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PreserveAspectRatio

Changes made during the Rainmeter 2.5 beta cycle and earlier.
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jsmorley
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PreserveAspectRatio

jsmorley » August 19th, 2012, 2:54 pm

We have added a new setting of PreserveAspectRatio=2 to Image meters. The purpose of this new setting for the option is to cause the image to be sized and cropped to FILL the area defined by W and H on the meter.

Previously you could use:

PreserveAspectRatio=0 with W and H to STRETCH an image to the defined area without preserving the aspect ratio.

PreserveAspectRatio=1 with any combination of W and H to FIT an image into the defined area while preserving the aspect ratio.

Now in addition you can:

PreserveAspectRatio=2 with both W and H to FILL a defined area by sizing and cropping the image while preserving the aspect ratio.

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[Rainmeter]
Update=1000
DynamicWindowSize=1

[MeterOrig]
Meter=Image
ImageName=#@#Images\kroes.jpg
SolidColor=233,194,159
X=(62 / 2)
Y=(57 / 2)
W=438
H=287

[MeterFrame0]
Meter=Image
ImageName=#@#Images\frame.png
X=0
Y=0
ImageAlpha=130

[Meter1]
Meter=Image
ImageName=#@#Images\kroes.jpg
SolidColor=233,194,159
X=(502 + (62 / 2))
Y=(57 / 2)
W=438
H=287
PreserveAspectRatio=1

[MeterFrame1]
Meter=Image
ImageName=#@#Images\frame.png
X=502
Y=0
ImageAlpha=130

[Meter2]
Meter=Image
ImageName=#@#Images\kroes.jpg
SolidColor=233,194,159
X=(1004 + (62 / 2))
Y=(57 / 2)
W=438
H=287
PreserveAspectRatio=2

[MeterFrame2]
Meter=Image
ImageName=#@#Images\frame.png
X=1004
Y=0
ImageAlpha=130
PreserveAspectRatio_1.0.rmskin
8-19-2012 10-37-59 AM.jpg
The first image is "stretched" to the area, the second is made to "fit" the area, and the third is made to "fill" the area.

This new setting should allow a lot more flexibility in how you make images of various sizes fit into your skin design.
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Re: PreserveAspectRatio

MerlinTheRed » August 19th, 2012, 3:14 pm

Yes! You are my heroes!
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Re: PreserveAspectRatio

KreAch3R » August 19th, 2012, 4:01 pm

Nicely done guys. :)
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Re: PreserveAspectRatio

VClouds » August 19th, 2012, 5:14 pm

Excellent!
This fixes the problem of many slideshow skins... :thumbup:
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Re: PreserveAspectRatio

Mordasius » August 19th, 2012, 5:25 pm

Nice work Dev Team.. :)

But what I'd really like to know is how you got the model to stay still and not giggle while you did all that STRETCHing, FITing and FILLing to get the photos in the attachment.
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Re: PreserveAspectRatio

thatsIch » August 19th, 2012, 5:30 pm

Yes, good thing I havent worked on that :D

Good Job!

€: ok now the question: can you set an alignment for the image, like
centercenter (default) topcenter, bottomleft etc
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Re: PreserveAspectRatio

jsmorley » August 19th, 2012, 5:43 pm

thatsIch wrote:Yes, good thing I havent worked on that :D

Good Job!

€: ok now the question: can you set an alignment for the image, like
centercenter (default) topcenter, bottomleft etc
No, the cropping will always be either top/bottom or left/right, and it is an even amount on each side. If you want to have more control over the cropping, then just use some math and ImageCrop instead.