Bulk upload of pictures


#1

Hi everyone,

I am working on a Rails application with photo upload
capablility and I need to add some bulk ulpoad tool.

I decided for using a zip file with JPEG pictures inside.
The zip would be uploaded, then extracted into some temp
directory with the help of rubyzip extension. Then all the
photo files should be copied into their final places in the
file system.

I am interested in your opinions/experiences/code.
Has someone created something like this before?
I’d appreciate any answer.

Best regards,
Marcin Bajer


#2

if you’re requiring having to upload several files on a regular basis, i
might invest some time into developing a desktop app that ties into a
web
service rather than require the user to have to zip up multiple files
and
then upload that single file. i think Dropsend does it this way.

you could also try something similar to what gmail does with their
attachments, but if you’re sending several, again, this could get
tedious
from the user’s point of view.

i’m not saying any one way is better than another, just suggesting
alternatives.

Chris


#3

if you’re requiring having to upload several files on a regular basis, i
might invest some time into developing a desktop app that ties into a web
service rather than require the user to have to zip up multiple files and
then upload that single file. i think Dropsend does it this way.

Thanks for this suggestion - it looks interesting and has some
advantages.
This external app could take care of adding titles/description to
pictures.
If I only get a zip file with - say - 30 pictures then I need to be
able to add titles
to all of them via some web form.

you could also try something similar to what gmail does with their
attachments, but if you’re sending several, again, this could get tedious
from the user’s point of view.

I guess you mean starting with one file on the upload form
and then adding more with JavaScript. This might work for
up to a dozen files quite well actually. I wonder what will
be the average number of files sent in one session. If below
ten, then this solution might be good enough, but if it’s higher,
then it becomes- as you say - too tedious.

i’m not saying any one way is better than another, just suggesting
alternatives.

Thank you very much

Best regards,
Marcin