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Media Tiles are changing image proportions

Rob Cummings 7 years ago in Media Tiles updated by JB Bentz 7 years ago 3

Images in tiles shouldn't be stretched to fit the width and height of the tile. Rather, they should either fill the tile with a width of 100% OR a height of 100% but not both. See below... Weather map, web camera, weather forecast, and travel time are all stretched out of their original/native proportion.

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In the case of the weather map and web camera, a tile proportion of 3:2 is not the same as the image proportion of 4:3.


The media images are designed to fill the entire tile.

In your particular layout, it's possible to replace the tall 1x3 tile with a number of smaller ones and use Blank Tiles to fill the gaps, if necessary.

This is a valid enhancement request though. We will prioritize this enhancement based on the number of votes that it collects.

Well, I used tile proportions that exaggerate the image stretching. My final panel uses 3x2 tiles, which is much more tolerable. But 3x2 (1.5:1) tiles are not the same proportion as 4:3 (1.3:1) or 16:9 (1.7:1) images from other sources. Probably coincidentally, but 3x2 is right in between, making it a pretty good compromise if you have to stretch the image.

(Yes, that's a spot light to represent my hot water recirculator. It's the closest I could get to a shower. :-D)

Keep up the good work!


ha....I just had a similar issue with an icon for my fountain controller.  We figured out a way to make it work though, by tweaking the device handler, and convincing AT that it was a Valve.  There are lots of water related icons for Valve tiles. 

Read here if you're as obsessive about these icons as I am.