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

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Hi All,

You may have noticed that all threads requesting the ability to manually set a note's thumbnail/snippet have been merged into this thread, regardless of platform specificity. 

This was done in order to better enable us to quantify and qualify user requests, and amplify their voice.

While this does not mean this is a feature that will be coming, we certainly want to relay user feedback/sentiment to our various teams.

Moving forward, please put all commentary and votes the ability to manually set a note's thumbnail/snippet here!

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This is one of my top requests. I think you can determine which image is shown according to the vertical size of the image (& maybe the horizontal size plays in too but the vertical size seems most important). But I hate attaching a huge vertical image just to keep my cover image as the one I want. I wish I could simply designate the image I want used for the cover image.

That would be really great.

Thanks, Evernote. You're awesome.

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I would like to see following additions:

- Option to switch between 'automatic' (based on algorithm) en 'manual'

- Option 'set as thumbnail' for the image within the note

TX!

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I used Evernote food before they shut down the service. I then painstakingly edited my notes so that the thumbnail I wanted was the "largest smallest" but now iOS version 8 messes up everything again. Why not let us choose which image WE want ? The left picture is iOS version 8. The 2 on the right are iOS version 7.17. 

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Seems stupid to leave selecting which picture appears as thumbnail in OUR notes, up to some dopey algorithm.

What about leaving it up to the person CREATING, USING, and PAYING FOR the notes???  Hmmm, now that would be fair and rational. 

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Even something simple like consistently displaying the first image in the note would work MILES better than the current system. It's one of my most-hated features of Evernote, the seemingly random thumbnail selection. It's like the developers took time in considering the question "How can we best frustrate our userbase?"

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Hi @RightPaddock,

 

Yes and no. It has to do with the "largest smallest" dimension, explained here:

 

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/18482-choosing-a-thumbnail/

 

Yes...

 

... until Evernote provides a way to manually select the desired image. Who know, it may be just around the corner :-)

 

Hi Frank - thanks for that, even though it is bit whacko - through no fault of thine though ;)

 

Note To EN Developers

 

Please add the ability to override with right click->Use this image as snippet thumbnail

IMO a more sensible default would be to use the first image in the note as the snippet thumbnail.   

 

The current algorithm is based on data that is obviously available to the SOFTWARE but that same data - the size of the images in a list - it is not readily available into the OWNER of the data.

 

Added 1 : The note where I noticed this issue has two images - one that I'll call the identifying image, it's 780x1200px, the other one is an infographic, which is 920x2600px.  So I could upsize the identifying image, or downsize the infographic - and lose image quality on the image I resize!  

 

Added 2 : Also clip  this ==>> http://www.gamengadgets.com/10-features-windows-7-95-users-dont-know  And then have a look at snippet thumbnail, and then find the image that the algorithm decided 'best represented' the note

 

 

RP

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On 11/18/2016 at 1:18 PM, offringa said:

I would like to see following additions:

- Option to switch between 'automatic' (based on algorithm) en 'manual'

- Option 'set as thumbnail' for the image within the note

I fully second that! 

It's such a basic feature, it's amazing that it still isn't there after so many years.

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Has anyone actually ever seen a response from Evernote regarding this??

 

Seems a little disrespectful of a company who's paying customers repeatedly ask for a feature  - and for years, to be completely ignored. If there's a reason why they can't do it or if they do plan to do it in some sort of near future, why can't they at least respond?

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This is the feature request that I've been crying out for. When you have dozens of notes in a notebook, having the RIGHT thumbnail image is super helpful in quickly identifying the note of interest. I know I can tag and search notes in multiple ways, and I do, but what if the most memorable identifier of a particular note is an image! 

Countless times, I am scanning the notes by looking at thumbnail images only. Having the WRONG image is not only an inconvenience, it actually throws me off and makes me keep looking for the note I am after. Why on earth doe

Show that the message has been editeds my research note on McDonald’s have an image of a Starbucks cafe as a thumbnail (only because it appears further down in the article and EN’s algorithm decides that it’s the more relevant image)? I have a separate note on Starbucks and Lord knows what image EN decides to use for that note…

Come on Evernote! After so many years, please can we get some love for the more visual users! Give your paying customers the ability to choose the thumbnail image, like so:

Right click on image >> Set as thumbnail image.

 

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I completely agree with @SashaS and many of the rest of you. My thoughts exactly.

Such a useful and obvious feature, as to almost be assumed:

Right click image in note
"Set image as Snippet"

Right click note in list
"Remove Snippet"

EN -- this is the kind of thing that drives users crazy. Let's make this happen. 

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This is a popular idea... 4 different requests... come on, Evernote!

 

 

 

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I've read some earlier posts about this problem, but I want to bring it up again and also offer another suggestion for a solution. 

 

I want to reiterate that it's really frustrating to not be able to choose a thumbnail photo. One of the things I use EN very heavily for is as a database of artists for my job. Each artist has a card and I like to have a photo of them and an example of their artwork. Both images are important to me and to the database's function, but it would be hugely helpful if the thumbnail for each card in snippet view was the artist's artwork, not their photo – since when I'm scrolling in that view it's the style of artwork I'm scanning for. 

 

I agree with the developers that the "largest smallest-dimension" algorithm does work a lot of the time, but it doesn't always, and it's a huge pain to try to resize images to get them in the correct ratio. I am super OCD about things like that and I've tried but actually have given up. 

 

I'm not suggesting a fancy option in the settings that creates a rule for how EN chooses the thumbnail – that sounds like way too much development work and I totally appreciate that (1) the thumbnail doesn't matter that much in a lot of cases and (2) it would cause a lot of issues with webpage banners, etc. 

 

My request is to create an option when the image is selected and right-clicked in desktop version (i.e. like how you rotate the image) that is something like "set image as thumbnail." I hope that this could be a good compromise solution to this issue that wouldn't pose the same difficulties as creating a series of complicated rules in settings, but would still allow users flexibility and control in selecting a thumbnail when it does actually matter a lot. 

 

Thank you! 

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I've merged the two threads you started. Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic. Thank you.

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I've merged the two threads you started. Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic. Thank you.

 

Sorry that was an accident! I retyped for nothing, bummer. On a train and the wifi is really shoddy.

 

You can just delete the first one that lost all its formatting etc. – I can't figure out how to do it. 

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YES! This would be so helpful.  I use Evernote as a database to keep track of my sewing patterns.  Each note has a image of the front of the pattern (completed item picture), and the back of the pattern (words/numbers).  When the back of the pattern ends up as the thumbnail, it's pretty useless as a way to quickly browse through to see what I have.  Hopefully that explanation made sense.  It would be a lot easier to just pick which picture to have as a thumbnail than to have to manually go and resize images. 

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It's getting increasingly frustrating that this is not an option. I use images extensively for art projects and the thumbnails are the quickest way to visually identify notes - however, as reference photos are added the thumbnail changes and identification becomes confusing.

 

Definitely a +1 from me!

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"Thumbnail override option" is definitely a LONG OVERDUE request.  

I am amazed (and frustrated) that apparently EN hasn't done a thing to address this obvious oversight.

 

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"Thumbnail override option" is definitely a LONG OVERDUE request.  

I am amazed (and frustrated) that apparently EN hasn't done a thing to address this obvious oversight.

 

I'm curious... perhaps Mac users on the forum could report back on whether the largest-smallest dimension can in any way be affected when one re-sizes  images inline. If so, would that not resolve this situation when the common editor rolls out to all platforms (if inline-image re-sizing is in fact part of the standardization)?

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I am a Mac user, latest OS X and latest Evernote.  I tried just that: resizing images inline in the note.  No amount of resizing seemed to have any effect on the selection of thumbnail image.

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I'm a Mac user as well. I've tried too, doesn't seem to work for me either. 

 

Any word from Evernote on whether they are working on this? I'm debating finding another program to use as this is becoming too frustrating to deal with. 

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WOW!!!!

I decided to try Evernote after having abandoned the idea several years ago.

Within 15 minutes of starting to use it I began to wonder how I can change the thumbnail image represented on notes -- because web clippings are pulling in BANNER ADS to append to the note thumbnails.

Then I started reading all these threads about how people have been requesting this feature for several years and being ignored.

I'm done with Evernote now for good -- after a single hour of playing around with it.

 

Just thought I'd throw that in there. It typically doesn't take me long to reject apps based on completely stupid UI decisions -- and this is just another example.

I'm beyond shocked that the whole point of Evernote is to organize your notes -- and it doesn't even let you choose a thumbnail image???

I am a UI developer who maintains a very large web app. One of the features of this app is the ability to scrape content such as articles from sites and pull it into our system. We give our users a left / right arrow to CHOOSE which image represents their content instead of doing all this hogwash to have a ROBOT try and figure out what the user wants.

How about just let the USER choose what the USER wants to do? It is much simpler from a development standpoint AND makes the users happy too. We even let them CROP the damn images before they are imported into our system. I mean, this is standard fare, considering that's also how FACEBOOK works.

How the imbiciles who threw this app together can't figure THAT out just shows me this app will get on my nerves even more if I tried to use it for a week.

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Well, after looking at explanation of how the "largest smallest" dimensions determine which image becomes the thumbnail, it makes more sense from a development standpoint as that is a simpler approach than letting the user choose their image -- but from a usability standpoint -- who really wants to see a bunch of banner ads attached to their notes in the list views -- images that have nothing to do whatsoever with the content of the note?

I am still shocked that nobody has addressed this with users for the last 3 years people seem to have been asking for it.

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Whoa!  That was quite a leap, from irritation to outright rejection!  ;-)

 

I have accumulated nearly 9,000 notes, from 1997 when I started collecting digital notes on my Palm PDA.  Through those years I have been forced to use some pretty sorry software from major vendors.  Then I "went over to the white side".  I've used EN since 2011 and I've seen no reason to switch.  It has handled the heavy volume of data without a hiccup.

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LOL -- I guess I am passionate about good UI experiences. I am going to give it an honest try because I think the benefits outweigh the things that "irritate" me before I slam the door shut. There is no such thing as a perfect system that makes EVERYONE happy in every way, and developer should make that his/her goal either.

 

I'm a visual person and can agree with people in here who say being able to choose which image they'd like for the note will help them spot it in a list view (which is the whole point of having one).

It would not be hard, since they already scrape the content to find all the images in the first place -- to create an easy way for a user to simply choose which one to use, or disable it.

I know the goal of the "everything bucket" concept of having a place for "digital hoarders" to keep their stuff somewhat organized isn't to make eveything "pretty" -- but I think there's a wider benefit than being able to choose "eye candy" for your notes here.

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Oh, I agree completely.  This seemingly simple feature has been overlooked for too long.

 

Digital Hoarder?  Did you really say, "Digital Hoarder"??    Guilty as charged!   LOL 

 

Another peeve of mine is EN's inability to accept punctuation marks as valid characters in a search string, but that should be a different post.

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Yeah, the danger I see with this already is that while the desktops of several computers I use shall be clean, and my google drive less messy -- I'll end up with a digital closet that looks like an episode of "Hoaders" with this.

I ran into one glitch with copy / pasting some notes from a plain text file into an ever-note already but then on the plus side, I can already think of one scenario that would have been useful to me recently in regards to having quick access to some PDF files I typically need to find on their source web site(s) whenever I need to reference them, so I can see this being useful. I already keep most of my "notes" for things in a google drive, but this seems to be a step up from that.

 

I read a couple of lifehacker articles about things people are doing with EN that were a little bit outside of the box and it inspired me to give it another shot. I tried it a few years back and just couldn't get into it.

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I didn't take to it at first either, but on import EN swallowed my entire 8K note hoard quickly and smoothly.  Some others I tried, like SimpleNote, literally choked part way through.  Apple's Notes accepted all of my data but then the web interface would crash each time I tried to do a search.  EN is tough, and from what I've seen very careful with my precious data.

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Hi @RightPaddock,

 

Yes and no. It has to do with the "largest smallest" dimension, explained here:

 

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/18482-choosing-a-thumbnail/

 

Yes... if you modify your images according to the above criteria. No... if you don't have the inclination to tinker with image resizing and trying to wrap your brain around meeting the requirements of the "largest smallest" dimension every time you want to select one image to be the image displayed in snippet/ card view from multiple images that come from multiple sources. 

 

Take clipping web pages with multiple images, for example. Imagine trying to set a thumbnail image for each, other than the one which already matches the "largest smallest" dimension criteria. However, if this is critical to you, and in certain use cases you can establish a simple workflow that is repeatable and takes the above into account, then the "largest smallest" dimension is your guiding light. That is, until  Evernote provides a way to manually select the desired image. Who know, it may be just around the corner :-)

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+1  This has been a frequent frustration.  

 

The fact that I've been a paid premium member for many years, does that make my vote any more important?

 

Please... you guys have done so much to make the application usable and responded to user feedback very effectively in the past.  This is the last thing for me (of course famous last words, but still...)

 

Thanks

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Please evernote, if you're listening, give us some more options to show thumbnails – for a designer like me, I use evernote primarily for idea gathering – filenames are usually irrelevant to me, I want to search visually.

 

Looking at this screenshot below, why must I have the huge filename block covering the image?

 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/135388/hosted/Screen%20Shot%202015-02-24%20at%2017.30.49.png

 

 

This screenshot from ember (for mac) shows a better way of handling this.

 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/135388/hosted/Screen%20Shot%202015-02-24%20at%2017.33.04.png

 

 

Please give us some options to be able to show the thumbnails how we want them. The old thumbnail view would be fine – if your UI designers really would like a uniform size for a tidy grid, please go for an approach as used by ember.

 

Thanks

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Has anyone actually ever seen a response from Evernote regarding this??

 

Seems a little disrespectful of a company who's paying customers repeatedly ask for a feature  - and for years, to be completely ignored. If there's a reason why they can't do it or if they do plan to do it in some sort of near future, why can't they at least respond?

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/18482-choosing-a-thumbnail/. Look for the replies from emerick, downthread...

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I have been coming back every month waiting for evernote to fix this. i would much rather have a quick glance at a thumbnail to identify a note in the endless sea of notes i have amassed. I am a premium user which means i give you money for your service evernote. please address this issue hear my cry!. every update that comes out im there waiting hoping and praying.  Put me out of my misery. Oh and i'm a mac user by the way.

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Evernote! Is anybody listening??

 

This is the number one issue for me (has been since the card view was introduced). I've started using ember for mac for this one reason alone but maintaining both services is a pain. I'd love to just be able to use evernote.

 

For those of us who use evernote for primarily for images and screenshots, having half of the card covered with a title and text severely limits the user experience and effectiveness of the app. 

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I'd like to add my vote to this (old) request. Please, add a "Set image as Thumbnail" feature to the client.

 

I can state my reasons, but I believe everything has already been said in this (and other similar) posts. It's basically a big convenience factor for people who use multiple images in the same post.

 

Cheers.

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This is by no means ideal but I've found if you don't need the image shown at all, then delete this image from your note then Evernote may choose the image you want as a thumbnail.

Like so many others I'd would also like to add my vote to this request - let us choose our thumbnail image.

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Yes, +1 to this request, it's rather frustrating as a premium user not to be able to select which image in the note becomes the thumbnail.  I note that the previous thread/suggestion discussing this feature is now closed, after 300+ comments, so no way to add my vote there.

Evernote - is this on the feature list?

Thanks.

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Hi,

New Evernote user this year.  I agree, I want to be able to choose and edit thumbnail.  JMichaelTX is right though  - follow the link to upvote the request.  I am only person number 8 to upvote, but it seems heaps of people want this? 

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I wanted to mention that Evernote selected an speaker icon for a thumbnail. There is audio in there but an icon for a representation of a note?I'm a little disappointed about this especially after spending $25 for this oversight. I wonder why the push back for user selected thumbnails? I'm glad I'm not totally invested in these notes because I'm going to cancel the account if there is no plan to change this. 

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hi im back agin from last year. evernote please give us the feature to be able to set our own thumbnails. im begging  

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Hello all,

Please be sure to up-vote now on this request.

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6 hours ago, Matt W. said:

Please be sure to up-vote now on this request.

@Matt W., that's fine, but this is an ANDROID thread.  We need to vote on thumbnail override for ALL Evernote apps.  Where is that???

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@JMichaelTX,

There currently isn't a way to cover all platforms for this feature request from the forums. This is something I will be bringing up in our next meeting. I will keep you posted.

For now you can create a feedback topic on the other platforms and up-vote from there. Having one central place to vote would be great to see. More coming soon.

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Wouldn't it make more sense for the "snippet" image to be defaulted to the "smallest, smallest" dimension?  I get that adding code to allow the user to *choose* the image in the snippet would be a lot of extra work, but seeing a small part of a large photo isn't very helpful when looking down a list of notes.  

Could the algorithm use a "sort descending" (choosing the last value)  instead of a "sort ascending"?  Then I could add a small dimension photo that would turn up in the snippet, while keeping my larger dimension photo's image quality.

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It's a good idea (for all platforms) - just added my vote to double the total cast here so far...

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Adding my voice to the chorus requesting user chosen thumbnail selection across all devices. With the new plan changes (limiting my free account to 2 devices when I regularly use 3 but will get by with browser access on one of them) I am so, so very close to upgrading to Plus but I just can't justify the cost based on the way I use Evernote. The powerful text searching is great but I search visually as well. I have sewing patterns that display the envelope back rather than the front and recipes that show thumbnails of the clipped instructions rather than the money shot. 

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Have users been granted control over which image is displayed as a thumbnail in the snippet note list view?

This would be MUCH appreciated (This has been a request by many of us paying Evernote users for a LONG time!)

Thanks for your consideration.

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Does the thumbnail view available in the current Windows version improve things at all? I don't have a lot of notes with multiple images, so I'm not really able to test much myself.

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10 minutes ago, Dave-in-Decatur said:

Does the thumbnail view available in the current Windows version improve things at all? I don't have a lot of notes with multiple images, so I'm not really able to test much myself.

At a guess, it's using the same criterion for choosing a thumbnail image. I can't see why it would be different: a thumbnail is a thumbnail.Notes in snippet view are displayed with a thumbnail (if any exists) and a snippet of text content,

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3 minutes ago, jefito said:

At a guess, it's using the same criterion for choosing a thumbnail image. I can't see why it would be different: a thumbnail is a thumbnail.Notes in snippet view are displayed with a thumbnail (if any exists) and a snippet of text content,

Well, here are two screenshots. The first shows 5 notes in thumbnail view, the second the same 5 in snippet view. There are differences. I just don't know how helpful they would be for the needs expressed by @GaRK2 and @mwerner2.

Evernote thumbnail view.JPG

Evernote snippet view.JPG

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@Dave-in-Decatur

Hmmm, interesting, and a little surprising (to me anyway). You'd need to get the skinny from a dev; that's where the old largest-smallest info came from. I think that the ability to select the thumbnail image would be a good feature, though. This should be in a Feedback forum; I'll move it and then vote for it.

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1 hour ago, jefito said:

@Dave-in-Decatur

Hmmm, interesting, and a little surprising (to me anyway). You'd need to get the skinny from a dev; that's where the old largest-smallest info came from. I think that the ability to select the thumbnail image would be a good feature, though. This should be in a Feedback forum; I'll move it and then vote for it.

 

1 hour ago, jefito said:

This should be in a Feedback forum; I'll move it and then vote for it.

Great idea!   I didn't realize such an option was possible. Can any user vote for it?

 

 

Wouldn't it make more sense for the "snippet" image to be defaulted to the "smallest, smallest" dimension?  I get that adding code to allow the user to *choose* the image in the snippet would be a lot of extra work, but seeing a small part of a large photo isn't very helpful when looking down a list of notes.  

Could the algorithm use a "sort descending" (choosing the last value)  instead of a "sort ascending"?  Then I could add a small dimension photo that would turn up in the snippet, while keeping my larger dimension photo's image quality.

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3 minutes ago, mwerner2 said:

Great idea!   I didn't realize such an option was possible. Can any user vote for it?

I have a couple of special powers; being able to move posts to more appropriate locations is one of them. :) Any user may vote on feature requests (except for the original poster); the voting button is up at the top-left part of this page, next to the title. You may only vote up, not down, except to remove a prior up vote by you (a forum rule chosen by Evernote, I think). Vote away.

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17 minutes ago, mwerner2 said:

Wouldn't it make more sense for the "snippet" image to be defaulted to the "smallest, smallest" dimension?  I get that adding code to allow the user to *choose* the image in the snippet would be a lot of extra work, but seeing a small part of a large photo isn't very helpful when looking down a list of notes.  

"Smallest-smallest" probably picks up small icon-y type things, the sort of things you *don't* want in a thumbnail: they're probably more like decoration than useful content. There's no real best algorithm, just thumbrules. You're always going to find bad cases with any heuristic. I voted this one up for explicit user choice.

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I agree!  Giving me the option to choose which picture is used is the best option.  I did figure out how to vote for this!  

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I also really need this feature. I'm new to Evernote and couldn't just believe that there should not be an option to chose the thumbnail you want. Then I saw this has been discussed and requested for over 4 years or so and is still not implemented. What can we do? Is there another thread with more votes or so?

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Either use the first image or give the user the opportunity to choose the thumbnail. This is very essential to me and many others. Thanks!

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This feature to be able to choose thumbnail has been requested for many years now. Evernote team doesn't care.

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I am looking for this, and the workaround sound like *****. Why not select the first images instead of the largest?

I use Evernote for recipe's and I have first a thumbnail of the dish, then the recipe. That's usualy a picture, which is obviously larger than the thumbnail... so Evernote f's up my snipped view with text instead of pictures of the dish.

Please let us choose the snippet thumbnail! 

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+1 would be very useful - images are a very quick way for the brain to parse notes

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The strange thing is that Evernote on my Mac does this diffrently than on my iPad. It's sad to see that Evernote is making itself very inpopular with this kind of annoying behavior.

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Why isn't Evernote responding on this? It has been years (!) and this request is still alive. The supposed workaround with the largest of smallest dimensions isn't working 'cause it has different outcomes on my Mac and iPad. If Evernote wants my premium membership they do have to listen to their customers... 

How difficult can it be? Come on!

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Four years, and still no solution :(

Also, it is worth mentioning, the "largest smallest" dimension concerns ACTUAL pictures' dimensions

So a minimized in the note large picture can become the thumbnail. Crazy.

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Nah, who would want to choose their OWN thumbnails, when they actually PAY for the note storage????  

Let's leave it up to some heartless droney corporation that also takes our cash?

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Hi,

 HATE the feature where a thumbnail of an image from the document is displayed in the snipit.  I often have long titles that I want to see and when a thumbnail is displayed I loose so much of the title text that I often have to open a note just to see what the title is.  It's particularly aggravating when the thumbnail is just the generic PDF icon.  I can use other list views but none of them are as good as the snipit view.  I'd like to see an option or other way to disable thumbnails in snipits.  

Mike

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I would LOVE to see this as an added feature.  As so many have said it seems ridiculous that the algorithm selects the image and not the user.  Additionally, does anyone know why when I delete all the images of a note, Evernote still shows a thumbnail?

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Im going to reply to bring this topic back. It looks like its been ignored for years and hadn't been implemented. Why hasn't it been implemented?

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On 16/09/2017 at 3:17 PM, sbrick said:

Im going to reply to bring this topic back. It looks like its been ignored for years and hadn't been implemented. Why hasn't it been implemented?

Possibly because only 13 users (currently) out of 200M or so seem to find it an issue.  We can request a feature,  but Evernote are not obliged to deliver...

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On 9/16/2017 at 10:17 AM, sbrick said:

Im going to reply to bring this topic back.

The topic never went away ("bumping" accomplishes nothing). Did you upvote it?

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On 18.11.2016 at 1:18 PM, offringa said:

I would like to see following additions:

- Option to switch between 'automatic' (based on algorithm) en 'manual'

- Option 'set as thumbnail' for the image within the note

TX!

Agree!

I have a lot of files that I use pictures in.

One of my hobbies are RC car racing, and I save a lot of settings for electronics, car setup and so on.

An easy way to save info you find on the net is with pictures. But also to set up a picture to be the thumbnail pic or icon if you will.

This has worked ok till now, less than 2 weeks ago this worked by saving when you set just one picture in the file. Then save.

Then it was set as long the picture was in th file. And you could add other pictures without any issues.

But not anymore! What are Evernote really doing?

Another thing, I use the Android version a lot, and all of a sudden the function where you "Set to homescreen" shortcut on your phone (hope that is what it says in English). But it now fails to add a thumbnail picture to the file. It just don't do it anymore...

I have a strong feeling that Evernote has more or less have "monopoly rights" as they are the only one with so much functions compared to other.

So they don't care. At all

And yes, I have tried others or similar apps too. They don't have the capacity as Evernote. That's good for us, I guess. But at the same time many of us pay premium and should expect more from a giant as Evernote are. I pay premium, but for what?

So, if a kickstarter was started for a better nite app, and based on a total different coding structure I would definitely go for that!


Complaining to Evernote do not help at all.

Tried that...

I'm really debating with myself to cansel premium, as it do not give you anything than disappointment and grief...

Sorry for the long rant, while quoting you...

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Ok.  Last straw.  I'm officially looking for an app to replace Evernote.  I have used the free version for years, for personal use.  I also use the Premium version for collaboration with colleagues.  I'll be canceling both, as soon as I find a replacement.  I really like the app, but I HATE, hate, hate the fact that they aren't listening to the people that support them.

I'm tired of clipping articles only to have them in a jacked up format, no matter which clipping option I choose.  To top that off, the app chooses the WORST image to use for the icon.  Today's instance:  I clipped a nicely-formatted webpage that has a pecan pie recipe.  The article has a nice picture of a piece of pecan pie - the perfect image to help me when I go back later, searching for the recipe.  But Evernote selects a black and white pic of a piece of foil being placed into a pie pan.  What the heck does that have to do with helping me find my article.  

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Just reactivated my Evernote account to keep records of my pottery - I was going to create one note per pot that would include images of the piece at different stages of production - and finding this bug when creating my very first note is enough of a dealbreaker that I'm going to use another app unless/until it's resolved. I need the thumbnails to be the reference images I choose, so that I can easily find the pieces I want.

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Please add this feature! I use Evernote to organize things that require me to see a visual image in snippet view to recognize what the note is for. Sometimes the algorithm chooses the image I want to see, but most times it doesn't. It's ridiculous to expect the users to have to resize and annotate photos just to get the right thumbnail image to display. This is my ONLY issue with Evernote...and I see that this request has been out there for YEARS. No one has time to sit around resizing images just to be able to get the one they want into the thumbnail!

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I would like this as well. I use a log of images in my notes to be easier on the eyes when I am skimming through a note quickly.

So I will use logos for example a Todoist logo if I had a link to an action. Then I will have a JPG file. Sometimes it will show the Todoist logo. Would be nice to pick which one to display.

Hopefully this will make it soon!

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Seems like such a simple feature to implement, yet I am shocked at reading this thread that's it's been a few years and still no word on if they're even working on this?! Some feedback would be appreciated, at least let us know it will never happen, or maybe in five years, or we are currently working on this?  At this point, it seems this forum is being completely ignored.

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On 9/21/2016 at 5:20 AM, GaRK2 said:

Have users been granted control over which image is displayed as a thumbnail in the snippet note list view?

This would be MUCH appreciated (This has been a request by many of us paying Evernote users for a LONG time!)

Thanks for your consideration.

NO... Evernote is TOOOOO LAZY and just happy to TAKE OUR MONEY (I'm a paying user).... That's why they created this 'forum' - to get sincere and innovative customers off their back, so they can steadily rake in the money. PERIOD.

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I'd like to add my voice to the request for the ability to select the thumbnail image shown in any note. 

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Wow, this is remarkably frustrating.  DOES IT REALLY TAKE MORE THAN 5 YEARS TO LISTEN TO YOUR USERS?

Let us select which picture to show in snippet view!  How hard can that be?  This is idiotic.

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Em 09/01/2015 at 09:48, Frank.dg disse:

Hi @RightPaddock,

 

Yes and no. It has to do with the "largest smallest" dimension, explained here:

 

https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/18482-choosing-a-thumbnail/

 

Yes... if you modify your images according to the above criteria. No... if you don't have the inclination to tinker with image resizing and trying to wrap your brain around meeting the requirements of the "largest smallest" dimension every time you want to select one image to be the image displayed in snippet/ card view from multiple images that come from multiple sources. 

 

Take clipping web pages with multiple images, for example. Imagine trying to set a thumbnail image for each, other than the one which already matches the "largest smallest" dimension criteria. However, if this is critical to you, and in certain use cases you can establish a simple workflow that is repeatable and takes the above into account, then the "largest smallest" dimension is your guiding light. That is, until  Evernote provides a way to manually select the desired image. Who know, it may be just around the corner :-)

The explanation discussion was removed. Anyone has a copy? 

 

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33 minutes ago, Eduardo Estefano said:

The explanation discussion was removed. Anyone has a copy? 

 

I can't find the original, but this post is from an Evernote employee: 

 

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I saved a few of the laughable posts about the largest smallest dimensions from 7 years ago. Here is one.

Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:42 AM
jbenson2 said:
The largest smallest dimension?
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Evernote Response:
Yeah.  For example, if you have 3 images with the following dimensions:
 
75x100
100x400
200x300
 
The "smallest" dimensions are 75, 100, and 200, respectively.  We're going to use the image with the largest of those "smallest" dimensions (i.e., 200).
 
There are probably better ways to describe that algorithm, but that's how we've been describing it internally.

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Frankly, I think it's rather pathetic that Evernote has failed to provide this simple capability in 7+ years. 

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Evernote does not permit me to view some of my past posts, but I saved some off-line in January 2012.

Here is a comment on the 75-pixel barrier used with the Largest Smallest discusion.

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Evernote User:
Subject: Evernote User Forum 75 pixels is the smalled dimension allowed in a thumbnail
 
The thumbnail in the Snippet view is a powerful way to quickly scan my notes.
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My comment:
I was able to duplicate the 75-pixel barrier.
 
136 x 75 pixels - yes - the image showed up
134 x 74 pixels - no - the image did not show up
 
By the way, I was surprised how well the 75-pixel thumbnail showed up in Evernote.
 
I am adding this to the Evernote rule about the " largest smallest" dimension.
 

 

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1 hour ago, SparkWerx said:

Frankly, I think it's rather pathetic that Evernote has failed to provide this simple capability in 7+ years. 

I'm not sure I would say pathetic but it is definitely puzzling.  The algorithm is ok for picking a default image but they really should provide us a way to define a new one if needed.  I use snippet view and many of the images selected do not match up to anything meaningful in the note.

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2 horas atrás, jbenson2 disse:

Evernote does not permit me to view some of my past posts, but I saved some off-line in January 2012.

Here is a comment on the 75-pixel barrier used with the Largest Smallest discusion.

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Evernote User:
Subject: Evernote User Forum 75 pixels is the smalled dimension allowed in a thumbnail
 
The thumbnail in the Snippet view is a powerful way to quickly scan my notes.
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My comment:
I was able to duplicate the 75-pixel barrier.
 
136 x 75 pixels - yes - the image showed up
134 x 74 pixels - no - the image did not show up
 
By the way, I was surprised how well the 75-pixel thumbnail showed up in Evernote.
 
I am adding this to the Evernote rule about the " largest smallest" dimension.
 

 

Thanks!

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+1 on this idea!

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+1 on this idea!

4 different requests... come on, Evernote!

 

 

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4 hours ago, ctash said:

4 different requests... come on, Evernote!

Only four? You're gonna have to get in line behind such requests as nested notebooks, selective sync, Evernote for Linux, etc., etc....

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Stilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll  waitinggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

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