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When uploading files I would to choose the media type. I'm using with different image media types (each media type has different croppings) and currently it's always uploaded as the default image media type. I'm thinking about a dropdownlist with allowed media types (based on the structure of the mediatype/folder you selected). When uploading it checks for the normal properties (like width and height) and save those if they're available. This way if you upload a file you can use custom mediatypes :).
I don't know how the media factories work, but is it possible to upload an image and create it as "ImageCrop1" media type and upload the same image, but now make it "ImageCrop2" media type, because I have different properties I need for the same image? A dropdown list where I can choose allowed media types would solve this.
Would love to have this feature too. I'm currently making a photography website with an image gallery. I would like the media type for the images in the galleries to be different than the standard image media types for the rest of the site, due to additional descriptive properties (title, description, date picture taken, photographer who took it, etc.).
I know I could technically do this for the generic image media type but I'd rather not have to contaminate it with unnecessary additional properties.
There isn't custom media types support for DMU yet, but I did change the souce of the Multiple File Upload package to support it: http://our.umbraco.org/projects/website-utilities/multiple-file-upload/bugs/20286-Support-for-custom-Media-Types.
Any news regarding this? Would really love it if this was possible.
I would find this really useful as well. I've created a gallery package that uses a custom media image type. It would be great if I can tell users to use the Desktop Media Uploader when they have lots of images to upload at once.
My custom type has an upload property with an alias of 'umbracoFile', so if other people did the same, could Matt alter the source code of the Desktop Media Uploader to allow the user to pick the media type they want to upload the images as, then the uploader would look at that type and check it had an umbracoFile property, then upload the image?
I'm sure it's harder than that of course, but being able to upload to custom media types would be a great new feature.
+ 1 from me too, I have custom media type for 'document library file' with additional properties to a file, it would neat for the DMU to be able to upload files to this type, instead of the default file type.
I have just posted a comment to this issue. Please check this post http://our.umbraco.org/forum/developers/extending-umbraco/48078-Upload-custom-media-from-folder-(umbraco-6x)?p=0#comment175474
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