Author Topic: ALBUM VIEW: Fill picture  (Read 630 times)

ch1v35

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This one shouldn't be hard to do. I dislike having the albums all at different heights, it would be nice to have a FILL option to have them all come together to fill the square they occupy


(bottom row is uneven)

voodoopunk

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Not to be too old fashioned, but... can't you just resize them yourself? I never add album art to anything without resizing it to what I want.

BoraBora

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If it's optional, I don't care. But if it's supposed to be the default, then -100. Covers are not always square. I wouldn't want my rectangular covers elongated or flattened.

phred

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This one shouldn't be hard to do.
Never tell a developer that something isn't hard to do. Even if you're a developer, you don't know what's involved with this particular application.

... can't you just resize them yourself?
Exactly. Preferences > Tools > use external picture viewer invoked on double-click of a picture > [choose the application]. Then when you double-click on the artwork it will open in your desired picture viewer/editor and you can resize it there. I suggest looking at the free FastStone Image Viewer.
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ch1v35

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Not to be too old fashioned, but... can't you just resize them yourself? I never add album art to anything without resizing it to what I want.

that's fine enough but doing it for 500+ albums is a bit crazy. i also don't enjoy altering the image itself to stretch to strange proportions, i like to keep the original untouched image

If it's optional, I don't care. But if it's supposed to be the default, then -100. Covers are not always square. I wouldn't want my rectangular covers elongated or flattened.
definitely optional, i don't think i ever recommend anything to be the default. you're thinking of a stretch fit (think wallpapers, there are tile/stretch/fill/center/span etc. options), fill is where it simply zooms in more till it fills the desired size

ch1v35

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bumping this again just to show a clearer example. these are casette rips. it would be nice to have the option for a "fill album view" for it to zoom in until it's squared and centered - not editing the image itself, mind you.

akalucard

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Thanks ch1v35 for posting about this.  I had a post about a half year ago, asking for a similar function, and figured this is a good chance to push for it again.  To avoid distortion, I suggested just centering the images and filling the background with a solid color *based off of the image itself* or even have all of them the same color, but definitely as mentioned before it should be an optional feature.  I feel your OCD here.  Here's the thread I made with the examples of how I thought it might be doable. My Post