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#51 – large images are difficult to manage

Posted in ‘ Ark Media’
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Sunday, 19 July 2015 00:18 BST
batonac

One of the biggest reasons I've purchased this media manager was to for management of some high resolution image uploads that some users place on our site, that have not been optimized for web.

Unfortunately, I find these high resolution images almost impossible to manage with this component.  The edit view allows high resolution images to extend far behind the live edit view finder, making resizing and cropping very difficult.

My suggestion would be to never allow the image to extend beyond the active view, and include a slider in the resize function which can be used to convert the image to a lower resolution.  I also think it would be helpful to display the new file size as well as the image resolution.

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Server type
Linux
ARK product version
1.7.0b
Joomla! version
3.4.3
PHP Version
5.6
Web browser
Firefox, Chrome
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Steps to replicate the issue
Open a high resolution image in Ark Media manager and attempt to resize or crop it. Only a small portion of the image will be visible in the viewfinder.
Monday, 27 July 2015 06:45 BST
paulc

Hi Batonac,

Thank you for your ticket and your suggestions. We agree that managing large images can be difficult when there is a lot of scrolling around required, which is why we have a zoom style feature on our list of features to add to the image editing suite which we hope will vastly improve the usability.

The file size suggestion is a nice touch! We will also look into this, however it may prove difficult/workload-intensive to ascertain the exact file size before it has been created yet, but we'll check it out.

Regards,

Paul

Monday, 27 July 2015 07:20 BST
paulc

I have created a feature request for users to vote on this feature which can be viewed here:

http://arkextensions.com/feature-requests/feedback/default/26-image-editing-zoom-functionality

All Ark Media features can be viewed here:

http://arkextensions.com/feature-requests/category/2-ark-media

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