Very big thumbnails

2008-11-20
2013-04-04
  • Is there any reason to limit the thumbnail size to 260px? With a big-resolution display the thumbnails become so tiny that they are only useful for searching and not comparing.
    Would there be any way to make even bigger thumbnails?

     
    • Daniele Isca
      Daniele Isca
      2008-11-20

      Hi,
      260 px is a good compromise size for most common resolutions, but it can be changed if necessary.
      can you send me a screenshot of your display please?

       
      • The idea would be not to have the thumbnails size fixed but that every press made bigger ad infinitum. Say, for example, a factor of 1,5. Thus you have a thumbnails as big as you want.

        I changed the hardcoded value of one of the sizes to 640. The pictures were kind of blured. Then something came to my mind: you are not rendering a preview of the photo, you are getting the raw thumbnail. Could this behaviour be changed?

        <a href="http://img222.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gtkrawgallerybigthumbnaos5.png" target="_blank"><img src="http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3830/gtkrawgallerybigthumbnaos5.th.png" border="0" alt="Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us" />Here is the screeshot you asked</a>

         
    • Daniele Isca
      Daniele Isca
      2008-11-26

      Your idea could be useful, but it is potentially insecure. Loading hundreds of big thumbnails could cause
      memory overloads.