As you can see most of them are free, so if you want to support my work, you can buy any of the commercial ones and add a note in the payment so I can know that it's worth to keep publishing free stuff. Or at least say "Thanks" in this post or the pages at CKEditor, it's cheap and at least I'll know that someone has used successfully the plugins.
Some plugins are very simple and perform just a basic single operation, others are huge beasts that provides lots of functionality like the HTML buttons or SimpleUploads, take the time to read the linked page for each one.
check the Google Maps plugin for CKEditor, because it provides a simple interface to control many options of the Maps without any requirement to understand the underlaying behavior.
Uritec SL. It uses the SimpleUploads API to allow the users to perform basic editing (crop and resize to desired set of dimensions) of their pictures before they are uploaded to the server, or even to edit those images after they have been uploaded. For further details, check the ImageCrop page. This is a big productivity enhancer because it simplifies so much the process of cutting out the undesired parts of the pictures and then resize the selection to match the image sizes defined for the site, and it's God's sent gift for those users that barely understand how to use any image processing program.
Uritec SL.Whenever your users copy some content from MS Word (because it's an existing document, they prefer to create the content that way, etc...) the embedded images aren't copied along the content unless they use IE11. As not all the people enjoy being forced to use a browser, this plugin enhances the default Paste operation in CKEditor so it just ask the user for a couple of clicks to include the images into the content avoiding this way the frustration caused by the missing feature in Chrome and Firefox.
Uritec SL. Copying content from one site to another one means that the images use the references to your old server, but with this plugin all the images are copied and your content is updated to use the new URLs automatically. Now you don't depend on the other server, you can edit the images in your server, embed them in your emails, etc...
Uritec SL. With this plugin a floating toolbar will show whenever an image is selected, allowing the user to easily change the styles in anyway that you want, without cluttering the main toolbar or the restrictions imposed by the Styles dropdown.
With this plugin you'll have the ability to paste files into CKEditor, drop them from your computer, avoid uploads of files that have the wrong extension or are too large, use APIs different than the one suggested by CKEditor, you must read the SimpleUploads page and the linked posts to get a glimpse of all the things that are possible with this plugin and the API that it provides.
Besides allowing to upload images to their server, one of the main problems that users have with the images is the size of the pictures. Even for seasoned users, sometimes it's hard to calculate how to correctly crop a part of the image and then resize it to the final desired dimensions.
Using the features provided by the SimpleUploads plugin for CKEditor, you can now make this a very simple task so that they upload to the server the images exactly as desired, without any extra images laying around, and without worries that if the image is automatically cropped, the heads will be cut off or any strange thing like that.
The process is as simple as you can expect, once you have used it you'll never want to go back:
- First add the image to the editor, usually the simplest way for the users is to just drop them from another window with the local file system (Explorer, Finder, etc...), but using the toolbar button to launch the file picker works as well.
- Then a dialog launches showing the selected picture and the user is asked to select which preset sizes (that you configure in CKEditor) he/she wants to use.
- Upon clicking on one of them, a selection appears over the image, and that selection can be resized and moved to focus on the interesting parts of the image.
- Now the user can just click OK on the dialog and the image will be saved that way
- Otherwise, if he clicks Crop then the options will ask which image quality should be used, and changing them modifies the preview as well as the size that it's shown that will be used for the new image.
- Clicking OK will work like in step 4, the image is uploaded to the server and inserted into the content.
But there's even more:
If the image is already on the server, a new context menu option is added to show the same crop&resize dialog, so the user can opt to use existing images on the server and then adjust them when a thumbnail is required for example.
To get those features, check the demo for the image crop and resize plugin for CKEditor.