Saturday, March 31, 2007 9:51 PM
Cropper :: Send To FTP Plugin
I personally use my own host to store snapshots that I embed on this blog. Normally the workflow from taking the snapshot to FTP'ing on the server requires three steps.
Use FastStone Capture to take the screenshot -> Open FTPZilla -> Upload picture and note down the URL
Now, with the help of Cropper and the "Send To FTP" Plugin, it is reduced to a single step which saves time as well as effort.
The plugin will get the image stored on your hard disk by Cropper and upload it on your selected FTP address. Once the file is copied, the generated URL is automatically copied to the clipboard. Easy, isn't it?
The plugin will also ask you to name the target file name on the FTP Server. You don't need to enter the file extension here. Currently, It uses the png file format and add (.png) to the file name automatically. If you press Escape or Cancel then it will use the default file name that Cropper generated automatically.
-- Extract and copy the files in the
plugin Cropper folder. If you already have plugins then just copy the files to the plugins directory.
-- You can get the Cropper.Plugins solution and add this project in that solution.
How to configure FTP Settings:
Make sure that you have placed the dll in the plugins directory.
Then Right Click -> Select Options -> Then Plug-ins
Here is a brief description of the different options:
Name of your FTP Server. You can add directory in front of the address.
For E.g.: ftp://ftp.example.com/dir
Or Simply: ftp://ftp.example.com/
Username and Password are self-explanatory. Use Anonymous/Email address for anonymous access.
The HTTP address which will be used to generate the final URL.
For E.g.: If you are uploading file abc.png on FTP Address ftp://ftp.example.com/
And HTTP Address is http://www.example.com/dir
Then the generated URL will be http://www.example.com/dir/abc.png
Brian Scott: http://blogs.geekdojo.net/brian/articles/Cropper.aspx
Cropper Plugins: http://www.codeplex.com/cropperplugins
FastStone Capture: http://www.faststone.org/FSCaptureDetail.htm
Hope you'll like this plugin. Please leave a comment If you have any question about the source or the addin.
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