December 6, 2016 in Feedback
The UI for uploading and cropping a photo for your profile/avatar is very limited and should be improved. Currently, when you save the uploaded photo, a cropper dialog pops up with a very small version of the photo with a cropping rectangle meant for selecting the portion of the photo to crop for the profile/avatar. The current UI might have been acceptable a few years ago, but these days it just isn't what most users expect.
I believe this page could be greatly improved from the user's point of view.
Here are my suggestions:
So, I am suggesting that IPS4 don't keep the full size original around after user cropping and possibly keep two versions of thumbnails, one for display on the profile page and the other for display as an avatar (by content posted by the user). That means the the members record would have an avatar photo path and a profile photo path with the profile photo defaulting to the avatar photo if no profile photo has been created by the user (for backwards compatibility with existing profile/avatar photos that haven't been processed with the new cropping UI).
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