The Convert image all add-on will convert hot linked images in messages to attachments. Hot linked images are those images that have been inserted using the Image icon in the editor toolbar.
This add-on is run manually and is used to process all hot linked images in all posts.
(Example of IMG tag)
(Example of ATTACH tag)
(Example of Maximum attachment image dimensions selection)
(Example of Options page)
(Example of Convert image all page)
(Example of Convert image all confirm page)
- Images resized to maximum width and height settings in Admin Control Panel.
- Links surrounding attachments automatically removed.
Although the screenshot above says you can use 0 or blank, this add-on requires you to use a positive value for the Maximum attachment image dimensions settings. I suggest using 1600 x 1600.
Admin control panel -> Setup -> Options -> Attachments -> Maximum attachment image dimensions
How to use:
- In your browser add 'convertimageall' to your forum URL.
- Click the 'Prepare rebuild table' link.
- Follow instructions on Convert image all confirm page.
Q: I have an older forum with 2 million posts. How long will it take to convert all IMG tags to attachments?
A: About an hour.
Q: Some hot linked image are not converted, why is this?
A: If a hot linked image is either too small or too large, or the dimensions are not able to be read, those images are not converted and will require manual conversion.
Q: Are attachments reused, meaning if the same attachment is located in several posts does each one use up disk space?
A: Each attachment is saved separately, however this is not a problem these days as disk space is so inexpensive.
Q: Does this add-on convert hot linked images in other areas besides posts?
Q: Should I run this add-on once every few months to catch any new hot linked images not converted?