Unsure if this is a bug or feature… Either way, I hate it. It really kills workflow and makes Identifying an unenjoyable task.
In Identify mode on the website-
Previously, clicking on the record would open it up in the same tab (overlaying the ID page). Clicking on a photo would open it up to a sort of postcard-sized image you could look at more closely (still in the same tab). Nice, clean, crisp presentation that’s easy on the eye. Clicking on the same photo would give you superzoom (still in same tab) to really get close to the features. All good, great system, didn’t take me off the page!
Now, click on the record and it opens up in the same tab (still overlaying the ID page). Clicking on a photo zooms the photo within the same photo box on the record. This is a massive problem because a large chunk of the photo is obscured by the thumbnails at the bottom of subsequent pics for the record. I click the arrow in the top right of the pic and it will open the pic in a new tab, where I have to enlarge it and scroll around to see everything.
This is not good. Now the presentation of the photos is not clean and easily ‘readable’, and forcing users to switch between tabs really slows things down and breaks workflow.
This change seems to have come in alongside the feature that lets you see there are multiple pics when you hover your cursor over a record. On the ID thumbnails its just so tiny, busy and unpleasant to look at. It’s over designed. What was wrong with the previous system that this was a solution for?
You’ve gone backwards here iNat! Its not conducive to encouraging more identifications, or improving the quality of IDs. Please consider rolling back to the previous, superior, Identify picture presentation system!
[Love you guys, just… don’t tweak what aint broke! <3 ]