I've been struggling with this issue for a while. I am unable to get the image to show on the preview section of the Picture Library. I've checked to ensure the content type was correctly set and also that the thumbnail images we're being created. I ran out of ideas, is there anyway to reset the picture link of the thumbnail image so it points to the proper thumbnail picture?

Image Stored in Picture Library

Image when opened in Display or Edit Mode

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Based on your attached screenshot. It looks like you are not using Picture Library,and You may use a document library and you have allowed content type and add the Picture content type or any something else.

What proves that this is not a default Picture Library : in default, you can find New Picture link rather than new document.

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So If you don't have any reason to do that , I suggest to create a new Picture Library by adding a new app > Picture Library that should be working properly.

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    A (Classic) Picture Library has JSLinks defined on the Thumbsnails View (which, judging by the name, does something to create a tileview), maybe if you apply those scripts to a Document Library View it does its work as well.. the JSLinked files are is: sp.ui.tileview.js;callout.js Commented Nov 5, 2016 at 15:17
  • Thanks @Danny'365CSI'Engelman for your useful clarification , really appreciate that :) Commented Nov 5, 2016 at 16:08
  • Thanks for the input team, i deleted the picture library and added a new library which seems to do the same thing. I am creating these libraries from the default app. Settings > Site Contents > Add an App > Picture Library. All my picture libraries show up as + new document.
    – G.IJoe
    Commented Nov 7, 2016 at 19:20

Issue 2

After searching for a solution I've located the actual problem. If you look at the attached picture you'll see that the link to the thumbnail preview seems to be broken which is why i get the black boxed "X".

So now my new issue is figuring out how to reset or get the script working so that it can pull the proper image from the library.

  • By they way, these are two different site collections.
    – G.IJoe
    Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 14:53

activate SharePoint server publishing feature and it will resolve to the correct preview image url.

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