Auto Scaling of Images.

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  • #3388130

    aryanjali
    Member

    Wordpress, suddenly started down-scaling my images. Was working fine till the end of the last month.

    Anyone know why? And how to keep the original file as such?

    #3388149

    Hi there!

    Can you please let me know the address of the site you’re working on?

    Please note that these forums are for WordPress.com hosted sites only. If your site is using the open-source WordPress.org software you need to seek help at these forums:

    https://wordpress.org/support/forums/

    #3388154

    aryanjali
    Member

    I know about .org & .com. And I’m talking about one of the free wordpress.com blog. Since, it’s marked as mature (which really isn’t), I don’t think I can publicly post the name here. Please check my account, I have only one blog registered with it.

    #3388156

    aryanjali
    Member

    This happens when I’m trying to upload images with higher resolution, like 1000×3000 Pixels. Which down-scales to 900×2500 or something like that, keeping the original ratio.

    #3388159

    aryanjali
    Member

    Found something else, the reduction is fixed to this particular number, 2560.

    In the width or height of an image whichever is higher, that will down scales to 2560 pixel, keeping the other one in ratio to that. And when we hover over the thumbnail in the media, the image name shows as whateverimage-scaled-2560.*jpg/png etc.

    #3388282

    macmanx
    Staff

    This was actually a change made a while back: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2015/11/10/responsive-images-in-wordpress-4-4/

    When you upload an image, WordPress makes a variety of smaller scaled down versions, so it doesn’t serve a version that is too much larger than the viewer’s screen. For example, someone on a mobile device won’t have to sit through loading an original unmodified photo from a high-end DSLR camera.

    If you’re seeing a 2560 pixel-wide version of an uploaded image, that means it’s the closest match to the device you’re viewing it on.

    Are you noticing any substantial drop in quality?

    #3388316

    aryanjali
    Member

    @ macmanx No, at those resolutions, the quality seems fine to the eyes. By the way, since the file is intact, I can workaround to post it with the original resolution. Thanks for the reply.

    #3388334

    supernovia
    Staff

    Sounds good. Are you all set?

    #3388426

    aryanjali
    Member

    @ supernova. Yes, as long as the original file is untouched, it’s all set.

    UPDATE:

    The bug, as it seems, doesn’t exist anymore. It was actually like this. Even though the original file is intact (which I only came to know, when macmanx mentioned it), when I try to embed the image, wordpress only allows to insert the down-scaled version of it. Anyway, everything seems working fine now.

    #3399434

    vikashbavisi
    Member

    Hi, is it possible for it to be scaled but the file name to be the same? As I am facing issues with the database in the csv file (xyz.jpg) not matching the images uploaded to the gallery as the images in the gallery file name is xyz-scaled.jpg.

    #3399450

    @vikashbavisi what’s the address of the site you’re working on?

    #3399485

    vikashbavisi
    Member

    Hi, i have not published the website yet as i am able to resolve this yet. However, i have attached the images to a dropbox folder so you to view the screenshots
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/oj0gongmnny765x/AABAI8wGD5yYNFfGgJkobSkVa?dl=0

    Tq

    #3399496

    Thanks for the screenshots, from what I can see, your site is not hosted with WordPress.com, rather it is using the open-source WordPress software (from WordPress.org).

    Because WordPress.com and WordPress.org are two entirely separate entities, we cannot access files or data for sites that are hosted elsewhere, so WordPress.com staff can only assist with sites that are hosted on our servers. You can read more about the differences between WordPress.org software and WordPress.com here:
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    You can look for help at the community forums here: https://wordpress.org/support/forums/

    http://wordpress.org/support/ is also a great resource for sites using the open-source WordPress.org software.

    #3399592

    vikashbavisi
    Member

    Noted. Thank you.

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