Thumbnails

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  • #1087172

    shaneco1010
    Member

    Hi there,

    The thumbnails for images I add seem to be behaving strangely. Some display the image well, while others are too small, or don’t center the image in thumbnail form. Here is my blog:
    http://copywritinigshane.wordpress.com/

    I know that cropping the image works, but after cropping GIF’s I lose animation functionality.

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

    #1087346

    timethief
    Member

    First issue > Please post URLs starting with http:// to specific psosts we can see examples of this issue in.

    Second issues > That’s what cropping Gifs results in and the solution is to pre-size them offline to the exact specs first and then upload them.

    #1087360

    shaneco1010
    Member

    The thumbnails in question are on my homepage: http://copywritinigshane.wordpress.com/

    You’ll notice that some of the don’t show up at all while others show up with cut off images that are not centered.

    #1087365

    timethief
    Member

    Hi there,
    I think this my be theme related but don’t know that for sure. I have tagged this thread to have it moved ti the Themes Forum where Themes Staff can address this issue.

    #1087366

    shaneco1010
    Member

    Thank you very much!

    #1087386

    michiecat
    Staff

    Hi shaneco1010,

    Some display the image well, while others are too small,

    In your media settings (Dashboard > Settings > Media), you have set your maximum thumbnail dimensions to 185 x 185 pixels. This means that your thumbnails will be cropped to fit inside a 185 x 185 pixel square container. However, this is not an exact crop, so your images will be re-sized to fit inside the container with respect to their original proportions. Since your original images are not all the same size, this is why some of them appear smaller.

    For best results, it’s recommended that you crop your images to the exact proportions you’d like them to be, prior to uploading. So, if you’d like all of your gallery images to fit uniformly inside a 185 x 185px square, make sure your images are square-shaped before you upload them.

    If resizing your images before uploading is not an option, you can try rearranging them inside the gallery so that images with similar widths/heights are next to each other.

    You’ll notice that some of the don’t show up at all

    I got a 404 File Not Found error when I tried to click on the last image in the first row (the “Purell ATM” image). Could you try re-uploading it and then re-adding it to the gallery? Let me know if that works. The rest of your images appear to be displaying fine.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions.

    #1087418

    shaneco1010
    Member

    Thanks for your suggestions. They make a lot of sense. Unfortunately they don’t seem to solve the problem. If you take the first two images on this page (http://copywritinigshane.wordpress.com/) for example. They are the same size yet are cropped differently when they become thumbnails. I can’t figure out what could cause the difference in appearance… Thanks everyone for any assistance!

    #1087460

    michiecat
    Staff

    Hi shaneco1010,

    The images you pointed out (I’m assuming you mean the two animated banners) look like they’re being cropped the same to me. Can you tell me what’s different about them so that I can better understand the problem?

    #1087461

    shaneco1010
    Member

    I changed the thumbnail dimensions to 300X300 and now they fit. It was merely a process of playing around with sizes till I found the right one.

    Thank you so much for all of your help, and sorry to not report my findings sooner.

    #1087467

    michiecat
    Staff

    I’m glad you were able to get it working! Sometimes playing around with the settings is the best way to get it working the way you like.

    I’m going to mark this topic as resolved, but feel free to start a new one if you have other questions.

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