I'm a newbie. I've purchased Choices. I'm trying to set up a personal blog with photo albums for my family and friends to read and follow. I've searched the forum trying to find a solution..but I haven't found it.
I'm having problems with my slider image cropping my images. I've downloaded Simple Image Size to change the featured image size (I've also tried changing the functions.php file based on instructions on earlier support threads.) The slider now doesn't crop my landscape pictures, but continue to crop my vertical picture. I understand that I purchased a responsive theme. And this seems to be at the heart of my problem. Here's what I want.
On Blogroll page, I want to be able to post blog entries with pictures. I like having the slideshow and would like to keep this feature. However, I want the slider to show my vertical pictures in its entirety, but not larger than the height of my horizontal pictures. I'm ok if there is blank space to the left/right of my vertical pictures (would be nice if the vertical pics are centered). Seems to me the only options I have is to have the full vertical picture (huge image, requires scrolling down the page) or cropped image (that doesn't make sense). Is there an option to do what I want? If we have to get rid of the responsive feature, that's ok as the smallest device my friends and family will be viewing my website would be an iPad.
If not, then my second choice would be to have a preview image (no slideshow) on blogroll page. Once user clicks on blog posting or image, then they are taken to single entry blog posting page. On this page, is there an option to have the slideshow option I want? If not, then my third choice would be to have the pictures embedded within the post (with me controlling the image size via Simple Image Size). However, when I do this, it seems that my blogroll page shows the embedded pictures. Is it possible to only have preview image on blogroll page for the post and then embedded images on blog post page?
I hope what I want makes sense. My website is http://www.cemandtam.com. **removed by Devin**
Thank you for your help.