, like SC's icons.
                that is what I did, i have them into public/icons/library1 library2 library3..etc, each folder has different icons, for different uses... all better than old school sc icons i don't have them all in one place Cavadinha I know about cache and reading, sorting, paginating... no worries... just if we can release the cache on demand or in a text file as you said, will be great.

                cheers

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