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gallery: zoom beyond display resolution

asked 2013-12-28 08:10:12 +0300

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updated 2013-12-28 12:29:27 +0300

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Mobile boarding pass pictures and QR codes are tiny and text hard to read if zooming doesn't work beyond display resolution.

This was with SW.

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Yeah, the zoom in gallery is really poor and I am really missing a better zoom.

Alex ( 2014-03-13 11:00:19 +0300 )edit

I came to together.jolla.com with the express purpose to report this annoying behavior and found this post... Jesus, this request was reported more than a YEAR ago and there is STILL no official fix? Come on Jolla, this is a really serious drawback!

ScumCoder ( 2015-02-13 23:18:59 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-28 09:18:29 +0300

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I suggest adding zoom to all pictures, documents and web pages until 400 %

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This is realy important to recognise small details or texts to avoid using every time your reading glasses.

We all get older ;-)

axaq ( 2013-12-28 16:28:15 +0300 )edit

I need this feature too... I find very annoying the actual limit of the zoom to catch the smallest details!

deedend ( 2014-01-19 16:54:03 +0300 )edit

Zoom in gallery is to little and in some pictures i can't zoom at all. I got some pictures that's taken with an old feature phone 400x300 and i can't zoom them at all, tapping the picture shows share and when share is shown the picture gets zoomed a bit. On the N9 i could zoom the picture a lot.

abc123 ( 2014-01-26 18:32:52 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-09-20 02:01:00 +0300

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Boarded a flight today and was also disappointed about the boarding pass' small (GIF) display-size. So in-flight I poked around with some qml-files and found one that seems to do the trick:

  • edit /usr/share/jolla-gallery/pages/FlickableImageView.qml as root (make a backup-copy)

where it says:

 maximumWidth: model.width    
 maximumHeight: model.height

replace with:

 maximumWidth: model.width * 10    
 maximumHeight: model.height * 10

It is rather quick and dirty and I can't explain exactly what this does, but I noticed

1) you can zoom way deeper into images

2) images smaller than the display size will be scaled up (even before pintch to zoom in) - this makes the boarding pass bigger on screen - but it is not possible to zoom out i. e. to view them at 1:1 again

3) everything else seems to stay normal (photo-images initially opened are still zoomed to fit)

This applies in my case to Software (Tahkalampi).

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It's kind of ridiculous that such simple fixes are available, and 10 / 11 months after launch, it still hasn't been changed. Thanks, though.

midnightoil ( 2014-09-20 17:35:29 +0300 )edit

Thanks a lot darvari :)

Malkavian ( 2014-10-26 18:55:36 +0300 )edit
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