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Picvario January 2022 Update

1. Publish assets and galleries from Picvario on websites with inline HTML code

A long-awaited feature has been added to the functionality of Picvario, enabling users to post Picvarios’ galleries on external resources using HTML. To do this, create a link to an asset or collection generated as HTML code in the share section by clicking on the < > sign.

This code can be used for embedding media into third-party resources such as CMS websites. All major content management systems support the function of adding a block via HTML code. Just copy and paste the code into the admin panel of your chosen CMS.

Speaking of publishing: all of the content in this article is published using this algorithm.

2. Edit ALT text for embedded galleries

The ALT tag is pulled from the Picvario metadata field when embedding images and galleries.

Let us explain. ALT in images is one of the attributes of the < img> tag in HTML. It contains text information about the image in cases when content is not displayed on the website, or the user cannot see it. Voice-over readers aloud the information about the image for the visually impaired. In addition, SEO specialists and content managers place keywords in ALT to index the site in search engines.

Therefore, it is important to be able to edit the ALT tag. Picvario allows you to quickly and easily add the required information (per individual file or in bulk).

3. Edit ALT text for embedded galleries

Previously, during export, the system generated the file name in UUID format. Now, the format can be configured. You can set a template with the required properties — text, date, controlled list or any other characters.

For example, setting the name when exporting {uuid}-{lisensor} FROM {import_date} will give the following file name: PCVR-2342-GlobalLookPress FROM 12.12.2021.PNG

4. Optimize the view of assets in full-screen mode

In the previous edition, a heavy proxy was displayed when viewing a file in full-screen mode, which was time and resource-consuming.

Now, we have changed the logic and optimized this process. When viewing an asset in fullscreen mode: its preview is displayed first, while a fullscreen proxy is loaded in the background. It seamlessly replaces the shown preview then loads the previews of adjacent files in the gallery BEFORE and AFTER the current asset. This allows assets to be displayed almost instantly when switching between them.

What has been fixed:

  • All formats can be opened in full-screen mode from their previews.
  • Ability to change the resolution of a video during the screening in the player.

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