How can I change the layout of the images in a project? I am hoping to be able to choose whether I want the image displayed in a landscape or portrait manner. They are all showing as 1-2-1: 1 landscape followed by 2 side-by-side portraits and 1 final landscape.
The theme crops the thumbnails in portfolio. It shows the full picture (non cropped) when you click. This page pretty much gives an impression of how portrait photos look in this themes’ portfolio projects. BTW, if you’re using galleries (not portfolio projects), you have an option to fit the area, like so — example.
If you want, you can control the area of the picture that is taken for the horizontal version.
With this plugin you can specify the area of a bigger picture which goes to the cut version. Pretty similar to what you do when you upload a profile pic to Facebook.
The image sizes that are used by the thumbs in portfolio projects are the following:
mauer_thumb_7 — big thumb
mauer_thumb_8 — half-size thumb
Finally, making pairs: this theme automatically stack up your images into rows of 1 and 2 pictures.
If you’re curious, here is the actual rule it follows:
1 -> 1
2 -> 11
3 -> 12
4 -> 121
5 -> 212
6 -> 1221
7 -> 2122
8 -> 12212
9 -> 121221
10 -> 212212
11 -> 1212212
12 -> 12122121
13 -> 21212212
14 -> 121221212
15 -> 1212212121
16 -> 1212212212
(and then it just repeats itself).
Here is an example: 4 -> 121. So if you have 4 images in a gallery it will be displayed as: a row of 1, a row of 2, a row of 1. You can reorder the pics in the gallery to control which images are paired with which ones.
If you want I can provide a code that will just display images one beneath the other (without occasionally making halfs), and will preserve the aspect ratios of your pics (please mind that some of your portrait pics may turn out to not fully fit the screen then). Would you like that?