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Custom Thumbnails

Question asked by miguelut on Jul 22, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 23, 2013 by miguelut
Hey Folks –

I need a bit of help here.  I have proprietary files in the Alfresco repo and I need to generate/attach thumbnails to them so they show up in the browser, and I'm just not sure how to go about doing that.  I'm an Alfresco newbie so I'm not even sure which API to use (or if this is simply a matter of configuration).  From what I've read in the documentation and on this site it sounds like I can attach a "rendition" to the node that contains a .png or .jpg to use as the thumbnail.  Is this the right idea?  If so, how do I do it?

I have a Java program that will convert the proprietary file into a .png.  I think basically I need Alfresco to call this external service each time a file of the specified type is uploaded so that it can create/attach the rendition to the node… again, is this the right idea?  Any guidance on this point would be greatly appreciated.