Lightroom: move Icons in Grid view please

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In Grid mode, could it be possible to move the icons (has Adjustments, Keywording, been Cropped etc.) outside the thumbnail? Whether the orientation of the original is horizontal or vertical, there always is room outside of it: left, right, up, down.
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H Borgers

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Posted 7 years ago

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Lee Jay

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This might be a little harder than you think, if you want to account for all cases.
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john beardsworth

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I agree - the smaller your thumbnails, the worse this is.

As Lee Jay's image shows, for landscape images there's lots of empty space for badges to the right of the flag, while there's space down the side when the image is in portrait mode. Any more of these badges and we won't be able to see the image....

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Lee Jay

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Not sure...things can get crowded when you have a lot of the stuff on. The good news here is that the three-dots no longer fit!

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john beardsworth

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Have your fun! What's more important - the image area or the grey space?
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Lee Jay

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At this size, one could argue that the metadata (represented by the badges and other stuff) is more important than the image data.

The left and right sides are interesting. They don't seem to ever get smaller than they are here. Other aspect ratios are the same or bigger. One nice thing about that is that there's room for more icons on the two sides together than there is on the image. Right now, one more icon gets cut off at this size.

I'm concerned that an "aesthetic" consideration would prevent them from doing something like this.
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john beardsworth

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The badges would just need to lose the black - they look horrid on your mockup - but I can think of plenty of alternatives. All are aesthetically-preferable to covering the image with lumps of black.
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I can definitely see the frustration when the thumbnails are small. What if those icons were hidden unless a mouse-over occurs? That will allow the user to choose when to view the icons.

Sure, it won't be there all the time, for quick glances, but it will allow the user to see the full thumbnails. Just a thought.
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Lee Jay

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No, mouse-overs wouldn't do it for me. I often scan a whole grid for this sort of thing.
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This could be a view option, so people who like the icons on the image proper don't have to "suffer" for the sake of those who'd prefer 'em outside.

See related idea: Avoid Status Messages On Images