We’re pleased to report that we rolled some more updates to the site this morning. We hope they will make your time on Footnote more pleasant and productive.
Updates to the site include:
- A completely revamped viewer
- More improvements to Your Gallery
- One small step in our progress toward a new search
The big change with this update is an overhaul of how the viewer works. We’ll post more detailed information soon, but the short version is that the viewer is now faster, smoother and can support much larger images.
In addition to the behind-the-scenes changes, we’ve added:
- the ability to connect images in the viewer and to see connections other users have made.
- the ability to share images you find. If you are an All-Access Member, you can share premium images and the folks you share with can see them for free.
- a find feature for images that have been indexed using optical character recognition (OCR).
- an option to save an image straight to a collection in Your Gallery.
You can now rearrange the images you add or upload to Your Gallery. To do this, simply click the “arrange” button and then drag and drop the images into the order you’d like. After you’ve arranged Your Gallery, you can always find recent additions to Your Gallery by sorting your images by the date you added them to Your Gallery and then return to “Your Arrangement” using the drop-down menu.
We’re working hard to make searching Footnote easier. The first step, the one we took with this update, is to get the current search working on our new platform. You won’t notice too many changes just yet, but we have changed the default search to AND, so the search will now return results that include all the words you search. You’ll find updated search tips here.
There’s much more to come for search, but this first step will make it possible for us to get moving on the larger things we have in mind.
As always, we hope you’ll send us your comments and suggestions. If you’ll let us know what you want the site to do, we’ll do our best to make it work for you.