[RFE] Show image file size in image property [properties] dialog

VERIFIED FIXED in mozilla1.2alpha


UI Design
16 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Christoph Studer, Assigned: Biesinger)



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(1 attachment, 1 obsolete attachment)



16 years ago
The Image Property Dialog (right click on an image -> properties) does not show
the file size of the image.
This might be an interesting - sometimes even an important - information.

Comment 1

16 years ago
this is a duplicate. Christoph, query for the original and mark this a
duplicate. Some tips on querying can be found at
http://www.mozilla.org/quality/help/beginning-duplicate-finding.html  Thanks.

Comment 2

16 years ago
Are you sure this is a dup?

This RFE was first filed in bug 66170, but that one contained several wishes for
what an image properties window should display, and it was verified fixed,
without the image size issue ever being implemented.

One of the last comments in that bug reads:

"We have a properties item now for images. Adding more useful information to it 
should be a separate bug."

There is a resemblant bug 52730 about the "page info" window, but that one does
not cover the content of an image properties popup triggered from context menu.

Comment 3

16 years ago
maybe bug 52730 or bug 80556 ? I think there are one or two other bugs that
cover the page info dialog but I was hoping to not have to dig for this. adding
a couple people that would know. Boris? Daniel? Doron?
"Image properties" is different than "Page Info/Images"
I can't find a dupe for this (15min search) but maybe I'm too stupid :-)
So I'm marking this NEW
Assignee: asa → blakeross
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: Browser-General → XP Apps: GUI Features
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: doronr → sairuh

Comment 5

16 years ago
This is worksforme on Linux build 2001082922.
It has been fixed by bug 82307.

BTW, I noticed a strange behavior with Image properties.
- http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/query.cgi
- rclick on the banner
- select Properties
- click on the E-mail form to give it focus
- write blabla in the form

Expected: blabla is written in the form
Actual: E-mail form has no focus and I can not write in this form

Tell me if it is a dup. If it is not, I will file a bug.
Pierre Chanial: 
bug 82307 covers the "Image dimensions info" and not the "Image file size".

Please search bugzilla for your problem and file a new bug if you can't find it.

Comment 7

16 years ago
Please ignore my last comment except the focus behavior.
Image size is implemented. Not file size. Sorry.

Comment 8

16 years ago
--> sicking
Assignee: blakeross → sicking
Priority: -- → P5
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 9

16 years ago
This really is a partial showstopper for me re. using Mozilla :( I run several
forums (phpBB) where we have avatars/usericons. These icons have a fixed size of
60x60 pixels..

People can enter just about any URL for their usericon so we manually check the
sizes of the usericons when we are using the forum. In other browsers checking
the filesize is easy, just a right click and hitting properties solves all your
questions :D In Mozilla I either have to save the file somewhere and get the
properties from the OS or I have to fire up an other Browser just to check out
the size of an image :(

Please increase the priority of this RFE..

Comment 10

16 years ago
*** Bug 120937 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 11

16 years ago
*** Bug 123138 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
adding "properties" to summary line for easier searching
Summary: [RFE] Show image file size in image property dialog → [RFE] Show image file size in image property [properties] dialog

Comment 13

16 years ago
Would be nice to show the size in bytes and kilobytes.


Size: 8558 bytes (9 kB)
I actually have this working in my local tree, it will be part of a bigger 
patch to fix some of the bugs filed on the properties window.

What i've done is to show the filesize in bytes when below a certain threshold 
value, and in Kb when above. Not sure what i like best though. Maybe
"9 Kb (8558 bytes)" is neater?
Target Milestone: Future → mozilla1.0

Comment 15

16 years ago
I really hate it when a program only shows the rounded value (in KB or MB)..
Really annoying if you are testing what version of an image you are viewing, was
it the new file (81262 bytes) or the new one? (82172 bytes).

So IMO the number of bytes should be shown in any case..
Thanks :D

Comment 16

16 years ago
*** Bug 127561 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 17

16 years ago
Is there an ETA on this? Jonas?
That's what we have "Target Milestone" for

Comment 19

16 years ago
*** Bug 131561 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 20

16 years ago
*** Bug 144226 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
sorry folks :(
Target Milestone: mozilla1.0 → mozilla1.1beta

Comment 22

16 years ago
I suggest changing "OS" to "All". 
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: PC → All

Comment 23

16 years ago
The inability to determine an image's size gets annoying.

I'm voting for this bug, and I think it makes the most sense to put the size in
this format:
Size: 64K (65401 bytes)

This bug isn't hard to fix.  Someone propose a patch!
Northman, you seem to know this code, because you know the easiness of it being
fixed. So why not produce a patch?

If you, on the other hand, do not know this code and can not provide a patch,
please DO NOT comment on the easiness of fixing this bug!

Thank you.

Comment 25

16 years ago
Christian Biesinger, why pick out one line of my previous comment for scrutiny?

I'm POSITIVE it's easy.  Look at download manager.  That popped in overnight. 
I'm sure the guy worked on the code for at least a few days before he checked it
in.  This image size thing can be EASILY implemented by anyone who knows the
mozilla code and has time and the ability.  If you disagree, read over the last
sentence.  If I knew the code, I'd be announcing my patch (if I could get that
patch thing to work), and I don't.  However, the amount of code necessary to
insert 1 line of end-result is quantatively limited.
download manager is completely different... it's for downloads, and (I suppose)
it could use the code for the download progress window.

however, elements of the page have no direct way to get their size. I suppose
one could use the cache for that... assuming the image is cached.
I know all the code in question, and the closest that could be done without 
rewriting large chunks of code is the size of the image's cache entry.  This 
is not really the size of the image if the image was compressed before going 
on the wire.  That said, I think we should do that, and it would not be that 
hard... the code could be copied out of page info, which already does page 

As for download manager, that took many weeks of full-time work for someone.  
It was not "overnight" by any means.
well ok, I'll take this, and implement like pageinfo.
Assignee: sicking → cbiesinger
Priority: P5 → P2
Target Milestone: mozilla1.1beta → mozilla1.2alpha
Created attachment 93199 [details] [diff] [review]

also converted a few tabs to spaces

Comment 30

16 years ago
I agree with comment id 25.  The compression is irrelevant.  People who want to
know the image's size want to know the image size in the cache.  GZIP and
whatever server-side compressions that are used are not to be a part of this. 
Excellent idea on taking it out of the page info window.  

I also stated in my original post, which comment id 27 agrees with that download
manager was checked in overnight, but took time/ability/effort to do
(days/weeks).  I'm glad to see someone has a patch for this.  Please everyone,
if you're going to correct someone else, make sure your sure of what they said
before you post.
Comment on attachment 93199 [details] [diff] [review]


technically I think it would be better in this case not to nest the try/catch
blocks, since you return on success. That's personal taste though, no need to
change that to get my r=
Created attachment 93208 [details] [diff] [review]
patch v2

make change db48x suggested and change "Unknown" to "Unknown (not cached)"

blake, could you sr?
Attachment #93199 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Comment on attachment 93208 [details] [diff] [review]
patch v2

marking r=db48x
Attachment #93208 - Flags: review+
> People who want to know the image's size want to know the image size in the
> cache.

Really?  I want to know the actual image size (note that images are stored
_compressed_ in the cache if the HTTP transaction was content-encoded).
Comment on attachment 93208 [details] [diff] [review]
patch v2

Attachment #93208 - Flags: superreview+

Comment 36

16 years ago
Right, the image's actual size...as apposed to the size compressed with the gzip
or whatever the server used to compress it (if anything).
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 38

16 years ago
Hmm, well that was an excellent fix, but now we've introduced another: bug 162378.
This fix would not have affected bug 162378.  Something else is causing that.

Comment 40

15 years ago
*** Bug 165690 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 41

15 years ago
*** Bug 165690 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
vrfy'd fixed, 2002.09.16.08 comm trunk builds.
Product: Core → Mozilla Application Suite


9 years ago
Component: XP Apps: GUI Features → UI Design
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