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Implemented Image caption

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Alfa1, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    When uploading images, its often handy to be able to apply a text caption to the image. Some examples of how its frequently used is in news articles or to describe who is who or what is what in a picture.
    In forum posts, such image caption can be used to add quick byline, an image title or an explanation of the image.
    EQnoble and kmike like this.
  2. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member


    This is my pet fish. I like him a lot. :)
  3. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

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  4. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Hm, it would be cool to combine this with LightBox, as it supposed captions by default.
  5. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

  6. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Interesting fish for sure :)

    I'm not sure what is being asked for?

    Possibly a 'box' BBCode to put around the picture & text to limit the size of text/picture, and then have regular text outside of that? A blog/cms look?

  7. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    When uploading an image, a caption field could be added, where users can fill in a caption text. If it is left blank then no caption is added.
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Do it with BBCode.

    Extremely easy to do.
  9. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    The less bbcode the better IMHO. A text field to fill in is more user friendly than users needing to learn to use a bbcode. And you can have only so many buttons in your editor.
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's a forum not a blog.

    I don't see this being a feature which many forums would use.
  11. kmike

    kmike Member

    That would be great. In fact we use the attachment description hack for vBulletin since 3.0 days. We have 859377 attachments with descriptions (captions), out of 3037795 attachments, so this feature is used quite often. Once your members get a hang of it, there is no turning back.
  12. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Im very sure my 75.000 users would use this function a lot.
  13. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Most image filenames are nondescriptive anyway.
  14. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Could you please explain what point you are making? Image caption does not relate to file names. its a description or name, that members add to it.
    Google Images uses the caption to bring members to your site, who are searching on that search engine.

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