SharePoint 2010 is great at many things, and one of the new integrations with Office 2010 is with uploading multiple pictures to a picture library using the Office Picture Manager.
Say you you’ve got a bunch of logos you want to get into your new fancy 2010 picture library. You would click Upload –> Upload Multiple Pictures right?
This then launches the Office Picture Manager tool to aid you in your graphic file uploads.
But what if I don’t want to use the Office Picture Manager? The OPM only recognizes common graphic files like .jpg, .bmp etc, and I had some Photoshop .psd and other related files to upload. What to do? How can I get all these files in my library quickly and easily and not take all day? Fear not!
Instead of picking Upload Multiple Pictures as before, choose Upload Picture. Then click Upload Multiple Files on the standard upload document dialog. Now you can upload any file to your heart’s content.
We are running into an issue that this multiple upload option only shows on select machines within our enterprise (and only within IE on those machines). We are desperately trying to find an easy way to mass upload pictures consistently (even if just in one specific browser). Can you tell me f you know what drives the multiple upload option to exist? I realize this is a very old post, but any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
Leslie, What version of SharePoint and what IE version are these problem users running? The upload multiple option is an activeX control that comes with Office 2007/2010 called STSUpld UploadCtl Class (STSUPLD.DLL): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2691367 Have you tried using Explorer View? Doug
Thanks for your quick reply! Keeping in mind, I’m not overly technical (analyst here), but going back and forth with our Apps team on this issue: We are in SP 2010. Recently pushed IE 11 to the enterprise as well as Oulook2013. Because of some crashing issues with Outlook 2013, a script was run to remove all 2010 office components from machines, Office Picture Manager as part of this, which I believe needs to be present in order for multi-upload in a picture library? We were thinking maybe this is a one-off we can have those users re-download, but haven’t found a place where they can download Picture Manager without a bunch of other components as well (that was easy for users to get to). Also, explorer view is not an option for picture libraries, that we’re aware of, just document-based libraries. At this point we were thinking that maybe we’ll have to hold off until our SP2013 upgrade next year, which should rectify the situation, unless you have some thoughts around this? I greatly appreciate you taking the time to talk through this with me! Hope what I wrote makes sense!
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