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Re: BP Album+ : my new plugin for pictures

– Deciding how to dimension thumbnails, based on images with widely varying aspect ratios, and then present them in a grid, has been a problem that has dogged graphic designers since the earliest days of the Internet.

Tell me about it , our main concern are estate agent web sites, and have continual headaches with image resizing and agents trying to upload portrait images that need to fit to a specified width and blocks; as a frontend layout coder it makes me want to cry when my layouts get destroyed.

However regardless, thumbnails need to resize original to a specified width regardless of aspect ratio to a degree.

I happened to grab a rectangle wider than high to test with and would have had to accept that being resized proportionally to ~50px wide ending up with some minuscule height of around 10px :-)

We had a property portal site that members could upload company logos to a profile page we needed to produce a listing for those profiles and a thumbnail of the logo and the problems we had with users uploading hopeless aspect ratios for resizing were ultimately defeating and no we didn’t provide cropping as the users would have been too confused by that.

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