Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#482 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Let the uploader choose a background color for the image (for images with transparency).

Reported by: Aleksej Owned by:
Priority: trivial Milestone:
Component: programming Keywords:
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An image can have transparent background, and foreground of a color close to the theme’s page background color. A GMG instance can contain images of different colors, so choosing an instance with an appropriate theme for an image is not a good solution. ;)

It would be good to allow the uploader choose a background color for (one or more):

  • the area behind the thumbnail;
  • the area behind the thumbnail and some around it;
  • the whole page or a little less;
  • the thumbnail to be generated.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Christopher Allan Webber, 12 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I'd rather not do this. It's an extra step both for the user to be prompted and for the processing code. It also requires the processing code to know extra information, more than it should have to, about the theme. It seems to me that if someone has an alpha channel, they're probably capable of editing htat file in the GIMP, etc, and adding their own background color is not too hard.

It's a decent idea but I think at this point more complex than worth the effort. Maybe a plugin could handle it at some point in the future but at this point I'm marking it as WONTFIX.

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