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Image Resizer Beta Closed

Thread began 9/16/2010 6:03 pm by Anna Robinson | Last modified 9/24/2010 10:55 am by Ray Borduin | 444 views | 8 replies |

Anna Robinson

Image Resizer Beta Closed

Thanks to all for participating in the Image Resizer beta. Your input was valuable! I am closing the beta, which will shut off the serial number. Marketing currently plans to launch this extension next month.

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AlaskaTomBeta Tester

So, no chance to test out the transparent PNG fix and the no upsize addition?

I would be happy to have another go on the next build.

Thanks
Tom

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

No upsize wasn't added. How would you expect that to work? Would it center the image? Place it in the upper right corner? Would it apply to stretch, fit to box, proportion to box the same way? Are there cases where you might want to upsize? Would it require an additional checkbox in the UI to activate this option.

There were too many questions around this potential feature to throw it in at this point, so we decided to wait for more feedback and see how popular that request is and identify the expected functionality and result when it would be used.

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AlaskaTomBeta Tester

Ray,
As for upsizing, if the image were already small, I would just want it placed on the page normally, which would depend on the container it was in. So, if not floated or anything, I would expect it to be in the upper left of its containing block.

I was actually surprised it upsized my image. Most batch resizing programs I have used, and the thumbnail generator in ADDT only shrink the image, never upsize it if its smaller than the dimensions provided.

I guess you could do this is in the code where you specify the height and width of the thumbnail, set the width to the smaller of the two values actual width, and requested width, and the same with the height.
Then it would 'resize' it, but not actually change the dimensions of the image.
Or, you could only resize the image if both the actual width was greater than the requested width, and the actual height was greater than the requested height.

I would think you would want this to be the default behaviour, since upsized images, particularly upsized by the GD image library, look terrible.

Thanks
Tom

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Anna Robinson

Sorry Tom, it sounded like everyone was pretty much done with their testing. If you'd like to try the latest build, it's now on the ftp server and I've reactivated the serial number. I'll "re-close" the beta after launch.

Download the latest build.
Serial #: 098dC-PJRgW-0yAl6-PQj4o

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AlaskaTomBeta Tester

Anna,
Thanks!
I really wanted to give the transparent png fix a try, as that is the most important aspect to me.
I will grab it now. Also, thanks for re-activating the serial numbers until the product launches.

Thanks
Tom

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AlaskaTomBeta Tester

OK, I gave the transparent png fix a try, and I must say, I am quite impressed. I did not know you could do this with the GD image library.
It works GREAT!

I am posting the same page I posted earlier, to show the results, except this time, I put in a background image, so that you could see how well it keeps the transparency.

Thanks again!

Tom

wa-png.php

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Anna Robinson

Wonderful! Thanks for posting results!

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I have also added a checkbox to the UI for:

"Resize images smaller than proportions"

So that by default smaller images that already fit within the dimensions will be ignored, but you can check that box to allow upsizing like it works currently. I'll see if we can get a beta build with that functionality before we go live.

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