A wee while ago I did a proof of concept PR that would:
- add the ability to create thumbnails for any file type (not just images)
- allow developers to convert files to different format and track them as variants.
For example, this PR would enable scenarios like:
- generate thumbnails for videos and display them in asset-admin
- upload a spread sheet to the CMS and offer the option to the user to download it in alternative format like PDF, CSV or LibreOffice’s ODS
Important: The PR would NOT do all of that out of the box … it would give you APIs allowing you to implement these features.
While the PR itself is relatively simple, implementing it properly and long term maintenance of this API would require some effort.
I’m trying to ascertain if there’s real world demand for this and if it’s something developers want.
Please, let me know if this is something you would be keen to use yourself. If you have real world examples where this would have been useful for you or where clients have asked for this feature, that would be very valuable as well.