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Hi-Res Loupe Tool - Like or No Like?

Discussion in 'Hi-Res' started by Amin Sabet, Jul 15, 2015.

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  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    I installed a script that lets you mouseover large images (which get auto-resized to fit your browser window) and pixel peep the original size. For example, try mousing over this image:

    15468525846_f26c522812_o.


    Should we keep it? Too distracting?
     
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  2. metalmania

    metalmania TalkEmount Regular

    122
    Dec 3, 2014
    USA
    I like it!!!
     
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Example #2:

    19514566829_1c6153e6a6_o.
     
  4. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    It doesn't bother me but I don't feel it's very useful either. When I want to pixel-peep I just save the full-size picture as a file and use an image viewer to watch. The loupe is only useful when someone posts a full-size picture in a thread, which not many people do. Fortunately, because it would make a picture-rich thread very slow. So all-in-all I'm indifferent.
     
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Oh that's annoying
     
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Little distracting as a first feel I'd say and does it makes my pc slower/lagging or is it just me???

    Can it be user disabled or is it something permanent for all?
     
  7. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    I'm with Ad regarding the max. allowed size on these pages. Something around 1200 px should be OK for many users I guess; it helps a lot to keep the download times (and traffic) within reasonable limits - images can be linked to larger versions on different sites anyway. I have no need for the loupe.
     
  8. metalmania

    metalmania TalkEmount Regular

    122
    Dec 3, 2014
    USA
    Strange, I did not experience anything slow on my computer.
     
  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    I can see that there may be times when that feature could be advantageous. But in the balance I find it less than welcome. It seems to have made the images in this thread take longer to display. And like Ad, if I want to zoom in on any details, I can usually just click through to wherever the OP has their images housed. So for me the negatives outweigh the positives. Sorry Amin, I'm afraid that it's thumbs down from me.
     
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  10. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    I think its distracting. That may be because I am not a pixel peeper. I feel it will encourage people to load more full size images that will make threads slower as this one as an example.
     
  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    I think regardless we should encourage a max 1600px guideline other than threads which are specifically labeled with a "Hi res - bandwidth warning" label or equivalent.
     
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  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    I disabled it for now. Will play with it to see if I can make it less distracting / resource heavy.
     
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  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Okay, how's this? Loupe tool only active in the new "Hi-Res" subforum. That work for everyone?
     
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  14. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    I think that's brilliant. Everyone's happy.
     
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  15. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Oooooh! Hi-Res Forum, eh? Let the pixel peeping begin! :laugh:
     
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