Convert image all

Convert image all 3.1

No permission to buy ($35.00)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
2.0, 2.1
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This XF2 add-on along with the entire collection can be purchased for $35.00 USD. Your Premium upgrade will allow you to download as many XF2 add-ons as you like for one year. Please see the entire collection located in the Resources area at this URL:

https://www.xf2addons.com/

Description:

Converts all hot linked images to attachments.

The Convert image all add-on will convert hot linked images in messages to attachments. Hot linked images are those images that have been inserted using the Image icon in the editor toolbar.

(Example of hot linked image)

165854


(Example of attachment)

165855


(Example of Default image processor selection)

165856


(Example of Maximum attachment image dimensions selection)

165857


(Example of Options page)

pic005.jpg


(Example of Convert image all page)

pic006.jpg


(Example of Rebuild now button)

pic007.jpg


Features:
  • Images resizing is done with ImageMagick for best quality.
  • Images resized to maximum width and height settings in Admin Control Panel.
  • Links surrounding attachments automatically removed.
Installation:
  1. Download Andy-ConvertImageAll-3.1.zip and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/ConvertImageAll directory to your server.
  3. From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
ImageMagick selection:

This add-on requires ImageMagick PECL extension to be enabled. Make sure the following is checked:

Admin control panel -> Setup -> Options -> Attachments -> Default Image Processor -> ImageMagick PECL extension

If you're not able to select ImageMagick PECL extension, contact your web host and ask them to install it.

Maximum attachment image dimensions selection:

Although the screenshot above says you can use 0 or blank, this add-on requires you to use a positive value for the Maximum attachment image dimensions settings. I suggest using 1600 x 1600.

Admin control panel -> Setup -> Options -> Attachments -> Maximum attachment image dimensions

Directory preparation:

Create a directory in your web root called /tmp/ and set permissions to 0755.

Example: https://www.domain.com/tmp/

How to use:
  1. In your browser add 'convertimageall' to your forum URL.
  2. Click the 'Prepare rebuild table' link.
  3. Go to the Tools menu in the Admin control panel and click 'Convert all images to attachments' link.
Question and Answers:

Q: I have an older forum with 1 million posts. How long will it take to convert all IMG tags to attachments?
A: Several hours is normal.

Q: Some hot linked image are not converted, why is this?
A: If a hot linked image is either too small or too large, or the dimensions are not able to be read, those images are not converted and will require manual conversion.

Q: Why isn't GD supported?
A: GD does a terrible job of creating large images.

Q: Should files in the /tmp/ directory be deleted?
A: Yes.

Q: Are attachments reused, meaning if the same attachment is located in several posts does each one use up disk space?
A: Each attachment is saved separately, however this is not a problem these days as disk space is so inexpensive.

Q: I'm getting a server error when trying to convert an animated gif.
A: Increase the PHP max_execution_time. you need at least 90 seconds.

Q: Does this add-on convert hot linked images in other areas besides posts?
A: No.

Q: Should I run this add-on once every few months to catch any new hot linked images not converted?
A: Yes.
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Latest reviews

Really good addon :)
I slightly modified the code to take into account dead images, and I modified the update template to add an auto refresh (with more than 16 000 posts, it was impossible to do it manually). Works like a charm !
I'm surprised this hasn't been downloaded more. There is nothing worse than someone hotlinking to a site that isn't using HTTPS which leaves my showing as insecure etc,
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