Ok, I have updated the app to now be friendly to those of you who may use image hosting sites for your worklog photos, instead of FTP'ing to your own web space.
The overall process remains the same where you build your worklog locally, pointing each preview item at a local image file, and adding your comments, etc. But now there is a field in each preview item that lets you paste in a corresponding image url (ie a Direct link from photo bucket, for example) The data for the url is saved in the behind the scenes fie system. When you select the menu item to build your worklog output, you will get a message box that asks if you use Image Hosting, or standard ftp web space. Depending on your answer to the prompt the output will be built using the Image Host URL direct link data OR the original output process that uses your upload path in the worklog settings + the local file name. Currently this process is mutually exclusive, you cant mix and match ftp and image host data per image (maybe in future a version you will be able to), the process acts on all data in one way depending on answer. Everything else works as it used to, this is just an addition to build the output pointing at bucket host urls, thats all.
You can open, edit, save previous version worklogs without issue. The files will be adjusted behind the scenes, and everything will behave as it did before.
You can also preview the Image host urls just like you can with the local images, the difference being the image host types launch your default browser process, passing in the url.
To link your worklog preview items to your hosted images simply go to your image host and get the direct link that matches the local file, and paste the full url into the field (including http:// etc) the same way youd paste a url into a browser's address field. Do this for each item in the worklog, then build the output selecting YES as your answer and the output will use your direct links. Paste the output into a new forum post and save, you should be good to go
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If you spot any errors or issues please let me know
I meant to mention when making last night's worklog (30+ images) for greenie-poo project I used the drag and drop for all the images in one fell swoop and it ordered all of them correctly (which I cant control) but just the ability to add all the images so quickly was very cool. I want to thank those of you who pushed me to add drag and drop to this app
I owe you a beer Edited by CattleRustler - 3/14/09 at 9:14am