Feature Request: Filepicker - Ability To Change Height Parameter Of Images

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    Asked on October 29, 2013 at 02:32 PM


    Currently, Filepicker uploaded image files have their orientation amended correctly via the following command on the end of the url ...


    However, there are other commands that I wish I was able to apply to uploaded images in a grid report ...

    Specifically Height: 600px

    The problem is that when one clicks the thumbnail on a grid report ... the resulting image file that loads in a new window is full size and ALWAYS far too big

    Could I request that this command is added by Ken to reduce the massive size of images in the target window.

    It also helps because clients want to download images ... but the massive pixel size initiates them to complain.

    I think a control on the height of the image will be agreat addition.

    It's easy done ... will take Ken 5 mins

    Thanks Mark


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    Answered on October 29, 2013 at 03:45 PM

    I have forwarded the feature request ticket to our Next Level Support.

    Note, user can right click on the file link and download the file by using a 'Save link as' command.

    We will let you know once we have any news.

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    Answered on October 30, 2013 at 05:57 AM

    Hi Mike,

    Actually that's a good technique ... saves firing the image up in another window and then doing the right-click Save As thing ... the method you advise misses out this step ... saving the image locally directly from the grid window by right clicking the link itself ... good call.

    However ... many photos being downloaded from a smartphone are around 3650px dimension ... they're so big they don't fit the screen ... overkill basically ... effects productivity ...

    So, I wanted to flag there is a quick fix ....

    Check this image: https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/5ucbqCN3RKanhfd4VUIQ/convert?rotate=exif

    Then check this image .. but look at the end of the url where we've added the height parameter ...


    See how cool that is ?

    What needs to happen is to be able to set this in the filepicker for each form via the filepicker settings ... then everyone has complete control of the size of their images ...


    Make sense ?

    Thanks Mark

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    Answered on October 30, 2013 at 10:20 AM


    Thanks for your very clear explanation Mark. That info will certainly help our developer to better understand what you exactly needs.

    Once our dev has available information about the progress on this you will receive the update. 


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    Answered on October 31, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Hi mark, instead of making this a new feature, look at this thread of yours.
    Grid Report: Show Uploaded Images in a lightbox 

    with the help of the modal box we added, it will now automatically resize your photos, no matter how big the resolution of images was. It can handle both width and heights appropriately.

    So I advice to keep using that said modal to achieve this one.


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    Answered on October 31, 2013 at 04:32 PM


    It's a good bit of thinking ... but I would have to say that the load time is too great.

    The purpose of my suggestion is not just because the photos are too big to fit on the screen (most of the time) but because these big image files take time to load even over a LAN and are proving to be not worthwhile. My clients just screw their eyes up and try to make out the thumbnail ... because they know they will have to wait for a long time and then resize the picture with the browser zoom.

    As filepicker make this adaption very easy ... with the convert command ... it seemed the perfect solution.

    Now... your idea is good ... but the reality is that the large file is still downloaded and then just fitted to the lightbox size... so the same amount of data is coming down the pipe.

    I reckon the best bet would be to put 750px height parameter as standard on the convert command ... and this will make filepicker do the crunch at their end ... the download will be much quicker ... and I don't think you will ever hear a complaint from anyone regarding this ... ever. If you do then the solution would be to allow people to stipulate their height as I have proposed above.

    In a nutshell ... why don't we try this very easily implemented fix to download time and size ... and see what happens ... 

    I suggest appending the height like this ... you can always take it off ...


    Will be perfect ;-) 

    Thanks Mark

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    Answered on October 31, 2013 at 05:59 PM

    Thanks for the input Mark.

    Once our developer has any updates on this, he will provide further information through this thread. Thank you.

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    Answered on November 01, 2013 at 06:20 AM


    You know what ... my suggestion above is only valid if my assumption that filepicker crunch the image their end ... and deliver an optimised file ... is correct.

    A second opinion from your end would be gtreatly appreciated.

    Thanks Mark

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    Answered on November 01, 2013 at 08:20 AM

    Hi Mark,

    I am sure Kenneth has receive your 3rd and last response. I have forwarded this thread to him as well. 


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    Answered on November 02, 2013 at 02:11 PM

    Hi, it should be work fine now. I have to add another parameter to avoid streching the image if the specified height is larger than the original height of the images. I put the standard one 750px. We have to stay with that size for a while.