This is really a small change, but thought I'd publish it in case it's useful to anyone else for deployments. Users really, really struggle with three areas: File types, File Size and Folder Locations. I've blogged many times about steps taken to make interaction with files simple and not require file managers. Now that the major technology pieces are finished for us to go live, I can get back into some ideas that have been in my head. I had development something like this for use with our USB sticks on the thin clients, and brought it over to the GNOME desktop. When you double-click on an image now, it allows you to change the size before it's placed into the clipboard. They can shoot in 10megapixel all they want, and with a single click make it "email friendly" for delivery. Having people go into GIMP and reduce and then copy and paste is just way too many steps.
In the shot below the tux picture is double-clicked and the MIME helper bar appears. By selecting "OriginalSize" the image is then pasted into Evolution at 1024x768. This is the default.
However, if if they want to copy it 320x240, all they do is select the ComboBox setting and then put it into the clipboard and python reduces it automatically and then it goes right into Evolution.
It's nice to have some time to make these changes, perhaps it's the calm before the storm :)