We're always working to improve our user's experience on BYC. Here are a few updates that have been rolled out to our wonderful community, New Image Uploader & Social Media Buttons.
New Image Uploader - part 1
Here are the first steps toward our new image uploader in threads, reviews, articles, and PMs. While it doesn't yet include the ability to upload images from existing photo albums (it's coming!), we've consolidated the flow and improved the process and options!
Now when you click the image upload button, you will see a dialog with two upload options:
Most of the time you'll be uploading pictures from "My Computer", so you just click that button. When uploading images from your computer, you can now select multiple images to upload at once, just hold down the 'ctrl' key while clicking on the photos. Alternatively, you can continue using a single image URL to upload images.
Once you have selected an image to upload from either your computer or an image URL, you will see the image progress bar along with your options to embed the image into your post at varying sizes:
NOTE: This only impacts the size of the EMBEDDED (thumbnail) images that show in your post. Clicking the image from within the post will still bring up the larger version of the picture.
Social Media Sharing
One of the most wonderful things about our community is how social everyone is. People's desire to share what they love has been growing like crazy and we're excited to announce some new buttons that will make this easier. Social sharing is making its debut in this release.
The 4 options for social sharing are:
- email (via a mailto link which will open up your default email client).
Here's a quick look at what the buttons look like on the various pages (displaying all 4 on all content types)...
...in forum threads
(not pictured, but the buttons appear at the bottom of the thread page too)
...in image pages
...in breeds & reviews
Please feel free to browse around the site and play with posting some of your favorite posts, articles, etc. to Facebook & Twitter, and then post some of your favorite pics to Pinterest!
We hope you enjoy these two new features! If you have any questions please let us know by posting them here.