Support » Plugin: Gallery Manager » Fancy gallery – image proportions?

  • Resolved EllenGTodd

    (@ellengtodd)


    My website displays my artwork – paintings with different dimensions. I need a gallery plug-in that supports portrait, landscape and panoramic dimensions.

    I like the look and feel of Fancy Gallery Lite, which does not provide this feature. Before purchasing the upgrade, I’d like to know whether this feature is available in the pro version.

    Thanking you in advance
    Ellen

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/fancy-gallery/

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  • Plugin Author Dennis

    (@dhoppe)

    Hi Ellen! Usually the plugin should work with all kind of image dimensions. Please could you explain in detail the issue you have in the free lite version with images?

    EllenGTodd

    (@ellengtodd)

    Thank you for your response, Dennis. I delayed in answering you, as I needed my webhost to unhide my website. It might help for you to visit it at http://ellentoddartist.com/wp/, especially as I may have 3 issues – 2 of which are related.

    On the website, look at the portfolio subpage Landscapes and compare this with the subpage botanicals. I may have a problem with the uploaded image size. Under Botanicals, you’ll see that the thumbnail for “Columbine” is sized & proportioned correctly. Under Landscapes, the “Winter Stream” thumbnail is not.

    Also, under seasonal, you’ll see that again, the first image thumbnail is cropped, when I prefer to show the whole image. And, when you click on that to open the image it is larger than the screen. Is this another size limit issue?

    And, lastly, I only seem to be able to create 3 galleries when I need more than that. Is that an issue of the free Lite vs paid version?

    I have tried many of the available portfolio and gallery plugins and find yours to be the closest to what I’m seeking. If we get the size issues resolved, then it is exactly what I want, and it is easy to use. Thank you for the thought and attention to detail you’ve obviously put into developing this.
    Thank you very much! Ellen Todd

    Plugin Author Dennis

    (@dhoppe)

    Okay, I saw on the “Botanicals” gallery that some thumbnails are not cropped correctly. Usually all thumbnail images have the same dimensions. So to clarify that: The Columbine and the Daylilies have the wrong thumbnail dimensions.

    EllenGTodd

    (@ellengtodd)

    Hi Dennis – I understand that in most cases the thumbnails should be the same size and dimensions. In showing artwork, I want the thumbnails to be a mini version of the actual painting. To turn a rectangle into a square either distorts the work or requires selecting a small part of a large work so that the feel of the complete piece is misrepresented.

    So, the Columbine and Daylilies are actually correct,although it would be better if the height of the Daylilies matched the other thumbnais. The Twinleaf and Red Gerbera have cropped off part of tops and/or bottoms of those picture, when I’d like the entire picture to be included.

    If you look under the Landscape gallery, the winter stream is shown as a square thumbnail, when it is really a small panorama and I’d like to have the represented in the thumbnail.

    EllenGTodd

    (@ellengtodd)

    For the lite version I figured out a solution. I resized and reloaded all of the images and the thumbnails were proportional. This fix doesn’t carry over with a switch to the pro version. I’m still working on that, but understand that the pro version support is done directly through Dennis Hoppe. As far as the Lite version goes, this is resolved, and I hope that my experience will help someone else.

    Plugin Author Dennis

    (@dhoppe)

    As you already noticed, the thumbnail images always need to have the same width and height. This is necessary to make the gallery look like a grid. Otherwise the gallery would look a little bit weird. You can change the thumbnail image size directly in the “Edit gallery” view on the right column in the “Thumbnails” box. But of course the images are always cropped so that there is a missing part on top and bottom or on the left and right side.

    Let’s discuss a custom template solution for your issue within the support ticket you opened on our website. 🙂

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