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Cropping Bug / Anomaly in "File Manager" (within HTML editor)

Thread began 10/07/2022 4:11 am by yogastudents362523 | Last modified 10/10/2022 12:09 pm by Ray Borduin | 143 views | 7 replies |

yogastudents362523

Cropping Bug / Anomaly in "File Manager" (within HTML editor)

Hello,

There is an image cropping issue in the pages you earlier helped me with.

If you take a look at the first set of pages at the paged-view link (given in URL in private area) you will notice that the bottom-most image is cropped. The heads are missing off the couple in the wedding photo.

You will see the same cropping issue if you page over to the next page, and view the image beside "Erin".

But if you clidk to go and view the Details Page on both, you will observe that they both show up fine.

I have also given you the passwords and links to enter edit mode on two of the records concerned.

If you take yourself to the "Browse Server" option for the name "Carol", you will observe, there, that the Preview image the File Manager constructs for the wedding couple image is already cropped; and this is indeed the image being offered in the page listings on the Results page. (NB It only seems to show in the part where you are actually offered the option to browse files on your local computer).

But if you take yourself to the same "Browse Server" option for the name "Abrefa", you will observe that there is no cropping on the File Manager page.

If you need passwords and so forth for other options, I will happily provide, but that is where the issue is coming from.

For some reason, the File Manager in the HTML editor seems to crop its preview images, which then means that the heads of my Presenters are also being cropped in the short bio I am offering on the paged listings view.

This is obviously unsatisfactory, but I do not know how to fix it, and also have not found a workaround.

Thank you

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yogastudents362523

Hi,

I have looked in the "Thumbs" Directory that the File Manage automatically creates for each user.

And upon examination, the software has definitely cropped the relevant images when placing its Preview Images in that directory.
I am not certain where the config file is for the File Manager, but it therefore seems to me that some value needs adjusting there?

Your mileage is likely to differ, of course.
Thank you

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

How are you creating the thumbs file? I don't quite understand where that image is coming from.

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yogastudents362523

Hi,

I do not create either the Thumb directory or the images inside it.

That is, I presume, done automatically by the File Manager, and as a part of its operations.
It seems to make that thumb-preview image of all files it uploads, presumably so it can provide them as selections in future manipulations within the HTML editor.

I can only assume that instructions for making those thumb images are somewhere within its configuration file.

Sorry, but that is all I can surmise. I do not know where or how those thumb images are being created, but it is not by me!!

Thanks

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I see. Those thumbs are for use in the file manager. They crop from the top and bottom of images to make them fit properly on the page. There is nothing wrong with the thumb, it just isn't meant for a forward facing page like you are using it. It is only supposed to be used by the file manager and may crop the top and bottom or left and right of an image to fit.

If you want to have a thumb and have more control of the way the thumb is created, then you can put the full sized original image on the page and use the webassist "Image Resizer" to resize it in place to create the thumb.

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yogastudents362523

I have two questions, please.

My images are currently loading with the following declaration:

<img src="https://www.xxxxxx.com/presenters/images/user_<?php echo($rsPresentersListing->getColumnVal("ID")) ; ?>/<?php echo($rsPresentersListing->getColumnVal("ThumbImage")); ?>" style="width: 122px; height: auto; background-size: contain; float: left; margin-right: 1em;" alt="pic of <?php echo($rsPresentersListing->getColumnVal("First")); ?> <?php echo($rsPresentersListing->getColumnVal("Last")); ?> coming soon!" />

FIRST QUESTION: What condition should I put for the if (TRUE) condition that ImageResizer requests? Should this be to check if the file exists in cache, and then if not to use the above whereas if it does, to reference the cache directory and get it there?

SECOND QUESTION: Would it in fact be better to place an ImageResizer routine at the head of the page and check for the existence of the necessary files before loading, and create any requred ones for its cache that do not exist, and create them then? So I would do a check for the relevant file for all Presenters in the cache, and create any missing ones before proceeding? And so that they are all ready to be placed?

My pages are in fact now loading with the correct images and etc., But they of course are taking an inordinately time to load if the browser does not have them in its cache. At least I no longer have cut off heads, etc.

Thank you, as ever, for your help and kindness.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I added image resizer to the page for you.

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yogastudents362523

Thank you.

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