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Allow image cropping

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    Mark Searle shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  AdminHakim (Admin, Slides) responded  · 

    We’ve added support for image cropping! Select an image and look for the crop symbol in the sidebar to try it out. Here’s a quick screen recording showing it in action: https://static.slid.es/support/crop-image.mp4

    We added a couple of new image options at the same time, including the ability to disable the enforced aspect ratio and resize an image freely.

    Please let us know if you run into any errors and we’ll make sure to fix them.

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      • AdminHakim (Admin, Slides) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Daniel: Thanks for the feedback! We crop the image on the client so yes; the full image will be downloaded by viewers and there is some overhead in terms of file size. We may optimize this so that viewers only download the minimum required image data in the future though.

        I still prefer referring to it as "cropping" rather than "masking" in the UI since I think that's the term people are most used to. Masking is a more technically correct way to describe how it's implemented though :)

      • Daniel Himmelstein commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        > We’ve added support for image cropping!

        Fantastic!

        Should we think of this more as masking rather than cropping? For example, is the viewer still downloading the entire image and the masking is being applied in the browser? Or does slides.com create a new image with the cropped dimensions?

        Mostly I'm thinking about this in terms of image file size and whether this is inappropriate for images with sensitive content in their periphery. In these cases, would we need to crop locally before uploading to slides.com?

      • yann.gendrot commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think it would be useful to have a tool to allow you to crop images that you import into the presentation

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