View Full Version : Multi-File-Uplaod (not a batch)
05-17-2006, 10:46 AM
It is possible, or better i say have already someone implement a multi-file-upload like in coppermine?
In coppermine i can upload up to six photos in one go and then (as part of the same process) i have to enter the title, and description for the photos(one after one) while i see a thumb of each photo.
I have made screenshots...
If someone have an idea how to implement this in pixelpost, please help.
05-17-2006, 11:03 AM
to make Patrick's question clear:
he does not ask for importing from a webfolder (like Copyfolder AddOn), he wants to upload all files directly from the client to the server
he wants to spare the step inbetween (uploading with FTP to a server folder, importing to PP from that folder)
That is possible just like adding more then "only" 6 pics. But does it reallrey have sense?
It is possible to add new fields dynamicly through JS but remember - more pics take longer to upload what can mean getting maxium executation time and only partial upload.
05-18-2006, 05:36 AM
Since I wrote a significant part of that Coppermine code I can attest that actually using that feature is pain in a sensitive part of the anatomy and it takes fair amount of getting used to.
If PP has to go multiple upload way I would recommend using some other work flow....
In my opinion it should be at most addon not main functionality of core software.
05-18-2006, 04:51 PM
you are right.
It is also against the spirit of PP, mass presentation is something for Flickr etc.
if somebody has a huge amount, it should only be to upload when migrating.. not all the time
so he can use Copyfolder that one time!
A photo is too precious to be uploaded in BULK!
Just one thing, i wanted to upload my archive of my site, and i tried using the copyfolder thing then, but i couldn't use autoresize on them then, so i had to upload them manually.
05-18-2006, 06:27 PM
yes for administrational reasons it is good to have such possibilities..
we must collect the pros and cons..
maybe somebody will write an addon for that?
But I fear a lot of hoster problems, with timeouts uploading so many files, file-upload is always limited, compared to FTP..
FTP can also re-submit broken uploads etc.
maybe I look to black into future (german-english..) but I fear a lot of problems for the users out there...
how shall a small script re-invent all the topics which are done better by FTP? written by programmers, non-volunteer programmers mostly...
just my 5 cents..
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