[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #52978: Feature Request: option to show full images in Media Library

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Tue Apr 6 04:58:27 UTC 2021

#52978: Feature Request: option to show full images in Media Library
 Reporter:  OsakaWebbie              |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  feature request          |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                   |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  General                  |    Version:  5.7
 Severity:  normal                   |   Keywords:
  Focuses:  ui, css, administration  |
 It would be very helpful to have an option (perhaps in Settings/Media) to
 have the Media Library show the full image even if it’s not square,
 instead of cropping everything to square.

 There are a lot of reasons why some of us (perhaps many or even most)
 don’t like the images shown cropped to square – here are three: (1) the
 full content is not visible, (2) searching for items you know are a
 certain aspect ratio is much more difficult, (3) multiple images that are
 the same in the center but cropped differently (or extended with
 additional background to make a certain shape) look identical.

 I would be perfectly happy if the CSS was simply changed to always show
 the full image, but I suppose some people might be used to the squares
 (although I don’t see what advantage that would have other than looking
 tidy), so I’m suggesting a setting to allow the user to choose.

 Currently I’m using a workaround on some of my sites – I installed the
 “Add Admin CSS” plugin and added this CSS:

 .wp-core-ui .attachment .portrait img { max-height: 100%; }
 .wp-core-ui .attachment .landscape img { max-width: 100%; }

 But it would be better if WordPress could do this natively.

 Here are two screenshots of the same Media Library before and after using
 my workaround:

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/52978>
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