Jed may refer to: read more at WikiPedia


    securityimages 4.2.3

    NEW Italian translation by Carlo Dalle Molle
    NEW: Translation SecurityImages into Russian by pittpv
    NEW: Translation SecurityImages into Slovak. Michal Gejdoš (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
    BUG: if PHP GD library can not ouput gif or png picture, these option won't be available in admin panel of core plugin, solve ‰PNG  Received this back when ran the test URL'S, User can also check their php_info() page:  GIF Read Support Yes, GIF Create Support Yes,  JPG Support Yes, PNG Support Yes are optional if you output only jpg picture :-)
    NEW: improved detection of GD, better help after install if your system do not meet the minimal requirement,
    NEW: detection of outputting capabilities (PNG, JPG, GIF) of your PHP GD library  after install

    Download it HERE 


  • With the list of new functionalities below...

    NEW: No more data save in SESSION storage, I have to go that path since
    • Joomla! 1.5 use a more complex session scheme than Joomla! 1.0.X and create issue with my component and/or I create Joomla! session issues :-)
    • All files imageGenerator.php can be called in an URL and has no access to Joomla framework (having all drawback of an Ajax entry point without using Ajax)
    A new database table __SecurityImagesSession now store Securityimages private and public key and simulate a session storage. The cleanup is done by date and number of access. This will solve hopefully all issues with administrator panel login issues and allow me, as soon as I have back ported these changes in Joomla! 1.5 branch, to deliver Securityimages 5.0 for Joomla! 1.5

    NEW: A new menu entry (sorry but I wont rewrite the administrator panel with Ajax/changing layout for Joomla! 1.0.x version): Check Your System, currently
    • Report if you are able to create images at all (GD library detected), output jpeg, png or gif
    • Output an image for each plugin

    : Component tested with the strongest PHP error reporting E_ALL (see php.ini), All errors and warnings (doesn't include E_STRICT) are now corrected in my code before being shipped.

    In order to increase quality, your feedback is valuable to me, in the meantime I will try to improve quality by using PHPUnit from and a WEB test case tool
  • Maintenance release

    BUG: reported by webharvest, dependent on the switch off for logged in user.  The problem is only the image and enter box disappear the following text is still present:
    Enter what you see: *. Code is now inherited from version SecurityImages 5.0.0

    BUG: Solved thanks to user itacloro,No Images load with SecurityImages 4.3.2 on joomla 1.0.15 on PHP 4.4.7

    BUG: remove trailing space when a user enter several font names separated by a comma in hncaptcha plugin

    BUG: In com_securityimages 4.3.2 (with Joomla 1.0.13) I get the following error message when sending an e-mail via our contacts page, when the option to send an e-mail to the administrator after a certain number of spam attempts is set, even though I have set a valid e-mail address for the administrator:
    Warning: Missing argument 1 for sendMailLogsToAdmin(), called in /var/www/administrator/components/com_securityimages/logger.php on line 80 and defined in /var/www/administrator/components/com_securityimages/logger.php on line 88

    BUG: the image doesn't refresh at all with the button in IE6 and IE7. The only way is to refresh the entire page. The button just works with FireFox. This is due to a cache issue or browser. workaround done add a timestamp in image URL to force browser to emit request!


    Available in my Download section!
  • I also see a lot of complains on forums (also here) about lack of documentation, this should be now also a thing of the past: the WIKI was put in good use, I did write a lot of entries on how to install, configure SecurityImages 5 

  • index.php

    Beta to be released before end of week!

    NEW: No HTML warning, XHTML compliant
    NEW:  GPL v3 The FSF Compliance Lab has published A Quick Guide to GPLv3, a developer-friendly article explaining the new features and benefits of GPLv3. Be sure to check it out.
    NEW: full translation now possible of static pages about.html, developer.html and troubles.html
    NEW: migration to Joomla! 1.5 API, security, database factory, logging, installer -> reduction of code
    NEW: unique language files following Joomla! 1.5 convention (ini files)
    NEW: utf8 support
    NEW: no PHP warning in logs

    Architectural changes
    NEW: a system plugin (to install separately) for generating captcha in any 3rd party component using events trigger

    NEW: MVC model for the public component part. Now all request creating images are going through the component controller for:

    • improved security
    • having access to Joomla! framework (no more session or database issues)

    Developer can now request to use a particular captcha plugin:

    This request give you the captcha defined in the administrator panel configuration of SecurityImages


    While this request, let you specify the plugin and version


    To check what the user has entered:

    onSecurityImagesCheck', array($securityImagesJoomlaContactUserTry &$return));

    If return is true, then the user / bots has solved the captcha correctly.

    Attention:SecurityImages is still WAY to intrusive toward Joomla! as core file has to be changed in order to use captcha.

    Moreover Joomla! 1.5 use now a kind of hashcash protection to avoid request forgeries (a crypto encrypted time/server dependent magic value in form)

    Insert in any HTML form with JHTML::_( 'form.token' )
    check in your controller with JRequest::checkToken() or die( 'Invalid Token' );

  • com_securityimages

    Security images are dynamically generated images containing hard to read text, it is using a combination of font colors, font size, fuzzy background, font angle in order to disallow computer to automate reading (and so limit spamming).
    The user (a human) has to reproduce all character correctly before being allowed to post.


    This BETA3 solve many issues..hope you will all like it. click read more for more details of what the BETA3 solve.


    BUG: In Edit General Settings - General, the very first option does not have any label.


    BUG:The contact page (in the case of false entry) was showing errors

    Warning: import() [function.import]: Unable to access /../../../../../../components/com_contact/class/logUtils.phpin /../../../../../../libraries/loader.php on line 80


    NEW: More check in Check System page at administrator

    • Verifying that you have installed the system plugin to create CAPTCHA
    • Checking that you have publish the system plugin
    • If you did install Joomla! patches, check that you did activate Joomla patches in control panel and hit save
    • If you did install Joomla! patches, check for proper operation of patches

    securityimages 5.0.beta3.checksystem

    NEW: you can now give the size of the captcha for the core plugin. This feature was present in SecurityImages 4.0.X but was lost in translation to SecurityImages 5.0.X

    S = small = 150 x 30 pixels B = big = 200 x 35 pixels
    securityimages 5.0.beta3.small securityimages 5.0.beta3.big

    Note: You can drop any of your own picture in media\com_securityimages\backgrounds and in the administrator panel of core plugin define it as default.

    BUG: the reload button was not working properly, in fact only once, this is due to the cache of Joomla! 1.5, solved by adding a timestamp to images URL.



    System plugin

    NEW:you can limit the number of reload a user is allowed to do. This greatly reduce brute force attacks, default reload is 10, settings can be changed in system plugin parameter.

    Work for all plugin. Text can be changed in Language

    reload hit < 10 (default) reload hit > 10 (default)
     reloadOK reloadLimitExcedeed


    Joomla! Patches

    re download the correct version if needed and reapply FTP patches. Both patches for Joomla! 1.5.1 and 1.5.2 are available

    BUG:The placeholders: SECURITYIMAGES REJECT USER ENTRY and SECURITYIMAGES LABEL were missing in en-GB.com_contact.ini, so no localized text was displayed when entering a wrong captcha in contact page.

    BUG: move front end images to the front end part of the component so people using .htaccess to protect administrator area don't get any authentication dialog to enter a username and a password. so all views now use /components/com_securityimages/buttons/reload.gif instead of /administrator/components/com_securityimages/buttons/reload.gif

  • The beta is finally HERE!

    You'll have to install the component: AND the system plugin

    Don't forget to publish the component and the plugin!

    If everything goes right, by going to the menu "Check Your System", you'll see:


    That mean that SecurityImages 5.0.0 is working properly, since SecurityImages is a framework, it does nothing particular if it is not used :-) Adventurous people can now modify their Joomla! 1.5 contact section by following the documentation in menu "For Developer" (or by using the post from yesterday).

    I am now modifying the contact, register, login of Joomla! 1.5, akobookPlus,but don't expect a download patch before tomorrow ;-)

    Report all bugs in the forums in the new section

  • From a design point of view, SecurityImages do not come anymore with patches in his code, every 3rd party developer will have to develop and learn how to use SecurityImages 5.0. But coupling is greatly reduce because it use Joomla! events triggering system. 
    Joomla! patches are different, I have to maintain them because the core is not meant to be extended in every forms right now.

    ISSUE: Check for latest version causes a 500 internal server error. Wont be solved, in SecurityImages at least. A component is simply missing on my homepage: the version manager of soeren (Virtuemart) is not running with Joomla! 1.5 and is therefore  not installed on
    I will have to wait for Soeren new version or translate his component to Joomla! 1.5 myself
    ISSUE: reload button is not working, also not always ;-), I am investigating this issue!

    NEW: Core don't use the database anymore to store captcha but session.
    NEW: simplified API for checking captcha
    NEW: add reload button in Check Your System menu
    BUG: solving logging inclusion (logUtils.php). It was incorrect as soon as you use SecurityImages embedded in another component or module.
    NEW: development of Joomla! 1.5 patches and tests with Beta2, see next post

    Beta2 in my download section...

  • com_securityimages Thanks to the feedback from my forum, I am happy to offer you SecurityImages 5.0.0RC1, which I hope is now bug free.

    A big documenting effort is now starting in my WIKI ( in the new section

    Writing articles there has never been easier thank to a WYSIWYG editor. Feel free to extend the documentation there.


    BUG: white page report after check. was occurring because of not initialized parameter in system plugin.
    BUG: In administrator back-end, clicking in menu Components - SecurityImages instead of a submenu directly
    was showing a white page, this was because of a non default task in the controller class
    BUG: Some people report an error while using a language different than English. Since SecurityImages is not
    fully localized, fallback to English (en-GB.com_securityimages.ini) if there is no file available.
    BUG: fixed non existing static (about, manual) files and fallback to English instead of crashing
    NEW: add missing translations for file operations.
    NEW: sort languages files and remove duplicated entries
    BUG: Found thanks to regression testing
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function sendMailLogsToAdmin() in
    \administrator\components\com_securityimages\class\logUtils.php on line 82

    Note 1: A recaptcha ( integration is currently developed as a plugin for SecurityImages.

    Note 2: Use of SecurityImages for Joomla!1.0 have not seen any update since a while. I will now back port some
    changes and solve issues in the new version 4.3.3 to be available soon.

    Note 3: install the latest component ( and
    system plugin (


    Some Words on regression testing

    NEW: regression testing with Selenium ( is now possible thanks to a
    new switch in administrator panel.
    This put SecurityImages in such a state that it will accept all user submissions if they enter 'test123'.
    This mode is only useful for regression testing using automated tools. This mode is required because
    there is otherwise no way to recognize the captcha without huge CPU cost.
    DONT USE FOR PRODUCTION SITE. This is only useful for developer or person wanting to judge the
    quality of the version. Selenium tests are located in a zip file name located in

    To start Selenium Test cases, there is currently many ways (PHP, Java, HTML). The most easiest for End-user
    or amateur is to use Selenium IDE (a Firefox plugins),


    • All tests are trying to log to admin panel if needed using the login/password admin, will avoid that in a future version
    • All tests are made for testing hncaptcha, but still try to create images using all other plugins
    • Currently 26 tests are available.

    How to start TestCases

    1. Install the plugin for Firefox download now
    2. Un compress all testcases from zip 
    3. Start the plugin by going to Firefox menu Tools - Selenium IDE
    4. A floating windows open, go to Menu File - Open Testsuite
    5. Open the file securityimages.testsuite
    6. Adapt the Base URL to point to the root of your Joomla installation
    7. Run all tests  or only a bunch
  • TO BE RELEASE SOON in no more than 2 days

    Dear Users... it is time to complain even more in my forums ;-)

    I may put some of your requested features as well in that release :-)

    The focus on this release is to make the install more easier, as it is one major source of complains...

    Look at the list of item already implemented here

  • Starting with SecurityImages 5.1.0, the system plugin is now part of the component, it is installed and published automatically when you install my component. It is also remove automatically when you remove the component.
    See list of changes HERE

    Upgrade path

    Joomla! 1.5 Never use SecurityImages 5? Already using
    SecurityImages 5RC1!

    Basic usage

    • remove previous component SecurityImages
    • remove system plugin SecurityImages
    • install using installer

    Protect Joomla! forms:

    login, register, contact, password...

    Unpack and FTP the patch Joomla patches

    In the admin panel of SecurityImages 5, there is now a direct link to the Joomla Patches

    Read also the online documentation from the WIKI

  • compat_15_nativeext_com Component - ext_mod Module - ext_plugin Plugin

    The focus on this release is to make the install more easier, as it is one major source of complains. I did also set up new release management tools so you should never search again for a file on my homepage...


    NEW: plugin is now part of the component, it is installed and published automatically when you install my component. It is also remove automatically when you remove the component.
    NEW: German translations thanks to Simon Grazioli from Switzerland
    NEW:Italian translations thanks to
    NEW: icons are back in menu for more clarity
    BUG: one variable not set in /components/com_user/controller.php; line 48 :  captcha not displayed as a result.
    BUG: Reload limit not taken into account. Reload limit is configured in the SecurityImages system plugin Extensions->Plugin Manager->System - SecurityImages->Plugin Parameters->Reload captcha count
    BUG: Several subtle bugs discovered by svert (forum HERE)

    NEW: Better check you system page checking now permissions. Remark, securityimages5 just require read permissions, so for 99% of your php files r--r--r-- (chmod 444) is more than enough! configuration file must have rw-r--r-- (chmod 644) or you wont be able to change configuration file with the Joomla GUI. NEVER NEVER use chmod 777 on any directory or file!

    NEW: Joomla! Patches are now fully configurable -> you can decide to activate captcha on some area or not
    (require to install new patches )

    Note the version PackageForSecurityImages5.1.0

    These patches are still way too intrusive toward Joomla! I am looking for an alternative for the next versions...

    Contact me if you have an idea how it should be made in Joomla!



    TODO: recaptcha plugin is not available for legacy 3rd party application, as SecurityImages send only an image back. This is clearly not the most flexible way to get an HTML back instead (sic). So at the moment, I need to change API's, SecurityImages should return a HTML block with everything inside (image, field, JavaScript, links). The change is trivial but not for all 3rd party application around that get suddenly broken...

    NEW: XHTML 1.0 compliant for all Joomla! patches.

    NEW: Better documentation on how to add SecurityImages in contact, login, register


    Download files for your right version of Joomla HERE (33kB) and EXTRACT ARCHIVE!
    overwrite file on your server VIA FTP/SCP
    Go to Joomla! control panel and HIT at least SAVE config once, this will add a new boolean value
    (true or false) in Joomla! configuration for using SecurityImages.


    Updating, security

    NEW: Menu "Check for latest version" drive you to Securityimages5, it has now its own category (10) in my version manager, so users of SecurityImages 4.x.x (Joomla! 1.0.x only) do not get confuse. You may also want to register the RSS of that category Feed Icon for never missing any new release :-)

    NEW: Joomla! 1.5 patches have now their own category in my version manager, You may also want to register the RSS of that category Feed Icon, you'll never search for the right patch again as everything is resume there.

    The same apply for all previous users of SecurityImages4/Joomla1.0.X, this page will keep you informed, RSS also available Feed Icon

    Both are available using the menu as seen below:


  • compat_15_native -&160;ext_com Component - ext_mod Module - ext_plugin Plugin

    com_securityimages This is an intermediate release before the new version 5.2.0

    It solved the following major issues in version

    BUG: logs table were not properly deleted after removing the component

    BUG: securityimages was not installing at all in Joomla! 1.5.8 but properly in previous&160; version.

    The error has been found, it was my fault, I was incorrectly having 2 xml installer with the same name!

    So it seems that Joomla! previous to 1.5.8 was searching or ordering zip file entries differently...
    In previous versions (before 1.5.8), Joomla! found the file A, and install was a success, while in Joomla! 1.5.8 it just found file B and failed to install the main component part.

    Now my solution has been to zip the system plugin in an additional zip file that will get unpacked at install time in /plugins/system/

    I've tested the install with the following version of Joomla! 1.5.5, 1.5.6, 1.5.7 and 1.5.8

    This page will keep you informed, RSS also available Feed Icon

  • smallbox_securityimages

    This version should improve installations on some host, where the plugin securityimages.php did not always install properly. The reason behind is that I did add falsely an additional file index.html in This may lead to permissions issues during installation. SecurityImages 5.1.2 do not contains any other changes, so If you’re happily running SecurityImages 5.1.1, no need to upgrade!


  • Following the Preview of SecurityImages 5.2.0, I am currently developing a proof of concept using the Ajax library JQUERY 

    jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript.


    I want to allow generated captcha to be checked asynchronously without needing submit of whole page. This is a major complain since the beginning of SecurityImages, as currently users lost their entries in the form in case the captcha challenge get refused.

    A lot more check are also done NOW in the Diagnostics page:

    • Checking existence of system plugin,
    • Ability to display the error message if any of each plugin in one click
    • Reload count configured will be displayed,
    • A way to create automated error reporting (cut and paste) for better support in my forums


    A new API inspired from that will allow me to integrate new system in future without being limited to an image (why not having a flash or video in future?). This API fully use the Joomla! event system so less code to write for all 3rd party developers and less dependencies.

    Stay tuned!

  • joomla_cms

    Protect any Joomla! 1.6 forms with CAPTCHA. SecurityImages has been written a long time ago,  born in 2004, first running under Mambo then rapidly Joomla! 1.0, 1.5 till today in Joomla! 1.6

    For all those that still don’t know what a CAPTCHA is:

    A CAPTCHA is a program that can tell whether its user is a human or a computer. You've probably seen them — colorful images with distorted text at the bottom of Web registration forms. CAPTCHAs are used by many websites to prevent abuse from "bots," or automated programs usually written to generate spam. No computer program can read distorted text as well as humans can, so bots cannot navigate sites protected by CAPTCHAs.

    Demo site

    See the demo here, login to administrator backend with login=visitor and password=visitor


    • Support all Joomla! 1.6 or 3rd party extensions that use the latest JForm fields
    • Update manager is also supported, keep up to date this extension with only one click using Joomla! 1.6 extensions manager
    • SecurityImages 6.x is Joomla! 1.6 native, it wont run in Joomla! 1.5 (use SecurityImages 5.x) nor Joomla! 1.0 (use SecurityImages 4.x)
    • License as always under GNU/GPL v3.0 or later
    • It support the latest CAPTCHA online engine: KeyCaptcha, NUCaptcha, Recaptcha



    Require to create a free account and register your site at

    • Spam-bots are powerless against KeyCAPTCHA
    • It isn’t possible to transfer it to third parties for recognition
    • Only KeyCAPTCHA servers know the right solution
    • It works in all modern browsers
    • There are two modes of work: HTML5 and Flash
    • It supports iPhone, iPad and Android
    • It’s user-friendly




    Require to create a free account and register your site at




    reCAPTCHA is a free CAPTCHA service that helps to digitize books, newspapers and old time radio shows.

    Require to create a free account and register your site at



    1. Only register Joomla! 1.6 form is protected by the captcha for now. This is because not all Joomla! 1.6 forms are using JForm Fields. I hope to see all forms rapidly migrated in later version (Joomla! 1.6.1???)
    2. Currently my own captcha engine: HNCaptcha, Calculator and Core are not migrated and thus not supported. They are anyway outdated.
  • Protect any Joomla! forms with CAPTCHA. SecurityImages has been written a long time ago,&160; born in 2004, first running under Mambo then rapidly Joomla! 1.0, 1.5 till today in Joomla! 1.6

    For all those that still don’t know what a CAPTCHA is:

    A CAPTCHA is a program that can tell whether its user is a human or a computer. You've probably seen them — colorful images with distorted text at the bottom of Web registration forms. CAPTCHAs are used by many websites to prevent abuse from "bots," or automated programs usually written to generate spam. No computer program can read distorted text as well as humans can, so bots cannot navigate sites protected by CAPTCHAs.

    What’s new

    • Joomla 2.5 ready!
    • Has been tested on Joomla!&160; 1.6/1.7 and 2.5
    • Update NuCaptcha API to the latest version,
    • Fix a regression where NuCaptcha was not working properly on register page,
    • This new version 6.0.2 is allowing you to use SecurityImages in all forms that use JForm, even in 3rd party components that are not specifically written to support any forms protections,
    • A new debug flag has also been added that write a file at /logs/plg_system_securityimages.php



    Download / Documentation / Support

    To update your extension, Download the latest copy, uninstall from Extensions → Install / Uninstall → Pluginand install with the fresh copy.

  • SecurityImages has been updated to version 6.0.3 and correct 1 bugs for both Joomla 1.7 and Joomla 2.5.

    BUG: If enabled for Contacts, it prevents a backend administrator from saving contact details in the backend. It fails with a captcha error. This is because SecurityImages 6.0.2 and previous was enforcing a captcha entry, yet the backend cannot facilitate the display of the captcha.

    You can click the link below and install as normal via the Extensions Manager. or use the update manager (updates will display in the Extensions Managerunder Updates).

    Full list of changes available in GIT commit 18c1209801195e1138d61db87496408c38d2f49f

  • Some words about Joomla! 1.5 and my components 

    Securityimages 5.0

     I have translated blindly Securityimages 4.2.3 from Joomla! 1.X to Joomla! 1.5 just by making it work, so the install work and minimal change are done.

    This has the following advantages:

    • Migration of code is done by doing minimal changes to the code, header for security, going through Mysql factories, using new function for menu
    • No changes done in the API, previous 3rd party components which are working in legacy mode, will still work: Virtuemart, Joomla board, RSGallery2, FacileForms, DFContact,fireboard, Phil-A-Form v1.6.2, SMF integration, JA Submit,JUser, DT Register, Akobook, Opencomment jst to name a few....
    • Not using the MVC model right now

    This version is nearly existing NOW (but with admin panel problem), I call it Securityimages 5.0, I am working on it this afternoon, and maybe tommorow evening as well

      Securityimages 6.0


    • will use the MVC model of Joomla! 1.5
    • will break compatibility with existing applications

    This version DO NOT EXIST  right now, but let's call it Securityimages 6.0

    >>I would like to know if there will be soon a release to use security Images with joomla 1.5. I have already tried to install Security Images 4.2.1 in joomla 1.5 with no luck.

    I have a version in queue, but the biggest question is:

    Do I have to translate blindly Securityimages 4.2.1 from Joomla! 1.X to Joomla! 1.5 just by making it work, so the install work and minimal change are done to the API -> This version is existing NOW, I call it Securityimages 5.0
    Should I use now the MVC model of Joomla! 1.5 and thus break compatibility with existing applications? -> This version DO NOT EXIST  right now, but let's call it Securityimages 6.0

    The version 5.0 is nearly ready, I need to find 2 hours to test it with the latest Joomla! 1.5 Beta...

    I will soon go in holidays for 7 weeks in Australia (4 December), so i am in a hurry up mode at the moment both at the office and  privately. I will do my best to make this happen before I leave, but wont be able to make any corrections on a request basis.
  • Securityimages patches for Joomla! 1.0.12 can e found in my download section!

    Scenario of installation
    New Joomla! installInstall from
    You are using Joomla! 1.0.11
    1. First upgrade to Joomla! 1.0.12 using Joomla_1.0.11_to_1.0.12-Stable-Patch_Package.zipfrom
    2. Then apply  my Joomla! core patches:
      JoomlaPatches1.0.12-v1.0.x for securityimages 3.0.8 or  
      JoomlaPatches1.0.12-v1.0.0 for securityimages 4.x
      depending on Your SecuriyImages version
    You are already using Joomla! 1.0.12
    1. Just apply my Joomla! core patches:
      JoomlaPatches1.0.12-v1.0.x for securityimages 3.0.8 or 
      JoomlaPatches1.0.12-v1.0.0 for securityimages 4.x
      depending on Your SecuriyImages version
    You use an older version of  SecuriyImagesYou'll have to upgrade to either SecuriyImages 3.0.x or 4.1.x first!

    4.1.x is able to protect the administrator section as well and is required by OpenComment 3.0.24
    You use an older version of  Joomla!You are urge to upgrade!

    The install is complex, but You have to understand that
    • My code is not in the Joomla! kernel core, 
    • Joomla kernel core does not have elegant hook just in the area SecurityImages need (like event registering callback functions before/after form validation)
    • I have to deliver new patches for each new core version of Joomla! team.
  • Do You want to have reCAPTCHA in the new securityimages?

    Go to POLL now

    "To archive human knowledge and to make information more accessible to the world, multiple projects are currently digitizing physical books that were written before the computer age. The book pages are being photographically scanned, and then, to make them searchable, transformed into text using "Optical Character Recognition" (OCR). The transformation into text is useful because scanning a book produces images, which are difficult to store on small devices, expensive to download, and cannot be searched. The problem is that OCR is not perfect.
    reCAPTCHA improves the process of digitizing books by sending words that cannot be read by computers to the Web in the form of CAPTCHAs for humans to decipher. More specifically, each word that cannot be read correctly by OCR is placed on an image and used as a CAPTCHA. This is possible because most OCR programs alert you when a word cannot be read correctly.

    But if a computer can't read such a CAPTCHA, how does the system know the correct answer to the puzzle? Here's how: Each new word that cannot be read correctly by OCR is given to a user in conjunction with another word for which the answer is already known. The user is then asked to read both words. If they solve the one for which the answer is known, the system assumes their answer is correct for the new one. The system then gives the new image to a number of other people to determine, with higher confidence, whether the original answer was correct.
  • I am getting a lot of email on that topic...

    Securityimages 4.3.0 is working with Joomla! 1.0.15 and all previous version of Joomla! 1.0.x ONLY

    Patches I've made for Joomla! 1.0.14 (patching Joomla! framework for login, register, lost email, administrator login) are also working for Joomla! 1.0.15.

    It is the other way around, I have no version of securityimages 5.0 for Joomla!1.5 before the end of week... SecurityImages 5.0 will only work with Joomla! 1.5

  • smumug.badge.joomla.01 smumug.badge.joomla.02&160;

    A small module, highly customizable to display a badge of your Smugmug galleries (up to 4 galleries are randomly supported). This extension has been submitted to the JED (Joomla! extensions) and can be found also under the category photo-channels.

    Documentation is available in my WIKI, download it HERE or HERE and keep up to date with the RSS feed&160;

  • Native Joomla! 1.5 module,
  • Code produced is XHTML 1.0 Strict,
  • Tested in the following browser Firefox, Opera, Chrome, IE 8
  • A lot of settings in the administrator backend,
  • Pending Approval at Joomla Extension JED,
  • GPL v3.0,
  • Non commercial.

    Administrator panel


  • joomla_cms

    I did convert some modules to be native under Joomla! 1.6, they now use the update manager, and click once update mechanism of Joomla! 1.6

    Smugmug Badge Picture module

    Smumug.badge.joomla.02A  small module, highly customizable to display a badge of your Smugmug galleries (up to 4 galleries are randomly supported).



    Download  - Wiki

    Smugmug Random Picture module

    Smumug.random.joomla A small module, highly customizable to display picture randomly from your Smugmug gallery.This module displays Smugmug photos using lightbox, lightbox2 or shadowbox.





    Download - Wiki