Media Manager Expansion
Expand the Media Manager to allow users to build media galleries which can be displayed in various ways. Build functionality to handle basic image manipulation or integrate with third party media manipulation services such as photoshop.com or kaltura.com.
I would love to see something along the lines of what WordPress does for its media that will automatically create several sizes of an image, allow you to attach alt text and descriptions to it, automatically rename an image, etc. It gets old having to explain to clients that they must first size their images using an external program or website, rename it, and then upload them before adding them to their article or whatever.
Johan Janssens commented
Check out com_files, a media and file manager build on top of Nooku Framework : http://blog.nooku.org/2011/08/meet-com_files-joomla-file-management-2-0/
4 important things:
1. Auto resize for uploaded images.
2. Auto creating miniatures.
3. Image descriptions.
4. Built-in, integrated with Media Manager gallery component!
Idea is simple. Out of the box, you should be able to upload photos and show them as a gallery. EVERY ONE SINGLE WEBSITE I have built needed a gallery.
media manager should have an option to create folders for each registered user (for example for user 15 automaticaly create folder 15 in media files) for storing his personal files.
Carlos Bahiana commented
Actually I miss a full file manager, like eXtplorer
The media manager should also support major media types like mp3, pdf (i can not include pdf from the article view)
Thomas Kampp commented
So much needed! Joomla is lacking behind here...