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Thumbnails In Organizer

JszeeJszee Registered Users Posts: 20 Big grins
edited November 6, 2016 in Bug Reporting
Recently I've noticed that all of the new galleries that I set up contain all 1:1 square thumbnails while in organizer, edit mode. It's driving me crazy when I am trying to sort the order since I can not tell the original aspect ratios of each photo. I used to be able to check the "square thumbnails" option on or off and I don't see that anymore.
Hoping someone can help.
Thanks,
Jenna
www.jennafineart.com

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    leftquarkleftquark Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 3,784 Many Grins
    edited August 29, 2016
    Square thumbnails will only impact the SmugMug Gallery style. The Organizer will always use small square thumbnails though we do have a popular feature request to make the photos bigger (and different aspect ratios). It's something we'd love to add at one day in the near future!
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    denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Administrators Posts: 14,286 moderator
    edited August 29, 2016
    leftquark wrote: »
    Square thumbnails will only impact the SmugMug Gallery style. The Organizer will always use small square thumbnails though we do have a popular feature request to make the photos bigger (and different aspect ratios). It's something we'd love to add at one day in the near future!
    Ouch! If I create a new gallery in a collage landscape style there is no longer a place to specify the thumbs, and the thumbs in organizer are square. That stinks!

    This change was very recent. I created a gallery on 8/24/2016 using a quick setting and the thumbs were original as I desired. (If it is helpful to take a look, it's this gallery - http://www.denisegoldberg.com/Coastal-glimpses/New-Sarah-Mildred-Long-Bridge/).

    I created a gallery today (8/29/2016) using the same quick setting and the thumbs are SQUARE. That makes no sense at all.

    Why would the thumbs in organizer default to square when the gallery style in use shows the photos in original aspect ratio?

    Now to get original thumbs in organizer I use my quick setting to create the gallery. Next I change the style to smugmug, set square thumbs to off, then set the style back to my default collage landscape. This is extra unnecessary work.

    This is a very recent change in behavior and I consider it to be a DEFECT (or BUG).

    --- Denise
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    denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Administrators Posts: 14,286 moderator
    edited August 29, 2016
    I've moved this thread to the Bug Reporting forum since it is recent and inconsistent (with the specified gallery style) behavior.

    --- Denise
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    leftquarkleftquark Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 3,784 Many Grins
    edited August 29, 2016
    Thanks for the investigation Denise. It may have something to do with something I snuck in as part of the Cover Photo release - in that "Square Thumbnails" only shows up when on SmugMug style galleries, since it only applies to that. I'll work with the team to figure out a better solution for the Organizer.
    dGrin Afficionado
    Former SmugMug Product Team
    aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
    Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
    My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations
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    redcrownredcrown Registered Users Posts: 60 Big grins
    edited October 23, 2016
    I just fell into this trap. Any progress in the 2 months since reported and a solution promised?
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    leftquarkleftquark Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 3,784 Many Grins
    edited October 23, 2016
    redcrown wrote: »
    I just fell into this trap. Any progress in the 2 months since reported and a solution promised?

    We have a solution in the works - stay tuned!
    dGrin Afficionado
    Former SmugMug Product Team
    aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
    Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
    My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations
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    leftquarkleftquark Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 3,784 Many Grins
    edited November 5, 2016
    When browsing a Gallery in the Organize, you'll now find a toggle in the upper right corner of the Organizer that will let you switch between Square Thumbnails or Original Aspect Ratio thumbnails. The toggle is site-wide (not gallery specific) and is stored on your computer (changing computers will not remember the setting).

    In order to do this, we no longer use Ti and Th sized photos in the Organizer. Instead we use Small size images scaled down and then "cropped" when Square is set.

    organizer_toggle-XL.png
    dGrin Afficionado
    Former SmugMug Product Team
    aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
    Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
    My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations
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    denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Administrators Posts: 14,286 moderator
    edited November 5, 2016
    leftquark wrote: »
    When browsing a Gallery in the Organize, you'll now find a toggle in the upper right corner of the Organizer that will let you switch between Square Thumbnails or Original Aspect Ratio thumbnails.
    Thank you!

    --- Denise
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    David_S85David_S85 Administrators Posts: 13,220 moderator
    edited November 6, 2016
    Hey Aaron, that is a very nice update. Thanks!
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