melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)
[personal profile] melannen

Title:
When uploading images, display most recent upload at top

Area:
Upload Images page

Summary:
On the wonderful, amazing new image upload page, it would be nice to be able to immediately tell if the correct image uploaded. Changing the display so the most recent image is on top would fix this.

Description:
Most of the time when I use the image upload page, it's from my phone camera, on a tiny mobile screen. Currently, when I'm uploading multiple images, the only way to tell if an image was correctly uploaded is to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see it, and then scroll back to the top to upload the next image. This quickly gets tedious with more than a couple images. If the new image preview appeared directly below the upload box, it would be immediately visible and make workflow much smoother on mobile. I can't think how it would make it harder for anyone. (If that's not technically doable for some reason, any kind of upload confirmation that is visible near the upload box on mobile would be nice.)

Poll #18204 When uploading images, display most recent upload at top
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 41


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Should be implemented as-is.
34 (82.9%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
1 (2.4%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
6 (14.6%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

kerravonsen: (Default)
[personal profile] kerravonsen

Title:
Take image descriptions from the image meta-data

Area:
image hosting

Summary:
Save time in creating image descriptions by taking them from the image meta-data, using that to pre-fill the image description form.

Description:
When one uploads an image to the DW image hosting (yay!) you are able to drag-and-drop or select an image to upload, and then you get presented with a form which has things like "Title" and "Description" in it, which you have to fill in. But a lot of my images already have descriptions in the meta-data (e.g. the "Comment" field in a JPEG file). It's a pain to have to type all of that in again when I already did it once. What I would like to suggest is that the image uploader read the meta-data from the image, and use that to pre-fill the form. The user then can edit that as they like, but if they're already happy with what's in their meta-data, they can just save what's there without changing it. This would also be useful if someone is using the old "upload by email" interface which used to be the only way of uploading images to DW. That interface could use the meta-data of the image to fill in the Title and Description information, which the user could edit later on the DW website. As for what meta-data to use, I think one could use the filename for the Title (that's what LJ does) and use the JPEG "Comment" field, or the "Caption-Abstract" field from the EXIF data for the Description.

Poll #18047 Take image descriptions from the image meta-data
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 32


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Should be implemented as-is.
16 (50.0%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
4 (12.5%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
6 (18.8%)

(I have no opinion)
5 (15.6%)

(Other: please comment)
1 (3.1%)

azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
[personal profile] azurelunatic

Title:
Control emailed image display sizes

Area:
entries, files

Summary:
In the department of more options, a set-and-forget page-saver for emailed images. Set the maximum dimensions you'd like to display unaltered for attached images, and have the included images automatically use that size version with a link to the full size.

Description:
Modern smartphones take some rather large pictures sometimes. If your post-by-email use case involves a smartphone and pictures, there's the risk of warping your circle's reading pages if you forget to include a <cut> at the end of the message.

One part of the image-handling backend is going to be the resizer, which will generate appropriately sized versions of emailed-in images for thumbnails and not breaking reading pages.

Upon receiving an image attachment, the back end currently saves it somewhere in the user's /file/ area, and appends the relevant <img src="exampleusername.dreamwidth.org/file/12345.jpg" /> on the tail of the entry. It repeats this process for however many image attachments there are.

When activated, my proposed change would cause the back end to save the image attachment somewhere in the user's /file/ directory, and append <a href="http://exampleusername.dreamwidth.org/file/12345.jpg"><img src="exampleusername.dreamwidth.org/file/100x100/12345.jpg" /></a> (or whatever the appropriate size specification is) on the tail of the entry, repeating for however many image attachments there are, generating a scaled version of the appropriate size in accordance with how that bit is supposed to work. Fancier versions might include detecting the size of the image, and omitting the resizing bit if it's below the threshold defined by the user.

How to define this? It would be lovely if I could go in somewhere in my post-by-email settings and declare that I would like to default to images no larger than (pick from a menu of dimensions). Then I would rest secure in the knowledge that should I ever forget, my circle would be safe from my carelessness, and should they still like to view the larger version, there would be a link.

Poll #14596 Control emailed image display sizes
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 37


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Should be implemented as-is.
27 (73.0%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
10 (27.0%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
[personal profile] azurelunatic

Title:
Tweak file management area

Area:
files, hosting, user interface

Summary:
Include server-time upload dates on http://www.dreamwidth.org/file/edit

Description:
Dreamwidth image hosting is a work in progress and will have major improvements down the road.

I think the file management area could stand a little bit of (I hope) low-developer-impact improvement to make it more usable before the major overhaul happens.

Currently the images are shown with just the image and some controls. It would be awesome to include details like a link to the entry that the image was originally posted into (and even more awesome to include links to the places the image has subsequently been into, for the use case where you upload the image in one entry and then create a second entry to actually share it), but failing that, I hope it would be easier to grab the time that the image was uploaded, to then be able to hunt it down manually.

Times should be in server time, and one can figure out from there what local date it would have landed on.

Poll #12912 Tweak file management area
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 37


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Should be implemented as-is.
15 (40.5%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
4 (10.8%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
0 (0.0%)

(I have no opinion)
18 (48.6%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

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