#58 Fit to height with auto-rotate


Yeah, I know. Yet another viewing mode.

Basically it's fit to height, but in the case that the image is taller than it is wide, it would be auto-rotated 90d right or left (chosen in preferences). The idea is to display every page full-screen, using as much of a wide-screen laptop or tablet display as possible. This is basically how I read right now but would save me from having to hunt for the R key on a sideways keyboard in the dark.


  • Oddegamra

    Oddegamra - 2012-07-26

    The idea does have some appeal. Thinking about it, it might not even need another viewing mode — I could imagine a more general option “Flip when width exceeds height” or the other way around.
    But after playing around with this for a bit, I have some concerns. When reading comic pages, pages with height > width will probably be the default case, but when switching through normal images, it is possible that the image orientation will change every other image. Exactly how do you cope with this, anyway? Slant your head? I generally find rotated images rather complicated, as I can't really read text on them without doing head acrobatics.

  • dirtyepic @ gentoo

    I do laptop acrobatics instead. I read comics in best fit mode, rotated 90d clockwise and hold the laptop sideways like a book. When I get to a double-page spread the text is usually too small to read so I turn the laptop right side up and hit shift-R to rotate the image to match. It's a bit annoying to keep flipping it around but I don't really like scrolling all the time and like to see the whole page at once and this is the best method I've found. Basically I'm just lazy and looking to save the keypress.

    I don't imagine this would be very useful for looking through normal images. For that I would use a different view mode.

  • Oddegamra

    Oddegamra - 2012-07-26

    Quoting from the changelog:

    > Added an option to automatically rotate images if their height exceeds
    > their width (or width exceeds height), located in the menu bar under
    > Tools -> Transform image -> Auto-rotate image.

    Please give it a spin and see if it fits your needs.

  • Oddegamra

    Oddegamra - 2012-07-26
    • assigned_to: nobody --> oddegamra
    • status: open --> pending
  • dirtyepic @ gentoo

    That works really well. Thanks!

  • dirtyepic @ gentoo

    • status: pending --> open
  • Oddegamra

    Oddegamra - 2013-05-21
    • status: open --> closed
    • Group: --> SVN

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