Concerning thumbnails in Lotus Notes, several months ago I was investigating for a client what ways there are to show thumbnails of photographs taken while inspecting building construction sites and stored in Notes documents of a particular database.
We should all know that there already is a form of thumbnail support available …
This works extremely well for a single image (as in a business card), merely by selecting the option shown above. No coding required whatsoever, excellent.
Alas this doesn’t work at all for multiple images, such as my client’s database holds:
The trouble is,obviously, that you can’t tell from the above Rich Text field contents (the attachment name as generated by your digital camera, or the generic attachment icon) what each photo’s subject is.
Support for multiple thumbnails per Rich Text field would be the perfect no-coding-required solution for my client, and I’m sure in many other such cases.
My client’s staff would then merely click on one of the many thumbnails to see that particular photo taken at a building construction site as a pop-up (rather than having to open the photo in an external image viewer program).
I hope that IBM will extend the thumbnail support to multiple attached images, and as soon as possible. Agree?