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Imported Photos are being "Auto Turned"

Discussion in 'Website Customization' started by Barb McG on Dec 28, 2020.

  1. Barb McG

    By:Barb McGDec 28, 2020
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    Good Morning Community:

    I am working on a Dynamic Carousel slide show. Many of the photos are importing and Clubrunner is automatically turning the photos making how they are displayed wrong.

    I can not find any simple photo editing tools. Are there any? If not, how can I get the photos to display correctly?

    The slide show is on shown at https://walnutgroverotary.org/

    Thank you,
    Barb
     
  2. Barb McG

    By:Barb McGDec 28, 2020
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    I'm finding the time involved to edit photos prior to uploading extremely time consuming and so 'untechy'. Please have a solution.
    Thanks,
    Barb
     
  3. John Borst

    By:John BorstDec 28, 2020
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    Barb, I see what you mean. I think you are correct, the photos need editing in size and shape. I have found that Photoshop, although not "simple" is indispensable to creating carousels. Ideally, they should be set to the standard that ClubRunner has established.
     
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    Yes, it is time-consuming, however, the quality of the finished product is well worth it.
     
  5. Barb McG

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    Thanks for the support and information John. Unfortunately, I'm not a photoshop user honestly, it should be a function to easily set in Clubrunner.

    Do you know what the clubrunner standard is (so I don't have to go find it)?
    Cheers,
    Barb
     
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    I did a quick analysis of your carousel. I am not an expert just a practising junkie on ClubRunner. My first instinct is to switch from the dynamic carousel to the older version (non-dynamic) The standard width for the latter, I think, is 960 pixels, while the standard for the dc version is 1920 pixels. But do a search on ClubRunner to confirm my conclusion as I just checked my own work examples.

    In fact, I might even suggest that you use a photo album instead of a carousel. Your pictures have a wide variety of heights and by using the dynamic carousel they are bigger than a screen so you have to scroll to see them all. I did three full-page screenshots using the Edge Browser. There is white space under the short pictures because the height of the longest photo establishes the size of the entire carousel.

    Also, check out the difference of the view on the Edge Browser and Chrome Browser. It is startlingly different. I haven't a theory on why some photos flip sideways but my guess is it has something to do with size.

    I really recommend checking your design and posts on a lap/desktop, tablet and phone plus the different browsers. There is a reason header graphics are so big today on desktops. Most people view sites on browsers on cellphones. For example, the full width 1920 banners/graphics at the drydenrotary.org site are not really one 1920 banner, they are really two pictures. On a cellphone, the print was not legible so I made two photos side by side with the identical white borders and now on the cellphone they appear as one photo on top of the other and are legible. ClubRunner staff told me the code to do that but I do not know code and got the same effect using photoshop and a two photo widget.
     
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  7. Barb McG

    By:Barb McGDec 28, 2020
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    Hi John,

    I have been changing the dynamic carousel all morning. I'm now into this 4.5 hours and it is tedious. A problem that can be solved by Clubrunner. But alas, I'm working through it.

    I just went to my cell phone and it looks terrible. I use Chrome and it does look different on Edge. At my expertise level, that is at the bottom of my list to try and make it an average on both.

    Just changed the 8th photo, made a frame and 'bottom' section to show the title. Still too big and I'm not nearly at the 1600 x 400 pixels recommended by Clubrunner (As a recommendation, we use an image size of 1600 pixels wide x 400 pixels tall when setting up new carousels for clubs.) Way too big for my eyes.

    Still at my desk working on this. Our auction begins soon and I have a huge technology learning curve to have a successful auction. Hope my boss doesn't mind! :)
     
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