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Control Which Image Shown in a Note's Thumbnail/Snippet View


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I think it's obvious, at this point, that Evernote users want the ability to select the default thumbnail for notes.  I agree that it seems ridiculous that this conversation started in 2013 and 4 year

REQUEST – It would be amazing to have a feature where an image can be selected, and when you right-click (ie, the same way you rotate it, etc.) there could also be an option to override the "largest s

I do like the new layout with larger thumbnails, except for one thing: Evernote seems to choose as thumbnail the largest image within a note. But it is rather annoying, for it seldom coincides with th

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This would be a key feature for my notes. Note size is totally random. At least have it use the last added image?

I had great hopes for your new update. Alas! Your PM needs to look at these numbers....

Please please! I'll do the UX too :)

Laurent

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I vote for image selection to be possible. I use this for so many things and not being able to select the image I want as a thumbnail is very counterproductive to what I use the app for. I've been a long standing user of this app and have paid for it for many years. So if what's needed is a vote, then I vote Evernote implements the choice to select your thumbnail for your note. I can't find a reasonable explanation why this isn't already an option on an almost 10 year old app/service. 

Thank you kindly

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Woohoo - a new Evernote!

Lets move everything on the screen around while ensuring you still can't select your thumbnail.

Come on Evernote.  This is ridiculous!

2021 will be the ten year anniversary for this request!

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1 hour ago, highchairdrama said:

Yikes, I used to be able to solve this by deleting all the irrelevant images in a note until I got one I liked - but now THAT doesn't even work anymore! Now this most recent "update" is apparently caching the original image it deemed thumbnail-worthy so I can't change it no matter what. After 8 years of struggling with thumbnail images I am at my wit's end!!!!

 

Yeah, I noticed that too so I went back to the previous version v6.25.1.9091 and got that feature back. The new version (V10) screwed a lot of things up and wasn't worth the update imo...

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+1 to this. As an artist and graphical user I would love to be able to change the avatar image of a note. Currently seeing a image of a picture from a article with some of my notes just looks silly... Would definitely give more structure and beauty if we are able to change the pictures. 

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Seriously this STILL isn't a feature? I use Evernote for keeping track of visual projects and the ability to select a thumbnail is a necessity. So much time has been wasted trying to locate a given project because the thumbnail defaults to a draft sketch or an armature which is nearly unidentifiable compared to the finished project. Puuuuhleeeeaase fix this already!

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This is MAKING. ME. NUTS! C'mon! Ten years of this being requested and ... nothing?!

I used to be able to delete an image to force EN to change the thumbnail, but that doesn't seem to work anymore. I think someone once posted a workaround, but I can no longer find it.

For the love of all things holy, I've been a Premium user for almost a decade, I'm an EN evangelist in my circles. I'm not ready to switch platforms, but a few issues like this (encrypted notebook, anyone?) have me ripping my hair out!

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There is a rule about how EN picks the picture, depending on dimensions, something like "the picture with the largest dimension of the shorter side is used". So you can influence which picture is used by changing the pixel dimensions of the photos.

Maybe this helps you to find the forum post about it. I have read it, but I have no use for me for such a nitty-bitty approach just to get EN pick the picture I want to see. It would be nice to be able to pick one, but not by spending a lot of time with this workaround.

A click with the mouse should do.

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This rule and workaround has worked before v10.

With v10 EN seems do do so only while choosing the first picture to be added as thumbnail preview. At least on EN web v10 Version every try to change pictures didn‘t work in my case. There the  old picture even was displayed after deleting.

Havn‘t tried on desktop, because there I‘m still running legacy (with changed preview pictures...)

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What I don’t get: Which picture is the first when importing through iOS sharing ?

When I choose just one, it is the first and only. Because I can’t send another by sharing into that note.

If I select several and share, there seems to be no order. At least I don’t see it - usually I have to rearrange the pictures because they appear in a seemingly random sequence.

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Add another person to the list that would really like this feature and who is nonplussed that after 10 years of people requesting it it still hasn't been implemented. I've paid for the software for years and always wondered when this would finally come as it was on obvious deficiency.

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I have used evernote for many years now> I like the simplicity of creating a note but I wish the evernote team consider this request to allow how to choose which image will show. very annoying to have an image that does not represent the content of the note. 

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Yet another use here with the same old story - been using Evernote since 2009 (yikes I'm old), paid subscription since 2015. I have wanted the ability to chose the thumbnail since I put my first note in Evernote. If I'd known then that they didn't listen to their users I would have saved myself a lot of money and frustration in the intervening years by choosing a different programme. 

But like many, I know have a severe case of inertia, because I have so many notes and notebooks. I really don't want to leave Evernote. Ian Small gave me so much hope with his video updates, and admitting that Evernote was not nearly up to scratch. I cannot believe he hasn't addressed this. 

I really have no words to express my frustration and just... how depressed I am about this. I remember reading this or a similar thread on this topic years ago (I was in a different office so it must have been pre-2012). When I googled it today I was sure they would be implemented a solution and I just hadn't spotted it yet. Ridiculous 😔

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Seriously, how hard can it be to implement this feature? It's obviously a HUGE request from paying users, and has been for 10 years. I expect after 10 years even Microsoft would have fixed this one.

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Please give users control over which thumbnail image is seen for a note. It's a critical tool, especially for visual thinkers, in finding content. For instance, my initial use of Evernote was as a digital recipe box. When I scroll through my now large collection of recipes it's irritating that the Bon Appetit Smoky Carrot Dip recipe features a picture of Green Mountain Energy.

It reduces the efficiency of this tool to have to find work arounds for either saving a non-congruent image or searching for content more arduously. If I'm using it professionally to organize a production project, the thumbnail image becomes even more critical. I hope you will fix this urgent issue soon. 

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So I actually contacted support about this, and credit to the guy who answered me, he said he wanted this feature too! But he said he wasn’t aware of any plans to implement it. I asked for the feedback to be submitted up the chain, but clearly they don’t listen, so I’m sadly ready to move on. 
 

MS OneNote looks pretty good from my initial search. Anyone have any thoughts? I’m a Mac user if it makes a difference. Though I guess the people who’ve moved on and found a suitable competitor don’t hang out here anymore! 
 

I also looked for ian small’s email address. From his YouTube videos he seems like an approachable guy, and I wonder if he’s just not aware people desperately want this. But I couldn’t find it and I’ve spent enough of my life trying to improve someone else’s product that they charge me for.  

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I wonder how long it would take if all the polite paying users who have taken the effort to sign up to this community and post their request and have then been waiting for years with no fix, took instead to writing to Facebook, and Twitter, and Redit. I'm pretty sure this simple request has become a news worthy story. A text book case study in how to seriously annoy a dedicated user base.  I'm ready to guess that the fix would be distributed a day or so after the first negative press. 

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On 3/17/2021 at 6:12 PM, Rowan P. said:

I wonder how long it would take if all the polite paying users who have taken the effort to sign up to this community and post their request and have then been waiting for years with no fix, took instead to writing to Facebook, and Twitter, and Redit. I'm pretty sure this simple request has become a news worthy story. A text book case study in how to seriously annoy a dedicated user base.  I'm ready to guess that the fix would be distributed a day or so after the first negative press. 

As best I can gather, Evernote has over the past year or two, redone their entire product from scratch, starting from the back-end and working to the front end. Apparently their original back-end database and server setup was un-scaleable, and this ostensibly also obliged them to rewrite the front-end (user interface) as well. It would seem that these were viewed as critical, existential issues by the Evernote people (presumably they needed to redo the whole thing or their shaky product would crumble).

Whatever your opinion of what they did and what they've come out with since, it would appear that they have been too busy "(re)doing their own thing" from scratch, to attend to fine-tuning type end-user requests such as our wanting to control what images show in thumbnails / snippet view.

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10 minutes ago, MCShults said:

Whatever your opinion of what they did and what they've come out with since, it would appear that they have been too busy "(re)doing their own thing" from scratch, to attend to fine-tuning type end-user requests such as our wanting to control what images show in thumbnails / snippet view.

If they were starting again from scratch, all the more reason to incorporate such a glaring oversight from their original product. The one and only excuse for not implementing this feature before now is that they made a mess of the coding originally - no such excuse when you are starting from a clean slate.

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53 minutes ago, johnortt said:

If they were starting again from scratch, all the more reason to incorporate such a glaring oversight from their original product. The one and only excuse for not implementing this feature before now is that they made a mess of the coding originally - no such excuse when you are starting from a clean slate.

You make a good point, and I have no portfolio as an Evernote apologist, but it seems to me they took a step backward with the product, and are just now starting to get close to catching up with where they were before. I'm not holding my breath exactly, but it's arguably possible that they might actually get to the point, in another update or two, of taking positive steps forward; e.g. by implementing desirable features such as allowing users to control what images show in thumbnails in the snippet view.

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Come On EVERNOTE!

this issue with the thumbnails is now almost a DECADE old!!!!!!!

Not only can I NOT select a specific thumbnail for my pictures, but after your most recent software update, a random selection of my thumbnails are rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise!!!!!!!

So now I have the WRONG thumbnail rotated sideways!

Plus, if I add a photograph to a note, then DELETE that photograph,  Evernote, STILL keeps the DELETED photograph (usually rotated 90 degrees counter clockwise) as the thumbnail!  I literally have to delete the entire note and start over or just learn to live with it..

I use Evernote to sort photographs and add notes to give me their contexts later when I come back to them.

This issue with the completely messed up thumbnails is about to make me loose my religion and cause Evernote to lose a customer.

This is inexcusable after a DECADE!

Please, please, please fix this!

This should be relatively easy:  right click on the photograph inside the note, one of the options should be "Set as Thumbnail" (I don't need more than one thumbnail!)

The Thumbnail being rotated 90 degrees is all on Evernote and should be fixed without me needing to fix it myself.  After all the picture in the note is oriented correctly, there is no good reason for the thumbnail to be sideways.

josh

 

 

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Has this been implemented yet??  This request is 9 years old.  I seriously don't know why I'm still paying a yearly fee for an app that doesn't even try to do the super simple things to improve their product.

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