I'd like to be able to choose the centre point of a thumbnail when the thumbnail is based on a crop of the image so that I can have thumbnails that are not created from the centre of the image they are derived from
Rationale: most photographers don't put their main subject in the dead centre of the frame. Often, they place the main subject quite near to the edge of the frame. So a cropped thumbnail should ideally feature the most important part of the image
I'd like to be able to control the extent of the part of the image that is included in a cropped thumbnail
Rationale: same as above... let's say my image's main subject dominates the frame, filling 50% of it - I would therefore want to include most of the frame in my thumbnail. Now for another image, my main subject is just one tiny part of the frame, let's say 10% of it - I would therefore want to crop more aggressively so that the thumbnail really shows the main subject well. Otherwise, it would be lost when viewed at a thumbnail size.
If you want an example of this in practice, Squarespace offers this feature and it works really well.
This is the response I got to a ticket I raised querying why EXIF data was being stripped from image thumbnails in IP.Board. I'd like to see Image Magick available throughout the entire suite, not just in the gallery.
2) My goal is to restrict the dimensions of an image to within acceptable constraints, in order to achieve a consistency of appearance. This is important for when we run competitions or have any form of vote running. So whilst you already support the setting of a maximum, I want to set a minimum too, to prevent people from uploading tiny images. This happens quite often when new members join and then post images without checking our sizing requirements first. I would not want to expand a tiny image as the quality would then be degraded.
3) I already use Image Magick but in our forums, the EXIF data is stripped from thumbnails. Is this a bug or is this behaviour different to that of the gallery?
4) Thanks. Do you know which template I would need to modify?
6) In one use case, we want to use the gallery to share images for critique. In this case, the EXIF data provides the technical settings used and these are factors considered in the critique members provide for each others images. In another use case, we could be running a competition where the judging is blind. So we would need to eliminate the EXIF data that identifies the photographer and the technical settings also tend to be ignored as the judging is more about the overall aesthetics and impact of the image.
I run a high-end nature photo oriented site and image critique is a key part of our member offering. With that in mind, here are some of the things I would like to see in the next release of Gallery:
Admin control of the maximum permitted image file size, in kb (a per forum setting would be even better)
Admin control over the permitted image dimensions (maximum size, minimum size, by longest edge, in pixels)
The option to prevent the removal of EXIF data whenever an image is processed by Gallery e.g. when creating a thumbnail or when resizing an image to comply with a maximum permitted image size rule (right now, any resizing strips all of the EXIF data, including the copyright). I appreciate that EXIF data bulks up the image file size but for my community, it's important that we retain it.
The option to toggle which EXIF data fields are displayed by default e.g. I want to display aperture, shutter speed, focal length, camera and lens model info, copyright, meta tags and meta description but hide all the other crap
The option to display EXIF data field alongside the image (not as a menu item dropdown as is currently the case). If you take a look at the presentation of images on the 500px website, you'll understand where I am coming from (example image here . Note the layout of EXIF data and the clean, no-clicks-required-to-see-stuff layout).
The option to toggle the display of EXIF data per gallery/category
Thanks for reading this. My fingers and toes are all crossed :)
The Admin CP provides two input boxes for Strip API keys (secret key and publishable key) and a Test Mode switch. Throwing the Test Mode switch does nothing as far as Stripe is concerned... you have to manually replace the keys with their test equivalents. It would be better if we had two pairs of input boxes to accommodate all of the API keys.
I moved over from myBB over a year ago and the whole process went very well. The only issue was that some of the smiley icon thingies didn't make it across in the translations so I ended up with missing image placeholders instead.
I think THL wants what I want - a thumbnail to be generated as a reduced size, separate file - rather than have the thumbnail be the same physical image file, constrained with width and height attributes. If you have 10 or 20 250kb images on the same list page, page loading times suffer a lot...
I am very interested in this app. I run a photography community so images are our main content. Before I buy it, I have some questions:
Can I choose to enable or disable thumbnails from URLs, forum by forum (I want this turned on for some forums but not for all)?
Are the image pop-ups the full-sized image with a height and/or width setting in CSS, or are they a reduced, scaled version of the image?
Is it possible to set a default thumbnail (e.g. my board logo) for when the topic does not contain an image?
How do you handle cropping - I love the magazine layout that you have enabled in 1.0.6 but can I control which part of an image is shown as the thumbnail (e.g. I don't want the top of a head to be missing)?
Images on my board are 900 pixels on the longest edge and they come in portrait and landscape orientations and can be cropped as 3x2, 1x1 and pretty much any other ratio you can think of, so control over what the thumbnail looks like is really important to me. Ideally, thumbnails should be a 100% quality scaled version of the original image, in the original ratio, padded as necessary to centre them horizontally and vertically.
I founded Nature Photo Hub to provide an online home for nature photographers of all abilities all over the world to share their work, experience and love of the natural world. It's a friendly, welcoming community and I encourage you to join us and share your own perspective on nature photography.