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Please Restore the Slide Show as an Option

  1. janderson99 profile image87
    janderson99posted 4 years ago

    If you have more than one image you HAVE to have the Slideshow.
    You used to be able to turn it off in the 'settings' tag.
    It ruins the appearance of the image with the black message.
    Please allow authors to opt out or shift the horrible black link to below the attribution etc.
    Authors spend a lot of time taking and editing images only to see their display ruined by the clumsy slideshow black link. The first image is the most important and this is the one that is ruined.
    1. Let authors opt out of the slidehow (first preference)
    2. Move the black slideshow link to below the first image


  2. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 4 years ago

    Agreed. I had all mine turned off. I hate the slideshow!

  3. Xenonlit profile image59
    Xenonlitposted 4 years ago

    I vote for that! I think the visitors are used to slide shows and prefer them.

    1. janderson99 profile image87
      janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Some images such as technical drawings and diagrams are not suitable for slide shows. Why can't the author decide whether they want a slide show on their hub. If the images are inappropriate it makes the author look stupid and destroys their reputation. Please give the authors the option as it used to be.

  4. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 4 years ago

    I will agree. Hubbers must have a choice on whether or not to use the slideshow on their hubs. To eliminate this option which apparently has now happened is ridiculous.

    The slideshow viewer was supposed to be active when there are 5 or more photos on a hub, however, even that has changed. I have a hub that has two pictures on it and I still get the slideshow for those two pictures.

    This means that the slideshow is automatic and never used to be this way. Not to mention, there are some hubs I had turned it off on, for a reason. Now that reason is meaningless.

  5. SimeyC profile image87
    SimeyCposted 4 years ago

    I agree too! I do a lot of instructional hubs where it's essential that a user can click on a photo next to the text and get a larger view - the only way they can see the picture full size now is in the slideshow - and this is not intuitice! Also - with this type of hub, a slide show simply doesn't make sense either.

    1. janderson99 profile image87
      janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      There are ways of stopping the 'horrible black link thingo' from destroying your beautiful first image:
      => only use one image
      => add a white band to the bottom of the first image about 25% of image height ( you have to fiddle with it ) so that the 'black thingo" appears well below the image. Silly and time consuming work around.

      That's my current approach - I emailed HP but to no avail. Hopefully if enough people support this it could be changed???? Attribution - that's another story!!!!


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    2. Bill Yovino profile image89
      Bill Yovinoposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      OMG! I didn't realize they went fubar on this too! I have several technical hubs that show screenshots of critical junctures in software configuration or installation. Now the user can't enlarge the image in order to read the vital text on those screens, rendering my hubs useless. This is a show stopper!!!

      I can't write another technical hub until this is resolved and I would recommend that anyone else who writes technical articles find another publishing venue until this is addressed.

  6. Bill Yovino profile image89
    Bill Yovinoposted 4 years ago

    I have to say that Hubpages has ("have" for you British types) made some really dumb moves lately. This is just another one that makes our hubs look less than professional. I don't know if you have a new person in charge of layout and design, or the old one has suddenly developed a psychosis, but each change just makes things worse.

  7. Bill Yovino profile image89
    Bill Yovinoposted 4 years ago

    As a follow-up to my previous comments, I checked my hubs that are not technology hubs. I have a travel hub with photos I took of some really scenic places in New Zealand. The photo capsules are full width and have the caption "Click to enlarge". With the recent changes however, when a reader clicks the photo, it gets smaller, not larger. Are you serious?

  8. Bill Yovino profile image89
    Bill Yovinoposted 4 years ago

    Adding to my comments in order to bump this issue up again. Removing the ability to click on a photo to enlarge it has seriously devalued my technology hubs. Technology hubs and screenshots go hand-in-hand, as many such articles use images to guide readers through complex interactions with the computer. This functionality MUST be restored.

  9. melbel profile image93
    melbelposted 4 years ago

    I have a hub where I would like to turn the slideshow off. sad I would like this option back.

  10. Greekgeek profile image98
    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    I'm also very frustrated by the one-size-doesn't-fit-all slideshow.

    I use many images which only make sense in the context of the article. Worse, some of them are diagrams with details that are too small in the slideshow. They weere great when we had the option for people to click on them to get a larger view, reinforcing or teaching a point in a different way,but now the information provided by the full-sized  images is lost. (My sunspot photos, for example, look pretty boring when you won't let people enlarge them enough to see the sunspots clearly.)

    Also, of course, the black slideshow button is covering the most important image on the hub.

    But even if that were fixed, having people click on a slideshow in many cases will be confusing and/or distract them so that they then don't read the rest of the page, which means fewer clickouts and sales in some cases.

    If we have pretty pictures that are easy to understand before the visitor has gotten into the body of the hub, of COURSE we will turn on the slideshow option!  There's no reason to force slideshows on hubs where it will confuse the visitor or look poorly-designed.

    Look at the rest of the web. A limited number of articles have slideshows. More are structured essays with a graphic illustrating specific points in the content, and they don't have slideshows.