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.
Image grouping for slideshow
Resizing images to user defined size
More watermarking control
Gallery image caption control
Leading images size
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for a wonderful extension.
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.
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!
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.
Thank you for this great extension.
(I had found it earlier had it a more "telling" name... something like "BK Imageresize" or so...
This along with the help of a separate tags extension have saved me from moving to an independent CCK extension, which to my mind would only cause me trouble.
This is so indispensable that it should become part of the core Joomla extensions...
The article generation process is the one that has lagged behind in Joomla, like hdd were slowing down PCs, and this extension, part of the core or not, allows it to make leaps of progress.
It is so versatile I can only call it thoughtful of writers' needs.
I really wish it would be updated to work without any issues with Joomla 2.5
I've been facing two problems:
1) The Slimbox popup is broken for me, it will lead me to a new page with just the image, but the strange thing is that if I click back then it works, but only on second try on all articles, so I can't really use it
2) I can't get the image description to appear with Slimbox on the popup underneath the image, no matter what setting I try.
I really do like the Slimbox engine cause it is so much lighter than the rest and more neutral.
Small issues with a couple of other popup engines (like the image description not showing in full, falling behind the image)....really just small polishing that might need to be done to make for an absolutely perfect extension (I recognize in full the efforts of the developer here, not trying to undermine the amount of work put in already or needed)
I had a little trouble getting it all going, but once I got all the setting correct for my desired functionality, it works beautifully!
Thanks for a very nice extension, and thank you for the non-commercial price of $0.
Again, this seems to be a very simple feature but it's critical to the user experience so that all images are sized identically on the page even if the authors mess up the sizing. And you can turn it off in selected articles or modules by entering a short piece of code.
Can't believe this is not part of core Joomla!