Please help…images not the same size

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  • #1103827

    eatlovetrain
    Member

    Can someone please help me, i have searched and searched and cannot find out how to do it.
    I want my pictures to be all the same size and they should be big, as wide as the side width allows.
    How do I do that? I have tried to resize some of the pictures but that doesn’t help either.
    Help!

    The blog I need help with is eatlovetrain.wordpress.com.

    #1103933

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Your maximum image width appears to be 850px with one sidebar. Elemin is a premium theme so I don’t have personal experience with using it.

    If all of your pictures are landscape images, then making them all the same width would mean that they would all be the same size. But some of your pictures are in portrait format so if you make them the same width as the others, they will be very tall. One would have to scroll to view the entire image.

    #1103934

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus
    #1103935

    eatlovetrain
    Member

    But right now they are not as large as they can be.
    How do I do that?
    For the portrait pictures, I presume I can put 2 pictures side by side and then it would look better. But how do I regulate that?

    #1103936

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Assuming you are using software to optimize/compress your images for the web, something like PhotoShop, then there should be an option to define the size before you save them for the web. Choose full size when you insert them into a post.
    See this picture from Support Doc about images:
    http://en.support.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/image-settings1.png
    You set the size where it says “7.”
    Here is the whole article:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/

    #1103937

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    As for putting 2 portrait images side by side, remember to make them narrower than the landscape format so they will fit.

    If you would like to see images appear side by side on the same line, put the images next to each other and give them both either left or right alignment. Make sure the images are small enough that they will both fit on one line, including borders and margins. Otherwise, one of the images will be bumped to the next line. If this happens, you can resize the images so that they can fit side by side.

    from:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/image-alignment/#side-by-side

    #1103946

    eatlovetrain
    Member

    I have done that, but they are still not as large as I want them to be :(

    #1103949

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Try this. Settings—>Media—>Media Settings—>see what your setting is for “large size maximum width” and change if necessary. Save.

    #1103951

    timethief
    Member

    Hi there,
    It’s important to understand that the size you see is not the same size as every reader sees. Many readers are not using desktops and even those who do may not have large monitors. Add to those viewers the laptop, tablet and mobile phone users and then you get what I’m pointing to. In addition to that as you are posting images of name brand clothing under copyrights of others that we are so familiar with as is that one wonders why they have to be large.

    #1103963

    eatlovetrain
    Member

    But some of the pictures are not the same size even though I set if for full size (100%) every time?

    #1103964

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    I am wondering if it is something in your theme’s CSS. It has an image class “size-full” apparently set as 550, but I am a complete novice at CSS. Have you tried asking in the premium theme forum? Staff is going on break after today for the holidays, so the theme experts there may not be around all the time either…

    One quick thought is, what does an image look like in the advanced settings mode? Do you see something like this on the “Source” line:
    http://LINK_TO_IMAGE.jpg?w=150
    You can delete the ?w=150 and change the width of the picture in the following section. (delete the height number)

    Your photos are viewable full-sized in their attachment pages.

    #1103966

    justpi
    Member

    Many users have complained that their images get inserted as medium sized images although the full-size option is selected, and I think staff have said that this problem is browser related. What browser and version are you using?

    #1103967

    eatlovetrain
    Member

    1tess: i just checked one image and the source line looks like this: http://eatlovetrain.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/img_3188.jpg?w=487
    what should i delete and change?

    yes i know in their attachment page, they are full size, but not in the blog :(

    justpi: i am using safari.

    #1103968

    justpi
    Member

    Safari? That’s a surprise!

    What you can do till this bug is fixed is go to Settings > Media, set the width for the Large option to 850 (and the height to 0 so it has no effect), and select Large instead of Full Size when inserting images.

    #1103969

    eatlovetrain
    Member

    that helped!!! thanks so much!!

    #1103970

    justpi
    Member

    You’re welcome!

    #1103971

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Yes, that is what I’m saying: it looks like the width is defined in the CSS, though that theme has more options for display than classes for the various displays. At least that is what I see using firebug. Am I mis-reading something? most likely…I’ve only just needed to use real CSS for work and am lost…

    #1103975

    timethief
    Member

    @eatlovetrain
    May we please know exactly which version of Safari are you using? If you aren’t sure click here to find out > http://www.whatbrowser.org/

    #1104034

    eatlovetrain
    Member

    i am using safari 5 :)

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