Image Repository

Version Initial Version (OutSystems 7)
Published on 04 January 2014 by 
Created on 04 January 2014
Images take so much space in database! Why not save them to disk?
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This is a basic component to upload images directly to disk. I was doing it inside a specific application, but today decided to push it aside because it can be handy for other things.

Comments are welcome.

Feature List
  • Public webblock uploads images to disk.
  • Any user can create tags while uploading. Tags are removable.
  • Espace allows authorized users to manage image types and edit image information.
  • To distribute load, images are stored into random folders of the specified location.
  • Images are returned as suggested here.

Main Benefits
  • To everyone with Community Edition who face limited database size and aren't worried with performance

  • Read file metadata to detect width and height (alternative: open image in browser, jquery dimensions and save them in DB)
  • Return image with specific dimensions (needs previous point)
  • Default image for "not found"
  • Java Stack compatible (change paths)
  • Limit file size and control space in disk.
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User's Manual

  1. Define some Image Types (Drawings, Vacations, Family Pictures,...)
  2. Go to Images and start uploading.
  3. Try webblock in different Espaces.
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