following image file formats may be uploaded: jpeg, png, gif,
bmp. Other image file types should be locally converted or saved as
one of these formats prior to upload.
The maximum image
size that may be uploaded is 1200 x 1200 px and 6 MB. Larger images will be
forced to this size. Please do not use FTP to upload larger files because
attempting to manipulate them using ImageServ will have deleterious effects
on server resources.
Note that the ImageServ root is the master directory created when your
was set up and is not your server root. To upload large numbers of image
files, you can use FTP. However, files loaded by FTP will not be optimised
automatically during upload.
To select a
directory, click the directory name. A highlight bar indicates a
To select an image file, click the image
file name or image icon. A highlight bar indicates a selected image
To create a new directory, select the appropriate
parent directory, click the "New directory" icon, enter a name for the new directory and
click "Create". To create a new directory at root level, select "root" and
To rename a directory or file, select the
directory or file, click the "Rename" icon, enter the new directory or file name
and click "Rename."
To delete a directory or its contents,
select the directory and click the "Delete" icon. You will be offered the option of
deleting just the files in the directory or the directory itself plus all
of its file and subdirectory contents.
To delete an image
file, select the file and click the "Delete" icon.
To upload an image
file, select the destination directory and click the
"Upload" icon. Use the
browse box to locate and select the local copy of the image file, click
"Open" and then "Upload". The image file will be optimised for file size
(KB) by default during upload. This important procedure minimises the
download time of your image. If you do not wish to optimise the image file
during upload, uncheck the optimise check box by clicking on it. The file
can be optimised later. The file type, file size and upload date are
displayed to the right of the image name.
Following image file
upload, the uploaded file name will be highlighted. It is not necessary to
reselect the destination directory if you wish to upload another file into
the same directory. Simply repeat the upload procedure.
optimise an image file that has already been uploaded, select the
file name and click the "Optimise" icon. You will be offered the choice of saving
the unoptimised file. The optimised file retains the original file name
while the unoptimised file will be renamed to include the
string "OLD" in its file name. It is recommended that the unoptimised
versions of files be deleted following optimisation to conserve your drive space.
or move an image file, select the file, click the "Copy" icon
or the "Cut" icon , select
the destination directory and click the "Paste" icon .
To edit an image file, select the file and click the
"Edit" icon. The options to resize and crop the
selected image are offered.
Resize of an image can be accomplished by keying in the new image
dimensions in pixels or percentage of the original dimensions. The ratio
of height and width is preserved by default, so only one dimension needs
to be entered. The other will be generated automatically. It is possible
to unlink height and width by clicking on the "Linked" icon .
The image can also be resized by depressing your mouse button while the
cursor is located on the image, and then moving the cursor. In general,
resize should be limited to making an image smaller in order to preserve
image quality. Preview allows you to view the final appearance of
the resized image. You can then undo changes or save them.
Once saved, changes cannot be undone.
Crop allows part of an image to be selected and the remainder
deleted. This can be carried out by entering X and Y coordinates which
delimit the top and left limits of the cropped image, together with new
width and heights measured from these X and Y coordinates. It is also
possible to use the cursor and mouse to select the part of the image to be
preserved. Preview, undo and save commands are provided.
File manager display allows display of directories only or
directories plus their file content. Eye open
means that all files in open directories will be displayed. This is
the preferred option where all files are in root or there are not many
files. Eye closed
means that directories only will be displayed. This is the
preferred option where many directories are open and the number of files
is very large. Clicking the icon toggles between the options.
To expand a
directory in order to view its subdirectory and file content, click
the closed directory icon.
To collapse a directory content
display, click the appropriate open directory icon.
expand the entire subdirectory and file content of a directory,
click the sign to the right of the appropriate directory
To collapse the entire subdirectory and file
content of a directory, click the
sign to the right of the
appropriate directory icon.
To sort directories and
files, click on the appropriate header. Sorting may be by name, type,
size and date of upload. The default is sort by name.
the thumbnail copy of an image, click the image name. The thumbnail
will display to the left together with the full-sized image dimensions
(px) and file size (KB).
To view the full-sized image,
click the thumbnail.
The complete URL (internet address) of a
selected image file is displayed in the text box above the navigation
bar. To transfer this URL to another application, use the cursor and left
mouse button to highlight and select the URL. Depress the CONTROL plus C
keys to copy into it into your local clipboard. Use the CONTROL plus V
keys to paste the URL into the appropriate field of another application
such as your local book management software, a browser text box or the
body of e-mail message. This URL is the link to your ImageServ directory
that allows your image to be downloaded and viewed from anywhere on the
Set as book image. This facility is enabled for users listing books
on Bibliophile Bookbase, Bibliopoly, IAMA and other services. When an
image file is selected, the SET AS BOOK IMAGE button and Book ID
text box are displayed beneath the thumbnail image. The file name of the
selected image, without its extension, populates the text box by default.
If the image file name and the Book ID (book stock number, book record
identifier) are identical, click the Set button to load the URL of
the selected image into the book listing database. If the Book ID and the
image file name are not identical, delete the contents of the text
box, manually key in the Book ID and then click the Set button. Note that
the Book ID is case-sensitive and the book record must be present in the
book listing database before you attempt to Set an image.
The URL of the image will be immediately present in the book listing
service database, but the image itself might be copied at a later time,
depending on the listing database system.
Name and Password can
be edited, and the user's home directory (name of the ImageServ root
directory) and root directory http URL are displayed. If you wish to
change your home directory, please contact the system