Post Date: 2022-02-22
Today is one of those “great days” for numbers people: 2/22/22. 🙂
One of the most surprising positive outcomes of the pandemic and the significant increase in Zoom usage is my improved use of the Pictures in my TNT database.
I have not had many partnership development calls in Zoom but even so, I have made it a habit to capture quick screen shots which I crop and upload. For the most part I have always relied on Christmas letters and the pictures included with them, which I scan in and crop, interestingly, I have noticed the number of Christmas letters and pictures we receive is declining significantly in recent years.
Since the picture space on the Name & Address Bar is so small, the main goal is to maximize the head portion. By default, TNT will compress uploaded photos to keep them under a certain size; this is controlled in Tools>Options>Pictures. You can turn off the auto-reduction, but I definitely do not recommend it!
Some other Pictures tips:
1. To add/delete pictures, right-click in the open space of the Pictures Tab or on the picture in the Name & Address Bar.
2. The Pictures Tab allows you to add one or more pictures of your contacts. If you have more than one picture, you can click on any picture and it will instantly change on the Name & Address Bar. (As an aside, I do not necessarily recommend this, as TNT is not intended to be a photo storage center and a lot of pictures can slow down your database.)
3. You can see all of the Pictures in your database, and the contact they are associated with, using Tools>All Pictures. You cannot modify or delete pictures from that box.
One final tip…
Something I just did today—which is what led me to write this post—was to Lookup all contacts with Pictures just so I could take a look at them, update my pictures, etc. I submitted a Forum entry to ask for advice and got this helpful and short tip:
Lookup>Custom, and enter this text:
ContactID IN (SELECT ContactID FROM Picture)