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I have a requirement to allow the users to upload multiple images at once, like the way you upload photos to a photo printing website. I am looking for suggestions as to what technology and which libraries that can be used to do this. I'm guessing Flash and JavaScript.

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...in some arbitrary way, or are you already using a CMS/framework that we should know about? –  Su' Nov 28 '11 at 4:45
    
I am using codeigniter. I ended up using uploadify.com –  welzie Feb 13 '12 at 0:42
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Personally, I have good experiences with plUpload, from the guys of TinyMCE. User experience is pretty good, considering my very non-technical user base.

If you consider paying, the MCImageManager is (IMO) a good choice (same guys).

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I came here to say Plupload also. –  kel Nov 28 '11 at 21:22
    
+1 for Plupload. It's being added to the next version of WordPress. –  Chris_O Dec 2 '11 at 2:24
    
Plupload is good. Although I ended up using uploadify.com because it was easier to use with codeigniter (imho). Marking this as the answer because the two libraries are similar. –  welzie Feb 13 '12 at 0:45
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You're asking a very broad question so I'm afraid answers will be broad as well. Alot of technologies can handle this feature and there are different techniques including:

  1. Have a single upload on the form and have the user upload a zip file which is extracted on the server (almost all server side technologies).

  2. If you have a max amount of uploads, then have a form with that number of fields (again almost all technologies).

  3. (MOST POPULAR) Use some client side technology like AJAX/Javascript or Flash to upload to the server.

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