Title: Documentation for Drupal 7 Image styles and effects.

Drupal 7 includes a new system for manipulating uploaded images which greatly enhances the ability for site builders/administrators to handle images. These new features provide a powerful system for manipulating images and will undoubtably be used by almost every site built in Drupal 7. The new system however is currently undocumented and one or more pages explaining how administrators can create new image styles and apply them to uploaded images will help reduce the barrier to entry for people new to image handling in Drupal 7.

One or more pages that explain the configuration and use of image styles and effects in Drupal 7 through well written documentation and screen shots. Documentation should explain the process for creating a new image style, adding effects to that style, what each effect does, and provide definitions for any potentially confusing terms used in the UI.

- ImageCache documentation (The Drupal 7 system is very similar.) http://drupal.org/node/163561
- Issue discussing addition of the image handling UI for Drupal 7 http://drupal.org/node/371374
- Information about Drupal 7 image handling, probably a bit out of date. http://dreamformula.com/articles/image-handling-drupal-7-core, slide show contains UI overview.

Primary contact:
eojthebrave - Joe Shindelar - IRC or contact form


Status:Needs review» Reviewed & tested by the community
Issue tags:-gci-proposal+gci-task, +gci-easy


This looks great, thanks!

Hi eojthebrave,

Please make an account on the google application site and apply to be a mentor for Drupal, so I can add this task. It needs a mentor listed on the google system. You can apply here: http://socghop.appspot.com/gci/mentor/request/google/gci2010/drupal. Thanks!

Hi eojthebrave,

Could you also estimate the time, in hours, that it would take a student to complete this task once it is claimed? This estimate is required to input the task into the google system. Thanks!

Created an account on the Google site and filled out the application. I'm guessing that this task would probably take somewhere in the 8 hour range to complete for someone already familiar with Drupal, probably more in the 10 - 15 hour range for someone that needs to first learn how to install/setup Drupal in order to complete the task.

Let me know if you need anything else.

Status:Reviewed & tested by the community» Active


What's your Melange username?

My Melange username is eojthebrave. Like to keep things simple.

Project:Google Code-in» Documentation
Component:Documentation» New documentation

Issue tags:+d7docs

Component:New documentation» Correction/Clarification

Where do I get more effects? I'm specifically looking to change image format (gif -> png). Is there an "effects pack" available? Thanks!

Component:Correction/Clarification» Missing documentation

@sorensong - this is the documentation issue queue, we're talking about image documentation, not the modules themselves. you'll want to file a support issue for the module/core or visit the forums for help.

The add-on http://drupal.org/project/imagecache_actions gives heaps of add-on actions. This is worth mentioning in the documentation.