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    Topic:   Media list  

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    • #5065
      macalter
      macalter
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      Not sure how often images are re-used but I have two where this is the case. One for females with no portrait image and the other for males.

      When I viewed the list in Admin > Media > Manage media, the names and DOB/DOD are listed. However, with so many with the same name, and using same image, it would be nice if they can be sorted first by name (as they are) then by DOB (date of birth). So,would always be before Mary Smith 1903- and Mary Smith 1902-1983 would be second:

      Mary Smith 1900-1903
      Mary Smith 1902-1983
      Mary Smith 1903

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      #5071
      kiwi
      kiwi
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      When I viewed the list in Admin > Media > Manage media, the names and DOB/DOD are listed.

      I shall assume in my response that this means you create the media title as “Mary Smith 1900-1903”, not the file name.

      However, with so many with the same name, and using same image, it would be nice if they can be sorted first by name (as they are) then by DOB (date of birth). So,would always be before Mary Smith 1903- and Mary Smith 1902-1983 would be second:

      Mary Smith 1900-1903
      Mary Smith 1902-1983
      Mary Smith 1903

      They are sorted like that, I believe. When first displayed the default sort on on the column “Media file” which is the file name (xxxxx.jpg etc). But the other columns are also sortable. Just click on the header of the column “Media object” which displays the title of the media item. Click once to sort ascending, click again for descending. you can also sort by the “highlighted” tag and / or the media ‘type’. use of the ‘filter’ box also greatly aids limiting the range of media displayed.

      Not sure how often images are re-used but I have two where this is the case. One for females with no portrait image and the other for males.

      This sounds a lot like the already existing purpose of the “silhouette” images that (unless you have disabled them). But those don’t HAVE to be silhouettes. They could just as easily be any picture you want to use. They are theme-specific and referenced in the style sheet, so can easily be changed by putting different images in the theme folder and linking to them in a mystyle.css file using the same css tags as the standard silhouettes but your own image file name.

      Nigel

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      #5084
      macalter
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      I’m using a “noFemale/noMale” image that’s a modification of your male/female for the purpose of assisting me to remember which persons I need to find images for, if possible. This way I know I’ve not found one on the Wikipedia page and need to source, not just forgotten about one.

      The Media file (filenames) are alphanumeric order, which is what I’m using. The Media object column that shows the records the media is attached to isn’t. And, when there’s more than 1 with same name, it would be easier to identify if there was a second sort of dates when reading down the list..

      NAME & DOB ORDER (IF NONE, THEN APPEARS FIRST)
      Mary Plant 1304-1389
      Tom Plant 1300-1303
      Anne Plantagent 1383-1438
      Anne Plantagent 1439-1476
      Anne Plantagent 1475-1511

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      #5086
      kiwi
      kiwi
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      Ah, now I see. If you’d said you were talking about the list of individuals each media object was linked to I would have understood better.

      Even now when you say:

      The Media object column that shows the records the media is attached to isn’t.

      That is still confusing and inaccurate. The column headed “Media object” IS sorted correctly. What you are referring to is a sub-list of individuals WITHIN each entry within that column.

      That’s a whole new complication, and no it isn’t (easily) possible. It would require a major re-write of vast amounts of the code. At present, by the time that data reaches that display page it is already concatenated info from name tables and date tables, wrapped in html links, and formatted as an HTML bullet list.

      I’m afraid that’s too much to even contemplate adding to a wish list. I’m also loath to re-write code for a singular purpose so far outside the original intent of the page. It would actually make more sense (and be easier – if I had the time) to write a report to list all the individuals who don’t have images attached.

      In fact, it would not be at all hard to do as an added option in the Main menu >Reports > Missing data.

      Nigel

      My personal kiwitrees site is www.our-families.info

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