I like a lot of things about the new media library, especially multiple uploads and search ability. However, now that I’ve started trying to actually use it, I’m becoming frustrated quickly.
1) I have 300 or so images that I uploaded back under 2.3; the media library sees these, but has them all mashed into one gallery, and I can’t find any way to manage the images to separate them into appropriate galleries. Am I right that I can’t do that? I’ve uploaded single images since then, and they’re just added into the same huge gallery as well. Will it only create new galleries if I upload multiple images at one time, and if so, is there any way to upload multiple images from different folders on my computer?
2) When I choose the thumbnail option, it’s creating a square thumbnail by cropping off the top and bottom of my images (which are landscape-shaped). This is NOT COOL. I’m not good at php, but I looked through the wp-includes/media.php file, and the only thing I can see about cropping says that crop is set to false. But it’s cropping, so I’m missing something somewhere. It used to just create smaller, very nice versions in the same aspect ratio as the original, and I want it to keep doing that! My favorite thing about WP’s upload option was that it created perfect thumbnails for what I needed without my having to run everything through PhotoShop first, and I’ll be very disappointed if it won’t still do that.
(example here: blog. The <i>Waiting for Guffman</i> poster in the second row is the new thumbnail, uploaded just now; the others are the old thumbnails, uploaded in version 2.3.)
Okay, I guess it was really just two issues. Anyone know how to make the media library behave? What do I need to change in the media.php file to make the thumbnails work the way they used to?
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