features of imagefield. It helps in displaying multi images at a given instance . I liked reading this article that you have shared here. Thank you for provding the details on all those features. Porta Potty Rental
it might not be what you like, however, it does it's intended purpose perfecly.
On large sites, like ecommerce.. this plugin is indispensable. PLEASE don't chose another one.. this does amazing things..belive me. Go play a bit with it to convince yourself.
Easy and helpful
Really found it good! Currently using at two of big user sites that i worked on.
I use this for *every* site
Any site that has any images on it whatsoever should use this module. It's integrated with views and cck well so it is very flexible. For each image file uploaded, you can show many different sizes of the image throughout the site. If you decide to you need to change the sizes later, no problem.
The interface isn't super intuitive but isn't too bad with some trial and error and playing around. Note that if you end up with a black background when you are using the crop feature, you can use imagecache actions to fix it.
This is one of those modules that I use for every website. I'm very happy that it will be getting into Drupal 7.
Thanks for the contribution!
Image Cache from a new to drupal point of view
I think it's a great module. Clean URLs are not needed. BUT (for me) at page:
Private - files are transferred by Drupal.
I spent four hours to find a comment stating this, now it WORKS! It's better than gold! Thank you developers!
Imagine having the ability to preprogram your drupal installation to generate images of various sizes and dimensions. Imagine further the ability to empty the cache of these images and change their size with the click of a button. Use the Views modules to display these images in any format you wish. Imagecache takes a little practice to figure out and to use, but once you know what you are doing, your drupal site will enjoy a new level of sophistication. A great module, for which I for one offer my thanks.
this module is powerful, fills a major gap in image functionality, and is always installed on sites with image needs.
Now integrates with IMAGE module (not just imagefield)
The dev version has an "Imagecache 4 Image" add-on module. So you can use its much more flexible derivative generation even if you're not using Imagefield, or if you're mixing and matching the two (Imagefield for images that are node-specific, Image for Images-as-nodes for re-use in different locations, to use with taxonomy-based galleries etc).
Just make sure to define all your presets in Image before enabling, as the Image UI needs to see width and heights in its dialog boxes. Once Imagecache is enabled, it takes over the Image module's UI in this area and the previous settings are ignored, replaced by ImageCache's derivative presets.
Now ALL Image module-based add-ons will show and use the subset of Imagecache's presets listed in Image's config.
Note that the Image "module family" won't make use of Imagecache's usual dynamic generate-derivatives-only-when-needed behaviour, and if you have a lot of images forcing a bulk regeneration should be done when your server's not already heavily loaded.
Hooray to dman and dopry for helping to reduce the confusion that is images in Drupal!
I've posted to Image Groups on a "future-proof image methodology", seeking comments:
Great But not Easy
Very Reliable, all of the related modules have problems:(
I cant say there is anything wrong with this. Its not an easy module because it does something that isn't intuitive in nature, but powerfull non the less.
There is allot of documentation though I found setup to be a common complaint on the IRC channels.
Setup is difficult if you dont understand what the fields do. Again its not clear what it does, and views is difficult naturally, so it is only more to views that can cause the confusion!
I use it with lightbox2 and not image gallery!
Worst Useful Module
Its up there on the necessary list, but if there was any other module that would do anything close to what Image Cache can, I would change in a heartbeat. We've gone through multiple troubleshooting goose chases with this module, and most of the time it if theres an error on a site, this is the module we target first. Thats not to say it isn't in every site though...
Best way to manage images
For my users, being able to upload a single file, and letting the server crop, center and place the appropriate thumbnails where they need to go, based on their content type was essential.
This is a stellar module. In terms of documentation, watching the screencast linked in the documentation was most helpful.
My only gripe is I can't add and image or edit more than one node at the same time. I've had images skip to different nodes(!)
The only game in town
As far as I can tell, image cache is the only module that does what it does: resizing and/or cropping images to a preset aspect ratio for showing on various locations throughout your Drupal website. In that, it's a module you can't miss. It has some serious downsides as well...
You add presets through the configuration panel which are than available as options for View fields and Content type fields. Copies of the original images are made on the file system following the properties of your presets. These copies are made only once and this is done at the time of the first viewing of the image.
Adding actions to presets (ie. Crop) can be a bit confusing. Also the JPG quality can't be adjusted (not out of hand anyway). The reliability has left me in a lurch from time to time which is the biggest downer for this one. The module seems to create directories which in a multi-site setup posed several problems with ownership and access rights. Also I got some weird errors when only one value is set for either resizing or cropping (which is part of the features).
When those issues are taken into account and improved, this one could remain at the top of its foodchain for quite a bit.
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especially when imagecache is combined with cck, imagefield, and views. If you want to build flickr in Drupal this is a painless way to go.
A handy image manipulation tool
Certainly not considered a superstar module, but it's one of the tools you love to use and then not think about.
Once you have the hang of it is great tool to have, take the same image and display it in various locations with different sizes and cropping. So rather than having the browser do a bad job at resizing your image actually turns out looking good.
I am quite impressed with imagecache. It is easy to integrate, plays nicely with other modules.
This is by far the best image processing solution available to Drupal that I know of - use this whenever you need to automatically resize or otherwise improve images uploaded to your site!
This module came in handy when I needed to automatically resize images for article teasers. If you're looking for a simple way to display images in multiple sizes, this is the module I recommend.
Check the "read documentation" link above for a nice screencast showing how to use the module.