The simpler media website CMS
We sometimes get large batches of images from one person, all of which need the contributor's name added.
The simplest way to do this appears to be to upload all the images (in this case 176 of them) to a single folder and add an appropriate tag to them which is interpreted in the image view by the template.
So we tried this on our new batch of 176 jpg files.
The main problem is that, although the tag name is allocated 255 characters, varchar(255), when using the bulk actions to do this, any tag of more than 30 characters does not get added, although the interface states that is has been added.
Process: get up a reasonable number of images (say 20 - cannot do the whole 176, unfortunately)
tick 'check all'
from bulk actions select 'add tag'
select your tag
for any tag of less than 30 characters, the tag is added to all checked images
bur for any tag of more than 30 characters, the system appears to be going through the process and then does print
tags allocated (or words to that effect) - but no tags are added.
It is possible to create tags longer than 30 characters and it is possible to add them individually to an image using 'Edit all Image data', but this is an extremely laborious and time consuming way of doing it.
It would be nice if this could be corrected - presumably a limit somewhere in the processing code for 'bulk actions'.