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Implementing Instagram Photos into MediaPress ?

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    Daniel on #14926

    Yo Hi,

    I wanted to ask if it would be possible to enable buddypress members to insert their Instagram photos into Mediapress ?

    I think this could be a very cool MediaPress feature.

    Thank you for your reply.

    Regards,
    Daniel

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    Brajesh Singh on #14933

    Hi Daniel,
    Thank you for asking.

    We have a plugin in working and you can check it here.
    http://demos.buddydev.com/mediapress/

    user: demo
    pass: demo

    The plugin is not complete yet(we need to show the status etc).

    Here is how you can apply filter from lightbox.

    https://i.imgur.com/N0ba17e.png

    I will disable the plugin on the site in an hour as it is not fully ready. Please give it a try and let me know your feedback.

    Regards
    Brajesh

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    Daniel on #14977

    Hi Brajesh,

    Apologies for delay but I’ve forgotten to tick “Notify me of follow-up replies via email”, and I just saw your reply this morning.

    But that’s great news. We will then wait until the plugin will be completed.

    Many thanks.

    Regards,
    Daniel

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    Brajesh Singh on #14997

    Hi Daniel,
    No problem.

    Thank you for the patience.

    Regards
    Brajesh

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    Daniel on #18738

    Hi there,

    Wanted to ask if the plugin has already been developed in the meantime?

    Thanks for your response.

    Regards,
    Daniel

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    Brajesh Singh on #18783

    Hi Daniel,

    We did work on it but we cold not make it into something which was releasable. We did it twice and in both the cases, there were limitations/bottlenecks. I will explain.

    First time, we used Javascript Canvas to do client side manipulation of images(applying effects in browser) using Camanjs library and then saving the generated image(png data) to server. This was the demo I showed you earlier.

    It failed because the filesize became untenable. Sometimes the file sizes got increased by 10 folds some times even more.

    There were times when server was not even able to handle the data(even when using chunking while sending png to server for save).

    It was not the solution we wanted and we dropped it. I will ask my team to put this project on github to allow others to explore it.

    The second time, the person working on this project used a library
    https://github.com/marjadej/instagraph

    Which was mentioned to be MIT licensed(MIT is still mentioned at the bottom of the git page). It seems the same library is used by the other BuddyPress Media plugin.

    While reviewing the code(I don’t remember correctly but I believe I was doing a pre-release review of the code) I found that the class was licensed under CC BY NC(Can not be used for commercial purposes)
    https://github.com/marjadej/instagraph/blob/master/lib/Instagraph/Instagraph.php

    If we continued it, Only Non commercial entities could use the plugin. So, I decided to scrap this project as well.

    There hasn’t been any development on it for last few months. Our challenge for doing this project is finding implementation details for various filters. Even though we can implement filters ouselves we don’t know what configuration to apply for each of the instagram effects(e.g brighness, alpha, various channeles etc).

    I am not sure about the future of this project anymore and will be doing another review next year after things settle down for us.

    If you find anything interesting in the meantime, Please do share.

    Regards
    Brajesh

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    Daniel on #18816

    Hi Brajesh,

    Thank you for the detailed explanation which is also a little beyond my technical understanding 🙂

    In fact, I think the plugin you were on developing sounds more complex then what I was asking for.

    On our webpage, we use MediaPress, right? And I thought instead that each member uploads their images, there could be a plugin inside MediaPress where the user will be asked to login into his Instagram Account in order that MediaPress will connect with Instagram and get the permission to show the latest Instagram Photos inside MediaPress of the member. It shouldn’t be all the pictures, but at least some of the latest pictures from Instagram.

    I think this would be very simple to do and it will be also very practical for the members as they do not need to upload all their images again.

    Do you think this could be an interesting solution to consider for BP MediaPress?

    Thank you for your thoughts.

    Regards,
    Daniel

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    Brajesh Singh on #18827

    Hi Daniel,
    Thank you.
    Yes, we were trying something different. We were trying to creating effects similar to Instagram.

    If all you need is to import the user’s instagram media to their galleries, It should be doable. Since MediaPress supports remote url now, It can be either a remote url or imported.

    I will explore it around the end of this year or early next year. Before that, our schedule for plugins are almost full.

    Thank you
    Brajesh

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    Daniel on #19793

    Hi,

    Can I find some documentation in order to embed the Instagram account login for embedding the latest instagram photos of the user on his MediaPress Gallery?

    Thanks for your informaion.

    Regards,
    Daniel

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    Brajesh Singh on #19818

    Hi Daniel,
    I haven’t looked at it and the functionality is not available. There will be a solution available before the end of January for the same.

    Regards
    Brajesh

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