In this episode we celebrate the founding of our country by talking up a few modules we have discovered and enjoy. Ryan talks about the Image Field Focus module and how it makes cropping a joy without the gamble of a cropping image style. Bob waxes poetic about the WYSIWYG Field module, which is very similar to his WysiField module. As always we keep you up to date about Drupal 8 and Ryan brings it home with The Final Bell. This was recorded on the day before all went out for the holiday weekend so there are times where we derail the train. At least this time we have an excuse.
Bob, Ryan, Thomas, Mark
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Module of the Week (Ryan):
ImageField Focus: https://www.drupal.org/project/imagefield_focus
This module allows to scale and crop images focusing on their important portions. For example, if you have an image with the image’s content is not centered within the image, you can drag a rectangle around the image’s focal point to preserve this focus when applying scale and crop image style actions.
Tip: There are number of patches to consider when using this module.
File Entity Integration: https://www.drupal.org/node/2521846
Media Module Integration: https://www.drupal.org/node/1781778
Entity Cache Support: https://drupal.org/node/2050253#comment-8251523
Crop to exact size: https://drupal.org/node/1889542#comment-7702087
Missing dimensions callback: https://drupal.org/node/2053137#comment-7697671
Ignore option: https://www.drupal.org/node/2333295#comment-9122517
Focus Aspect Correction: https://www.drupal.org/node/2351547
Wysiwyg Fields The inline field management system for Drupal.