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[resolved] What are the sizes for? (26 posts)

  1. Handoko
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Great plugin. Easy to use, seems is what I'm looking for.

    On the Size & Price, there are Image Size Settings. What are those for? I uploaded a 3000 x 2000 px image, but when I tried to purchase that image, there was only one original size.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sell-media/

  2. Zane Matthew
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Handoko,

    Glad Sell Media is working for you so far. The Image Size Settings is used when an uploaded image is larger than the size set in your Size Settings. For example if you set your size to 3000 x 2000 and upload an image that is larger than this Sell Media will create that image size for you.

    It is not retro-active, meaning it will not create new image sizes for images that are already uploaded.

  3. Handoko
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The Image Size Settings is used when an uploaded image is larger than the size set in your Size Settings. For example if you set your size to 3000 x 2000 and upload an image that is larger than this Sell Media will create that image size for you.

    Really? I tried several times, but it doesn't seem working. On the (default) setting, I saw the sizes are:
    - 800 x 600
    - 1600 x 1200
    - 2400 x 1800

    I recently uploaded a 2048 x 1370 image, but I only can see the original size, if I click the purchase button. I also can't find any other than original size on Media library. Is it a bug?

  4. Zane Matthew
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you check in the following directory?

    wp-content/sell_media/

    then navigate by year and month and see if you see additional sizes? Also can you post a link to your site?

  5. Handoko
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In wp-content/sell_media only has the original images.

    FYI, on menu > Settings > Media > I disabled "Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders".

  6. Handoko
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I also disable the auto WordPress autoresizing by setting:
    - Thumbnail size 150 x 150
    - Medium size 10000 x 10000
    - Large size 10000 x 10000

    Why I disabled the WordPress autosizing (medium and large)? Because I don't and will never need it.

  7. XG-photo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi guys,
    i'm looking for a plugin to be able to sell photos with different sizes and the corresponding different prizes.
    Is that what your Sell Media plugin does?
    Thanks!

  8. Handoko
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, it is. Unfortunately on my tests, this multisizes feature isn't working. Hope the developer will fix it soon.

    You may need to bookmark this plugin website and come back later to check if it's been fixed. So far, tested may similar plugin, this is the best for multisizes photo selling site.

  9. Zane Matthew
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    XG-photo,

    Thats exactly what it does.

  10. Zane Matthew
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Handoko,

    Its seems that auto-resizing only works when its turned on in WordPress. Are you saying you want Sell Media to auto-resize even when it is natively disabled in WordPress?

  11. Handoko
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Actually I do not disable WordPress auto-resizing, perhaps I was using wrong words, sorry English is not my native language.

    WordPress will automatically generate 3 thumbnails for large images uploaded (small: 150x150, medium: 300x300, large: 640x640). It's good for most cases. But not for me, I will automatically resize and upload the smaller size if I need. Why? Using File Manager (cPanel) I saw there were too many images being auto generated by WordPress in the upload folder, most of them were just taking space because I never use it.

    On most cases I only use thumbnail 150x150 and full size. That's why I put 10000x10000 for the medium and large size to prevent WordPress to generate thumbnails for medium and large sizes. So I do not disable auto-resizing but just prevent the generation of the 2 sizes. And I can see the 150x150 thumbnails are being generated there, it's mean the auto resizing is still working.

    I did researches and tested many similar plugins. I'm sure your plugin has good future. Good work friend! Unfortunately my half hour testing showed too many issue need to be fix to work properly.

  12. Zane Matthew
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Handoko,

    Thanks for the detail response, its cases like this that give us a better understanding of how users use Sell Media, WordPress and the media uploader.

  13. Bunzer
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am confused & I see the same as Handoko. Only one (original) size of image in FTP uploads and by download link, no matter what size I buy.

    BTW I have WP Settings > Media set for Thumbnail 80x80, Medium 300x300, Large 1024x1024. Each image has 5 copies in standard WP upload folders: original, 3 above, and 1 624px wide (twenty twelve featured).

    Is Sell Media supposed to create listed sizes on upload? Cos it ain't. Are there some instructions somewhere I'm missing?

  14. Bunzer
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'll start a new thread. No one seems to be reading this.

  15. Zane Matthew
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Bunzer,

    No action is needed by you regarding download sizes. Sell Media creates download sizes during download.

    You can adjust your download settings in the WordPress admin under "Sell Media --> Setting"

  16. Bunzer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    But that's the problem. It wasn't. It was only providing the original file, regardless of the purchase.

    Since then, I have upgraded to 1.5.3. Now the download links fail on old uploads, downloading a zero byte file. Will I have to upload them all again?

    A new upload half-works. The links provide downloads to non-original file, but with a serious problem. I specified sizes as 2048x2048, 1024x1024 and 512x512. The download is literally 512x512 and squashed horizontally. How am I supposed to specify download sizes to keep proportions?

  17. Handoko
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello, Bunzer.

    Are you still using Sell Media plugin? Have the image sizes been solved?

  18. jamie k
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This plugin seems very promising! I'm now testing (not yet set up paypal sand box account, though) and also wondering how different size of photos (e.g. L, M, S) are created for downloads.

    No action is needed by you regarding download sizes. Sell Media creates download sizes during download.

    If this is the case, it'll be great. In that case, the only concern will be the quality of the resized photos. Anyway, I'll continue the testing. Thanks for the nice plugin!

  19. Handoko
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please report back the result of your tests. I'm very eager to know.

    This plugin without doubt is very promising. Unfortunately the issue I found is a big turn off.

  20. Bunzer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Handoko, Image sizes have been fixed, but the plugin is stripping all metadata from the files, which means, IPTC/Copyright, EXIF and ICC profile information is being stripped from resized images.

  21. Handoko
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for letting me know that the issue has been fixed.

    Stripping metadata can be both a good and bad thing. The good is it can make the file size smaller and download faster. The bad, some authors may want to keep it as it can provide extra information like description, author and copyright.

    Here has explanation about purpose for using Exif metadata:
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Exif

    It will be nice if the plugin has option to let users enable or disable stripping metadata feature.

    Now, I'm more interested to use Easy Digital Downloads plugin, it's more matured, has lots more user downloads and far higher ratings. Perhaps you may want to give it a try. I still not decided which one to use, will make some testings on both plugins.

  22. jamie k
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Still continuing the test. Stripping ICC profile is not a good news cos the colour may get shifted for those resized images...

  23. Bunzer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Jamie, publishers often deal with AdobeRGB images, so anyone supplying AdobeRGB originals will face this problem. Untagged versions will be interpreted as sRGB, and will appear washed out.

    Ideally, the plug-in should provide an option to do a colour space conversion. I'm not holding my breath.

    Handoko, I agree that stripping EXIF is not necessarily a bad thing. You must agree though that removing an ICC profile tag is pretty bad, and most would argue that stripping IPTC metadata is not to be encouraged in the current climate.

    I have also looked at EDD, and I agree that's it's a much more mature plugin. There is no resizing facility, if I remember correctly, and there were other suitability problems too, but I can't remember them now.

    I may have another look at EDD, as I am finding it very frustrating working with the developers of Sell Media, which still seems a long way off being fit for purpose.

  24. Zane Matthew
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Regarding the download process, its pretty straight forward, "images are resized during download", if you can detail you can view it here.

    Bunzer,
    Can you provide any examples of websites that allow you to sell photos and have a "colour space conversion option"? I haven't seen that before and didn't think that would be a determining factor in the plugin.

    I do agree that stripping IPTC/EXIF data may not be expected at first, but this is actually default WordPress behavior.

  25. Bunzer
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Zane,

    I can't think of any to be honest, and I don't know if this is supported in ImageMagick or GD2 off the top of my head, I was thinking out loud.

    Certainly, if colour space conversion is too difficult, then you shouldn't be wasting your time with it. BUT, if an original is tagged with a colour space, the tag should not be stripped. That's just wrong.

  26. Handoko
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I use GIMP which is open source software. It uses GEGL (Generic Graphics Library) for processing images. Perhaps Zane can have a look at it.

    Here is the quote I found on wikipedia

    babl, a support library for GEGL, provides a generic way to deal with color-space conversions; babl operates abstracting the fundamental color operations so that GEGL need not be aware of them. Through babl, GEGL provides an optimized and powerful (optionally with SIMD support) treatment of arbitrary color data; this enables dependent applications to efficiently support a wide range of color spaces (from 8-bit RGB to full floating point CMYK) with minimal extra application-code.

    Useful links:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEGL
    http://www.gegl.org/

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