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MMM-BackgroundSlideshow


  • Project Sponsor

    I have a question about the background photos. I’ve found that the images are larger when viewed on the raspberry than when I look at them on the PC.

    I am using the MMM BackgroundSlideshow module to display a new image every 10 seconds.

    In custom.css I have the following codes deposited:

    /*****************************************************
     * Magic Mirror                                      *
     * Custom CSS                                        *
     *                                                   *
     * By Michael Teeuw http://michaelteeuw.nl           *
     * MIT Licensed.                                     *
     *                                                   *
     * Add any custom CSS below.                         *
     * Changes to this files will be ignored by GIT. *
     *****************************************************/
    
    .MMM-SystemStats  {
            color: #CEF6CE;
            } 
    .normal,
    .dimmed,
    header,
    .MMM-BackgroundSlideshow  {
        color: #fff;
    },
    .MMM-EasyPix  {
            font-weight: 400;
            } 
    .MMM-SystemStats {
        font-size: 45%;
    }
    .MMM-darksky-hourly {
    	color: #ffffff;
        }
    

    Can someone tell me why the PI are “bigger” than when I look at them on the PC

    That’s still my config

    /* Magic Mirror Config Sample
     *
     * By Michael Teeuw http://michaelteeuw.nl
     * MIT Licensed.
     *
     * For more information how you can configurate this file
     * See https://github.com/MichMich/MagicMirror#configuration
     *
     */
    
    var config = {
    	address: "0.0.0.0", // Address to listen on, can be:
    	                      // - "localhost", "127.0.0.1", "::1" to listen on loopback interface
    	                      // - another specific IPv4/6 to listen on a specific interface
    	                      // - "", "0.0.0.0", "::" to listen on any interface
    	                      // Default, when address config is left out, is "localhost"
    	port: 8080,
    	ipWhitelist: ["127.0.0.1", "::ffff:127.0.0.1", "::1"], // Set [] to allow all IP addresses
    	                                                       // or add a specific IPv4 of 192.168.1.5 :
    	                                                       // ["127.0.0.1", "::ffff:127.0.0.1", "::1", "::ffff:192.168.1.5"],
    	                                                       // or IPv4 range of 192.168.3.0 --> 192.168.3.15 use CIDR format :
    	                                                       // ["127.0.0.1", "::ffff:127.0.0.1", "::1", "::ffff:192.168.3.0/28"],
    
    	language: "de",
    	timeFormat: 24,
    	units: "metric",
    
    	modules: [
    		{
    			module: "alert",
    		},
    		{
    			module: "updatenotification",
    			position: "top_bar"
    		},
    		{
    			module: "clock",
    			position: "top_left"
    		},
    		/*{
    			module: "compliments",
    			position: "lower_third"
    		},*/
    		
    	/*{
    	disabled: false,	
        module: "MMM-NewsFeedTicker",
    	position: "bottom_bar",
    	//classes: "day_scheduler",
    	config: {
    	    feeds: [
    				{
    			title: "20 min",
    			url: "https://api.20min.ch/rss/view/67",
    			encoding: "UTF-8", //ISO-8859-1
    			className: "myClass",
    			defaultLogo : ""
    		},
    
        	    ]
    	}
        },
    		
    		{
    	 module: 'internet-monitor',
    	 position: 'top_center',
    	 config: {
    		 type: 'minimal',
    		 maxTime: 7000,
    		 updateInterval: 120000,
    		 verbose: false,
    		 displayStrength: true,
    		 displaySpeed: false,
    		 strengthIconSize: 40,
    		 maxGaugeScale: 25,
    		 wifiSymbol:{
    			 size: 50,
    			 fullColor: '#3afc25',
    			 almostColor: '#ffff0c',
    			 halfColor: '#ff8c00',
    			 noneColor: '#ff1111'
    		 }
    	 }
     },*/
    	
    	 {
        module: 'MMM-darksky-hourly',
        position: 'top_right',  // This can be any of the regions.
        config: {
          // See 'Configuration options' for more information.
          apiKey: 'xxx', // Dark Sky API key.
          latitude:   47.309714,
          longitude: 7.8106514,
    	  
        }
      },
    	
    	
    	
    	{
    		module: 'MMM-SystemStats',
    		position: 'bottom_left', // This can be any of the regions.
    		classes: 'small dimmed', // Add your own styling. Optional.// classes: 'small dimmed', 
    		// header: 'System Stats', // Set the header text OPTIONAL
    		config: {
    			updateInterval: 10000, // every 10 seconds
    			align: 'right', // align labels
    			view: 'textAndIcon',
    		},
    	},
    {
        module: "MMM-EasyPix",
    	header: "WLAN-Code",
    	position: "bottom_right",
    	config: {
    		picName: "guest_wifi_config.png", // Enter the picture file name.
    		maxWidth: "100%",        // Size picture precisely. Retains aspect ratio.
    		}
            },
    		
    	
    	{
        module: 'MMM-BackgroundSlideshow',
        position: 'fullscreen_below',
        config: {
          imagePaths: ['modules/MMM-BackgroundSlideshow/Amerika_2018'],
          transitionImages: true,
          randomizeImageOrder: true
        }
      },
    
    
    /* 
    {
      //disabled:true,
      module: "MMM-AVStock",
      position: "top_right", //"bottom_bar" is better for `mode:ticker`
      config: {
        apiKey : "WPYPLO6M92PTF7PB", // https://www.alphavantage.co/
        timeFormat: "YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss",
        symbols : ["aapl", "GOOGL", "005930.KS", "SCHN.SW", "UBS", "NOVN.VX",],
        alias: ["Apple", "Google", "SAMSUNG Electronics", "Schindler", "UBS", "Novartis",], //Easy name of each symbol. When you use `alias`, the number of symbols and alias should be the same. If value is null or "", symbol string will be used by default.
        tickerDuration: 60, // Ticker will be cycled once per this second.
        chartDays: 90, //For `mode:series`, how much daily data will be taken. (max. 90)
        poolInterval : 1000*15, // If your AV account is free, at least 13 sec is needed.
        mode : "table", // "table", "ticker", "series"
      }
    },*/		
    		
    		
    		
    		
    		/*{
    			module: "newsfeed",
    			position: "bottom_bar",
    			config: {
    				feeds: [
    					{
    						title: "New York Times",
    						url: "http://www.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/HomePage.xml"
    					}
    				],
    				showSourceTitle: true,
    				showPublishDate: true
    			}
    		},*/
    	]
    
    };
    
    /*************** DO NOT EDIT THE LINE BELOW ***************/
    if (typeof module !== "undefined") {module.exports = config;}
    
    

  • Project Sponsor

    Ok, thanks for your help. I downloaded the program PhotoScape and changed the height and width of all photos. Look, there you go !! Thank you


  • Project Sponsor

    Enclosed I send you the two different views. Once on the PI and once on the PC monitor.

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  • Module Developer

    @cyrus1337
    I’m not sure, I don’t know anything about backgroundSlideShow, but,

    Your pictures would be greater than resolution of screen.
    Then, your PC viewer might have resized your pictures automatically when they were shown. But backgroundSlideShow might not have that feature. However, there is a possibility of controlling by CSS. Ask to creator.


  • Project Sponsor

    @sean Thanks for your quick reply.


  • Project Sponsor

    @cyrus1337 said in MMM-BackgroundSlideshow:

    @sean Thanks for your quick reply.

    I also use this module very successfully. Try to resize the pictures to the resolution of your screen (photoshop), normaly 1920 x 1080, 1024 x 760. Sometimes it is also necessary to set the pictures to the correct aspect ratio 16:9. For me it works fine.
    Regards Mike



  • @garbleflux i had to modify another image display module to get the correct presentation of images, no zoom in and no crop of portrait mode. does mean that some of the background shows thru, but the pictures are correctly displayed


  • Project Sponsor

    @sdetweil And what would be your module 🙂



  • @cyrus1337 I am using the MMM-ImagePhotos module… but I had to change the code to keep my images properly formatted…

    landscape
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/adzzi3bc7wwq8q5/IMG_20181114_102356.jpg?dl=0
    portrait
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/htxdm7b8sayqazh/IMG_20181114_102350.jpg?dl=0

    can’t get the pics to actually display here…


  • Module Developer

    I made several modules handling photos - MMM-GooglePhotos, MMM-WeatherBackground, MMM-DropboxWallpaper,…

    All modules can display photos by its aspect-ratio with covering the target area or resizing to show whole picture.
    Try them.


  • Module Developer

    Anyway, If your module would be using img tag for showing photos, module should know the exact image size and calculate to resize it by proper target ratio.
    Instead, I prefer using Background CSS trick. background-size:cover will cover whole image to entire area of it’s element, background-size:contain will resize image to fit to target element size. Suprisingly, without any calculation.


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