July 10, 2012 at 10:33 pm #14197
I could not bear to give up Choices because of the behaviour of vertical oriented images, so I have come up with my own stone age solution: To put vertical images through Photoshop, and give them a fat black padding on the sides so they in effect become horizontal in orientation.
See what I mean here: http://www.thevelvetroom.dk/portfolio-item/franny/ (fourth image is “horizontalized”).
Now I will move on in building the site. I would not mind though, if there one day came a little check-box in the backend to achieve this effect in a more sensible way ;-)July 10, 2012 at 11:49 pm #82449
Let me tag Kriesi on this. Meanwhile, we are glad that you’re able to come up with a temporary solution.
IsmaelAugust 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm #82450
Thanks for the notice. Will think about it and see if I can come up with a simple solutin that doesnt further bloat up the backend :/
KriesiJanuary 28, 2013 at 10:19 pm #82451
Just seconding this request!
I too love Choices. But, when uploading a mix of image orientations in a portfolio item (most people do), it tends to make the page expansion / contraction a bit too ‘energetic,’ especially if one chooses to turn on the autorotation of the slideshow. Worse, the vertical images appear to be emphasized over the horizontal images (due to their larger magnification and level of detail) when this is not necessarily the case….
I notice that in the Choices demo site, most of the images used in the portfolio slideshows were all cropped square to avoid this issue!
Only on the portfolio display pages, couldn’t the medium-size images be displayed to fit into a fixed-size CSS display zone (609 x 609 pixels) based on its largest dimension and then centered both vertically and horizontally pretty easily? (The pop-up lightbox slideshows would still remain full-resolution and adjust for orientation, though…)
This really becomes an issue for those of us who are designing websites for clients who are not particularly design-savvy. To expect a client who wants to be able to update his own website in the future to create two sets of images to upload (the second set having backgrounds to maintain uniform square dimensions regardless of orientation) and replace the medium images with an FTP client is just too complicated!
If the theme could display them fit to the square display area regardless of orientation, it would SO much easier for end users to add new projects by simply uploading all their images….
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