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Changing the thumbnails of stories

You can replace the default thumbnail of a story with another thumbnail, to make it easier to distinguish between stories in the app overview and in the story navigator. You can use one of the default images, or an image of your own.

Do the following:

  1. In the app overview, click Ç to view the stories.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • If you are in grid view, ì, click the story title followed by clicking @.
    • If you are in list view, î, click @.
  3. Click 0 on the default thumbnail.

    The Media library opens.

  4. Click on a folder in the media library, for example In app or Default.

  5. Select the image you want to use as a thumbnail for the story and click Insert.
  6. Click m to stop editing.

The image you selected is now used as a thumbnail for the story, and is visible in the story navigator and in the app overview.

Tip: You can also change a story’s thumbnail in the story navigator at the top right.
Tip: The optimal aspect ratio of a thumbnail is 8:5 (width:height).

The following formats are supported: .png, .jpg, .jpeg, and .gif.

For Qlik Sense: You can upload images to the In app folder in the media library. You need to use the Qlik Management Console to upload images to the default folder.

For Qlik Sense Desktop: You can place images in the following folder on your computer: C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Qlik\Sense\Content\Default. Images will be available in the default folder in the media library. When moving an app between installations, the images that you use in the app are saved in the qvf file together with the app. When you open the app in a new location, the images will be in the In app folder in the media library for the app.

Note: You can only add or change the thumbnail of an unpublished story.