Square thumbnails are not always appropriate
Posted 15 March 2011 - 11:52 AM
In some cases, rectangular thumbnails are more appropriate. Where information is contained in the thumbnail such as titles, logos, text, comic strips, as well as artwork where you don't want it auto-cropped and squared off.
For a community platform such as IPB, I would think the philosophy should be to favour more choice to site admins, not less.
A single implementation for something like thumbnails seems uncharacteristically myopic for the IPB Platform. I'm not understanding how having no choice on the matter is superior to having a choice.
If site admins want square thumbs, they can put 180x180 in the fields and get their square thumbs. If site admins want their own aspect ratio, they would have the option to do that. What could the justification be to remove this simple and obvious choice from site admins?
Posted 21 April 2011 - 01:18 AM
Posted 21 April 2011 - 01:50 AM
There has already been many request for this. We can only hope with the release of version 3.2, this issue will be addressed.
I can't see what difference 3.2 will make. If they had a mind to allow rectangular thumbnails they would do it in the next update of IP Downloads (and Gallery 4). We just have to keep complaining until enough people are making enough noise that IPS sits up and takes notice.
Posted 24 July 2011 - 02:15 PM
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