Channel Images



3rd Party (Commercial)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 1.x
  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Add-On Type(s)

Extension, Fieldtype, Module


Editor's Pick
Each month the devot:ee staff picks an add-on that's especially well thought out, well built, and useful. They're add-ons that we love and think you will too!

Channel Images was chosen in July 2012.

Channel Images simplifies use of images within Expression Engine entries. With EE’s default install you must upload individual images one at a time to individual fields or worse embed them them into your text fields. Channel Images removes this default process and simplifies image management. Channel Images includes multi-select image upload for truly simple per-entry image management. Now with cropping, watermark, and more! Complete integration with Wygwam!

Channel Images Features

  • True Multiple Select Queuing. ** Grab all your images at once!!!
  • Local, Amazon S3, or Rackspace Cloud Files Storage
  • 19 Different Image Effect and Modification Actions**
  • CE Image Integration
  • Zip all Images Together Automatically
  • SAEF Support with Safecracker 2.0
  • Full Image Preview
  • Image Processing & Upload Status Display
  • Wygwam Integration (Pixel and Tonic)
  • Regenerate Previously Uploaded Images
  • Obfuscated Image URLs
  • Customizable Additional Fields
  • Capable of direct Image url titles
  • Re-use of Previously Stored Images
  • Reprocess Previously Uploaded Images
  • Watermark Your Images with Text Or Images
  • Multiple Crop and Resize Choices
  • Simplified Setup
  • Streamlined Design
  • Static Template Tag
  • Image Pagination
  • Large Image Memory Management
  • Original Image Upload Storage Choice

** Advanced Actions require CE Image

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** Runs in both ExpressionEngine 1.7 (Not all features in EE 1.7) and 2.x (ALL Features in EE 2.x) ***

Channel Images unique process allows you to batch upload images with individual title and description within an optional category. The plugin automatically renames each image and resizes it to meet your template needs. This process is great for applications that require the end-user to upload several images without requiring photo editing.

The simple and straight-forward interface allows for easy editing, order arranging, deleting, and selecting a cover image right from the individual entry. The module will also delete the image from the server, so no need for messy ftp cleanup.  A simple “Cover Image” choice allows for simple template placement to create that custom look in your design.

Channel Images Links

This entry was created February 3, 2010, 6:23 am.
This entry was last updated October 25, 2019, 11:07 am.

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35 Reviews:

pEEter 11.21.14

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This add-on is great and works very well but I find myself needing a simple front-end upload field type specifically for mobile devices.

I want my users to be able to upload images from phones but the channel:form fieldtype is designed for desktop use and it’s virtually unusable from a phone.

Consulente SEO 08.27.14

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Perfect! Really nice job.

Biscuiterie 04.16.14

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Fantastic addpn. All my teachers can now manage to publish galleries on one click. Simplicity at its best !

Julien 12.09.13

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Essential to all of your EE projects.
Excellent support !

eyewonder 10.25.13

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Channel images has been the perfect image upload/management system for our site and DevDemon offers the best support, hands down!!!!

THEMOST 08.20.13

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The best item !!!

shaverdr 05.17.13

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Great add-on.  Equally impressed with responsiveness of developer.

patpohler 01.25.13

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Great add-on! This is becoming a fast favorite with my clients (and myself)

Te3d 12.06.12

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We just started recently relying on this Add-On more and it’s made things MUCH easier…nice interface and powerful features. A completely non-tech friendly client was able to easily populate various galleries on his site, and ease of use is only one of the good qualities of CI. Thanks.

gsl_admin 08.30.12

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Developed a few EE sites without this that allowed end users to upload images.  Now that I’ve seen the light that is Channel Images, this add-on will be included in ALL my projects from now on.  Genius!!

littlered 07.17.12

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If you’re working with image galleries, then look no further. Channel Image + AWS = ROCKS

ceubanks 07.03.12

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Out of almost 20 commercial add-ons tried, Channel Images is one of the best. compared to the native File fieldtype in EE. Channel Images makes using images fun. Add in CE Image and Wygwam, and you’ve got a great combo. Wouldn’t use EE without. Only flaw is lack of Matrix support, so please request.

Andre Van Kets 05.30.12

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Great add-on. Can’t wait to see improvements in our site speed once we start serviing pre-rendered images from Amazon S3. Haven’t needed DevDemon support yet, but from what I’ve read, it sounds flippin great. FTW.

Will Rice 05.11.12

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Channel Images is an amazing image management tool for EE; however it is the support that DevDemon offer to their users that is more amazing still!

I requested a feature and within two and a half hours, a special build had been created for me implementing my request! OUTSTANDING!

Thanks guys!

MarketingMatters 05.11.12

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Channel images is the 800 Pound Gorilla for image management in ExpressionEngine. If it weren’t for DevDemon’s support and responsiveness to address the complex issues with php and image management, this incredible module would not be nearly as powerful as it deserves to be.

JmanPro 02.08.12

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This is one of the most useful addons I have purchased to date! 5 stars despite the inability to comment on individual images. Another point I hope they address soon is that when you insert an image in Wygwam, there is no way to display text about the image, or make it link to the full image.

dotgarden 01.17.12

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This addon is amazing. Amazing. It’s a must have for any ee install. Resizing images, watermarks, image galleries! WOW. All the troubes I have had with file manager dissapear and this module fixes it all! Highly recommended.

5BYFIVE 01.14.12

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I used this on a site that needed a small image gallery per “project”. The plugin auto-uploaded all images selected, cropped and resized multiple versions to be used as thumbnails and viewable in a lightbox, and did it all with EASE. I recommend this plugin to anyone.

brianrivet 10.31.11

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Channel Images makes image management in an EE site a breeze! The support team is very responsive, and the fact that you can preset sizes and it integrates with Wygwam makes this plugin a part of my standard install on any EE site.

Bo 10.29.11

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Excellent support!

My FTP client failed to upload some files during an upgrade, and I didn’t notice. This caused all sorts of havoc late at night. After contacting DevDemon they went in an fixed the problem, and when I woke up the next morning the system was back in order. Kudos!!

gizmothecat 08.30.11

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I ran into a problem which I thought was related with the module. With their support via their chat support on their website they helped me fix it. Even if it was a miss-configuration on my side. So 5 stars for the support!

zerovapor 07.28.11

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Ran into a issue to day with naming conventions 10 mins with support we had the issue resolved. Awesome support , awesome product. Will use again and again !

Bjørn Børresen 07.11.11

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If you want multiple images on a channel entry go with Channel Images.

Patrick Hvid 07.08.11

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Simply the best add-on out there, and the core non-replaceable fundament on my site!

ira42 06.23.11

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Another top-notch, well thought out Addon from DevDemon.  Incredibly easy to use interface,  for handling some complex image handling (hint hint EllisLab).  We had a few small usage issues,  but the developers were extremely quick to respond (minutes!),  and bugs fixed within the day.  A+

neekster 02.24.11

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Amazing module… we use it in just about every site now, users taking to it well. Support for this plugin is excellent, had a few issues but every time support is stellar, generally replying in less than an hour day and night.

Yannick 02.19.11

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Perfect! Really nice job.

Lee 01.26.11

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This is one serious bit of kit. Easy to setup, easy for clients to use and excellent support.

Moonbeetle 01.06.11

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Very versatile in it’s use. The developer clearly thought about different scenario’s including rendering images in a {body} field. Apart form the examples in the docs, check out the forum for this add-on (on devdemon site). Good work DevDemon!

Craig Allen 12.09.10

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Channel Images provides the a foolproof mechanism for allowing your visitors to add images to an entry while not letting them mess with images already loaded to the server. And the support is outstanding.

angie 12.07.10

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EE is in dire need of bulk upload for photo gallery-type channels and this module is perfect for it. The ability to give an image set different sizes for display in templates is brilliant. All in all, this is a must-have add-on for any sort of image gallery or portfolio-style section of a website.

Steven Langbroek 10.29.10

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Installed and configured in a matter of minutes. Had a small isue due to my index.php being renamed, but Brad was a real standup-guy, and had it fixed within an hour!

romanovsky2007 08.22.10

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really nice plugin to work with images.

excellent support, quick and helpful!

Adam Beazley 07.21.10

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Fantastic module! This is one of the best I have seen… very impressed.

Danny Veiga 07.04.10

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This is such a great modules that’s super easy to setup and definitely saves time building a photo gallery. I implemented this to showcase my portfolio work and incorporated it with a jQuery Galleria script.