New image layout has broken my bot
I have a small discord bot side project with around ~5k users in ~200 servers which responds to commands with information dense images.
Here's an example of what the output used to look like:
Notice also how the bot creates threads to keep the main channel from getting over run by the in depth charts.
Now post change to the image layout things look like this:
Vomit inducing mess.
Please please please, can we have an option when embedding images to have them displayed using the old method?
I've looked into refactoring my output images to be nice 560x560 images, and making them legible when jammed in a tiny two column grid... but the ratios are different between mobile and desktop! So I can either make the output look good for one or the other, but not both. Unlike the old image layout where I was able to ensure that the images were laid out in a neat fashion no matter the client type.
I realise I'm a total outlier, but this change to the way images are laid out is really cramping my style.
Yeah, we seriously need an option instead of it being forced into a group making the preview images all cropped and messed up. I don't want to have to click on every image to see it fully. Sometimes, the group of 4 is good, but I just prefer the image layout to be default as it was before. Not saying it shouldn't be a thing, simply just saying there should be an option to toggle it instead.5
Indeed, it should have a switch between the old style and the new one. The new one does not look very practical. Yes, it does save some screen space, but that doesn't change the fact that it displays less useful information and takes longer to get that information.3
Same here @Rob Crouch. My bot posts graphics as multipart images to ensure they are consistently legible on mobile and desktop. This change greatly diminishes the user experience. A message flag to indicate whether the images should retain the legacy layout is not too much to ask for imo1
Beyond just messing with bots, there are some other issues for admittedly specific situations. I am setting up a gameshow using Discord as a way of synchronizing answers from both teams, it becomes completely impossible to display the multiple answers at once with this new system. While this is a very niche reason to have an issue with it, this is just one of many other issues that this new absolute layout change has.
I do think it is probably quite nice to have for many, but I think it should be able to be toggled on or off. Either on a client level or just on a server/channel level.0
Simply send your images in several messages, this will display them directly in large and one size as before, you will just have to send as many messages as images-1
@Ocelus "simply" turn one message into 5-6 separate messages? That's neither a good experience for the users nor is it in Discord's best interest to force bots to spam the API that way. It's a clunky workaround to a problem that doesn't have to exist.0