MG 2.1 No easy way to view full size image in 2.1 on laptop

island

Active member
When viewing this page on a laptop for example:

The image on that page is actually a 4,160px × 2,340px image

However chrome and other browsers only show it scaled to 1,178px × 663px maximum.

Are the extra pixels intended only for retina type displays?

The only way on a non-touch laptop or desktop display to view that large image (useful for media that is a drawing for example with lots of fine detail) seems to be to right click on the image, click "copy image URL", and then paste the URL into the URL bar of the browser ?

I miss the lightbox that showed a full screen image on click.

Is there a way to have the new forum attachment "lightbox" available for media gallery images?
 

beerForo

Well-known member
Wondered this yesterday!

I have a 24" monitor and can't view full size. We're running a photo contest in Gallery so it's the first time I tried to click or find a way. Looked all over, even settings, to see if the images were being uploaded small.

So how do we view full size? Is there way?
 
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beerForo

Well-known member
XF, is this an oversight or bug?

I'm using the Media of the Month add-on. It creates a post in the forum from the gallery, the image fits my screen. I click to see it in the gallery and I see the small image you can't enlarge. How do you view it full size or with the browser's size etc?

Seems odd of all places, the gallery has the smallest image. And that's where my members are voting for MOTM.
 

island

Active member
I haven't figured this out yet.

As pointed out in the link above, in Firefox you can instruct users to right click on the image and "view image" and in chrome you can instruct users to right click on the image and "open image in new tab" which is easier than I said in the first post. No need to copy and paste the url. (Sorry, I actually forgot that menu item was there. Oops.)

There was a reason pointed out in the above thread why not to have a lightbox -- in some cases, the photo would already be full size. That doesn't seem to be the case here now on xenforo.com though if you are on a larger screen where the template limits the size to a maximum size. (so it would be less useful to have a lightbox function if the template is full width rather than having a max width for the page.)

I also would like my users to type a meaningful description. So the lightbox in 1.x was nice for this. So you can go from thumbnail view to page view where you have the photo and description which tells you what you're looking at, and then just (normal) click the image, same as you would in main forums, for full screen view of the photo.

I guess opening the image itself in a new tab lets you zoom with the thumbwheel further in than the lightbox maybe (although with a lightbox you can still do that if you want to use the right click menu; I don't find myself doing it often, since I forgot the menu item was there!)

I liked the fact that the gallery in 1.x matched the forum functionality in 1.x in this respect so I'd like to figure out how to recreate it in 2.x.

I thought I would try and get used to it for a month but I'm having a hard time coming to terms that in the forum when you want to see an attached photo larger, you (normal) click it and it comes up in a lightbox full screen. To close it you hit the x and are back to where you were. However, in the gallery when you want to see the full photo, you have to right click it and click the menu item, and then different browsers word it differently, slightly. I'd still like the gallery to have the same functionality as the forum in this respect which I think is easier for me and makes the two feel like they're functioning more closely integrated to me. Since the lightbox function is already in the forum, would like to get the same function in the gallery template.
 
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island

Active member
The odd part is the forum itself has more viewing features for attachments than the actual gallery :oops:

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Would it be difficult to apply that same feature from the forum attachment system to the media gallery? That works really well for me in the forum and seems very easy to use for new users too (or for those of us like me who forget the browser right click menu is there evidently ;))
 
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