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Convert image

Convert image 2.8

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Description:

Converts hot linked images to attachments.

The Convert image add-on will convert hot linked images in messages to attachments. Hot linked images are those images that have been inserted using the Image icon in the editor toolbar.

(Example of hot linked image)

121


(Example of attachment)

123


(Example of Default image processor selection)

291


(Example of Maximum attachment image dimensions selection)

292


(Example of Options page)

4900


Features:
  • Linked images are immediately converted after message is saved.
  • Images resizing is done with ImageMagick for best quality.
  • Images resized to maximum width and height settings in Admin Control Panel.
  • Setting for inserting full-size or thumbnail attachments.
  • Setting for temporary image path.
  • Setting for optional log file.
  • Links surrounding attachments automatically removed.
Installation:
  1. Download Andy-ConvertImage-2.8.zip and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/ConvertImage directory to your server.
  3. From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
ImageMagick selection:

This add-on requires ImageMagick PECL extension to be enabled. Make sure the following is checked:

Admin control panel -> Setup -> Options -> Attachments -> Default Image Processor -> ImageMagick PECL extension

If you're not able to select ImageMagick PECL extension, contact your web host and ask them to install it.

Maximum attachment image dimensions selection:

Although the screenshot above says you can use 0 or blank, this add-on requires you to use a positive value for the Maximum attachment image dimensions settings. I suggest using 1600 x 1600.

Admin control panel -> Setup -> Options -> Attachments -> Maximum attachment image dimensions

Directory preparation:

Create a directory in your web root called /tmp/ and set permissions to 0755.

Example: https://www.domain.com/tmp/

Question and Answers:

Q: Some hot linked image are not converted, why is this?
A: If a hot linked image is either too small or too large, or the dimensions are not able to be read, those images are not converted and will require manual conversion.

Q: Why isn't GD supported?
A: GD does a terrible job of creating large images.

Q: Can files in the /tmp/ directory be deleted?
A: Yes.

Q: Are attachments reused, meaning if the same attachment is located in several posts does each one use up disk space?
A: Each attachment is saved separately, however this is not a problem these days as disk space is so inexpensive.

Q: I'm getting a server error when trying to convert an animated gif.
A: Increase the PHP max_execution_time. you need at least 90 seconds.

Q: Does this add-on convert hot linked images in other areas besides posts?
A: No.
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Author
Andy
Downloads
179
Views
821
First release
Last update
Rating
5.00 star(s) 2 ratings

Latest updates

  1. See description

    Convert image v2.8 changes: Fixed function that deletes temporary files if option is selected.
  2. See description

    Convert image v2.7 changes: Now using improved code to download hot linked images.
  3. See description

    Convert image v2.6 changes: Fixed issue with very long file names.

Latest reviews

Awesome! Permanently convert images to links directly to those on the hard drive. No more relying on the built in proxy system.
This is excellent, works well for bbcode images.
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