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Convert Image 3.9

Converts hot linked images to attachments.

  1. AndyB
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.2
    • 1.3
    • 1.4
    • 1.5
    Description:

    The Convert Image 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)

    pic001.jpg

    (Example of attachment)

    pic002.jpg

    Features:
    • Linked images are immediately converted after message is saved.
    • Images resizing is done with ImageMagick for best quality.
    • Images resized to maximum width and height settings in Admin Control Panel.
    • Setting for inserting full-size or thumbnail attachments.
    • Setting for temporary image path.
    • Setting for optional log file.
    • Setting for ImageMagick environment path.
    • Attachment links automatically removed on full size attachments.
    Requirements:
    • Requires ImageMagick to be enabled on your server.
    • Requires the ability to execute the PHP exec() command.
    XenForo Control Panel Requirements:

    This add-on requires a restricted Maximum Attachment Image Dimensions setting. You cannot use 0 or blank as an option. I suggest using 1600 x 1600.

    pic003.jpg

    Admin CP -> Home -> Options -> Attachments

    Convert Image Options:

    pic004.jpg

    Installation:
    1. Download convertimage_v3.9.zip and unzip it.
    2. Upload the Andy folder to your server. The correct location will be library/Andy.
    3. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
    4. Upload the addon-ConvertImage_v3.9.xml file.
    5. Click the Install Add-on button.
    Question and Answers:

    Q: Some hot linked image are not converted, why is this?
    A: If a hot linked image is corrupt and internal information about width and height 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: Can 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.
    Sending a donation:

    If you like this add-on, please consider sending a small donation.

    https://www.paypal.me/andybajka

    Thank you.
    Jloner, jamalfree, Robru and 10 others like this.

Recent Updates

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Recent Reviews

  1. gldtn
    gldtn
    5/5,
    Version: 3.8
    Excellent add-on to convert hot linked images in messages to attachments. Saves your forum from having dead links in the long run once those images hosting sites is no longer available. Awesome job as always AndyB!
  2. Amin Sabet
    Amin Sabet
    5/5,
    Version: 3.7
    I had serious reservations about using this addon without usergroup permissions to allow some members to opt out. In the end, I found myself persuaded that the simpler solution is the best one. Wish I had done so sooner. I don't want any other features. Another fantastic addon by AndyB. Donation incoming. Thanks, Andy!
  3. MstrfBlng
    MstrfBlng
    4/5,
    Version: 3.5
    Very effective tool to host images locally as soon as the author of a topics saves his topic. One note: at this moment the tool can timeout when a topic has a lot of images in it.
  4. adwade
    adwade
    5/5,
    Version: 3.5
    Almost a decade ago I realized how important it was to host images on your own website, rather than rely on other websites to maintain their images that were referenced in posts on your forum. After just a year or two, you will find many referenced images have either been moved to an updated URL, or completely re-moved from a website.

    When that happens, some of your best threads can become absolutely worthless overnight without pictures. Especially if they are DIY type threads, attempting to explain something with the aid pictures.

    Don't rely on anyone else, save the integrity of your threads before other websites remove images. It's an add-on, that you will absolutely thank yourself (again and again) for installing!

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  5. PumpinIron
    PumpinIron
    5/5,
    Version: 3.4
    Absolutely love this plugin! Something like this is a must for any serious web forum. This functionality should be built into the XenForo core (with credit to Andy of course)!
  6. Deriel
    Deriel
    5/5,
    Version: 3.4
    We have a very old forum (15+ years) where the history and the past are very important. With this ESSENCIAL resource we can mantain not only the messages but also the images from the topics. The images are the first thing to get lost, so we're very very satisfied with the addon (and his brother, the Convert All)
  7. JustinHawk
    JustinHawk
    4/5,
    Version: 3.4
    i would have gave it a five stars if this addon also works with xenforo resource manager too. anyway its really a great addon :D. i hope this feature will be available in it very soon :)
  8. Axel B
    Axel B
    5/5,
    Version: 3.3
    Another excellent addon made by Andy. The forum we run is very very old and a lot of topics are useless without the pictures. With this addon the forum history remains ok!
  9. eberkund
    eberkund
    5/5,
    Version: 3.1
    This addon is great for preventing links from going dead on your forum and maybe even for search engine traffic since you are hosting your own images. AndyB also provides great support if you ever need it and the most recent version added all the functionality I could ask for. Highly recommended!
  10. jOOc
    jOOc
    5/5,
    Version: 2.8
    Excellent add-on, no more missing image links on the forum.
    Andy's support is also 5 star, quick on fixing issues and taking his time to answer on personal messages.