Bye bye SmugMug - no more adjusting the positioning of the crop for thumbnails.

oeyvindoeyvind norwayPosts: 3Registered Users Big grins
I`ve used the thumbnail gallery style for years. I`ve almost always needed to use the option to adjust the positioning of the crop for my square thumbnails. For some unknown reason SmugMug has removed this option and made my preferred setup useless. I don`t need nor want to change the design of my portfolio. The only solution for me is to find a new portfolio site and spend eons of time to set up my hundred of pages anew.
Thanks a lot SmugMug.
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  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoPosts: 9,649Registered Users Major grins

    I feel your pain. The option is still there, but only works till that night then reverses itself.

    Al - Just a volunteer here having fun
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  • leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product Team Posts: 3,605Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team SmugMug Employee

    The crop thumbnail tool never impacted photos in the Thumbnail gallery style. The only photos impacted by that tool were the teeny thumbnails in SmugMug style galleries. Thumbnail gallery styles will use metadata embedded within the photo to automatically align the photo properly — if there’s faces included in the photo, or focus points (certain camera types). In the future we’d love to build a tool to manually adjust the “point of interest” for each photo. For now, it can be done by setting that photo as the gallery’s “cover photo” photo, then using the “realign cover photo” option to move it up/down to set the alignment.

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  • oeyvindoeyvind norwayPosts: 3Registered Users Big grins
    > @leftquark said:
    > The crop thumbnail tool never impacted photos in the Thumbnail gallery style. The only photos impacted by that tool were the teeny thumbnails in SmugMug style galleries.

    Well that is surprising since I`ve used it for years. I`m afraid you`re wrong.
  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoPosts: 9,649Registered Users Major grins

    I think you're using the Smugmug style gallery. Shows a bunch of thumbs and one large photo.

    Al - Just a volunteer here having fun
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  • oeyvindoeyvind norwayPosts: 3Registered Users Big grins
    No, I`m using the Thumbnail gallery style. https://toftportraitphotography.smugmug.com/browse
  • leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product Team Posts: 3,605Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team SmugMug Employee

    @oeyvind said:

    @leftquark said:
    The crop thumbnail tool never impacted photos in the Thumbnail gallery style. The only photos impacted by that tool were the teeny thumbnails in SmugMug style galleries.

    Well that is surprising since Ive used it for years. Im afraid you`re wrong.

    No, the Crop Thumbnail tool only impacts the small thumbnail photos in the SmugMug style gallery. Specifically, it lets you set how the Ti and Th display copy sizes will be cropped. If you look at the source code for the Thumbnail style galleries you’ll see that they use much larger images than the tiny Ti and Th sizes. While you may have been using the tool, it wasn’t actually changing the cropping of those photos. This is one of many reasons why we opted to remove the tool - it led to confusion of folks thinking it was working when it wasn’t. In the future we’ll completely stop using Ti and Th sizes and instead build a new tool that lets you reposition any photo so it’s centered how you’d like.

    SmugMug Director of Product / dGrin Afficionado
    aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
    Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
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  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoPosts: 9,649Registered Users Major grins

    What bothers me is the tool works perfect. It's just that they have a program running every night that reverses any changes.
    You would think they were smart enough to fix that.
    I've lost 15 years of hard work.

    Al - Just a volunteer here having fun
    My Website | My Blog
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