Image Uploader is a powerful upload component designed for Web 2.0 projects,
photo print services, image galleries, e-commerce and other image-centered and/or upload-enabled solutions.
Its primary intent is making mass file uploads easy. Here, it enables the uploads of entire folders,
ZIP compression, user quota, and basic image processing functionality.
Image Uploader involves ActiveX control (for Internet Explorer) and Java applet
(for Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc). Both components provide almost similar functionality.
Image Uploader is purely client-side application which sends
user-specified files to a server in HTTP POST request, thus, you can receive and process these files with any
HTTP-compliant server platform.
Image Uploader provides rich functionality that can be used to solve a variety
of specific tasks. This way, it can be used in a wide range of solutions and meets the requirements posed both for the
upload workflow and for the upload tool itself. To illustrate it, let us highlight the most important
Image Uploader features.
- Pre-upload image processing. Image Uploader performs all the
image-related operations client-side. It can resize and rotate images, apply watermarks, and extract EXIF and IPTC
metadata. Furthermore, Image Uploader provides client-side ZIP compression and
ability to send any additional data along with files.
- User-friendly upload. Upload process is indicated with a progress bar, so the user always knows
how long to wait, and they can always stop the upload process if it takes too long time. Moreover, the user can
resume broken uploads without having to send already uploaded files again.
- Integratability and customizability. Image Uploader
installation pack contains everything required to integrate it in your existing solution with ease. Here are
real-life code samples for the most popular server platforms, Image Uploader ASP.NET control,
which allows embedding and configuring it in Visual Studio, in design mode, and
Image Uploader PHP library that allows using Image Uploader
as a common PHP object. As a tool, Image Uploader is designed to change its appearance
easily. It provides a rich functionality to replace buttons by your images, customize colors, fonts and other look and feel
settings, and even change panes layout - all this allows you to adapt Image Uploader
to your website look and feel. Furthermore, you can modify not just Image Uploader
appearance, but also any text captions and messages. This way you can translate
Image Uploader user interface to any language.
- Upload files to cloud storages support. Image Uploader
includes special extensions which allow uploading files from browser directly to cloud storage. The most popular
storages Amazon S3 and Nirvanix are supported. The Uploading to Cloud Storages
topic contains the detailed instructions on how to implement it.
Image Uploader is available in three editions:
Express, Standard, and
Professional. Express and
Standard editions solve most uploading tasks whereas
Professional is intended for photo printing solutions.
See the Comparison of Express, Standard, and Professional Versions topic for more details.