Configuring Thumbnails for Images

Article Number:040481

This article explains the setting to display thumbnails (reduced-size versions of images) of images attached to records.
When you attach an image in one of the following formats to an "Attachment" field while thumbnails are enabled, a thumbnail for the image is displayed.

  • BMP
  • GIF
  • JPG
  • PNG

When you click the thumbnail, the image is displayed in the actual size. If the actual image size is larger than the size of your Web browser, the image is displayed in the size that fits your Web browser. You can enlarge or reduce the size of the displayed image.

By default, the thumbnails setting is enabled.
Files in "Attachment" fields are displayed differently depending on whether or not the setting is enabled.

The difference in how the files are displayed when the thumbnails setting is enabled/disabled
The thumbnails setting Display example
Enabled The thumbnail is displayed.
The thumbnail is displayed
Disabled The file name is displayed.
The file name is displayed

The following are the steps to configure the thumbnails setting.

  1. Click the App Settings icon (the gear-shaped icon at the upper right of the "View" screen), select the App Settings tab, and then select Misc Settings under Advanced Settings.
    Screenshot: The "App Settings" icon is outlined in red

  2. To enable thumbnails, select the Show thumbnails check box.
    To disable thumbnails, uncheck the check box.

  3. Click Save on the bottom right side of the screen.

  4. Click Update App at the upper right of the screen.

  5. On the confirmation dialog, click Update App.