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Main photo being cropped on 'explore' pages. Answered


The main photo of an Instructable is being cropped by a few percent at the edges on the 'explore' pages.  The images are fine when the Instructable is clicked to view it, but for myself and others who take photos to fill the whole frame it is annoying to have the edges of the 'content' chopped off.  (I always intend to take a more loosely framed photo as the title image but never seem to remember.)
Is this a bug in the image handling or is it done by intent?

Edit :
I've just realised what's happening - It's cropping to make a square aspect ratio for the thumbnails.
Looks like I'll have to compose the photo accordingly.

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

8 years ago

Yes, the intro images are cropped to square when viewed as the project thumbnail.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

8 years ago

As Kiteman already said (and as you figured out), they are displayed as squares, so any photo that's not a square will lose some of the image and is taken from the center... It's not really a bug per se, because there has to be ONE standard to follow, otherwise displaying explore images would be a mess... some portrait, some landscape, some panoramic... It's just easier to make them all square.

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iceng
iceng

8 years ago

HQ programmers are infiltrating our careful arranged preparations :¬(

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Kiteman
Kiteman

8 years ago

Re: square.

Yup - it's the same for avatar images as well.