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Editing Resource Previews

Resource Previews are an important aspect of ResourceSpace as you need to be able to show each resource off as best as possible so that users can see what the resource is and therefore know if it fits their requirements. Missing Previews are the first thing that should be remedied after upload. Sometimes, with large videos or multimedia, it can take a while for previews to be generated so be patient for them to appear.


You have several options to edit a resource's preview which can all be reached through the edit page for a resource. They are as follows:

  • Upload a Preview Image Only - If you want to use a different preview image to that shown, you can upload one to replace the existing preview.
  • Rotation - If your original image was at the wrong angle i.e Landscape instead of Portrait or vice versa, you can turn the preview so that it will display correctly. This won't change the angle of the original files however so if you wish to do this, use the Transform Plugin or download and reupload the original image after you have rotated it externally.
  • Image Brightness - If your preview has come out too dark or too light as a result of the jpg formatting, you can adjust the brightness of the preview to make it clearer. This will not affect the original image.
  • Recreation - If after a suitable period previews haven't been generated for your uploads, you can trigger them to be re-generated