image uploading

I'm Building an application where i need users to be able to upload an
image with blog posts,
and in another section I need the user to upload multiple images.

From what I've read "attachment_fu" is the way to go,

but there are no tutorials for it, the main tutorial page is down.
I'm New to ROR, and pretty much have a grip on controllers, models and
views, but the image uploading thing is greek to me.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance.

Hi,

Here is some stuff on attachment_fu:
http://clarkware.com/cgi/blosxom/2007/02/24#FileUploadFu

I've decided that the _fu part stands for File Upload and probably not
Kung Fu or FuBar.

If you search this newsgroup for attachment_fu you'll see lots of
people have questions about it. There is something that is not easy.
I'm running into trouble with the simple migration it requires.

And I can't fix it and this group is no help (yet).

fredistic

shybe ha scritto:

I'm Building an application where i need users to be able to upload an
image with blog posts,
and in another section I need the user to upload multiple images.

>From what I've read "attachment_fu" is the way to go,
but there are no tutorials for it, the main tutorial page is down.
I'm New to ROR, and pretty much have a grip on controllers, models and
views, but the image uploading thing is greek to me.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance.

>

Try uploadcolumn plugin (http://uploadcolumn.rubyforge.org/) it works
very well
(it's very simple and powerful, I use it in production and it solved me
a big problem I had: mass loading of images from a legacy db...)

Good luck !

I am using acts_as_attachment plugin and its working great.

Check it out at http://sphred.com/profile/3-Mel-Frogley or if you want
to check it thoroughly then signup first on www.sphred.com and then
try to upload/delete/update your image after logging in

I have also written a little tutorial on how to use it
http://nasir.wordpress.com/2007/10/28/how-to-get-file_column-plugin-working-on-mac-osx/
since we need some other stuff before using it.

attachment_fu is the successor of acts_as_attachment and should be used instead of it. a_a_a has serious downsides, especially when it comes to loading files in memory instead of using tempfile and being tied to the very memory hungry rmagick. Attachment_fu’s code is a lot cleaner too. I’m still using a_a_a in some of our old apps (i had to hack it, so i need to reimplement my changes as they are very specific for our needs), but i plan to switch all of them over to attachment_fu, possibly changing the processor to imagescience if it’s just thumbnailing that’s involved.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

thannx peter, I will check that