Wouldn't It Be Nice? Slicker Pictures
Many Accordance tools contain images of some kind, which are displayed in the tool as a clickable thumbnail.
In Accordance 8, when you clicked this thumbnail you would get a new tab displaying the image at the full size of the workspace. That was nice, but if you wanted to look at a series of pictures you would have to switch back and forth between the tab containing the tool and the tab containing the picture.
Sure, you could have detached the picture tab so that it appeared in a separate window, but how many of us thought to do that?
In Accordance 9 we added zones, so when you clicked a picture thumbnail in a tool you would get a new zone displaying the image. Now you could see the tool with all its thumbnails and the picture window side-by-side, but if you had more than a couple zones in the workspace, the picture zone was likely to be very small.
The ability to magnify the picture zone to fill the workspace comes in very handy in such instances, but then you can no longer see the zone containing the tool and its thumbnails.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could just click a Picture thumbnail and see it at large size, yet in such a way that you can easily get back to the tool containing that picture? And while we're at it, wouldn't it be nice if the thumbnail and picture viewer were given a slick, modern look?
Hmmmm. It sure would be nice.