Talk:James Gwyn

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February 15, 2013 Good article nominee Listed
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The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that James Gwyn was awarded the rank of Brèvet Major-General by President Abraham Lincoln in 1864?

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Distorted when displayed as image

The PDF at WikiSource File:Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Gwyn cemetery record for Section E 0033 N.5.pdf appears distorted when put into a thumb. However, if you view the PDF at WikiSource and click to enlarge, it appears at a normal aspect ratio: [1]

Does anyone know how to display this PDF as an image using the PDF's native aspect ratio? I tried fooling around with things like 400x300px but the aspect ration is always preserved. I thought about simply creating an image version of it on the Commons but wanted to exhaust this option first rather than have a redundant file (one as a source and one as a viewable image). Mkdwtalk 03:12, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

I haven't the slightest clue how to fix this. Great answer, huh? Actually, I came to say that you might luck out with someone happening to see your helpme request, but this seems to me the type question much better suited to the help desk, as answering requires specialized knowledge that is more more likely to be found when many more people see it.--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 03:42, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
The problem is that the version uploaded to Commons [2] was itself distorted - since you're calling that file, rather than the Wikisource original, it's naturally going to look wrong when displayed. I've uploaded a new version from Wikisource which has the correct aspect ratio. Yunshui  12:05, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Yunshui! Mkdwtalk 16:19, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

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