Thumbnail vs. Image - I don't understand the ...

(Grant Stead) #1

Thumbnail vs. Image - I don’t understand the difference between them so far as an Appsheet column config goes.

If I have a single Image column, for people to upload say personnel images. Now those are locked into an IMAGE column, what if I need to use the “Benefits” if any of the Thumbnail type? I guess I just don’t get it?

(Dinh Nguyen Nguyen) #2

@Grant_Stead Could you elaborate on what you want to achieve? What do you mean by images being “locked” into an image column? And what “benefits” of thumbnails are you looking for?

(Grant Stead) #3

@Harry That’s what i’m asking you.

Why is there two different types, thumbnail and image. What’s the differences?

(Dinh Nguyen Nguyen) #4

@Grant_Stead The biggest difference is size. Thumbnails are generally much smaller compared to images. This will considerably reduce sync time, but the display quality and resolution of thumbnails are also worse. To accommodate this, the display configurations of thumbnails will be different from those of images, and hence there must be a separate column type for thumbnails to allow the app to recognize them.