Elgg 1.9 is just months away. This is the first of a series of articles that will help you migrate from elgg 1.8.x to elgg 1.9 In this article I will discuss about Tidypics for elgg 1.9 Tydipcis has been released for elgg 1.9, which is a big milestone because during the last major release of elgg, it took several months to get a stable version of Tidypics. Now, elgg 1.9 will feature a better photo gallery plugin, with better ajax and CoolIris Integration, which will enhance the look and feel of Tidypics.
One of the best things about Tidypics is that it uses less server resources while uploading and viewing a picture. On previous releases, pictures took some time to load, because it wasn’t optimized, this new version has proven to be better with cache and with picture loading.
So far Tidypics will be the best solution for picture sharing for elgg. We will still support 1.8, however due to the latest optimizations that are being added to elgg, we strongly recommend to upgrade as soon as this new version comes out.