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Image Widget improvements

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  1. Markus
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    Hi there

    Well to be honest I never understund why you would use the image widget instead of a content block with one image in it.

    Image widget

    a) No alt text adjustments as far as I know (what you have in the library is taken)
        Once we are able to store on file system where would the alt come from

    b) No change to change size. I know images should be uploaded in the size they are, but sometimes you might want to show something smaller

    c) No ImageMaps

    d) no spacing, aligning, border, links

    Maybe this could be some improvements or someone could inlighten my when its better to use the image widget then the content block with one image in it.

    Markus
  2. Antoaneta
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    Hello Markus,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    You have a point, definitely. Currently, the Image Widget is not as functional as we want it to be but as I stated before, we are working hardly to improve it. Hopefully in the Q2 release you will find renewed and more functional Image widget that is worth using.

    Most of the options marked in your post will be there. 

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    Antoaneta
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  3. Markus
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    Well the Image Widget still has no right to be there since it does nothing at the moment the content block does.

    So why not add some functionallity

    Select an image (thumb) and have on click large overlay. Kind of a 1 image image gallery

    How about adding the ability to select a library and then have the images selected randomly maybe with the possibility to go through the library left and right.

    These are the two most comment tasks I think an user would look for.

    Markus
  4. Antoaneta
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    Hello Markus,

    Thank you for the valuable suggestions. Our UX team will take them in mind while working on improvements.

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    Kind regards,
    Antoaneta
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  5. Markus
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    Dear Antoaneta

    Are we going to see any image widget improvments in 4.3?

    Markus
  6. Antoaneta
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    Hello Markus,

    Yes, some of the improvements will be included in the next major release. For example, there will be a tooltip over the image where you will be able to see the image name and size, you will be also able to crop and resize images.

    I hope this will improve the overall user experience of the widget.


    Greetings,
    Antoaneta
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  7. Markus
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    Thanks Antoaneta

    This gives the widget a right to exist.

    When you will crop the image is the original perserved?
    Will we see those in the libraries?
    Can cropt images be reused?

    Markus
  8. Antoaneta
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    Hello Markus,

    Please find my answers in green below:

    When you will crop the image is the original perserved?
    You will be able to decide whether to keep the original image or not.

    Will we see those in the libraries?
    Yes.

    Can cropt images be reused?
    Yes, you will see them in the image library as the other images.

    All the best,
    Antoaneta
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  9. Markus
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    Dear Anotaneta

    Thanks for the great news. Now all we got to have is this feature in 4.3 and many more in 4.4

    Markus
  10. Georgi
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    Hello Markus,

    Yep, these improvements are scheduled for 4.3, and of course, many more are coming in 4.4 :).

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