Slide view cropping

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donut4000 Offline
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Hi Jeron - I'm pretty sure this topic has already been raised, but I can't seem to find anything about it here. I prefer to use the slide view for both movies and TV show titles. The problem I'm having is that the images (DVD box covers for a movie for example) are being cropped so the title text for example cuts right up to the left and right edge or beyond. It's as if there is a slide shape mask, and the image (the poster) is a wee bit too large for it. Am I missing a setting/configuration. or is there a problem?

Still loving the skin, and this issue is minor cosmetic, and not any great bother Angel

Many thanks,

Dunc
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Jeroen Offline
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That's what a lack of a standard will result in Smile Not all posters have the same dimensions, or aspect ratio even, so cutting will occur. The only "solution" for this is not letting the images keep their aspect ratio and not cutting them, which will result in posters sticking out over others. To me that solution is worse than the problem Smile
(This post was last modified: 2017-01-21 16:29 by Jeroen.)
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donut4000 Offline
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Cheers for the answer Jeron - I hadn't realised there were so many standards! I have a decent workaround through choosing posters that will survive cropping by avoiding mainly text that goes close to the sides. I use Tinymediamanager to manage all my films and TV shows so it is really easy to make quick and permanent changes when needed.
I just read you new posts on the future of reFocus and Grid - great to see you staying in the scene. Kodi works well for me, so if reFocus became incompatible with future Kodi updates, I most likely wouldn't upgrade - there is only one skin!
(This post was last modified: 2017-03-20 00:59 by donut4000.)
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