Thumbnails of photos in KMZ

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Thumbnails of photos in KMZ

Postby heinoomen » 2018-01-05 11:02

When I export the photos I have taken to iCloud drive as a KMZ, they appear neatly on the map when opening the KMZ in Google Earth, but I do not see any thumbnails - instead just the same icon for each photo that requires me to click on it before the photo appears.

Is there a way to add the thumbnails? This would make things a lot better for me.
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Re: Thumbnails of photos in KMZ

Postby Zax » 2018-01-06 2:52

Thanks for the suggestion.

The reason why we did not generate individual thumbnail for each photo is:
1) The definition for a icon of a place in KML is little bit fat, which might double the KML plain text file size, and slow down the processing speed of the file comparing to handing with a single shared <Style> element cross all photo points.
2) The generating of thumbnail cause extra time which might need 2x, 3x or 4x time requires for exporting a KMZ file.

Anyway, we'll try to add an option switch for users to decide whether to generate the thumb or not, in a future version.
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