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From "Charles Palmer" <>
Subject Re: screenshot scaling
Date Thu, 16 Sep 2004 10:46:15 GMT

I'm not sure that a single default size would necessarily be suitable for
all applications. In my application I am trying to put technical manuals
on-line as well as published as PDFs. My starting point is OpenOffice
Writer, which allows me to scale the images to suit my taste and then create
the PDF version I require (for paper versions). When the images transfer to
Forrest I probably want them to occupy "about half a screen" in width - say
640 pixels wide - with an option to click on them to see them in full size.

I'm also keen to use the site: link rewriting scheme extended to
<src="site:mypic"> images as well as <href="site:mylink"> links. If that
were to happen then each image would have an entry in site.xml, and then
would it be possible to add an attribute that defined either the desired
(maximum) height, or width, or both (either in pixels, or as a %) (OK, maybe
with a default width defined in skinconf.xml). Perfect flexibility, surely.
I know I am repeating myself here, but I haven't heard anyone say why this
can't or shouldn't be done.

Charles Palmer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Clay Leeds" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2004 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: screenshot scaling

> On Sep 13, 2004, at 12:00 AM, Johannes Schaefer wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > specifying just width XOR height scales
> > the images proportionally.
> >
> > specifying 100% scales the image to the
> > width (percentage) of the available space,
> > like it does with tables.
> >
> > that's what I think is the HTML behaviour.
> >
> > js
> To echo Che Che, scaling of images would be really nice, so that 300dpi
> source images can be used with full resolution for PDFs, but 72dpi for
> HTML output. How do we determine an appropriate 'default' size? I'd
> guess it's something along the lines of no more than 350 pixels wide
> and/or tall. Anything larger would get scaled to fit within that 'box',
> but anything smaller would retain its full size. It would also be nice
> if scaled images could be auto-magically linked to a popup to their
> full-size counterparts...
> Web Maestro Clay

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