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Multiple Image Upload Parsed Through Slideshow Plugin

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Multiple Image Upload Parsed Through Slideshow Plugin
This is a long shot...

We have a photo gallery on our site, and currently users can submit a single image at a time, which is then parsed through the Slideshow Plugin and published.

The problem is that this process is extremely tedious for those looking to submit multiple photos, and they often then just don't submit more than one.

Our intentions are to change this to allow users to submit multiple images at the same time, something that is available through many open source pieces of code. However, due to the complex way that GT/Slideshow Plugin manages the file types and stored locations, it would be very tiresome to echo this in a javascript upload. And instead we're thinking it may be easier for the upload form to run, and then simply trigger and get passed through the Slideshow Plugin. The only difference being that the initial submission process will then push more than one image through the plugin.

There are some fields which we will want to be set by a single field for all those uploads, and others where we want each image to be able to be edited separately.

For example, our upload form looks like this, along with our idea of what could be set once on a batch upload and what needs to be a field to be edited for each image:


Select Drop Zone: [Apply to Batch]
Image Title: [Apply to Image]
Photographer: [Apply to Batch]
Description: [Apply to Image]
Adult Content (Nudity) [Apply to Image]
Add to Album: [Apply to Batch]

Tags: [Apply to Image]


My question in the end, is...

Is this something that is possible to do without excessive development costs? In theory it feels like it shouldn't be that difficult to achieve, but at the same time I'm unsure of how the Slideshow Plugin could handle it.

Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
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Thread Multiple Image Upload Parsed Through Slideshow Plugin meso 4446 Jan 22, 2014, 1:07 AM
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