New circle mask on directory photos

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mevans
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New circle mask on directory photos

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I see someone at the church decided to tweak the directory photos. Now all our photos have a circle mask applied to them. I also see this change has distorted the heads of several people so we have a ward with several alien beings now who have exploding or smashed heads.
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Re: New circle mask on directory photos

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Yes, it looks very bad. Obviously they are not only using a circle mask but also transforming the image.

I also noticed that the circle version is used inconsistently. For example, if you click on a circle in the Leadership section it shows the original normal picture in full size. But if you click from the household view it shows the distorted circle in full size.

I'm going to submit feedback that they should ditch the circles. I see no advantage of having them. And if they do keep them, they need to make sure it's a pure mask and not a transformation.
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Re: New circle mask on directory photos

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As noted in another post in the LCR forum, this change may be responsible for the absence of the Email function....
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Re: New circle mask on directory photos

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I also see distortion with the Circle mask for the photos that I can see. I am missing MOST of a 3500 person Stake. If I reload my own Ward, I can see each photo that
I re-upload, BUT that is 450-500 people. OH PAIN! :roll:
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I have the same picture for household and individual. They circled my individual picture but not my household picture. The individual picture looks so ridiculous that I will probably need to take it down until they resolve the problem. If they circle my household picture with the same result, I will also need to take it down.
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Re: New circle mask on directory photos

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I sure hope someone fixes this soon. It's hard enough to get some of the sisters to put up their photos. Now some of them look terrible, overweight, distorted, etc. It could hurt self esteem, etc. Even some people in pictures that weren't distorted now have their heads cut off with the circle thing. I submitted feedback, but haven't heard anything yet.
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Amen to the Sisters problem! Let's not go live with a radical departure from the good old system that was working. This needs expert attention NOW. Thanks :!:
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Re: New circle mask on directory photos

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Wayne, you are right. They did an upgrade but it has problems that they are working to fix. They didn't give an estimated time to resolution. (From a foirmer employee)
OUCH!!! :geek:
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Re: New circle mask on directory photos

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mevans wrote:I submitted feedback, but haven't heard anything yet.
I did. Yes, they are taking a look at this problem. Yes, you should be able to reupload to fix.

I uploaded my picture again a few minutes ago, approved it, and it no longer displays with the distorted circle.
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Re: New circle mask on directory photos

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I got feedback that it wasn't supposed to distort the photo. They're checking into that. However, I think the circle frame makes certain assumptions about the photo that may not be valid unless all the individual photos are mug shots.
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