What are image and video placeholders?

Image and video placeholders replace images and videos that would otherwise appear on your reading page.

You may want to use image and video placeholders if your friends regularly post large images or videos that stretch your reading page, or if you're reading in public and your friends regularly post images that you don't want appearing on your screen where others can see, for instance.

To enable image and video placeholders, go to the Display tab of Account Settings.

To enable video placeholders, check the box labelled "Replace videos embedded in journals with a placeholder icon". All videos will then be replaced by a placeholder.

To enable image placeholders, select your preference in the drop-down labelled "Replace images of known size on your Reading Page with a placeholder for". The choices are "nothing (display all images)", which is the default; "all images", which will replace all images; "medium images (over 320x240)", which will replace all images that declare their size to be greater than 320 pixels by 240 pixels; and "large images (over 640x480)", which will replace all images that declare their size to be greater than 640 pixels by 480 pixels.

If someone doesn't include the height and width attributes for the image when posting it, the site doesn't guess how large the image is. You can choose how the site treats images with unknown dimensions right after you choose your image placeholder setting, using the drop-down labelled "Replace images of unknown size with a placeholder". If you choose "never", images without a size specified will never be replaced with a placeholder. If you choose "always", images without a size specified will always be replaced with a placeholder.

To show an image or video that's been replaced by a placeholder, click the placeholder.

Last Activity:
August 31st, 2015 (kaberett)


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