Media Management - Ability to manage images/media uploaded to blog
Often times an image will go through several versions before the post is published. This results in two issues.
a] The images remain on the server - which might be a security/copyright issue
b] "Final" images end up with weird names - when I'd prefer to use the original name
So the feature I'd be really excited/happy/ecstatic/glad about would be a media manager interface.
We’re formulating a plan and going to start work on this in the near future.
Bean Dave commented
The idea suggest 2 years ago but right now user can not mange what did they upload. That is terrible when your storage increase huge and you will quickly going bankrupt.
I would also appreciate some kind of image management. For example i've a series of "interesting posts of last month" and would like to re-use already uploaded images. Right now i've to upload the same image every time.
Justin Stahlman commented
I understand how media files wouldn't be deleted if you just removed the markdown code, but I'm surprised they are not deleted when you press the trash can icon. It wouldn't be hard to make a tool that scans your blog post and then shows the files that were uploaded to the post, but are not currently being used. Then you could "purge" or delete unused. As Stefan Krauth said, it could also be automatic. It's irritating to know all the versions of a photo I uploaded before I got it right are still uselessly on the server, forever taking up space.
I would be so excited to see:
List/grid view in admin with the list of available images from storage to allow See/Upload/Group/Delete those.
There no need to care were the images are used among the blog, its much more simpler to at least display the existing images and upload those in butch.
And in more advanced implementation just to assign groups/sets to them (like a tags) to allow developers iterate through that groups in their theme files.
Stefan Krauth commented
I see editing as a client task. Automatic resizing to the blog width for example would be nice. Cleaning out images that are not used anywhere would also be great (could be automatic). I don't care much about the filenames. I love that the author does not need to care about the image maintenance.
Laurent Senta commented
With an "aviary" editor to edit them easily?