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Images too large for screen

Hi guys dont know if its just my PC but images open rather large and overlap the header and bottom of the screen so the complete image cannot be seen as a whole. I can zoom out but this makes the text size rather small.

2nd connected thing is I certainly cant see the title of the blip and the complete image.

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Hi - sorry for the time it's taken to respond. But we've been listening very closely to the feedback. This is an issue that we have pushed up the 'fix' ladder...

The tech guys have been looking hard into this over night and we hope to be able to introduce an update to the site later today/tomorrow. This will ensure that when the image loads on your screen, it's never taller than the height of your screen (unless, for example, your using a mobile screen on landscape)!

Thanks for the feedback.

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Have to add my own endorsement of this very big problem. This issue actually overshadows everything else at the moment. I have a pretty standard laptop display and by default the image does not fit on the screen, let alone being able to see the date and title. In the browse modes the navigation controls are off the bottom of the screen so you have to scroll back down every time you move backwards or forwards. This will drive me demented.

earthdreamer 1 vote
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I have a 13" laptop - and the same problem .... can't see the whole picture at once - and scrolling up and down doesn't really make lots of fun ... this way a lot gets lost..... :-(

Steffi 0 votes
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Oh! And of course if someone hasn't paid for membership, I can't click large in order to shrink their photo to fit the screen :(

Veronica 0 votes
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I completely agree. The gaps between the images is a big contributor to the problem. I have a large very high resolution screen, I am constantly having to scroll. This is not very good design.

hobbs 0 votes
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There is too much 'dead space' around the images. Why do you need the author's profile thumbnail and the navigation buttons and calendar control at the top of the screen - move them below the image in the empty space to the right of the journal, where the hearts and stars button are

madwill 0 votes
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I would also prefer to see the whole image initially and the option of a larger image if required to home in on certain details. This just seems to be the wrong way round.

SwillinBilly 0 votes
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Something that Users may find helpful if using browser software on a computer (no idea about mobile devices), is to try pressing the F11 key. In most browsers this toggles the screen between "Full-screen mode," and pressing again, back to "normal viewing mode" modes.

It won't necessarily give you the full view of portrait orientated photos (with the page setup at the time of typing this), but it may give you a better view, by hiding some of the unnecessary clutter. Looks good with enlarged photos (IMHO).

Don't panic, remember push F11 to return back to normal mode.

Hope that helps... a bit!

(May be useful at other times, if not here.)

Best wishes,

PeninsulaLight 0 votes
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On iPad in portrait mode, image size is ok for landscape, but need to scroll for portraits- not good. Would help if the full screen button was one of the buttons at the top with the next/previous buttons

DawnP 0 votes
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It's not just your screen, I am finding this too, which is really annoying me, I have a laptop with a decent (for a laptop) sized screen, but even landscape images I have to scroll up and down.

shotlandka 0 votes
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I also agree that the images are too big. The size and presentation of photos in the other version of blipfoto was much better!

1DayataTime 0 votes
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Liking a lot of stuff, but not being able to see the whole image as standard is a big deal. I poked around, and I found a button which allows you to see the shot in full. Sort of. And it's on black. Black? Looks like very ugly stop gap solution. You need to be able 'stand back' from a shot and have some air around it to appreciate how it was meant to be seen.

rubyjones 1 vote
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Same here! I can only see everything if I change zoom level to 75%...which doesn't suit everything else I'm doing on my PC...very irritating to adjust every time I want to browse blip!

Missycat 0 votes
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I agree with the other comments. I hate having to scroll down to see the whole picture. Where have the Groups gone to? I like looking at the Knitting and sewing group but can't find it.

Croftcrafts 1 vote
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Could something be done about the grey sidebars on vertical images? It spoils the all-white background.

RichardDonkin 1 vote
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Well done you guys. Fixed and so very much better. You will have made a lot of people happy, especially me. Being pushy, I'd like to see the navigational clutter moved from the top to make it cleaner still but this is a great response.

earthdreamer 0 votes
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OK, the main issue is fixed. Thank you for listening.
BUT, but....the pale grey bounding box is doing my head in.
Is there any way this can be white? Or very, very pale grey.
There is no point in having a lovely new white clean website
with that grey roller blind in the centre of the screen.

rubyjones 1 vote
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How come earthdreamer is saying it is fixed? I'm not seeing it. With my browser set at 100% in both firefox and IE, my landscape images are still taller than the height of my browser window.

blouseybrown 0 votes
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Agree with Emmy -- it was fixed, now it's broken again. I guess they found a problem and have rolled it back while they work on it. They do know it's a priority, so I'm sure it will be fixed, eventually.

Veronica 0 votes
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I'm viewing on a 24" iMac, and even on that I am unable to view images without scrolling. That can't be right.

dublinshooter 0 votes
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Glad to hear that Blipcentral are now focusing on this as I've had problems with it too. It's a bit annoying when you can't see a whole image at once!

TMLHereAndThere 1 vote