At work a “Reference” tab/page was set up per Asset page, with the idea that Asset Supes could put any sort of “reference” media (e.g. drawings, photos, videos, documents) for Asset artists into the tab/page for each Asset.
IIRC because the tab had to accommodate a variety of reference formats, the File entity was used. Unfortunately, people (rightly) expect to be able to click on the links and see the uploaded references directly in the browser, but the default behaviour with Files is to download them to the viewing computer when you click the link.
I know using Versions for this type of viewable reference repository would solve this issue, with the caveat that we would have to make sure that any of our existing Versions pages (for publishes, playblasts, etc) would filter these reference Versions out if we added them.
Are there any other ways of tackling the problem? Does the File type have a setting that might tale care of it without having to re-upload reference materials as Versions?
Advice is appreciated!