This month we have been working on a revamp of the Image Viewer. The easiest way to see why is to take a quick walk through the way things used to work.
Let’s say you’re building a house. Of course you project manage it with TeamworkPM. The architect revises the plans and adds some 3D images for you to look at.
The first thing you do is jump straight to the images. Thumbnails are nice, but of course you go look at each image individually. That means clicking on the image, waiting for it to appear, canceling out to go back to the list of images, choosing another image, waiting for that to appear, canceling out of that, and… well you get the picture. Or at least you don’t. You only get half the picture. What changed between the first and the second images? By the third image can you even remember what was in the first?
Then move on to the changes the architect made to the plans. You see the plan, but what’s new? From the file list you can choose which version to look at, but just like with the images above, are you really going to remember what changed? Plus, hands up, how many of us even knew the versioning system was even there in the first place?
The new Image Viewer get’s rid of all that fuss
Click on an image and you’re brought straight into a full screen, simple, clean and distraction free view of your image. It’s just you, the image and a way to write down your comments.
Remember all of that canceling and choosing from the example above? Just hit the up and down arrow keys and you’ll move flicker free between images – no more leaving the viewer to choose a new file. Trying to choose between two of the images? Go back and forth to your heart’s content.
The power of versioning really shines with this new viewer. Moving between different versions of the same image is as simple as hitting the left and right keys. Remember the changes that the architect made in the example above? Now you’ll literally be able to see those changes pop in and out, making it easy to choose which to go with ( well… as easy as it can be when comes to hypothetical building plans!)
The best way to find out about the new Image Viewer is to try it out yourself. It behaves exactly as you’d expect and doesn’t need much more introduction than that.
People like to look at images. Always have. Always will. The thing is, it’s just so much more enjoyable doing so on TeamworkPM now…