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Core Enhancements, K2 extensions, Custom fields

Upload, resize and edit images for Joomla! and K2. Integrates with Joomla! Custom Fields providing responsive images, retina images, automatic image resizing, multiple image sizes, custom image names, image editor and many other great features in a single extension!

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Responsive images in Joomla! done right

Econa integrates responsive images in Joomla! using the HTML5 srcset attribute. Econa allows you to define different image sizes for targeting different devices. Your site will serve automatically the most appropriate image size depending on the visitor's device saving user's bandwidth and thus making your site load faster. Here is a brief overview of how it works:

  • You define image sizes according to your needs. You can select the resize width and quality for each one of them.
  • You ( optionally ) add rules to define which image size will be served using CSS media queries.

It's that simple to add responsive images to your site. Did we mention that Econa can also handle retina images? If you define additional images sizes with higher resolution the retina devices will get served those images automatically.

The responsive images functionality applies to images uploaded through the Econa Image Custom Fields, Econa image tab and content images ( images inserted in the articles or K2 items text ) .

Joomla! 3.7 Custom Fields Integration - Add multiple resizable images to Joomla! articles with Econa Image Custom Field

Econa now integrates with Joomla! 3.7 Custom Fields allowing you to upload, resize and edit images to your Joomla! articles! Using custom fields you can add as many images as you want! Each Econa Image Custom Field allows you to upload an image from your computer or select an image from your server. The extension will create different sizes of that image automatically. You can define up to ten image sizes and select the width and the resize quality for each one of them when you create the custom field. You can also add a caption, credits and alt text for the uploaded image and even define the image filename for improving your site's SEO. The result filename will be the text you entered plus an identifier for the image size. If for example you enter the text "apples" to be used as the filename the result for the large image will be "applesL.jpg" or "applesL.png" if the image is in PNG format. Econa can handle JPEG, GIF and PNG images, but transparency is not maintained when the image is resized by Econa.

Image uploading and processing is performed using AJAX to make the user experience faster.

**Note that Econa Image Custom Fields require Joomla! 3.7 or later.

Econa Image Tab

Econa adds an extra tab named "Image" in the Joomla! articles edit form. It allows you to upload an image from your computer or select an image from your server to use as the article image. The extension will create different sizes of that image automatically. You can define up to ten image sizes and select the width and the resize quality for each one of them.

Econa also allows you to define different image sizes per Joomla! category!

You can also add a caption, credits and alt text for the uploaded image.

Econa even allows you to define the desired filename for the uploaded image. The result filename will be the text you entered plus an identifier for the image size. If for example you enter the text "apples" to be used as the filename the result for the large image will be "applesL.jpg" or "applesL.png" if the image is in PNG format. Econa can handle JPEG, GIF and PNG images, but transparency is not maintained when the image is resized by Econa.

Image uploading and processing is performed using AJAX to make the user experience faster.

Econa Image Editor

Both Joomla! articles and K2 items now get a great image editor! Econa allows you to perform basic image editing operations like cropping, rotating and flipping directly in the Joomla! article and K2 item edit forms.

So, if you enable the Econa "Image Tab" for articles or you create Econa custom fields you will also get an edit button for launching the image editor. In case, you are using K2, the editor is integrated directly in K2's "Image" tab.

Custom Image Names for K2 Items

Improve K2 SEO by giving custom names to your K2 items images! You can enter the desired filename for the item image in the corresponding field that Econa adds in K2 "Image" tab in the item edit form.

The result filename will be the text you entered plus an identification for the image size. If for example you enter the text "apples" to be used as the filename the result for the large image will be "apples_L.jpg" . Note that K2 converts all uploaded images in JPEG format and this cannot be changed by Econa.

In addition to custom image names, Econa makes the K2's image uploading experience even better! All image uploads are now performed using AJAX requests making things even faster.

Resize Content Images

Econa can also optimize the images that users add to Joomla! articles or K2 items content! There are two methods available for handling content images:

  • Simple method: Any image added using the WYSIWYG editor will be resized to the dimensions set by the user using the editor. Let's say for example that one user of the site uploads a really high resolution image to insert in the article text. Then he resizes that image using the article's WYSIWYG editor to 600x600 pixels. Normally, Joomla! will load the large image in front-end and then the browser will resize it to 600x600 pixels. This adds a lot of extra unnecessary load to the page. When using this method, the image will get resized automatically to 600x600 pixels saving your site's bandwidth!
  • Responsive images method: This method allows you to define up to ten sizes to get generated for images added in the content of Joomla! articles and K2 items. Econa will generate automatically the HTML5 srcset attribute based on the generated images in order to make the images inserted in the WYSIWYG editor responsive!

Resize Article Images

If for some reason you don't want to enable the "Econa Image Tab" for your articles, you can set Econa to resize the article's default "Intro" and "Full" images that can be found under the "Images and Links" tab in articles form.

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Functionality

Regret that I did not know this plugin before. It saves many time and make job ofor cntent managers 50% faster

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Ease of use

First time setup - realy easy everything.

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Support

Score 200/100 !
Few hours to answer, added requested new features in 1-2 days. Great!

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Documentation

More then enough. Very clearly described all process of setup and work

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Value for money

The price is less than the savings of time in the nearest future

I used this to: Croping images and using them as intro and full article images
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Functionality

The product just does what is described. The cropping is a piece of cake and the SEO tools make K2 images just like they should be.

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Ease of use

Very easy and understood operations

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Support

I sent a support ticket on Sunday. After some hours the answer came just to the point of my problem!

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Documentation
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Value for money

For its unique use and for the exact results, it comes in a reasonable price.

I used this to: K2 implementation cropping images with specific dimensions. It makes me get rid of external image processing programs and have this tool in my pocket wherever I need it.
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Functionality

The custom fields functionality opens a lot of possibilities.

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Ease of use

Piece of cake.

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Support

Very good.

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Documentation

Easy to understand.

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Value for money

Great value for money.

I used this to: Help my clients to edit the site images easily.
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Very useful extension


Posted on 13 September 2017
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Functionality

The responsive images feature is great. You can also add multiple images as custom fields!

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Ease of use

The setup is pretty straightforward but you need to know some basic stuff, especially if you want to set up the responsive images correctly.

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Support

Very fast response from the developer. Excellent support.

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Documentation
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Value for money

Great, It does a good job for the money it costs.

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Functionality

Perfectly solution to a problem, which should have been built in Joomla a long time ago!

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Ease of use

Very easy to use, and setup.

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Support

Great support - very competent and precise!

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Value for money

Wish I bought this a long time ago - saves so much time editing images on the side, and is very much easier for clients.

I used this to: Own as well as customers sites, to make the entire handling of images easier and integrated in Joomla.
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Econa for Joomla! Articles and K2 items

Version:
1.7.2
Developer:
Firecoders
Last updated:
Sep 17 2018
Date added:
Jan 12 2016
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
Includes:
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Compatibility:
3
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