I’m using Jalbum with the photoblogger skin for my photos of my ancestors. In some cases i don’t have a picture of a person but i create a folder in which i got a information file about him/her, but No pics. Lets name that persons folder to 1.
But i might have a picture of his/her son. So i create a subfolder named 2 with a pic in it.
What happens now is that folder 1 (as well as folder 2) shows the thumb for folder 2 . And that looks a bit odd. In that case i prefer a default dummy picture or simply a black colored thumb.
Or an option that prevents folders to automatically enherit subfolders pics.
The solution to turn ”use thumbnail for folder icon” off isn’t a solution for me. Since my photos is already organized in a familytree structure on my harddrive i just create new folders on the disk and lets Jalbum/photoblogger take care of the rest. The whole idea of automation will be lost if I have to manually select a representative thumb for every folder, and I’ve got a lot.
If it works how you want it to, but would like it to be more general it is easy to modify it to:
Add a file chooser, to select any image to be used;
Add an option to exclude the image once added;
Remember the image used and the exclude or not status.