How can I build a image library?


I'm experimenting with my company's established use of Confluence 5.10.8, trying to create a place for our designers to share libraries of images (mostly icons).

I haven't found anything in the out-of-the-box features or plug-in marketplace that seems dead-on, so I'm just curious to know whether anyone has created something like this before, and how.

It seems like I can get half-way there by customizing the Attachment Table to show thumbnails, but at first glance, this still appears to come up short. Here are a few of the things I'm running into:

  • I'd like to display thumbnails by default, allowing the user to hover or click a thumbnail to view the image's name and view/edit its labels, but:

    - It seems like Attachment Table links all cells directly to the image file.

    - Gallery does the thumbnails-only view well, but doesn't provide access to view/edit their names or labels, or to download the full versions.
  • I'd like the ability for these collections to scale (hundreds of images at first, thousands eventually) but:

    - Just from initially playing with the Attachments and Attachment Table items, I don't see any indication of pagination.

  • I'd like to allow users to search and see thumbnails in the search results, but:

    - I haven't found any info on a plugin that can do this yet.

Thanks for any advice you can share.


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any replies to this? I am also looking for an answer. Thank you.

The attachment table is lacking and when you have over 7000 images things just start to crash in Confluence.

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