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shipwright

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12-27-2012 02:57 PM

Maybe I’m just not the brightest bulb on the string but could someone please explain to me why some of my project post photos present on the screen so large that you have to scroll to see them?

Some of the worst offenders are photos that have been cropped or otherwise reduced. Others are fine.

... Confused in photoland.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/


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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 12-27-2012 03:01 PM

Any actual examples? If you post them big, when viewed large, they will be displayed big :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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shipwright

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#2 posted 12-27-2012 03:09 PM

My most recent, among others.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#3 posted 12-27-2012 03:10 PM

There is a different technique you have to use to post pics on forums and blogs rather than direct to your projects page. The maximum width is 640 pixels so you have to resize pics for forum and blog posting. I don’t know if you are posting to forums and blogs as well as projects but if you are this could be the problem.

-- chris, north wales http://salemchapelfurniture.co.uk/

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#4 posted 12-27-2012 03:13 PM

That we don’t know everything has nothing to do with the brightness ofa-you bulb my friend ! When you run into someone here on the site that has all the answers,(and you will) remember, someone had to tell them too at one time or another ! Merry Christmas my friend, and I see very very well by your light thank you !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#5 posted 12-27-2012 03:19 PM

Hey Paul. Interestingly, I have no problem at all viewing your dove photos on my iMac’s screen. No scrolling necessary. It would be interesting to view the html code that LJ uses to display the image.

Merry Christmas, my friend.

Bob

P.S. Ditto to Porchfish’s comment on bulbs :-)

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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Sodabowski

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#6 posted 12-27-2012 03:24 PM

I see your point Paul.
My (educated) guess is that the server resizes the pictures when you upload them for a blog post, but doesn’t so when posting for a project (where full size is enjoyable) while still generating the thumbnails displayed with the post.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#7 posted 12-27-2012 03:24 PM

Same here Paul, no scrolling everything looks to be a perfect size. I thought the program Martin wrote for the site resized the Photos when you uploaded them.

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#8 posted 12-27-2012 03:27 PM

Paul,
I’m using Chrome and your pictures show up full size. Some of them do extend beyond the “title/image #” border but they are completely viewable without scrolling.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 12-27-2012 03:51 PM

I think you have found a hole in the browser’s resize functions. I just tried 4 different browsers and two showed correctly and two had the size problem

IE – good
Mozilla Firefox – good
Chrome – bad
Safari – bad

Now this is all on a Windows machine with a large monitor running high res, so results may vary. I also right clicked and downloaded the pictures out of the browsers and they all report the same size when I just look at the pics that I have saved, so I will call it a browser/aspect-ratio problem. But what do I know.

The pictures have been sized to really weird resolutions, although. Maybe if you went with more standard aspect ratios the browsers wouldn’t get so confused. (??)

The sizes you used are:
525×700
490×700
685×700
900×675
900×473
Which is a somewhat strange collection. Can you try changing one of them to a more standard aspect ratio, reload it into LJs and see if the problem persists?

But what do I know?
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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shipwright

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#10 posted 12-27-2012 03:56 PM

The plot thickens.
I’m using Chrome and I frequently have to scroll down to see whole photos, not only mine but others as well.
Maybe I’ll try Firefox.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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casual1carpenter

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#11 posted 12-27-2012 03:59 PM

Paul, Just noticed that Steve beat me to the punch, so I guess I should say I agree with him and that, I am using Win 8 with the firefox browser on a 1900×1200 screen resolution. I have no trouble viewing your pictures in the referenced post at all. That goes for the normal pictures included in the post as well as using the zoom pictures button. One of the smart guys might remember a long time ago that web pages would say ‘best viewed at xyzz resolution’, I wonder if your screen resolution or a browser zoom setting is giving you a conflict.

I actually would like your project pictures to be lots bigger, just once I would like to be able to find even a small fault somewhere, LOL, your postings, projects are so well thought out, planned and executed that it is almost inhuman. Case in point, even the grain orientation of your dove adds to the spectacular effect. The level of detail you put into your art actually deserves the ability to seen in high resolution to be fully appreciated.

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#12 posted 12-27-2012 03:59 PM

Sounds like everyone has explained it. I was thinking along the lines of too many pixtals as Steve suggests. I have been using Picassa and my wife showed me a feature that allows resizing the pictures for mailing to someone with less capacity. Otherwise I have no clue…LOL!

One size does not fit all in internet land. :-)

Tom

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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SPalm

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#13 posted 12-27-2012 04:02 PM

IE is the default and the gold standard. No matter how much people like to hate Microsoft. Kind of like Word and Excel. Always keep a current version of IE around just to check things out – they are all free.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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shipwright

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#14 posted 12-27-2012 04:12 PM

Thanks Steve and all, I’ve solved the problem. My default browser is now Firefox and all is well.

This isn’t the only problem I’ve had with Chrome so I’m not unhappy about having to make the switch.

Steve, In the era of electronic photos as opposed to paper prints, don’t we all crop to weird shapes to cut out the distractions?.... at least that’s my excuse…. Thanks

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#15 posted 12-27-2012 04:15 PM

They look fine on mine and I’m using windows 7 and Firefox. What size are they when you take them? I take mine all in PC size on my camera and they show up just fine in Projects. But, when I use photobucket, they are bigger that the screen for blogs and forums and you have to click View to see them full size. If I know I’m going to use photobucket, I take the picture with all of the subject in the left 2/3’s and it works fine for someone viewing. This electronic stuff is too confusing for my meager brain!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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