I'm using Firefox 1.5 (WinXP).
Using the default theme I couldn't even put in an image 640x480 (which I consider web-sized)...when displayed, it kept the height, but used a different width. I wish I could track down exactly how the CSS and my browser made it happen, but I'm kinda busy right now.
And for some reason, when I tried to put in two images using RC3, after adding the second image I lost the ability to add either to the post. I put three copies of the first image in, then uploaded a second, then couldn't place other copies--clicking on the image browser images didn't result in a menu anymore. I might have also hit "close menu" around then too, which could have broken it, but even when I saved and re-edited the post I couldn't place new images.
As for the question of the image being larger than the editor...that is a hard one....here are the choices I'm coming up with:
- Warn the user at uploading that it is too big, and offer to down-sample it automatically (similar to thumb generation)
- Start with it automatically scaled down enough to fit in the edtior
- Make sure that the UI will allow re-sizing when the handles are outside the editing region
- Expect the user to know how much to downsample images for their blog, and leave them flapping in the breeze if they blow it.
I am always aware of the size of images I'm using, so I could handle the last one. But I think the second choice would be easiest to implement, and that makes it a good start. Then I would back-fill in choices 1 and 3 as I had time. On the other hand, I don't know how wordpress would figure out what the maximum width in the current theme. Perhaps there should be a pref for max image width/height, although height doesn't cause nearly as much grief.