[KPhotoAlbum] [PATCH] make grid around images optional

Risto H. Kurppa risto at kurppa.fi
Fri May 4 15:25:11 CEST 2007

2007/5/4, Jan Kundrát <jkt at gentoo.org>:
> Risto H. Kurppa wrote:
> > And since you're changing the thumbnail view layout: is there a reason
> > for the 'cell border lines' be shown? I'd be happy to be able to
> > remove those, I think that'd make KPA look a step more like 'a
> > professional software'.
> Try the attached patch. It doesn't look very nice, perhaps I should make
> the images aligned as you suggest later in your mail...

You're right, it doesn't look that good..

#Borders to images instead of grid
Check this: http://rhk.homelinux.net:8080/temp/kpa_thumbs_suggestion.jpg
(and some smaller & portrait images included - the title ot smaller
thumbs is not located correctly:
http://rhk.homelinux.net:8080/photos/nouse_jo/ :)

I think white (=high contrast on dark background, I'd guess about the
same for black border on white background) increases visibility a lot.
Now, without the grid (and especially with dark images & background)
it's difficult to see the image itself and not as a part of 'whole',
the thumbail view photo mass..

#Thumbnail / cell size
And I also think that most images people take are landscape: therefore
it would be great if the photo 'cell' in the thumbnail view could
adapt to this and wouldn't be that high: the 'thumbnail size' could
define actually the width (w) of the cell and then all images would be
scaled to fit to area thats w px wide and 0.66*w px high (to match 2:3
proportions). Of course some would like to be able to customize this,
but if one was able to manuallly define the portrait of 'a default
photo', that would help to save a lot of space in the thumbnail view.

Now there is a lot of space reserved just in case there is a portrait
photo around..



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