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png diffs useless

We changed two png images and both show completely useless diffsNot useful.png

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Ben Stuart Atlassian Team Jul 09, 2018

I would suggest setting exclude patterns globally for any binary file types in your repositories. This will prevent fisheye from displaying PNG's as source or trying to diff them. This should also improve performance of your instance as well. You can configure this by going to Administration >> Defaults >> Include/Exclude Paths tab and click "Add" to add a new include/exclude patterns. To add an Exclude place a pattern similar to this except with your desired file type to exclude:


in the 'Add an Exclude' dialogue that will be displayed.

For reference here is our documentation on Configuring Include/ Exclude patterns.

When the PNG diff actually works, that is shows the new and old versions side by side, it's quite useful, so I'd rather avoid removing them completely.


I guess my question wasn't phrased well at all, sorry about that.

What I was wondering is why some of the time the PNG diff is the binary while other times it's an image.

Any new information on this? We would also like to show PNG as diff, but this does nit work in many cases.

We are facing this problem as well. Is there any solution?

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