Tech Note: The LGF Image Library App

Your personalized, searchable LGF image collection
LGF • Views: 44,764

We’ve had a feature that lets you upload images to LGF for quite a while; it’s available in the comment posting form, and in the LGF Pages posting window. But as LGF users’ image collections have grown, it became obvious that some way was needed to manage all those images, to let you easily find and reuse images in your comments and Pages.

So today, we’re pleased as punch to announce the launch of the new LGF Image Library app, which lets you see all the images you’ve uploaded, copy/paste their URLs into comments and Pages, and even add searchable descriptions to help find images.

Here’s what it looks like:

(If you’re not signed in to your LGF account, you’ll first see a sign-in form.)

If you click the thumbnail images, they open in a popup window at a larger size. Clicking in the “Image URL” line automatically selects the URL to make it simple to copy it and paste it somewhere else.

The “Description” field lets you enter text to describe the image; it’s a free-form field, and you can write anything you like there, but it’s a good idea to approach it as a series of keywords — because you can then search for images matching words or phrases.

The Image Library uses a boolean search method, which means you can search for single words or phrases enclosed in quotes. You can also use the + and - characters in front of words/phrases to include or exclude them from the search. Search words have to be at least four characters long (because that’s how MySQL’s FULLTEXT search feature works).

The “Clear” button clears the search field and shows all images again; you can also click the words “Image Library” in the header to reset and show everything.

If you’ve uploaded a lot of images to LGF, you’ll probably be surprised to see some of them again; I know I was.

So there you have it! Since it’s a first release there may be bugs, but I’m sure you’ll let me know if you encounter any.

UPDATE at 9/23/12 5:47:45 pm

Just added: a button at the upper right labeled “Upload Image,” and I’ll bet you can guess what it does.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2021-06-05 2:51 pm PDT
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Cash.app Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Train Songs Nine
A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!
4 days, 12 hours ago
Views: 314 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 •
Train Songs Eight
A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!
4 days, 13 hours ago
Views: 357 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 •
Train Songs Seven
A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!
4 days, 13 hours ago
Views: 304 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 •
Train Songs Six
A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!
4 days, 13 hours ago
Views: 304 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 •
Train Songs Five
A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!
1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 633 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 6
Tweets: 0 •
Train Songs Four
A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!
1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 628 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 4
Tweets: 0 •
Train Songs Three
A hollow voice says Vaccinate the world!
1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 579 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 4
Tweets: 0 •
Snarky Puppy - Trinity (Extended Version) Snarky Puppy never lets you down, they always come out bright and enthusiastically high on the sounds. Snarky Puppy - Trinity (Extended Version)From Snarky Puppy's new album, Empire Central (September 2022, GroundUP Music)Stream/Buy: orcd.co Written by Mark LettieriArranged by ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Views: 830 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 2 •