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  • any chance of implementing copy pasting of screen shots?

  • Roei Tzoref

    September 13, 2016 at 10:50 am

    testing again:

    Abraham did you do something? this is much faster now! I am enjoying this very much. I have a silly question: was this possible before and I missed it? because I am not sure now if I tried to drag into the text field or copy paste :/ if it is new, you should spread the word! I have, in here: https://forums.creativecow.net/readpost/2/1114782

    testing 600k file

    still very slow. maybe Half a minute. my recommendation is:
    1. virus scanning? if you think it’s important then o.k but Adobe Forums don’t need that, are you sure we do?
    2. a cancel option – very important
    3. a percentage of progress, we humans don’t like to wait and if we wait we want a good reason
    4. what about GIF files? any chance of implementing a fast way to put them here other than image upload?
    5. drag and drop will probably fix 4 and is a great feature for avoiding multiple steps to get something into the clipboard

  • Abraham Chaffin

    September 13, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Hello Roei,

    The pre virus scanning was slowing down the system too much. The system now scans the files for viruses after the process is completed.

    A cancel option is not really possible with our setup, but you can always use the back button, navigate to a different page, or close the browser window. The system does not lock the page while the image is processed, just the textarea box. The textarea box must be locked, or the user may alter the placeholder text, which would break the proper injection of the pasted image. With the speed improvement this really shouldn’t be an issue, unless you are pasting an ridiculously large image with a slow Internet connection (which may be what you are testing).

    A percentage of progress is also not possible with our setup and not necessary unless you are doing an incredibly large image paste. If this is the case then we ask you to please wait. The reason for waiting is presented to the user, and should be a good enough reason – if the user intends to paste image content.

    The Chrome browser chooses PNG as the format for the paste data. This is not the format chosen by our system. The mechanism never choses PNG, but relies on the image format of the data being provided by the browser.

    The drag and drop image system, which you desire in addition to the image paste system, is a completely separate system. This may be something we implement in the future.

    Abraham

  • Roei Tzoref

    September 13, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you Abraham.

    [Abraham Chaffin] “The pre virus scanning was slowing down the system too much. The system now scans the files for viruses after the process is completed.”

    so is this a development of the last few days? this is really amazing.

    [Abraham Chaffin] “A cancel option is not really possible with our setup, but you can always use the back button, “
    problem is I don’t want to lose what I have already written. does it save it when I come back?

    [Abraham Chaffin] “The Chrome browser chooses PNG as the format for the paste data. “
    so there is not actual way of pasting GIF files right?

    [Abraham Chaffin] “The drag and drop image system, which you desire in addition to the image paste system, is a completely separate system. This may be something we implement in the future.”

    this would be great.

    got another question about the boards – any chance CreativeCow will be mobile friendly soon? it loads as a regular web page meaning the text is small and not wrapping and you have to zoom to every option etc.

  • Abraham Chaffin

    September 15, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Hello Roei,

    Thanks again for your feedback on this.

    These developments have all come in the last week or so, since you made the feature requests. We’re still working to iron out these features and add more features as well.

    The system does save your post automatically after a few seconds, so you (and others) should not lose anything typed – if you are at least semi-patient.

    There is not a way of pasting a GIF into the browser – that I have found – at this time.

    The text post box now supports drag and drop of files. Unlike the paste mechanism, this system seems to work with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

    We are moving more toward being mobile friendly, but we plan on keeping the large interface for all platforms for the time being.

    Feel free to test more and let us know what you think.

    Thanks again for the feedback!

    Abraham

  • Roei Tzoref

    September 15, 2016 at 8:50 am

    [Abraham Chaffin] “These developments have all come in the last week or so, since you made the feature requests. We’re still working to iron out these features and add more features as well.”

    I find that remarkable πŸ™‚ I am honored to be part of it. I believe that making a thread system that supports clear (and quite fun) communication and interaction could save users so much time here and engage better.

    [Abraham Chaffin] “The text post box now supports drag and drop of files. Unlike the paste mechanism, this system seems to work with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.”

    testing…

    gif1

    gif2

    large gif 11.5mb – failed – there’s a size limitation for gif which is good

    it would be better to specify in MB (3?) and not bytes. and if possible, the warning should be before the upload process because it’s only appearing after the upload is done.

    the ability to keep editing your post as your drag and drop file is uploaded is very nice πŸ™‚

    mp4
    10558_icevideo20160912093005.mp4.zip

    large mp4 – 9.8mb. uploading…
    10562_icevideo20160911110145.mp4.zip

    large mp4 23.7mb. uploading…
    10564_icevideo20160823140945.mp4.zip
    shouldn’t there be a size limitation for any file? do you have a lot of disk space over there? πŸ™‚

    exe
    10559_test.exe.zip
    there does not seem to be an extension limitation. enabling to drag and drop any kind of file could be a security issue don’t you think? usually there is a limitation to a specific extension jpg, gif, mp4 etc.

    other than that what comes to mind is that it would be better to have an indication where the dropping occurs in the text field. for example I go to select my file to drag here and then the crosshair disappears – I am not sure where I am pasting… sometimes it’s pasting at the bottom of the thread (If I keep editing my thread as it uploads)

    after you are satisfied with the results, maybe these new features should be known at the add a post page.

    another question: as an option, an advanced text editor that shows only images and text and not html code would be nice. code scares me, maybe it scares others as well.

    I got many more Ideas πŸ™‚ thank you for the opportunity to help make this community communicate better and faster.

  • Abraham Chaffin

    September 15, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Hello Roei,

    Creative COW has always been improved organically through user interaction and feedback. The site is designed for media professionals and is a site for the community. We value the thoughts of the community.

    I do agree, having the message be in MB is a little more helpful. There is a size limitation on the miscellaneous file types, being 50 MB. This may be high and we may choose to bring it down, or we may want to raise it in the future. We may also choose to do house keeping on some files which are very old to free up space. So far, the file sharing mechanism is not breaking the bank or overwhelming our systems, so there’s not much to fear there at present. Of course, we’re keeping an eye on these things. Users who are found abusing the system may find they no longer have accounts or any files they previously uploaded.

    There is not an extension limitation at present, because the files are zipped and virus scanned. So far, we’ve been safe from users introducing malicious content, but if this ever starts we will need to tighten up the avenues where this content crept in. Simply allowing users to link arbitrarily to external resources outside of Creative COW posses more of a risk to users than allowing users to upload their content here and us zipping them to be available for download. The former allows the execution of files in one click through the browser and the latter requires users to first download, then unzip, then execute the file. Of course, we are always weighing these risks with the benefits of the technology we are providing. Again, we are watching and listening to see what abuses may actually take place. With technology there are always risks. The only way to be completely safe is to shut everything off.

    The drag and drop content is always placed at the bottom of the text area, and the text area is the destination to drop the content.

    We’re not planning a change to the text editor interface at present. We may add instructions about the drag and drop or paste system. We are thinking about these things, and you may see some of these things in the days ahead.

    Thanks again for the feedback!

    Abraham

  • Roei Tzoref

    September 15, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Got it Abraham. until next time πŸ™‚ thank you.

  • Roei Tzoref

    September 15, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    suggestion: would you consider making the GIF drag and drop larger? I find 3MB very small. Adobe’s forums limitation for GIF is 8mb which is too large.. would you settle for 5MB? πŸ™‚

    if you use the image upload I can upload this GIF which is 4mb and something

    but drag and drop doesn’t let me. is it supposed to be different approach for the same kind of file?

  • Abraham Chaffin

    September 16, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Give it a shot now. I believe the limit is a little higher.

    Here’s 5MB image:

    Abraham

  • Roei Tzoref

    September 16, 2016 at 9:33 am

    yep. it works πŸ™‚ so it’s 8MB now. more than enough thank you.

    Roei Tzoref
    Ae Artist & Instructor
    https://vimeo.com/aeblues

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