View Full Version : Lightbox color changes vs viewing medium pictures?
January 17th, 2010, 09:37 AM
We had a strange thing happen this week.
A user uploaded a picture that seem a bit on the dark side but spectacular non the less. Then we noticed that if you click on the image to view large in the lightbox, all colors changed dramatically for the better.
See picture below
You can see the actual link to his post here where you can click to trigger the flash window
The Rains Come to Chobe - BytePhoto Galleries (http://www.bytephoto.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=101144&title=the-rains-come-to-chobe&cat=959)
Any clues as to why this would happen? We are using Gd2 (exact name?) :confused:
His seems to be more of a dramatic difference than the others. Most b/w's look the same and some of the color pictures become slightly brighter.
January 17th, 2010, 11:52 AM
well what is the quality setting your using in upload options maybe try getting that higher.
We have little control over the actual image processor and how it functions on your site but thats what I would look at the quality setting.
January 17th, 2010, 07:04 PM
I have it set to 100
January 17th, 2010, 07:23 PM
Okay thats okay I would say then your image processor is a little off.
Not much I can tell you to change anything there
You could try seeing if your server has Imagemagick on it and use that processor and see if that one works better. Thats about the limit of what I can say here since we are not really talking about an issue with the software.
January 18th, 2010, 09:40 AM
Thanks Chuck, Steve did place Imagemagick on our server and said he would install it sometime soon. Will let you know what happens.
January 18th, 2010, 10:05 AM
yeah let me know.
January 22nd, 2010, 02:08 PM
check this :)
I just re-uploaded Buddy's picture to my gallery since what it looked like setting PP to Imagemagik processor only works on newly uploaded pictures.
What a world of difference in the colors vs GD2
test with new imagemagik processor - BytePhoto Galleries (http://www.bytephoto.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=101381&title=test-with-new-imagemagik-proce&cat=500)
January 22nd, 2010, 02:11 PM
assuming there is no way to reprocess the pictures that have already been uploaded?
January 22nd, 2010, 02:19 PM
sure there is in admin scan database hit rebuild thumbs and rebuild mediums and then submit
January 22nd, 2010, 03:22 PM
ok thanks, I'll go try it. Hope it doesn't break :)
January 22nd, 2010, 03:30 PM
not if imagemagick is setup and processing images ;)
January 22nd, 2010, 03:38 PM
its building the thumbnails now.
Steve has a path setup where I guess the files are processed?
Figured I would do the thumbnails first before trying the mediums
January 22nd, 2010, 06:34 PM
you should be fine just let it do what it needs to do.
January 22nd, 2010, 06:34 PM
wow, that was a long time, the thumbnails finally finished rebuilding 3 hours later.
I also saw this option and wanted to know exactly what it would do should I ever choose it.
"Check here to scan for duplicate entries for same photo"
What happens if it finds duplicate entries? Does it show them to me side by side and who they belong to?
I would hope that we wouldn't find different people with the same image upload, but you never know. Stranger things have happened.
January 22nd, 2010, 06:36 PM
It will delete duplicates noone ever runs that
January 24th, 2010, 06:33 AM
glad I asked first. So without warning it just deletes both duplicate pictures?
January 24th, 2010, 08:08 AM
No it wont delete storecat duplicates.
Really it wont do alot in newer photoposts as this is an old options. Files with the same name are renamed in newer versions. what this option was there in the first place was users whom tried uploading in older versions and would hit like submit multiple times resulting in multiple entries of a photo much like you see multiple posts on a forum duplicated sometimes but most software has evolved past that.
January 24th, 2010, 04:57 PM
oh ok, makes sense. I wondered what would happen when I started seeing one person uploading a picture named contest.jpg lol
January 24th, 2010, 08:03 PM
well enjoy that contest ;)
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