[development] image node type

James Walker walkah at walkah.net
Fri Dec 9 16:54:56 UTC 2005

On 12/9/05 11:50 AM, Boris Mann wrote:
> On 9-Dec-05, at 8:30 AM, Earl Miles wrote:
>> Sebastian wrote:
>>  > Frankly I feel all images should be a node. Even if an image is 
>> included
>>> in a content node just for spice or illustration, very likely these 
>>> images could be thumbnails that link to a larger version. Same story 
>>> if I include a true photo in a content node, it will most likely also 
>>> be a thumbnail linking to the full image node.
>>> So I see no reason to build two frameworks for handling images when 
>>> one will do. Why the arbitrary separation? They should all be nodes, 
>>> and if we need organizational separation of 
>>> "photos-available-in-galleries" vs "spice-and-illustration-images", 
>>> that should be handled via taxonomy, and only the desired terms made 
>>> available in menus/galleries.
>> As an admin, I'm afraid I disagree. For people who write articles on 
>> my site, I find simplicity to be the absolutely most important issue. 
>> They want to be able to attach an image to a node and be done with it. 
>> If they have to set up an image node and then figure out how to link 
>> that image node to their article, they're going to have a lot fewer 
>> articles with images.
> You're right, simplicity is needed...but you're presupposing a 
> UI/implementation. If they click on an image insert button, and an image 
> manager pops up that displays existing images that they have access to, 
> as well as a simplified "upload an image" process directly from that 
> manager screen...voila!. Whether an image node is created or not is 
> actually secondary, except in terms of re-use and management.

This was exactly the point I was trying to get at.. In fact, there has 
been a feature request for image.module to set the node title to be the 
image filename (for bulk uploading... or "quick" uploading), so it would 
really be the file upload box only.

but then... there's upload.module....
James Walker :: http://walkah.net/ :: xmpp:walkah at walkah.net

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