[Project - Image Library] UI/UX Enhancements

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    Gametize Support

    This post has been edited for clarity and searchability. Status has also been updated to "planned" since there are more next steps to be accomplished. 

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    Lee Chuan Xin

    Ignore the fact that this is the Gametize Image Library tab (I am using it just for testing, Pixabay Image Library doesn't load for me locally). When the Pixabay Image Library loads, the "Here's today's top images from Pixabay ..." text will show above the images. The search bar(s) will also be moved to the top of the images for the Gametize Image Library and Pixabay Image Library.

    The copy will be removed when you start searching for something, because searching will allow the user to "explore the full range of images available". If you clear search, the copy will re-appear.

    This development should go into the next deployment of BETA.

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    Gametize Support

    Looks good! Thank you! 

    - Prapim

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    Prapim

    For Creatives team to further design for image library enhancements:

    1. Listing out of other tools  and libraries the users can use (eg freepik, flaticon, canva?)
    2. Provision of image url field so users can quickly copy
    3. Google image search (but need disclaimer copyrights must be reviewed)

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    Prapim

    I did a quick search about #3 (Google image search) and I'm unclear on whether this is still possible or if the Google image search API was discontinued. Some comments also point out that it's 100 free requests per day which is quite minimal, too.

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34035422/google-image-search-says-api-no-longer-available

    Anyway, I did a very quick mockup for #1 and it could just be another tab in the navigator that points to all these external links, like below. Copywriting to be refined, but we should insert at least:

    • No direct integration, so this is just external links for reference
    • We are also not directly affiliated with these sites or in partnership with them
    • Lastly, users to exercise their own discretion and to abide by each website's rules of usage

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    Prasanth Karthikeyan

    Google Image Search was discounted from being considered as an enhancement as the API is no longer publicly available. 

    As for the latter suggestion, not sure if it's a good idea - might be better off putting it up as a support article somewhere and providing a link to that instead. We'd be using up a lot of UI real estate for what is essentially non-interactive content. Would also make it easier to modify/change what we put there since we'd need to redeploy just to change the contents of this tab.

    Let me know what you think!

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    Prapim

    @Prasanth (@Chuan Xin)

    I've no issues with your suggestion, understand the concerns.

    Perhaps the "More resources" can be a 4th tab or a hyperlink in the top right corner and opens the support article in a new window? 

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    Prapim

    Btw, I created an article! Can use this for linking:

    https://support.gametize.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360030952211

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    Lee Chuan Xin

    Hello Prapim, the 2 items (moving search bar, and copywriting in Pixabay search) in your original comment have been deployed in our release on 18 July 2019.

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    Lee Chuan Xin

    Logging on behalf of Prapim, the next few objectives for the Image Library:

     

    Primary Objectives

    • Image Packs
    • Image Pack search - do we want this?
    • UI update for image packs

     

    Unrelated enhancements (but still for Image Library):

    • "Next page" for Pixabay search
    • CMS Image Library Manager for Platform Admins (only if we have the time and it's evaluated to be worthwhile for this iteration)
    • "Where to get more images" section (perhaps linking a support article)

     

    The main new feature will be Image Packs.

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    Gametize Support

    Thank you. We look forward to having other enhancements, for our Image Library, being implemented in the near future.

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    Prapim

    Some updates!

    Implemented:

    • "Where to get more images" section (perhaps linking a support article)

    Next steps for Creatives Team:

    • Image Packs
      - Turn the current images on image library into one image pack (cute style):  start to create pack names, e.g. generic icons, cute style, etc. 
      - Remaining images in excel spreadsheet to be turned into another image pack.


    Next steps for UX/UI/Product Team:

    • "Next page" for Pixabay search – currently only showing first 40(?) images. Retain scroll to bottom of next page
    • Image Packs, UI & Flow:
      - Show preview of inaccessible packs for upselling purposes
      - Search will return segmented by packs still. most likely hide a pack if no search results
      - Respect the search (the search will function as a filter e.g. I search “blue” and all images tagged with keyword “blue” show up, segmented by packs.)

    Additional enhancements for consideration:

    • Image editor (cropping to square & resizing only for now)
    • [Very nice to have] Repository of recently used images uploaded by Admin only, use case being Admin sometimes reuse their own assets but currently they have to upload the same image every time.
    • CMS Image Library Manager for Platform Admins (only if we have the time and it's evaluated to be worthwhile for this iteration – nice to have but not a major priority in my opinion) – first feature is to add images

     



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