Watermark... (default off)
Settings in config->Image watermarking
Works with IM and GD2. The watermark image should be a .png file. You can make it's background transparent. The transparency settings in config will make the entire watermark transparent to the image background (ImageMagick only).
You'll have to enter the absolute or relative path to the watermark image in config. Preset is a sample watermark in coppermines images directory. So you should see this sample when enabling the watermark function and upload a test image.
There's a new nifty feature. Automatically downsizing of the watermark image when the uploaded picture is smaller than the width you set (Downsize watermark if width of an picture is smaller than entered value. That is the 100% reference point. Resizing of the watermark is linear (0 to disable)).
If you eg. enter here 1024 (like I did on my demo site), then the 100% reference is at images with a width of 1024px or bigger. If you upload pics > 1024px the watermark image won't get resized and attached with its full size. If you let coppermine create an intermediate image with a width of 400 pics, then the watermark will get downsized to 39% of it's original size. Is the fullsized eg. 512px, then the watermark will have 50% of it's orig size. Of course this sucks some CPU. And it's working excellent together with (example: http://stramm.st.funpic.org/displayimage.php?pos=-96
Files and thumbnails settings -> Auto resize images that are larger than max width or height (set it to the same as you used for the 100% reference... in the example 1024)
this way the watermark will always fit perfectly onto your images
To undo a watermark turn off watermarking and use the admin tools
If you use GD2 then the transparency setting in config has no function. If you want the watermark to be transparent against the background, then reduce layer transparency of your watermark image in your paint proggy to eg. 50 (this I did for the sample watermark)...
custom thumb tool... (default on)
Files and thumbnails settings -> Enable Custom Thumbs (movie, audio, document)
Image watermarking -> Watermark custom thumbs (movie, audio, document)
what it does.. easily change thumbs for movies, audio and document files. User permissions of course get considered.
If you want you can let coppermine apply a watermark (I've already prepared some with the wording audio, movie and doc). You do not need to crop or resize on the new thumbnail on your locval box. That's done when uploading.
The 'change thumb' you can always find above the thumb in approve, edit picture (click below normal size image) and edit multiple pictures (click edit next to an album). You only will see the link when you enable it in config, when the user has the right to edit that image or when it's not an image but movie, audio, document. The new watermark files need to be placed in the folder where you've put your main watermark file. If you don't use the watermark yet follow the instructions for watermarking first. The watermark files for thumb watermarking need to be named wm_audio.png, wm_document.png and wm_movie.png. You can find my samples in the folder images/
the thumb watermarking is not dependent of the config setting 'Watermark Image yes|no'. That's only for normal and fullsize images
If you've enabled minithumbs these will get created for the custom thumbs too and you can use them eg. again as category lead image (check my demo site)
Better admin tools (auto refresh)
When you're recreating thumbs/ images in the admin tools then you can set an auto refresh flag. If set, the update process auto refreshes and you won't need to click 'continue' anymore.
The big advantage.... you can set the nuimber of images to process to a low value eg (2-5). Now the chances the script times out are limited. Means you don't need to restart the entire process and sit in front of your monitor for hours clicking 'continue' (if you've a huge number of pics in your db)
You can turn auto refresh on/ and off on the admin tools page
Update thumbs and/or resized photos (1) - (checkbox) Auto refresh (no need to click continue button anymore)
Better thumbs... (default off)
In config under 'Thumb Sharpening' and 'Files and thumbnails settings'
To crop your thumbnails you'll have to set 'Files and thumbnails settings '-> Use dimension ( width or height or Max aspect for thumbnail ) to 'exact'. Below enter your desired thumb width/ height. Now all thumbnails have the exact same size.
'Thumb Sharpening' works similar to Photoshop unsharpen mask. To learn more about it please search the web. I've preset decent values. To get even sharper thumbs increase 'Amount' to 100-150
Notification emails on comments to subscribed users (default off)
'User settings' -> Enable user notification on comments
It's doing exactly this. Check your user profile. Here you'll see two new checkboxes. 'Automatically subscribe to pictures you posted' and 'Automatically subscribe to pictures you commented'... pretty selfexplaining... If you use a bridged Coppermine then it takes the values of the forums user profile. Now have a look at an image. Scroll down to the 'Add your comment' comment area. Next to it you'll see a 'Unsubscribe comment notification' or a 'Get notified about new comments' link (depending on your status)
Admin can turn it off/ on in config 'User settings' -> Enable user notification on comments
Check your profile. Here's a link to the subscribtion manager (standalone only... if you want to use the subscribtion manager in a bridged version you need to place a link to it somewhere). Users can unsubscribe from all or certain pics. If you've enabled mini thumbs then it gets even more descriptive for the user.
Mini thumbs (default off)
Config -> Files and thumbnails settings - Enable Mini Thumbs, Mini Thumb Width - Mini Thumb Height
They are used for the comment notification system, the avatars, the buddy list and, if you want they'll replace the huge category lead image with thumbs of a size you like. If you want to use the avatar you'll have to enable the mini thumbs to get the full functionality (if not then only user uploaded avatars will work, if enabled, users can pick one of their uploaded pics and make them their avatar). There's a lot of more you can do with them. Eg. replacing the normal thumbs in filmstrip with the mini thumbs (need theme modification). This way you can dispaly a huge bunch more without messing with your layout.....
Use mini thumb as category lead image (default off)
Config -> Album list view - Use mini thumb as category lead image
Avatar (default off)
Config -> User settings - Enable User Avatar (Mini Thumbs Required)
Check your profile as well. Here's a link to the avatar manager. Surfers who have uploaded pics can choose their avatar from them or users just can upload an image that gets resized to the mini thumbs settings (mini thumbs of course get sharpened too). If you have choosen an avatar all users will see it in your profile and next to your comments, PMs, in the buddy list etc. If you use a bridged Coppermine your forums avatars gets used instead
Buddylist (default off)
Have a look at the config. Users can request friendship in profile. In the main menu you'll have a new link 'My Friends': Here you manage your friends. Accept, delete, block, unblock and watch your friends list. You can quick view all your buddies last comments, last uploads and user albums. Possibility to include PM etc. If admin has enabled private albums then users have another option in th album manager. They can make albums private but allow buddies to view them.
Login form on top of the page (default off)
This login form will be visible below the top menu if you enable it in config (config->Language, Themes & Charset settings ). If you have the buddy list enabled logged in users will see buddy quick stats (eg. Friends: 3 request, active 15). Otherwise users just see a 'Welcome back USERNAME'... use it only when you haven't a bridged coppermine
Additional info when logged in (default off)
Config -> Performance settings -> Display buddy status info when logged in, Display pm status info when logged in
displays additional info when a user's logged in, PM info only when you don't use a bridged coppermine
Config -> Performance settings ->
Enable gallery statistics (enabled, coppermine default)
Use fast stats (default off)
This will speed up or disable the album info (X files in X albums and X categories with X comments viewed X times)
When you use fast stats Coppermine counts all images and albums, even private ones a user won't be able to see. In tests with a huge gallery this improved performance by a factor of 2-3
Disable language auto detect (default off)
Config -> Language & Charset settings -> Enable language auto detect
Move info from below the thumb to the right of it (default off)
Config -> Thumbnail view -> Display info right of thumb (or below)
yes --> info on the right, no (default) --> below
Here's another little change, you can now display even the comment count below (or right of) the thumb
Config -> Thumbnail view -> Display number of comments below the thumbnail
Config -> Thumbnail view -> Display pic rating below the thumbnail
Config -> Thumbnail view -> Display number of votes below the thumbnail
Config -> Private messaging (default off)
If you use a bridge, then your forum's PM system gets used
If turned on there'll be PM icons next to usernames in thumb view, comments. If you use my thumes then above the image (normal view) the uploader name and a PM icon will be. PM links in the profile and the buddy list too
Additional features: links, BBCode, smilies, images, flood protection, you can set the number of max messages, notification
Nibbler's onlinestats enhancement
If you've installed Nibblers onlinestats and enabled it (adding 'onlinestats' to config -> Album list view ->The content of the main page) you'll see online / offline text+images in the users profile and in the buddy list
Manually crop thumbs / replace thumbs for images and media
1. Either next to an album click 'edit files' or below the intermediate image click 'edit file information'. Now you'll find above the thumb a link 'change thumb'. That's not really new for modpack users but read on.
2. Click the change thumb link and find the 'changeThumb.php' interface. Now you not only can create new thumbs for media files but also for images. You can upload new images or (if the original is an image) create the thumb from the image again. Also you can decide if you want to let the system automatically create thumbs or do that manually to find the best part of the image.
3. If you decide to upload a new image to create a thumb from that you have the possibility to check the checkbox 'Manually crop after upload'. If you do that, manually cropping is enabled, if not, the system auto crops the image (of course that's faster). If you manually crop, the image loads and a box appeares that indicates the area that will be cropped. This area has a min size of your thumb dimensions and will keep the aspect. So far I've tested with the modpacks 'exact size' thumbs and did some quick'n dirty tests with 'width' and 'height'. When you've found the part of the image you want to use as thumb click the 'save' button. Done... you just created a new custom thumb for your picture or media file.
4. a) Either upload a image to use as base for cropping
aa) manually crop (checkbox 'Manually crop after upload')
bb) auto crop (don't check 'Manually crop after upload')
aa) click (if the orig is an image) 'Use the original image as base to crop the thumb' and you can manually crop the thumb from the original image
c) check the checkbox 'Remove current thumb' and click the button 'Remove current thumb' to delete the custom thumb. If it's a media file, then the media icon will display, if it's an image... then no thumb will display anymore.
more info/ screenshots: http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php?topic=47538.msg227090#msg227090