I would like control of the thumbnail. The default seems to center the image which cuts off people's heads. Please give options to control the thumbnail.
We would like the ability to remove a previously selected thumbnail without needing to insert a new thumbnail. We'd like to have no thumbnail at all as an option.
My company is also seeing heads cut off in thumbnails, and how SharePoint treats them is inconsistent.
When we use portrait orientation photos as thumbnails, it sometimes cuts off the top and bottom of the image and uses the center to make it landscape (which is not ideal, but okay), but sometimes it just uses the very top of the image and cuts off the rest.
When I send out a News post ("Send by email"), this is the preview it shows: https://jranck-my.sharepoint.com/:i:/p/kblasius/ETLIxGoErs1Pu28V1H0v4EYBfGKQBunrHyud30-Q4AkMOg?e=iTZnPC
And in Outlook for desktop, it comes through using the whole portrait photo, BUT on Outlook iOS (and the default iOS Mail app), it uses only the top (and that's not okay), like this: https://jranck-my.sharepoint.com/:i:/p/kblasius/ERQAocK7uYBCnyX_KiKQZjYBVL1tkarcurhbocYPDPoQ9g?e=ImIMeU
So if we can't have full control of the thumbnail, we at least want to have all thumbnails formatted the same way. Please make the Shared News notification emails on mobile actually show up how the preview shows (and how they show it on the SharePoint mobile app). Like this: https://jranck-my.sharepoint.com/:i:/p/kblasius/EeUSL-A2ehBJhaOxyibvC2oBZR9eQhz8W08jOCPlyvsMYw?e=6GbbFv
Mads Hansen commented
I really need an option to remove the thumbnail. The first picture you insert on the page is auto selected as the thumbnail, which is not always wanted. Preferably I would like to control this in the Template settings, so I could make a News Template without Thumbnail.
Shawn Eary commented
In line with what was said above, when I create news posts in SharePoint, the thumbnails often wind up getting displayed in what seems to be arbitrary positions. There is a button in SharePoint online to allow some limited panning but it often doesn't give me enough flexibility. In addition to being able to pan with greater freedom, I also need the ability to zoom in and out of the thumbnails. When I exceed the boundaries of the thumbnail images, it might be potentially useful if some sort of interpolation or transparency could be used to allow me to go outside those boundaries so positioning could be more precise.