[development] Image Support in the upcoming drupal release

Jeremy Epstein jazepstein at gmail.com
Sun Mar 5 05:14:51 UTC 2006

In my experience, the image and img_assist modules together provide
all the image functionality that most Drupal sites need. When you
install these two modules side-by-side, you get basic gallery
functionality, options to auto-resize images to different sizes, and
excellent inline image uploading and inserting.

img_assist is currently not ready for 4.7, however this is being
worked on (http://drupal.org/node/40297). I submitted the latest patch
to upgrade it to 4.7, and I am successfully running the module on a
4.7 site at the moment (with my patch). The reason the patch hasn't
been committed is that the module's maintainer is rewriting it, mainly
with usability and cosmetic improvements, and pretty much the same

Once img_assist is ready for 4.7, I see no reason for you to complain.


PS: Bèr, I'm sure the inline module is a great solution too, but I
haven't tried it, and img_assist works for me. I've always thought of
img_assist as the 'standard' inline imaging tool for Drupal, and
newbies NEED standard tools!

On 3/2/06, Drupalista <drupal at web.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am testiung drupal extensively. great ideas, really, you made a fine
> job there.
> *BUT* I need to admit, that the image handling is absolutely not
> acceptable at the moment.
> I read about I think 4 or 5 different ways to get inline images into
> articles. That is all "hidden" in the forums and users have to fight
> thru several modules to get something working that people are used to
> get as an out-of-the-box feature. inline, upload, img. img_assist,
> then complications with different other modules, inline tags showing
> up in taxonomy blocks, editors not working because of patches...
> totally unusable for "the normal user"
> I really like drupal. PLEASE make the image uploading thing an
> important issue - please tidy up that image module jungle and provide
> ONE working and good integrated image tool that comes with drupal
> core.
> please do not release any new drupal without that image functionality
> beeing at least as good and usable as in other systems around.
> Drupalista

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