Quick Start Guide: Web Publishing
This guide will show you how to quickly upload your images to your newly installed FSI Server 2018 and publish them using the FSI Server web interface. You can hover over the images to see them enlarged.
After you have started the FSI Server service, launch your browser and enter the following URL in the address bar: http://your_domain/fsi/interface/
1: Log In
Please log in to your server and choose your language. The default username and password is “admin”, but it is strongly recommended to change the password prior to using FSI Server.
2: The Web Interface
If the login suceeded, you can now see the FSI Server web interface. The interface consists of 3 main sections: tree view, file view and working area.
The tree view contains tabs for browsing the folder structure and for searching, the tree view contains tabs for browsing the folder structure and for searching. Within the Working Area, different tasks and information concerning the selected items are displayed.
3: Create A Folder
In order to upload images, you need to select or create a folder for your images. To do so, please go to the Tree View on the left of the interface, select the desired folder or select the relevant source connector (Storage), open the context menu, select “Create new folder” and type in the name of your folder.
After selecting your folder, please select the Upload Tab located at the Working Area.
Click the Choose Files button to add files to the upload list. You can as well drag & drop the files to the file view below or the tree view to the left.
5: Upload Options
While uploading, the upload tab will display some progress information as well as the option to pause the upload.
When the upload is finished, the file view will be updated and the images will be displayed as small thumbnails. The gear icons indicate that the image is being imported. Depending on the speed of the server, the conversion may take some time.
After uploading your images to the web interface, you have several possibilities to publish your image. This part of the Quick Start Guide shows you how to publish your images as zoom and pan viewer, the FSI Viewer, as an example.
1: Choose your viewer
Select an image within the folder. In order to publish it, select the Publish To Web tab located in the Working Area. Depending on the publishing option, there are several presets available.
2: The Publish Tab
The publishing interface will open. Please note the different tabs at the bottom. By default, the Publish tab will open. In this tab, you can set some global settings, choose the skin of the FSI Viewer and copy the HTML code snippet, which you need to include into your website to display FSI Viewer.
Selecting the Preview tab will display FSI Viewer with all current settings that have been selected.
4: Parameters (optional)
Depending on the viewer selected, other tabs (Parameter, Effects, Plug-Ins, Crop & Edit Hot Spots) are shown where you can fine tune other options and add additional effects, hot spots or plugins as needed. (in the screenshot the parameter tab of FSI Viewer 360 is shown as an example)
5: Paste The HTML Code
After you have tweaked the parameters to your liking, go back to the Publish tab and copy and paste the HTML code into your website.
For further information concerning the web interface, please refer to the User Documentation of our FSI Server Manual.
If you require more information about publishing viewers and the parameters you can use, take a look at our FSI Viewer Manual.
You can also find in-depth tutorials at the bottom of each viewer feature site.