PowerPhoto

PowerPhoto

  • Date Created: February 17, 2015
  • Last Modified: March 26, 2015

Abosolutely! You can add as many PowerPhotos to a record as you’d like, add it to multiple entities or deploy it multiple times on the same form!

  • Date Created: February 2, 2015
  • Last Modified: March 24, 2015

A subscription to PowerPhoto is $1/enabled CRM user/month. A user is defined as anyone enabled in your CRM system, including admin and read-only users.

  • Date Created: February 17, 2015
  • Last Modified: April 21, 2017

The photos are stored in the CRM database and displayed within CRM using a web resource. The photos are compressed before they are stores so they hardly take up any space at all.

  • Date Created: March 27, 2015
  • Last Modified: March 27, 2015

The following browser versions support uploading files via HTML, which is what PowerPhoto does. If a user’s browser does not support uploading images via HTML, they will still be able to use PowerPhoto, just not to upload images.

  • IE10+
  • Firefox 3.6+
  • Chrome 6+
  • Safari 6+
  • Opera 11.1+
  • Date Created: June 27, 2015
  • Last Modified: June 27, 2015

By default, PowerPhoto images are compressed and saved with a maximum pixel height of 305 and a maximum pixel width of 225 while preserving the image’s aspect ratio. If you’d like to change the maximum height or width, you can change these settings in the PowerPhoto Setup tab.

Add, Remove, Set Default, Set Record Image, Thumbnail & View Text

In the PowerPhoto control, you will have words displayed – Add, Remove, View, Thumbnail, Set Default and Set Record Image. You can change the words that are displayed in the control by changing the wording here, in the setup tab of the PowerPhoto solution. This feature is designed to support foreign languages.

Example of the PowerPhoto control, and the text that can be changed:

Display Original File
Selecting ‘Yes’ will display the original uncompressed file instead of the resized image in the PowerPhoto control on the CRM form.
Displaying the original file may impact performance due to the potentially large size of images. To ensure optimal performance, the recommended setting for this option is ‘No’.

Save Original File
Selecting ‘Yes’ will store the original image in addition to the resized image. This allows for utilization of the uncompressed image to be used in reporting and other processes.

Resize Photo
Controls whether or not the image dragged into the PowerPhoto control should be resized and compressed to save disk space. Selecting ‘Yes’ will resize the dragged image to the maximum pixel dimensions specified in the Resize Height and Resize Width options.
To ensure optimal performance PowerObjects recommends that this value be set to ‘Yes’ and that the resized image should not be larger than 1 megabyte (MB) in size. Should the need arise to save an image larger than 1 MB, the Save Original File option should be set to ‘Yes’.

Resize Height
Represents the maximum pixel height that a dragged image will be resized to while preserving the original image’s aspect ratio.

Resize Width
Represents the maximum pixel width that a dragged image will be resized to while preserving the original image’s aspect ratio.

Maximum File Size
This option displays CRM’s maximum file upload setting as defined in CRM’s E-mail settings. PowerPhoto will not store an uncompressed image that is larger than the value defined in this field. Images larger than this value can be saved if they are resized to less than 1MB as defined by the image resizing options described above.

  • Date Created: February 17, 2015
  • Last Modified: March 24, 2015

Every user who would like to have access to PowerPhoto will need the PowerPhoto User security role assigned to them. System Administrators will automatically see PowerPhoto and be able to use PowerPhoto, even without having the security role assigned.

  • Date Created: June 28, 2015
  • Last Modified: June 28, 2015

Yes, you can set the default image for either the record or the PowerPhoto pane. By selecting the “Set Default Image” (pushpin icon) to choose which image will be displayed when the PowerPhoto pane loads. Select the “Set Record Image” (checkbox icon) to change the record’s default image.

  • Date Created: June 28, 2015
  • Last Modified: June 28, 2015

Selecting the View Original button (magnifying glass icon) will open a new window with the image in its original size. Selecting the Thumbnail button (Squares icon) will display thumbnails of multiple images in the PowerPhoto pane.

  • Date Created: February 17, 2015
  • Last Modified: June 30, 2015

You can add photos to the PowerPhoto pane by selecting from a file directory, dragging and dropping, or pasting the image.

Drag and Drop
To use the simple drag and drop functionality, open the folder where the image(s) are located, select the file(s) you’d like to add, and drag them on top of the PowerPhoto pane.

Add
Users can use the more tradition method of adding images to the PowerPhoto pane by selecting the Add button (‘+’). Selecting this button will open the File directory for users to select one or multiple photos.

Paste Image
Lastly, you are able to copy and paste images into the PowerPhoto control. Simply copy your saved image, select the Paste icon on the PowerPhoto pane, and paste the image using “Ctrl + V” to paste your image into the pop-up window.

  • Date Created: June 28, 2015
  • Last Modified: June 28, 2015

To use PowerPhoto, you’ll need to add the PowerPhoto Web Resource to the entity forms where you’d like to use PowerPhoto on. Insert the “popp_/Photo.html” Web Resource to the form. Give the resource a name and check the box next to “Pass record object-type code and unique identifier as parameters”. To be able to add multiple photos to the PowerPhoto pane, you will need to add “type=multiple” to the Custom Parameters section.  Save and Publish your form changes.