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Set the thumbnails for the items in a Showcase

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

So i am working on creating a showcase containing some of my work for quickly sending to clients.

A thing that i've observed while uploading photos is that for any box, the rule for displaying the thumbnails, is cropping the image in the middle. But i should have the possibility to at least choose the way the thumbnails displays.

Can this be taken into consideration?

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Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @AndreiB - thanks for using Showcase and sharing your ideas with us; I am passing your comments along our product team for future consideration asap.

If there's anything else you'd like to add, please let me know and thank you again for your valuable feedback.

Cheers! 

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hi,

I agree, this is a crucial feature. Seems ironic to put so much care into the showcase and paper layout tools, but choose a random thumbnail frame?

Is there a way to put the thumbnail in the metadata of the file, or is it chosen randomly?

Thanks

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey everyone, just updating this to show that this was delivered!

Status changed to: Delivered
Explorer | Level 4

Has there been any update on being able to change the thumbnail on a showcase? 

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

This has already been delivered, @becky_editor, you can change the way the image thumbnail looks in a Showcase by clicking the image, then the crop icon, and dragging the image around. 

Explorer | Level 4

I figured that out and maybe I worded my question wrong. Can you pick what thumbnail you show for the showcase? I.e. My thumbnails are all picked at random parts of my videos and I'd like to just upload a jpg for the thumbnail. Exactly what you do on Youtube if you are uploading a video. Do you have that capability on here?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Thanks for the clarification. Currently, this isn't possible to upload a custom thumbnail for a video.

 

If you're interested, you can suggest this as another change for others to vote on, so the dev team can look into this in future! 

Explorer | Level 4

Thank you Jay. I'll definitely be suggesting it. I'm actually pretty surprised this isn't an option. Seems like it's a pretty simple thing to provide for professionals that use this service. Being able to change a thumbnail is someting basic that so many other sites do. Thanks for your time!

Explorer | Level 4

Please allow professionals to change the thumbnail in showcase to a custom frame of their video or be able to upload a JPEG. 

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

This would be a huge improvement for my needs. I'm surprised this idea doesn't have more votes! I want my videos to have a great first impression. It's awkward that the thumbnail is relegated to just a random frame in the middle of the video.

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