I am trying to create a picture library that will allow users of the site to store picture documents as well as preview them.
If a image that is, what I would call standard (.jpg, .gif etc.), is uploaded, this works great and the image will show up in the library with a thumbnail preview.
When we try to upload a more complicated image file (say a .EPS), it will upload fine, but it will not show a preview. There is a requirement that they would also like to preview files such as .DWG (AutoCAD drawings).
As far as I can tell, there is no simple way of doing this. There seems to be solutions out there where you manually override the thumbnail and preview images in their appropriate folders (_t and _w) but that doesn't seem like it would be all that great of a solution.
Other ideas would be to have the user upload their image, and then a preview image in another list, and have an Image column as a look up and have them select the preview image to associate with their image, but again, that doesn't seem to be that great.
Does anyone know of a way to do this, if it is even possible, or any workarounds that would be considered somewhat appropriated, or if there are any 3rd party solutions.