October 9, 2011 at 10:19 am #6285
The Flashlight theme is awesome, congratulations. One problem though, and I suspect this is going to be a big issue with photographers wanting to use the theme – it stretches the images to fill the frame. Looks great for many landscape orientation images but photographers hate having their images stretched in any way and in my experience unless it can be controlled it is a show stopper.
Is there anyway to set the ‘fit images to screen’ off – as is possible for instance in the Invictus photography theme by doitmax
Photographers most often want to display a selection of both landscape and portrait orientation images and if the theme is going to stretch the portrait orientation images then it makes it impossible to use.October 9, 2011 at 12:16 pm #53601
this feature/option is not supported by the fullscreen slideshow. I’ll ask Kriesi to look into it (maybe a fit to width/height option which prevents the image from being cropped by locking it at 100% height/width).October 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm #53602
If you take a look at the Invictus theme it handles it very nicely by giving the option to either fit the image to the screen, or to lock the height.
Therefore a portrait orientation image appears with the background either side, but the height of the image is retained. It seems to me that this is the only way to keep photographers happy.
If you take a look at this example I worked up using Flashlight you will see that panoramic images might also need to be display, but this I got around by saving the image with a larger dimension and creating black space top and bottom – http://www.onlinedesigns.co.uk/clients/adrianarbib/gallery/forest/
The images in this gallery are in fact square however – http://www.onlinedesigns.co.uk/clients/adrianarbib/gallery/hasid/
And the 2nd image in this gallery is a portrait orientation image that gets badly stretched with the current version of Flashlight – http://www.onlinedesigns.co.uk/clients/adrianarbib/gallery/ogoni/
I have no option but to use a different theme for this client as he along with every other photographer I work with will not allow their images to be stretched in any way.December 8, 2011 at 8:02 pm #53603December 8, 2011 at 9:16 pm #53604
It’s already part of version 1.3 – you can find the changelog here: http://themeforest.net/item/flashlight-fullscreen-background-portfolio-theme/616050
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