2007-05-19 4 Comments
Some sample editors and sequencers use miniature views of samples or arrangements for horizontal / time-line navigation. Years ago I saw a screenshot of some kind of map viewer doing similar with a vertical scrollbar.
So here’s an experiment with scaled images on scrollbars. Click on the thumbnails for the full size images.
A work in progress in the GIMP. Actually, I hide scrollbars and rely on the navigator there. Still interesting to get an idea of how informative an image might be if squeezed into 16 pixels. Totally forgot the little arrow buttons on the scrollbars here. Likely because I rarely use them 🙂
For images with differently coloured regions, I think this can work quite well. In this example, the eye region is quite clear.
The same concept applied to a web page in Firefox:
Well, many websites are too uniform to get much out of this, I guess.