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[bug] image smaller cannot be scaled in avatar dialog

asked 2015-02-04 20:48:26 +0300

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updated 2015-06-27 01:25:23 +0300

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Steps to reproduce:

  1. select a contact and attempt to assign an avatar to it with [+]
  2. pick an image of a size smaller or bigger then default avatar size

Expected result:

Image is zoomed and is pinch scalable in avatar dialog to adjust cropping and sizing

Actual result:

The avatar dialog shows up with image zoomed in, but at first attempt of interacting with the image it is zoomed out and does not react to any user action but accepting. Same problem is visible in Gallery app when editing image via crop action.

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EDIT 27,06,15 (@ScumCoder):

Illustrative example

1) Click the 'plus' sign in the contact card, select an image from the gallery.

The big 'Crop' label is obviously intended for cropping the image... oh wait, it isn't. Never mind.

1. Denial

2) Try your luck and just touch the screen with two fingers, trying to zoom the photo in/out.

Surprise, the screen suddenly becomes almost completely unresponsive. No matter what gestures you perform on the photo, it will remain stuck in the top left corner. The only thing you can do is a single tap, which toggles the cropping mode.

2. Anger

3) Spend several confused seconds to understand that the 'Avatar' and 'Aspect ratio' labels don't do much more than the aforementioned 'Crop' label.

3. Bargaining

4) Give up and swipe left (or click 'Accept'). Cry.

4. Depression

In case you wonder, the photo is shown exactly as distorted during incoming call from this contact.

I struggle with this bug(s) since March 2014 and still did not find any way to properly add a photo to a contact.

To be honest, it's kinda depressing that such basic functionality remains broken for years.

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Same issue for me. I have an image that is too large. Selection a section is possible but as soon as I try to zoom the image is zoomed out and I cannot interact with the image anymore. =(

FloR707 ( 2015-04-18 09:29:34 +0300 )edit

There is no scaling the image, but when the image is zoomed out, you can zoom back in by tapping it... Only panning, sadly. Not sure if and how this could be changed.

Bokkie ( 2015-05-09 02:53:28 +0300 )edit

The whole contact avatar system is bugged, and it was this way since at least Ohijärvi.

I updated the question with some screenshots which show the problem.

ScumCoder ( 2015-06-27 00:21:16 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-06-26 13:00:08 +0300

rgrnetalk gravatar image

updated 2015-06-26 13:00:45 +0300

Duplicate: cropping photos bug in people app?

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No, that's about the misleading 'Crop' label.

ScumCoder ( 2015-06-27 01:00:25 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2015-02-04 20:48:26 +0300

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