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Customizable thumbnails! 🎉

siovene
07 Jan, 2020 18:59
I just released new code on AstroBin that lets you customize the thumbnails in your gallery.



When you upload a new image, that's now the first step. Simply click and drag across the image on the thumbnail editing page.

You can also change thumbnails of older images, using the Edit menu.

It works for revisions too, by clicking the "edit" icon on the thumbnail of a revision.

Please report any problems you might encounter with this new feature, and enjoy!
Edited 07 Jan, 2020 19:02
jtrezzo
07 Jan, 2020 22:05
So I have tried it out on my old images, and it is only working on the original uploaded image, and not revisions at the moment. If I edit a thumbnail it will not show in the gallery with the revision set as final, but if I mark the original to Final it will change in the gallery.
jeffbax
07 Jan, 2020 22:18
Tried it too. same remark on thé final release. Thanks for this feature.

Jf
Edited 07 Jan, 2020 22:20
jtrezzo
07 Jan, 2020 22:29
Ah so I missed the part about using the edit icon to change it on revisions! Seems to work perfectly now!
jtrezzo
07 Jan, 2020 23:04
So I'm back, with a real problem this time. A couple of my images that I changed thumbnails on have "broke"- there is just black space now in a good part of them.  I tried reloading, redoing thumbnail, and in different browsers just to check. See these (but several others did this too):

https://www.astrobin.com/390586/E/
https://www.astrobin.com/397253/D/
https://www.astrobin.com/370363
Edited 07 Jan, 2020 23:31
Pianoplayer55
08 Jan, 2020 04:47
Great feature for when the default algorithm doesn't quite center the object of interest. Thanks!
_Frank_
08 Jan, 2020 10:18
Jarrett Trezzo
So I have tried it out on my old images, and it is only working on the original uploaded image, and not revisions at the moment. If I edit a thumbnail it will not show in the gallery with the revision set as final, but if I mark the original to Final it will change in the gallery.

Same with me. It would be great if the feature would also work with the revisions. Apart from that I haven't seen any problems. smile

Frank
leemr
08 Jan, 2020 10:26
I never realised how much I wanted this feature until it was implemented.
khrrugh
08 Jan, 2020 11:33
Really good and easy to use, thanks Salvatore!  smile
Chris-PA
08 Jan, 2020 14:50
Hi Salvatore,

It's working great on images that only have one version, but not working on images with multiple revisions.

Chris
Jeffreyhorne
08 Jan, 2020 15:04
Love this! Thank you! It appears there is a minimum dimension for the thumbnails? I can’t seem to make my owl nebula thumbnail small enough…after saving, it seems to crop larger than I expected.
siovene
08 Jan, 2020 15:09
There isn't a minimum, but if you go below 130x130 the box becomes red as a warning. You will lose definition if your thumbnail is smaller than 130x130, because then it gets enlarged to 130x130 in your gallery.
siovene
08 Jan, 2020 15:10
I just tried your Owl and it worked fine.
Edited 08 Jan, 2020 15:10
Jeffreyhorne
08 Jan, 2020 15:32
Salvatore Iovene
There isn't a minimum, but if you go below 130x130 the box becomes red as a warning. You will lose definition if your thumbnail is smaller than 130x130, because then it gets enlarged to 130x130 in your gallery.

That’s great to know! Thank you!

Also, I misspoke about the owl nebula picture. It was actually the Rung Nebula that I was having issues with. Still can’t get it to crop down for the thumbnail.
siovene
08 Jan, 2020 15:35
You need to do it on the Final revision. If you use the Edit menu, that refers to the originally uploaded image. Check the pencil icon when you hover on your revision marked as Final.
Jeffreyhorne
08 Jan, 2020 15:38
Salvatore Iovene
You need to do it on the Final revision. If you use the Edit menu, that refers to the originally uploaded image. Check the pencil icon when you hover on your revision marked as Final.

Gosh, I feel silly now. Thank you!  smile
Chris-PA
08 Jan, 2020 16:10
Oh! Now I get it. Thank you for the clarification!!
Gh14Cc10
08 Jan, 2020 16:43
Hi Salvatore, it is a very nice feature, thank you! However I have an image for which the thumbnail is not working, I don't understand why
I set a reduced thumbnail for the following pic to have the veil in the center, but it always show on the left-hand side. With the other pictures it works fine but with this no.
https://www.astrobin.com/412593/C/



Edited 08 Jan, 2020 16:48
Chris-PA
08 Jan, 2020 16:56
Hi Salvatore,

One more thing - I just updated a thumbnail for one of my images and it seemed to have somehow corrupted it. It works when moused-over, but the bottom half is otherwise black: https://www.astrobin.com/407870/B/

Chris
Gh14Cc10
08 Jan, 2020 16:57
Salvatore Iovene
You need to do it on the Final revision. If you use the Edit menu, that refers to the originally uploaded image. Check the pencil icon when you hover on your revision marked as Final.

That's working xD No issues anymore!
Edited 08 Jan, 2020 16:57
Chris-PA
08 Jan, 2020 17:17
Similarly, the thumbnail for revision W has the same error on this page: https://www.astrobin.com/338207/W/ - the bottom half is cut off. That's the only place it's getting cut off though - it looks fine on my main page. Flagging malfunctioning thumbnails didn't work, nor did re-editing the thumbnail. I think I'm going to stop altering these for now.
siovene
08 Jan, 2020 18:11
Looks like a serious bug, I will investigate ASAP.
siovene
08 Jan, 2020 19:06
Chris, did you do something to fix it? Revision W looks fine now.

Edit: same for https://www.astrobin.com/407870/B/
Edited 08 Jan, 2020 19:07
Chris-PA
08 Jan, 2020 19:27
They still don't look right to me.


Only the thumbnail for revision W here: