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Forum topic by shipwright posted 12-25-2010 10:36 PM 1148 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-25-2010 10:36 PM

I’ve noticed that on a couple of my project posts the fingernail photo that comes up on the “projects” page is cropped. When opened it is full frame. I tried just for fun to replace it with a smaller and eventually a really small file with no result – still cropped. It was portrait format but another one had the same problem and was landscape.
The one I was trying to fix was and after trying everything I could think of I just went to the second photo for the lead and it was fine. The original lead photo is now the last one. The other, unchanged is , still showing cropped. ?

I’m sure this has been covered somewhere but I can’t find it. Can someone tell me what I’m doing wrong?
(It’s probably in black and white right in front of me but I’m not smart enough to “get it”.)



-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#1 posted 12-25-2010 11:28 PM

Mine do the same thing. I don’t think it’s you, just the way it works. If you figure it out let us know.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#2 posted 12-25-2010 11:45 PM

I don’t remember having this problem. Years ago Martin fixed the portrait/landscape orientations so both would work.

I am still trying to figure it out, but looking at the Cabinetree, you have 4 different aspect ratios on your pictures. You can watch the first line of text move around as you click on the 6 different thumbnails. If I had to guess, I would say it is because of the (non-standard?) aspect ratios.


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#3 posted 12-26-2010 05:04 AM

I’ve already commented in various ways that I find it frustrating at times to post photos. Since I do very little of this ouside of Lj’s I really don’t know if it is just me or a particular site. I myself think I just don’t know what I am doing. So I find it a stike in my favor when someone else finds it puzzling.

Merry Christmas Paul and family. If you can boil this down to something a simpleton can work with please let me know.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#4 posted 12-26-2010 04:51 PM

It definitely has something to do with the aspect ratio, as Steve pointed out. I’m sure Martin will post to clarify.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 12-26-2010 06:20 PM

This photo was landscape and it too is cropped in the fingernail.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#6 posted 12-27-2010 10:25 AM

Hello, yes all thumbnails are cropped to 3:2 aspect ratio. When you open the project page the aspect ratio of the selected picture is preserved.

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#7 posted 12-27-2010 10:33 AM

i crop all my pictures to ‘postcard’
they all come out fine

but i’m with Mac
and he does all the thinking

i’ve learned to shoot more background
then crop them down
seems to work OK

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 12-27-2010 06:31 PM

Thanks Martin I knew it would be something easy.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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