Image preview behaviour / displaying problem on smartphone

oaweurgkl 4 years ago updated by adriaan 4 years ago 4


Following situation:

I want to share a folder with images to family/friends. It is working good, but is there a option to only display the preview images?

For example: I open a photo in Filerun, first the preview is showing very fast, but in the background the original photo is loaded. Because my internet connection is slow (10Mbps Up), viewing photos can be time consuming.

For example a option/config to set the behaviour. When the photo is opened with the previewer, just show the resized preview. When opened in new window, show original file.

A second thing:

When trying to login for the first time with a smartphone (Android tested), there comes up a popup before the login and you can't click any butten to close it.

When I refresh the page, I can login. But that's not a thing everyone is thinking of (family/friends), so a option to disable this or displaying it properly would be great.

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By the way great file manager, tried it and works a lot better than nextcloud! But can I get more than 3 users without ordering the enterprise version? (I only need it for private...)

Thanks and regards

See the $config['app']['thumbs']['output_small_filesize'] config option here: http://docs.filerun.com/advanced_configuration.

We are aware of the Android login popup problem and will be fixed with the next update which will be released soon.

If your usage is only private/family, and not commercial, do drop us a message and we'll provide the license extension.


Thank you very much for your answer. I already set this value. My config.php looks like following:

$config['app']['thumbs']['output_small_filesize'] = 2097152;
$config['path']['thumbnail_cache'] = '/user-files/thumbnails';
$config['app']['hidden_folder_names'][] = "@eaDir";

I don't know how to check if this options actually work, but I assume so because thumbnails are stored in this folder.

But also with this option the original photos are displayed when opened in filerun with the viewer. And I looked into the thumbnails and I saw that these files are 400x400px. Previews don't need to be the full resolution, but 400x400px is too less.

I'm not sure but I think thumbnails are only the thumbs when a folder is viewed via the grid view, but are too small for the image view. I'm thinking about thumbs when displayed in the explorer, previews when viewed. 

Can there be a option to also create a resized preview of each picture? For example you can set not to display the full resolution (when viewed inside FileRun via double click) but a resized picture (maybe a second option to define the resized size? If the picture is greater than 2000px --> resize it to 2000px, where the value 2000px could be defined by the user). And also if someone shares a folder with pictures via link, everyone viewing it would always load the full picture --> for my slow connection impractible.
All in All I really like FileRun and works best out of the solutions I tried, thank you!

Another thing I found: When uploading a filerequest via Smartphone (Android) in the browser, there is no prompt to specify a name, would be great if it would ask for a name on mobile too so that not all uploaded files are ending up in one folder.



I am currently evaluating FileRun for use as a dynamic photo/document archive in our society. This feature would make it a perfect solution. We like to store the original images in the archive, but viewers are likely not interested in these originals and rather want a decent quality image quick (we are currently serving images resized to 870px in width).

Is there any chance this feature will be implemented in FileRun in the foreseeable future (is it realistic)?


I have to correct myself. I think when the album is accessed when logged in, it only displays the resized images (tried on Android via external access in the browser). But when you share a album via link, the whole images are loaded. Can it be changed so that when you share a folder with pictures via link that also there only the resized images are loaded? Would be great!

But the problem with no name asked when uploaded on mobile via browser is there.