Dave Gurr

I have some line-draw JPG images in a Picture Library. Although JPG images often lose fine detail (like specific lines) when rendered smaller than actual size, I was pleased to see that in the Picture Library they rendered just fine.

I also need the items in the Picture Library to display as thumbnails in a Web Part on a Dashboard. To do this, I used Sharepoint Designer and created a DataForm WebPart showing only the URL Path field. I then set the Picture Properties for the first cell in the table to the size that I wanted the thumbnail displayed as.

This worked, but doesn't do the fine line rendering that the Picture Library thumbnail view does.

Is there a way to turn this on Or is there a better way of displaying Picture Library thumbnails in a Dashboard



Re: Office Live Basics, Essentials and Premium Image rendering

Tara Brown-MSFT

Can you provide an example of the difference in quality that you are referring to

One idea is that maybe you could use the Page Viewer webpart to actually show the image directly, that might look better.






Re: Office Live Basics, Essentials and Premium Image rendering

Dave Gurr

Hi Tara.

I solved it in the end by using an Image Library web part, and editing the View to use the Picture Library Details style. This now displays resampled thumbnails, avoiding image degradation.

The only remaining niggle I have is that I'd like to remove the the "+ Add new picture" option at the foot of the list of thumbnails.

Is there a way to do this

Thanks





Re: Office Live Basics, Essentials and Premium Image rendering

Tara Brown-MSFT

Dave - sorry for the delayed response.

You can edit the appearance of the webpart and just set it to "no toolbar" and then that link should disappear.