many uses for galleries
there are many uses for an image thumb to be resized to a fixed width and height when creating various galleries. Because if that gallery or slideshow is within a fixed area, like a header in a website... its best to have control of the size of the thumbs so it doesn't break apart the layout.
for example... the link below is a jquery gallery that i modified with a back end using web assist products:
there are numerous amounts of galleries that have thumbnails at fixed width and height. Slideshow Pro for example, other flash, and jquery galleries:
jquery example (note that the thumbs are fixed width and height)
I could just set the IMG tag with attributes of width and height. But sometimes the output isn't a IMG tag on the page ... it could be flash.
so basically i would need that functionality so i create a backend for any gallery, and be able to resize proportional or NOT proportional...
i hope that helped clear things up... thank you!!!