Some of the features:
Image resizing and cropping with drag and drop.
Support for PNG, GIF and JPEG images.
Image effects like grayscale and contrast.
Image transparency is kept
Language support (possible to add your own language file, currently translated to: Arabic, Brazilian portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latin american spanish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian (latin), Slovak, Spanish and Swedish).
Every action it´s done with Ajax.
From version 2.0 image rotating and effects doesn´t require that GD is bundled with PHP. But then image rotating and effects will run much slower. So it´s still recommended to use the bundled version of GD.
- No control over the quality of the saved JPEGs
- No way to copy an image or save modifed version with another name (eg for making thumbnails)
- Not accessible from article editing pages nor on the frontend
- No handles to adjust the size of the cropping window once you've let go of the mouse button
A good start but it doesn't go far to make up the difference between Joomla and Wordpress.
Thanks for your review.
I have one comment about about:
"Not accessible from article editing pages nor on the frontend"
The "Edit image" link is added to article editing both in backend and frontend editing. When your review where written it where only added to backend editing. (from version 2.3 it´s also added to frontend editing)
To avoid confusion, I mean that it´s reachable from the image function that are placed below the texteditor, not above the texteditor.
The installation instructions are a little confusing. All you really need to do is download the extension and unzip it locally. The just install the Joomla plugin as usual and enable it.
Great job!! All extensions should be this easy, intuitive and well thought out.