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New Issue Image Upload Function

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:46 am
by Chris
I've replaced the old issue image upload function with a new one that should make it much easier. The following changes are now in place:

  • You only need to upload one large image now
  • That image needs to be at least 400 pixels wide
  • I've tripled the maximum file size to 300KB
My testing has been successful but if you run into any problems, please let me know ASAP either by direct message here or on Twitter (@comicbookdb).

Re: New Issue Image Upload Function

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:49 pm
by Soda
Way cool! :) *tumbsup*

Re: New Issue Image Upload Function

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:27 pm
by angeltread
yay... finally we can have some quality images in the system

Re: New Issue Image Upload Function

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:56 pm
by Uthor
angeltread wrote:yay... finally we can have some quality images in the system


My images have always been quality. :evil:

But, this works great. I can unlearn "ctrl+R, 100, enter, crtl+shift+s" now!

Re: New Issue Image Upload Function

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:21 pm
by mikebo
Uthor wrote:But, this works great. I can unlearn "ctrl+R, 100, enter, crtl+shift+s" now!


I had to stop myself from uploading covers last night, because I kept creating unnecessary thumbnails.

Re: New Issue Image Upload Function

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:09 pm
by Chris
I've also updated the home page so that the Last 15 Reviews section is no longer visible and has been replaced with the Last 15 Issues Missing Covers. This gives people a very clear look at what recently added issues still need covers. As covers are added to these issues, the list should update to reflect that.

Re: New Issue Image Upload Function

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:44 pm
by mikebo
Chris wrote:
  • That image needs to be at least 400 pixels wide


To reflect this change, could the Missing Entries listbox that appears on a title.php page have an additional report for large images that are currently less than 400 pixels wide? Alternatively, the current coverlarge type could report for both images that are less than 400 pixels wide, as well as those that have no image uploaded at all.

As an example, this title currently states 3 issues are missing large images:
http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=37092
If my suggestion is applied, the listbox would now say 28 issues are missing large images!

Re: New Issue Image Upload Function

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:07 pm
by Chris
It's not something that can easily be done initially - the width of the image isn't stored in the database so every image would have to be checked each time that title page loaded. Maybe not a huge problem for a four issue limited series, but for Action Comics, it would bog down the site and take forever to load as it checked hundreds of images each time it loaded.

That said, I'll see what I can come up with as a work around :)

Re: New Issue Image Upload Function

Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:14 pm
by kjj
Should be easy enough to write a script to roll through the old images once and stash the dimensions in a table.