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Reposition images or what is shown in thumbnails

Allow the user to shift the photos up/down/left/right. Many images are cropped automatically, or only display to some extent. This includes: -- backgrounds images (want face or text to show) -- gallery images (these are auto cropped) -- team members (these are auto cropped, sometimes in a circle)

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    Happiness Officer
    Official comment

    Hello!  We've released Image Refocus. You can now Set a focal point for gallery thumbnails and background images. No more cropped faces and awkward thumbnails! 

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    Anonymous
    Hello, I am new to Strikingly and while much of your interface is intuitive, I am having a hard time accepting the only photo positioning options you have are center, tile, and stretch. It's a toss-up between SquareSpace and Strikingly, and while I absolutely love your vertical scroll, let's face it. 1992's Windows 3.1 had tile, center and stretch. PLEASE tell me I'm missing something crucial, or that something is in the works. I want to want your site for photography, but this is a significant constraint. I know your staff posted a note saying you're reviewing it, so please continue doing so. Thanks for the chance to send a message.
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    John
    Yes it would be great to view the shown thumbnails at 100% or at least be able to move them around. Coroflot.com has a feature like this
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    Yvonne
    I would like to be able to choose an alignment for pictures that I upload. Weather they should be aligned top, buttom, vertically centered or left, right or horizontally centered on my section.
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    lifesparkmedia
    The responsiveness on the mobile looks great except for slider images on the phone views. The images are still too large and do not size down enough for the entire original image to be viewable on the phone. Instead it cuts out the middle section.
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    Jason
    Simple consistency would be a starting point. If I upload as series of exact same-size images, with the 'content' in the exact middle of every image, some thumbnails centre the image and some don't. It seems to be a random left, right or centre for each thumbnail. Can anyone explain why this might be?
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    Trevor
    For background photos it would be a good idea to mark out where the focal point is with a template tool, so that views on tablets and mobiles show the right bit. For instance, on my current background, the centre of interest is towards the left.
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    Anonymous
    This is frustrating. My photography usually doesn't feature faces and I want to feature a specific part of the image in the thumbnail but I can't. I would not consider this idea "completed" since we still can't have control over what is shown in the thumbnail.
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    Anonymous
    Me too! I'd like to have a "featured clients" section, where users can click on a company logo and be taken not to a larger version of the logo but to an image of the work I did for them and a description. I'd also like to be able to have thumbnails be a cropped section of what users see when they click to get the full image.
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    Angela Ognev
    Here is our article on sizing: http://support.strikingly.com/knowledgebase/articles/175876-what-size-should-my-background-images-be- It's tricky and we are working to improve it. Sorry about the meantime! Let us know of your specific crit, suggestions, or questions (send the image too), at support@strikingly.com --Angela
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    Tyler Gray
    This is very frustrating- Can you at least give some guidance on optimal photo sizes?
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    Erik
    I am on the pro plan. The orientation sections just allows me to mirror or rotate the picture. As soon as I save them, the are strictly on the left side of the window.
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    David Chen
    Thank you very much for your feedback again! We know that image editing is a very important function for building a website. So we're reviewing this suggestion again and will keep you updated if there's any progress on this feature. Thank you!
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    Marina Ortega

    Absolutely agree, as we can't have another kind of irregular thumbnails or collage of images in the galleries, we need at least to customize what is shown in the squared thumbnails, to show the most compelling part and invite people to click on them. I see this characteristic as a vital option really!

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    Cyn

    Why can't we reposition how a thumbnail looks in a gallery section? It looks unprofessional to have image content randomly off centered.  I notice the way thumbnails display is sometimes aligned left or aligned right.  I get complaints from other clients who I have set up sites on Strikingly, also.

    And blog thumbnails come in blurry!  Why is THAT? It looks awful! I upload a good res. blog header image that is 1792px wide, it should not be blurry in a thumbnail.

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    Elisabeth

    This thread is now two years old and image control is still very much lacking. Since I am new at website building and am otherwise pretty happy with Strikingly, I am tolerating the limitations. However, image control is essential to me in the long run, so I won't be sticking around if this isn't upgraded. Indeed, even Facebook gives more control over profile and cover photos!

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    Tim

    I agree about the importance of image editing 100%

     

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    Nata

    Thanks for useful information about images editing (I manage my own blog) 

    Also, I would like to share with you the interesting type of images which can improve the content on the website when you add them. It is the clip art images/

    Read what is it and how to add 

    What is Clip Art? (All About Clipart Images)

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