New & Improved Image Viewing Features! - Thread Image View & Recent Images Module

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Nifty-Chicken, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    In our constant efforts to stay on top of the ever-changing web and the ways people interact with dynamic website content, we've made some really cool updates to one of the most popular aspects to BYC: Image Viewing

    Thread Image Viewer

    This functionality makes it super-convenient to browse through the images in a thread, especially useful for image mega-threads (like our 2013 Calendar Thread).

    You can click on any photo that was embedded using the Image Embed tool to view a large version, and then flip through all other images (that were embedded using the image embed tool) in the thread. We believe this is a great way to find and explore images in a thread.

    Here is how to use it:

    1. Go to a thread with a bunch of pics, like this one:
    2. Click on any image
    3. The new window that pops up will let you browse ALL the images in the ENTIRE THREAD (as long as they were embedded with our Image Embed tool).
    4. After clicking an image, look for the next / previous buttons at the top of the page and also "gallery view"
    5. The "view all posts with this image" and "view other posts by this member in this thread" are really helpful and fun too!
    6. You can also click the "original" link to see the full-size image if you want. This is especially helpful if someone uploaded a 5 mb image file and you want to see each and every feather! [​IMG]
    7. You can also give ovations to images and comment on them!

    Here's an example of what you should see when you click on an image (I've highlighted some of the key things to check out):


    Here is an example of the cool new "Gallery View" and what you'll see if you click that link from within the new image viewer:


    New Recent Images In This Thread Module:

    You'll also notice a new module to the right of threads that have 3 or more images which will make it super simple to open up the Thread Image Viewer. For threads with 3 or more images, this side module will appear:

    Last edited: Oct 11, 2012
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  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    Please reply with any feedback, questions, or issues with these new changes. There are still a handful of changes and fixes we want to make to the new image viewer, but we often choose to get new features and tools into our members hands early so you can provide feedback and suggestions ASAP!
  3. cheeka

    cheeka Shutter Bug 6 Years

    Jul 1, 2012
    Greeley, Colorado
    Great Idea! [​IMG]
  4. Melabella

    Melabella Crowing

    Jun 2, 2011

    Now I can spend 4 more hours a night on BYC looking at photos in a much easier, clearer, and higher quality way!

    What a wonderful improvements, and kuddos to the staff at Back Yard Chickens! Who needs Facebook anymore!

    Thanks for all you do for us chicken lovers!

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  5. Maggiesdad

    Maggiesdad Songster

    Oct 3, 2011
    Central Virginia
    That's awesome! [​IMG]
  6. could be cool. yup.
  7. This is extremely helpful for the breed threads (IE: Silkies thread, Welsummer thread, etc) as we can see all the pictures that have been posted, and can compare our chicks and chickens to that of other members. It also helps when we're trying to figure out what gender chick we have - can see all the other ones that came before, and the gender those are...and at least reach an educated guess. I [​IMG] this feature, thank you for adding it!!

    Last edited: Oct 11, 2012

  8. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    I like the option with 'view all posts in the thread by user' That's better than the image gallery itself! Great changes! :woot
  9. NCGrammie

    NCGrammie What's Cluckin'?!

    Mar 14, 2012
    Pinnacle, NC
    I love this feature!!! Thank you so much for adding it!!! [​IMG]

  10. Lots A Cluckin

    Lots A Cluckin Songster

    Feb 28, 2012
    LOVE IT!!! this feature is wonderful!!!

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