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BK-MultiThumb Plugin

BK-Thumb is a multi-purpose image plugin for Joomla that can automatically create thumbnails and popups of the original images, as well as resize the full-size images or add a watermark to them. It can even scramble the images names so that people cannot guess their original non-watermark locations.

For articles shown in blog mode, it can create a link from the first image to the full article for better user navigation.

It can also create a simple photo gallery from any folder by just including one of the images from the folder and give it the description (alt text) "mt_gallery" (or using the new tagging feature).

See the examples and how-to's below for inspiration and instructions!

Please note that when you use BK-Thumb for the first time on a given page, the server has to process all the images which might take quite some time. The same applies when you clear BK-Thumb's cache.

For upgrade install a new version without uninstalling the previous one.

Release 2.5.0:
iLoad gallery
prettyPhoto slideshow
Image grouping for slideshow
Resizing images to user defined size
More watermarking control
Gallery image caption control
Leading images size

Release 2.4.3:
Shadowbox support was added.
thickbox no more supported.
prettyPhoto support was added.
Configuration for blogs and articles was separated.
Transparent color support was added.
Support image type of generated images was added.
IPTC Caption support was added.
Slimbox, prettyPhoto and ShadowBox full control was added.
Watermark article category parameter was added.
Bug fixing.

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Reviews: 1
I state that I use Multithumb. Lately I've noticed that Google does not index the images on my site.

After doing some tests I noticed that the images generated by Multithumb are automatically included in the directory / cache / multithumb_thumbs.

Native file locks the robot joomla / cache / directory, which is why the images are not detected. However, after unlocking the directory, google does not detect all uploaded images.

I asked for help to the development team, the support forum, but have not been able to solve the problem. I do not recommend the installation of this plugin.
Reviews: 15
This is absolutely freaking great plugin if you want to JUST have thumbnails with image pop-ups without any hassle with article-editors and so on.
In my case - i use XML-RPC for posting articles (via blog client) and mostly dont use Joomla back-end at all. I searched for plugin which can convert my images (usual and typical part of content i post) in thumbnails and most alternative plugins which i found here need either manual html tinkering (image classes, or interaction with editor or use of {plugin} syntax. Its all not very WYSISWYG nor XML-RPC friendly. With this i just, once, configure all parameters i need, set it up and...its JUST working. Moreover, its working (with little additional configuration) with Flexicontent, good alternative for standard content output, which, unfortunately, is weakly supported by plugin developers.
Thank You!
Reviews: 3
Finally, a plugin that works to have a blog with resized images and links to them.

thanks a lot!
Reviews: 2
Exactly what I needed to only display article's intro picture that is linked to full article. Searched for a long time for a extension like this.
Reviews: 2
Start using it for the very effective Watermark feature and ended using it for most of image manipulation.
Very well done job.
Reviews: 2
Very Useful extension ;)
But if you have many picture on page, you have long page and it's not good for designing ;)
Reviews: 3
Thank you very much for fast repair after Joomla 2.5.10 upgrade has arised.
I think it is the best solution for adjusting Joomla Images and links - Intro images, Full article images, which should be in core.
My recommendation: Please upgrade your download section, because anyone don´t read the forum to look for news.
Reviews: 1
I have been using all my sites from begging.When Marin Larsen dropped support this plugin I haven't even upgraded my Joomla to never releases.
Thanks to developer I have contacted with some small bugs he fixed it right away.
recommend anybody for any version Joomla install who is looking foe good plugin for creating images thumbs and slideshow.
Reviews: 3
I tried many extensions for managing my images and I finally tried this one. It is just excellent!

Easy to install, easy to configure, many options, and totally free.
Reviews: 4
This extension is simply great! It is easy to install and understand. There are many options to choose a preferable one, for example different thumbnails size in articles and blogs, show/not show watermark, etc.
I have Joomla 2.5 and use the BK-MULTITHUMB with the option "Pretty Photo". It generates thumbnails, once clicked it performs auto-slides of original photos which can be stopped any time. I can adjust animation speed, show or not show title, etc. Moreover, I cannot find any original photo in the code (super copyright protection!), just thumbnails are there.
So, this is definitely the best thumbnail plugin I have ever used.
Reviews: 3
I have been using Multithumb for about 3 years now. I recently upgraded from J1.5 to J2.5 and Multithumb worked perfectly on my site with over 10,000 images files.

An excellent product. Thank you!
Reviews: 1
any thumbnail solution you desire
seems to come to you
and make your joomla webmaster dreams come true
Reviews: 2
Iv used the original version yeears back. But this enhanced/upgraded version is great, has tons of nice useable features which greatly can enhance your site and workflow.
This is a install, setup and forget about plugin more or less.
I had some initial issues running on Joomla 2.5, but this was fixed by contacting support. Even during Christmas. Thanks alot.
Reviews: 6
I install this plugin on EVERY site. Very powerfull and customizable.
The only problem is that the jquery library is loaded even is setted to "don't load".
Reviews: 4
Will keep all your site images in uniform size keeping the site tidy and looking professional. The thumbnails can be any size you like. I can even use other galleries with this plugin by putting articles with galleries into a separate category and unselecting it from Multithumb's Categories of articles list. There are plenty of options to choose in all aspects of how images are handled and displayed.

Thanks for a wonderful extension.
Reviews: 3
I contacted the developer for a small query and received great support.

Multithumb is the right image plugin for bloggers that don't want to waste time processing thumbs, captions and various small or large images. I was looking for a complete solution that reduce my publishing time and bk-multithumb ver 3.1 just works great on Joomla 2.5. Congrats to the developer.
Reviews: 1
If you work with other BK Tools, this plugin functions perfectly!

I use it with J2.5 and Im resizing pics on my frontpage, showing them in a Joomla modal.

The tool has many options, like: pictures in front page, in articles, how show the picture (shadowbox, lightbox, etc).

My review is: EXCELLENT, but I have to warn that I had problems when using shadowbox, lightbox, etc., sometimes the effect didn't work and the link left my user to another page only with the image, forcing users to use the back button from their browsers. It seems like cant charge 100% of the page, so the users clicks before its complete.

Sorry for my english!

Reviews: 19
Like some other reviewers I've spent some time checking out several extensions for the job. Most important to me was the ability to put up my settings in the back end so users can upload their image without thinking and have it displayed neatly. Many extensions did not meet this requirement as they are based on in-line codes between curly brackets. This may work for a seasoned web author but not for my average front end user.

BK_Multithumb gives the site admin an overwhelming amount of parameters to set, and the user can upload whatever picture he likes - it is taken care of. Very good job, just what I needed.

Now I must admit I did not have the time yet to test this extension thoroughly. Also, I've used it on a J1.5 site only so far. That is the reason why I rated it 'Good'. But the concept is excellent and I have not experienced any issues.

Reviews: 2
I tried to make it work on my computer and it simple doesn't work, I include tried earlier versions... On Joomla 2.5 it doesn't work period. Very frustrating.
Reviews: 6
I spent a whole afternoon searching for plugins to resize images from articles which should be displayed in blog-layout pages on a Joomla 2.5 site in unified size. I tested about 4 or 5 plugins that promised to do that but each had some serious drawbacks, so that I eventually could not use it. Then I found "BK Multithump". Dispite its awkward name, this was my personal salvation today, really. "BK Multithump" has plenty of settings (which I will need some time to check all of them), however, what I needed (a plugin to render resized images exclusively on blog pages, without messing around with other stuff) worked flawlessy directly after just installing the plugin and telling it the desired image size. Links from the thumbnails to the original articles do also work.

Thank you for this great extension.

(I had found it earlier had it a more "telling" name... something like "BK Imageresize" or so...

Kind regards,
Christian Geiselmann
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