10 Nov 2004
28 Jan 2011
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I've started working a bit more with the Images in the Backend and after adding around 20 images I'm finding performance rather slow (running locally). My suggestion won't change the performance but it will change user experience and that is to default to display Image Albums and then have an option to "view all" should someone want to.
The first thing I do when working with images is to select an album so I can see related images. If I select a different view (list view instead of thumbnail) it takes me back to the all images view and I have to go back to that album again. To me this is a bug so I suggest you fix it ;)
Another item is the Sort Order option. I find it really strange that you give the user a tool to drag and drop images into a specific order but then you don't give them the option to view the images in that order. So I suggest you add the option to Sort by SortOrder (Ordinal?).
Finally if there are features that aren't implemented like "replace image" it should be removed instead of the "Feature not implemented" message. I was recently giving a client some hands on training and this message came up and it was rather embarrassing. If the option wasn't there they'd never know what they were missing, but with it there and then getting an error they asked what they just paid $1,999 for. (Can you imagine in MS Word if you went to Save As and got a message "not implemented yet"? It just wouldn't happen and it shouldn't happen here either, imo.)
That's all for now but I'm sure the more I use Image the more suggestions I'll have. I haven't used Videos at all but I would assume that most issues above probably exist there as well.