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The OLD photo viewer - It's important to be able to see full-size images 14 77.78%
The NEW photo viewer - I like javascript eye candy, and the Jaggies remind me of 8-bit video games. 2 11.11%
We have a photo viewer? I'm browsing this webite using Lynx on a Linux box in my Mom's basement. 0 0%
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Old 04-20-2008, 03:28 AM   #1
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Default "Lightbox" photo viewer in the threads

Well, we've lived with the new viewer for a while now, and I have to say it really hasn't grown on me.

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1. There is no way to see the "fullsize" photo, and the scaled down photos are really awful. They use the browser's cheap and fast resizing algorithm and you get "jaggies" everywhere. This is a problem especially in build threads where you need to show detail. It's also a bummer when someone posts a "beauty shot" that is ruined because of the "jaggies" everywhere.

2. It's sometimes slow to go from photo to photo.

3. The new viewer brings very little benefit (other than the nifty zoom up effect), while taking away the very beneficial feature the old one had that let you see the full size image.

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I feel the same way, but looking at the code, it seems like we're still using HighSlide JS for photo viewing, just with a few other options turned on or changed (new zoom effects, no more "next" and "previous" buttons, though I never really used them anyway). Perhaps the "click for fullsize version" function was just turned off by accident? The lack of fullsize viewing is my only issue ... the rest works fine for me now that the "fade to black" effect on the rest of the page has been turned off.



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I agree - we need the "view full size" option turned on.

Detals dont show up in build pics or on plans etc.

Can you do that Mike?

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I have it on my list of to do's. I wish it was as simple as flipping a switch, but it was decoded since it conflicted with another JS file. I just have to find the time to sit down and see where the conflict is in VB.

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This thread needs an example!


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I liked the way the old photo viewer had forward/back buttons on it. It was easier than having to close the open lightbox and to see and then click on another photo.
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This thread needs an example!
I don't understand the issue. The photos that you just posted zoomed up to almost full screen for me and were very clear. The edge lines had no jaggies at all.

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Originally Posted by sgf323 View Post
I liked the way the old photo viewer had forward/back buttons on it. It was easier than having to close the open lightbox and to see and then click on another photo.
You can just use the left and right arrow keys for the same effect.
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Originally Posted by buzkil View Post
I don't understand the issue. The photos that you just posted zoomed up to almost full screen for me and were very clear. The edge lines had no jaggies at all.
Yeah, it depends on your monitor size. The code detects your display area and opens the photos as large as it can fit. Those opened full size for me as well, but I've got a 24" wide-screen monitor.

Take a look at the instruction sheet and the edges of the plastics on this photo and you'll see jaggies unless you've got some kind of mega-monitor.


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Try these.

They are unreadable on my monitors - laptop and desktop.

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Ok I see it now. Nice plane BTW!

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An example. Can anyone read that very well?

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No, Not very well. It's like pixils are missing or left out.

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I get the same thing. I think they are being referred to as jaggies.

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Sweet!

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You can just use the left and right arrow keys for the same effect.
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Originally Posted by Murocflyer View Post
An example. Can anyone read that very well?

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It's very clear on my monitor.

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Originally Posted by Mike Parsons View Post
I have it on my list of to do's. I wish it was as simple as flipping a switch, but it was decoded since it conflicted with another JS file. I just have to find the time to sit down and see where the conflict is in VB.
Right click, hit "view image, click + an you got full size,,, Pain in the butt, your bub, steve


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It's very clear on my monitor.
Really? I feel cheated. I can barely read that. What are your monitor settings? Maybe it's me?

I have a PC and use Windows if that means anything.

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Frank,

Your image is illegible on my laptop, but just fine on my big desktop monitor.

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I see all of the photos very clearly as well (laptop set to 1280x768). It must be PC resolution independent. I set it as a work around (when the conflict arose) to have the photo automatically stretch to full size instead of the default 800x600 since the expand X button was removed.

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Really? I feel cheated. I can barely read that. What are your monitor settings? Maybe it's me?

I have a PC and use Windows if that means anything.

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It looks fine on my work monitor (19" Acer flat panel) and at home on my 17" flat panel. It's set at 1280 x 1024 pixels and 32 bit color quality.

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It must be more than a resolution issue.

No matter what resolution I set my laptop to, the drawings are impossible to read - unless I do the zoom in thing (Control + on my machine).

When the images pop up on my machines they are only about 1/4 - 1/2 the size of the viewing area - no where near full size.

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Larry -- What kind of machine and browser are you using? What is the largest resolution you've tried?

I've got Ubuntu, Windows and Mac OS on my desk so I can pretty much check anything you're running to at least let you know if I can get the same result from running the same settings/software.
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Im running XP home on an HP laptop IE7 something with the latest up-dates. The desktop is the same software versions and some noname 17" monitor.

On the laptop Ive tried up to 19??x10?? or so.

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I ran it with IE7 at 1920x1200 and it fills the screen. Have you tried it in Firefox? It's better than IE anyway
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