bookeater
After pasting few high resolution jpg pictures (1500x1100) in thought icon they are automatically converted into png format. I wouldn't mind that if it wasn't for that files increase in size from 200kb to almost 4mb! If you multiply such pasted pictures by several thoughts your brain inflates exponentially.
Is there any option to choose in what format (png or jpg), pictures are pasted as the thought icons? Or just stick to manual converting them back to native format?
Thanks
Jan

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Darkstar
Don't paste them as thought icons. Just drag them into the thought as an attachment--- which keeps them in their original digital format.

When you PASTE them as a thought icon, the program converts them to its standards, and that is what is causing the bloat.
-Darkstar
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bookeater
Thanks for reply!
Yes I tried this. But there is one downside to this. If you drag more than one picture, the icon disappears as if PB becomes confused about which picture should be given priority for display. This can be sorted then by renaming one of the pictures for 'TheBrainIcon'. Then PB is not confused. It takes however a lot of tinkering which is time consuming...
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Darkstar
If you want to zoom on the picture using the icon, don't do multiple attachments. Instead, group the set under a descriptive thought (for example, "Halloween 2008", "Apollo Pictures", "Vacation in Panama City"). Then you will be able to see them all, and they will still be grouped due to their parent thought. Advantage of each picture getting its own thought is that you can then name them and have them findable by Instant Search.

Normally when you drop multiple pictures into one thought, PB will pic just one of the pictures, and use that as the icon. IIRC, when you mix types (avi and pngs, for example), it will use the non-pictures icon associations instead as the icon.

You risk losing your pictures if you rename the actual internal file to TheBrainIcon. If you made the mistake of adding an icon to the thought, it would overwrite TheBrainIcon, for instance.
-Darkstar
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