I would like to be able for a number of projects, to enable multiple file upload. For example, a boat-trip-organization wants to publish like 20 photo's at once at the end of a boat-trip. Now they have to wait for one image to upload/scale, before the rest is done.

Here is an Jquery example, can't we use this in IMCE? It would be realy great...

http://15daysofjquery.com/examples/multiFile/demo1.php [edit: link broken]



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Crimson’s picture

Multiple uploads would be an awesome addition to IMCE, especially moreso if it's configurable for each role.

scontreras’s picture

I second that. The perfect example of a good multiple file uploader can be found on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/upload/

ufku’s picture

This could be implemented as a plugin module for IMCE 6.x or 7.x.
However 5.x users should not expect such a feature.

Roi Danton’s picture

Title: Multiple File upload » Multiple File upload (Batch upload)
Version: 5.x-1.x-dev » 6.x-1.x-dev

I second that request. Until now, you always need an additional FTP account for each user, so they don't have to have upload each single file (hundreds of photos of a wedding or similar). This of course makes IMCE quite senseless e.g. in case of quota.

I think this feature is critical for IMCE to establish a broad use of it - with batch upload IMCE would became the choice as Drupals file/image management (in conjunction with your excellent BUEditor) and superior to WebFM (http://drupal.org/project/webfm) & FileFramework (http://drupal.org/project/fileframework)

Batch upload examples

I second that. The perfect example of a good multiple file uploader can be found on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/upload/

Unfortunately without a yahoo account one cannot access the link. Could you post a screenshot please (i assume its a client side based plugin, e.g. a java applet)?

Rowanw’s picture

The Flickr uploader uses Flash to initiate the operating system's standard multi-file open dialog, there's no need to create or alter the IMCE interface for this, as it's all behind the scenes. It would be futile to add an extra interface just to batch upload files. There's a Drupal module that already takes the Flash-based approach: http://drupal.org/project/image_fupload

keesje’s picture

I do not agree with #5. Reasons:

-Usability, users have at least 2 options to upload images.
-Functions, IMCE can e.g. automatically scale down images on upload. If the flash interface can do that to, the next thing is to integrate it in WYSIWYG. Before you know, it is like IMCE but in flash.

So, it would be a good feature for IMCE, but I like it already without that ;).



Rowanw’s picture

The Flash method only triggers the standard Windows/Mac/Linux window for selecting multiple files, there's no Flash interface. If you have a Flickr account you can see for yourself.

The only problem is you can't prevent the user from selecting too many files, but you could add extra validation to control this.

For instance this is what Flickr says if you select too many photos:

You've selected 334 files to upload. The problem is, that's a total of 102.82 MB, which takes you over your monthly upload limit.

You need to remove at least 2.82 MB worth of files from your selection. The newest oversize files have been highlighted for you.

keesje’s picture

Hi Rowanw,

Sorry for misunderstanding your point, what you describe would indeed be neat.

mcrittenden’s picture

Component: User interface » Code
Status: Active » Closed (duplicate)
kamehameha’s picture

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This uploader is awesome~~
I really like the progress bar!
If anyone can develop a similar plugin for drupal, that will be prefect!

SchwebDesign’s picture

after much searching again and again and returning to this thread many times, i believe i found a solution (but it's not free)

has anyone else found or tried this:

it looks like it'd do the job just fine and decently priced.

dfdavis’s picture

Wow, this is the first time I have come across a module for sale.
I hope this isn't a trend.

ytsurk’s picture


paskainos’s picture

Speaking of 'not free solutions' and the IMCE batch upload issue - why not use the 'new & improved' IMCE SWFUpload module? After all:

...version 2 of this module was done as part of the Whitehouse.gov project and was sponsored by The Executive Office of the President.

So... since America (and the world at large, a la FRN's?) picked up the tab for the heavy lifting on version 2, we might as well put it to good use. Just sayin'... ;)

PS: here's a brief list of what else is inside WhiteHouse.gov.

ytsurk’s picture

sadly the .gov seems to use d6 ;)

cabose’s picture

It would be a great feature to have as uploading files one by one takes up a lot of time that could be bettered served if a multiple file uploader was available.

donquixote’s picture

Why not simply use the html 5 multi upload, similar to

marcopanichi’s picture

because you can't browse already uploaded files

marcopanichi’s picture

because you can't browse already uploaded files

tierso’s picture

Posted by marcopanichi on August 14, 2012 at 11:49am

because you can't browse already uploaded files

I just was considering modifying the IMCE module myself since I (atm) don't see why one cannot use the built-in multiple file option that comes with HTML5, which is why I'm confused by the statement that "one cannot browse already uploaded files"? I'm curious as to what you mean by that?

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