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Square thumbnails

Posted: 31 Aug 2012, 17:47
by John the R-T
Great programme. I have approx 60 years of photographs, slides and digital images. Some landscape, some vertical.
Is there a way to
1. Crop the original to a square.
2. Resize to 120 x120.
3. Save as a thumbnail.
At the moment ETG is chopping the heads off. :-(
I've tried 'Fixed size, fill background' and get a square thumbnail Ok but the fill is white which doesn't look good on a patterned background.


Re: Square thumbnails

Posted: 02 Sep 2012, 20:47
by Maxim
Currently ETG works like this when auto-cropping:

1. Resize to necessary width or height.
2. Crop height or width respectively to match the desired size.
3. Save as thumbnail.

I think it doesn't matter if the program will resize first and then crop or vice versa... The heads will go anyway if you need square thumbnails.

So if you want to keeps the heads - use "Scale" resize method. And if you want you can make all thumbnail cells in a table have equal size using the gallery CSS file. Do you know how to do it?

Re: Square thumbnails

Posted: 03 Sep 2012, 09:46
by John the R-T
I've managed to create square thumbnails with 'Fixed size, fill background' and changed the colour to almost match the patterned background. Not what I wanted but Ok.
I'm not a fan of tables prefering to have free flowing pages.
Examples which I'me rewriting in .php

I'll look into the CSS gallery method.
Thanks again.

Re: Square thumbnails

Posted: 03 Sep 2012, 10:39
by Maxim
OK, even if you use "Auto-wrap thumbnails" template, it still uses tables to display each thumbnail. And you still can add the following lines to the definition of the "td_thumbnail_image" class:

td.td_thumbnail_image {
width: 150px;
height: 150px;

You can do it in the built-in template editor (select the template and click Ctrl + E), in the "CSS file" section. If you do it - all thumbnails will be displayed in square cells 150x150 pixels, even when the thumbnails are not square.

Re: Square thumbnails

Posted: 03 Sep 2012, 11:51
by John the R-T
Ok thanks I'll try your suggestions.
I've already edited a template to html5 including a link to an external CSS file.