What Wildbook should this feature be in?
All or at least ACW
What would you like to see?
This has been noted verbally in conversations with WM but I thought I should register it formally. The visual display of images in the encounter and individual galleries is too small and having the keywords overlaying the images makes it even more difficult, and sometimes impossible, to see the actual image.
It is regularly impossible to use the functions layered on the image such as the ability to click on the arrow to go to the encounter record for another animal in the image or even just the ability to click on the image outside of the layers so it opens in a larger view.
Also, I think it would be more logical to have the ability to see all of the images associated with a marked individual on the marked individual page. Currently we only see a small sampling of the individual’s images on that page and have to go to an encounter record to see all images.
This also leads to a previous enhancement request re: the ability to mark a set of master images for an individual.
Per Gabriele Cozzi: “let’s have the best picture(s) of an individual (could be more than one to have one each of left/right/hind, for example). I will not need to use that picture to do any editing on the tags of other pictures. Tags are picture specific and should also remain so. But description is animals specific and that info should be propagated to all pictures of the same individual. If the master picture say that the focal animal is a male, this info should be propagated also on pictures (of the same individual) were the genitals are not to be seen.”
As images are the foundation of the system, these need to be the highlight and largest feature on the page. Usability needs to be much improved for the researcher.
How would this functionality help you?
It would make the images more usable and viewable to the user, and would give us access to the functions on the images. Currently, we often skip working on certain encounters simply because they are too difficult to work with.