Lightroom SDK request: interface to thumbnails or previews

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It would be really useful for there to be SDK calls to get thumbnails and/or previews, along with LrView factory methods to format and display them.

Sometimes the easiest way to explain something in a UI is to show it.
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Posted 7 years ago

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Rob Cole

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This is a duplicate idea, but I still concur with it.
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Darn. I thought I'd done my homework. I should have known it was too obvious to not have been mentioned.
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Rob, what's the duplicate topic you're referencing?
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Its been mentioned here and there but I couldn't find it as its own 'Idea' here. perhaps I spoke incorrectly - sorry 'bout that...
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Here's my silly use case: I want to allow users to set the primary photo for publish collection via a remote API call. I piggy-back a check-box on the back of the [Collection] Edit... dialogue to have the current selection be used as the primary photo.

It would be nice to display a little thumbnail of the currently set primary photo for reference.

In this case I can think of a number of terrible workarounds. Ideally, we just need access to the thumbnail rendition (maybe via LrPhoto?)

I'm finding a lot of the UI we have for the publish services leaves the user sort of guessing what they are doing. There is a fair amount of implicit behaviour and shoe-horning functionality into odd places where we can hook our stuff in.
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There needs to be another banner for "work-around identified" ;-}
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Here is a function to read previews for a specified photo from the active catalog:

http://forums.adobe.com/message/39484...

Source code is available here: https://www.assembla.com/spaces/lrdev...

Enjoy!
Rob