Photo editor plugin for Movable Type

This document describes how to install the Pixenate Photo Editor plugin for Movable Type.

  1. Download and unzip files/mtplugin1_0.zip.
  2. Upload the contents of the plugins directory to your Movable Type plugins Folder, using your FTP client of choice.
  3. Change the file permissions of plugins/Pixenate/Pixenate.pl to 755 (All can execute)
  4. Upload the contents of the alt-templ directory to your Movable Type alt-templ folder.
  5. If there is already a cms/edit_asset.tmpl file present in your alt-templ folder, then do the following....
    1. Open the cms/edit_asset.tmpl file in a text editor.
    2. Search for 'asset-actions'. Inside the <div class="asset-actions"> block add the following code...
    3. Save the file
  6. If there is already a cms/include/asset_table.tmpl file present in you alt-templ folder, then do the following...
    1. Open the cms/include/asset_table.tmpl file in a text editor.
    2. Search for class="asset-preview". Just prior to the <div class="asset-preview"> block, add the following code...
    3. Save the file
  7. You're done.

The following screenshots show how to access the Photo editor. (Access is via the Asset manager list view and Asset Manager Detail view).

Step 1 : Go to the Asset Manager section of Movable Type.

Step 2 : Every image asset now has a link 'Edit Image' which will launch the photo editor

Step 3 : The photo editor is basic at the moment but can be extended to use all of the Pixenate tools documented in the Pixenate API Reference. You can change the plugin/Pixenate/tmpl/Editor.tmpl Template to suit.

If you have any problems, email walter at sxoop dot com