Tuesday, July 28, 2015

FTP server with built in image preview

An FTP server with built in image preview? Yes please!

One of the neat features of CrushFTP that a Bitnami user discovered a few weeks ago was the ability to automatically generate thumbnails of image files. As it turns out it requires a few extra bits and pieces to get working (ImageMagick, Ghostscript, and Exiftool), which aren’t normally included by default.

However, these bits are now included by default in the Bitnami CrushFTP packages, which makes them dead simple to use. The full instructions on how to enable folders to scan are in our wiki, but in a nutshell all you need to do is…
  1. Log into the CrushFTP server
  2. Navigate to the "Admin -> Preferences -> Preview" page using the top navigation menu.
  3. Click ‘Add Folder’ to select the folders you wish to scan
  4. Click ‘Save’ to apply and start the scanning.
Then, when you navigate to that folder, you’ll see image previews generated for all the images it can find.

If you are already using CrushFTP, feel free to write a review and let other Bitnami users know what you thought about this feature.

Still haven't tried it? CrushFTP is ready to install in a few clicks with the Bitnami CrushFTP installers (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X), Virtual Machine images (VMs), and cloud images for Amazon EC2 and Google Cloud Platform