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Dealing with images in concrete 5

Been working with a new client today who uses the CMS concrete5.

It’s been an eventful day working out what is standard concrete and what had been modified by the client. There’s been a lot of custom work on this system, with some good improvements but this also makes for head scratching over things that might be earlier in other CMSs.

We found the onboard editor in concrete5 responsible for rescaling images no longer works as the Picnik image editing service from google has been shut down. Fortunately it looks like Picmonkey fills the space:
http://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/addons/picmonkey-image-editor/

To get images into the view, we’d use concrete5s image helper:
http://c5cookbook.com/recipes/generate_thumbnail_images

We were looking at ways to affect the jpeg quality of the thumbnail too. Seems someone has done this for us:
https://github.com/concrete5/concrete5/pull/675

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