Quickly convert all of your database-stored Shopp product images to regular disk files - then increase performance further with Direct Image Mode!
Shopp Image Tools is a utility plugin for users of the Shopp e-commerce plugin. By default, Shopp is configured so that product images are stored in the database, this means additional database use every time one of these images is fetched.
While this mode can be turned off there is no built-in mechanism to pull the images back out of the database and store them as regular files - that is what this plugin is designed to help with. It now also includes tools to clean-up the database that you can optionally enable.
Additionally, it includes an experimental feature called Direct Image Mode. The aim of this mode is to speed things up even further - by eliminating unnecessary use of the Shopp Image Server. If a cached copy of an image in the appropriate size is already saved on the file system then Direct Image Mode tries to make it directly accessible.
Of course, if the cached file does not exist then the direct image code stands down and lets the Shopp Image Server do its job. It's the best of both worlds, increased performance - particularly on shared hosting packages - with all of Shopp's flexibility.
This plugin was written by Barry Hughes (Freshly Baked Websites) - feel free to use the donate link to buy him a beer if this plugin saves you some time or even brings you in more sales by offering your customers a slicker shopping experience!
Requires: 3.4.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2013-2-5
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