Jason Gabler - 8 years ago
For Force.com Sites the lack of image fields and image processing leaves a huge gap in the product. Even just simple, intuitive image storage and image resizing would take care of 90% of the problem. The current kludges of stuffing images into rich text fields or creating documents/static resources coupled with image URL object fields is an incredibly tedious process and a project budget buster for graphics-heavy sites. I would not want to be one of my customer's content administrators with such a Force.com-based website.
One customer of mine has about 50 products, each with at least 3 different images per product, and each images can have a different presentation within 3 places on the Site. That means she must create 450 images, upload 450 images, enter 450 URLs in her Product records. If I can't figure out something better, she's going to ask me, "How again is Salesforce supposed to me this easier?"
I wonder how many Salesfroce customers (or potential Salesforce customers!) have avoided the Sites platform because of this.
Andy Harding - 9 years ago
Working on a project where field staff are capturing/uploading images using VF pages - works fine, but displaying results of the images in standard salesforce.com with a thumbnail size image (resized in the browser) is slow as the full res image (up to 5MB x 25 rows by default) is used. Image processing - and specifically a function to create a low res thumbnail image is really needed.
Scott Morrison - 11 years ago
Hi Jakester, It allows you to store images and display them but there are no libraries for manipulation. For example resizing can't be done with Apex yet. You can manipulate size with html attributes but that only affects the display. The browser would still have to download the full size image.
Jake Harris - 11 years ago
I'm not a programmer, but I was assuming that some image processing was available in Apex that made it possible for this app to work: http://sites.force.com/appexchange/listingDetail?listingId=a0N3000000171aTEAQ - is that not the case? It resizes images to fit nicely in my browser.