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#1 2018-01-14 06:55:06

peter
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Registered: 2012-09-26
Posts: 230

Alternate Cover Image choices for Albums

Currently, you can either choose 'Random' or one of the images from the album collection.
For a private gallery, I may not want to choose one of the album's (galleries) images.
If I add my special image to the album, I can select it of course, bur it will appear as one of the photos in the album too.
Thanks.

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#2 2018-01-14 07:18:14

Daniel Leu
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Registered: 2012-10-11
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Re: Alternate Cover Image choices for Albums

You can put this image into the custom-thumbnails directory so it won't appear in the gallery. The documentation dates back to CE4, but applies to backlight too: http://ce4.theturninggate.net/docs/doku … album_sets.

I have a custom-thumbnails gallery in /galleries that is managed from Lr Publisher (disable search and indexing). This gallery uses a custom template that has the images sized according to my needs. If I need a new thumbnail, I just put the image in there, publish it, and then select it from the target gallery. This is really smooth and easy to use.


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#3 2018-01-14 07:57:09

peter
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Registered: 2012-09-26
Posts: 230

Re: Alternate Cover Image choices for Albums

Thanks Daniel - that worked!

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#4 2018-01-14 08:07:52

JimR
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Registered: 2012-11-30
Posts: 270
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Re: Alternate Cover Image choices for Albums

I use this trick, and it's a great feature. I can create custom sized thumbs and easily change which is used in the gallery page.


--Jim

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#5 2018-01-14 08:55:21

rod barbee
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From: Port Ludlow, WA USA
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 13,765
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Re: Alternate Cover Image choices for Albums

And here’s Matt’s post about this from the Tips & Tricks forum
http://community.theturninggate.net/vie … hp?id=6396


Rod 
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ttg-tips.com, Backlight 1.1.1 test site, Pangolin test site

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