Advanced Image Uploads

In addition to the standard file upload dialogs (which can be used to upload images that do not need to be altered), Cyber Publisher also offers an image-specific uploader that allows images to be optimized during the upload process.

To upload an image using the file manager, you must first choose the parent directory to upload the file to. This is done by selecting the Browse Files tab and using the folder/file grid to navigate to the folder that you want to upload to.

Once you have chosen the parent directory to upload the file to, switch to the Advanced Image Upload tab. For verification purposes, the parent directory that you selected will be listed next to the Upload an image to heading.

Valid Image File Types

Image file types that can be uploaded using the advanced image upload utility are JPEGs or JPGs, GIFs, BMPs and PNGs. If you have an image of another file type, you must use the standard file upload utilities.

Image Settings

When you upload an image via the Advanced Image Upload dialog, your image will be converted to a JPEG. There are a number of options that you can specify when uploading an image that will affect the quality of the converted file.

  • Image Compression - this sets the level of JPEG compression. Higher values result in better quality images but use more disk space, and vice versa. As a loose rule, JPEG compression typically achieves its best quality versus size ratio between 80 and 90 percent. Because of this fact, Cyber Publisher defaults to an image compression ratio of 90 percent. Experiment with this setting to see at what ratio you begin to lose image fidelity.
  • Image Size - the length and width of the uploaded image measured in pixels. These two settings are used to shrink the dimensions of your image. Uploaded images will always maintain their dimensional proportions, and shrink according to the larger difference between original and new lengths or original and new heights. Note that this setting cannot be used to enlarge an image. If you upload an image that is smaller than the dimensions you specify, your image will not be altered.
  • Create a thumbnail - check this box to create a smaller thumbnail version of your images. Thumbnail sizes are specific in pixels. Thumbnails will be automatically placed in a sub folder (as determined by the currently selected upload folder) named thumbnails. The thumbnail folder will be created automatically if it does not exist.

Once you have configured your image upload settings, choose the file that you want to upload by clicking the Browse (Firefox and Internet Explorer) or Choose File (Chrome and Safari) button and navigating to the file on your local computer.

Once you have selected a file, click the Upload Image button. The image will be uploaded to the server, you will be switched back to the folder/file grid, and the uploaded image will be available for use.

Additional Information

For information regarding file name auto-formatting, file size restrictions and web browser peculiararities, see the uploading files documentation.