Enhancing thumbnails with PictureDelegate

By default, a QListView class will request Qt::DisplayRole and Qt::DecorationRole to display text and a picture for each item. Thus, we already have a visual result, for free, that looks like this:

However, our Gallery application deserves better thumbnail rendering. Hopefully, we can easily customize it using the view's delegate concept. A QListView class provides a default item rendering. We can do our own item rendering by creating a class that inherits QStyledItemDelegate. The aim is to paint your dream thumbnails with a name banner like the following screenshot:

Let's take a look at PictureDelegate.h ...

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