Thumbnails are reduced versions of objects, mostly images, that are used to quickly display a small and recognizable representation of the object.

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Windows Explorer crashes whenever I view a folder with an MP4 (H.264) video file in 'Large Icons' view (shows thumbnails)

Whenever I view a folder which contains .MP4 (H.264) video files in large icon view (shows thumbnails), Windows 7's Explorer crashes. Explorer loads for a few seconds, the green progress bar shows up, ...
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Thumbnail generator software for Mac OS X?

I need a "good" thumbnail generator for Mac. Any suggestions? Some criteria: Must support common image formats(ie png,jpg,etc.). Easy to use. Support large image files. Free and/or not crippled. ...
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Utility to batch extract images from a thumbs.db thumbnail database

I've found a few thumbnail viewer tools, but nothing that can simply open a thumbs.db file and spit out a directory full of images (GIF, JPG, PNG, what have you) contained inside. Tried ...
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How to update a Google Chrome “Speed Dial” thumb?

"Speed Dial" is the New Tab page in Google Chrome, where it shows thumbnails, which are links the most visited sites. One of the sites drastically changes its appearance and I want that the thumb to ...
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disable thumbnail creating or move thumbnail directory with Fedora

I'm on a shared system and have very little space my home directory; can I move the .thumbnails folder somewhere, or disable thumbnail creation? I notice most when I use Eye of Gnome to view many ...
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Improve Thumbnail Preview Speed for Images in Shared Folders

At my office we have an Apple Server running Xserver which, among other things, we use as network storage. Previously we had our Graphic Designer setup on a Windows Vista machine, and everything was ...
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Can't see PNG previews in Windows 7?

I´m using Windows 7 x64. I can see the .jpg, .gif, etc. preview thumbnails but if .PNG, I only see the generic image, and not the image preview like in the other formats. What can I do to fix this?
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Fix image previews and thumbnails in explorer on Windows 7?

Image files used to show as thumbnails in the explorer window, and a larger preview could be seen in the preview pane (alt+p). Now for some unknown reason, I just see a default image icon in both the ...
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Explorer image thumbnail association

Is there a way to add new file types to Windows explorer thumbnail view? I have some files that are simply images with a non-standard extention (don't ask!) - is there any way to tell Explorer that ...
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Canon RAW (CR2) codec for Windows 7 x64

I have a Canon DSLR, and I shoot in RAW. I have no problem viewing and editing the pictures using Picasa or Lightroom, but I would like to have the pictures thumbnails in Windows Explorer, and to be ...
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Why does my windows explorer not show thumbnails?

When I used to open a file with photos I used to get very useful thumbnails, now I only get icons. How do I change it back? I have checked the file properties and it is set to Photos and movies...
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Rendering a large image containing thumbnails of multiple images?

I have a folder contains a number of images. I'd like to render a single (large) image that shows image thumbnails, along with the filename. Can anyone recommend some good software for achieving ...
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Are there any programs that can create thumbnails for Vimeo videos?

I want to create thumbnails for Vimeo videos. Are there any programs that can do this quickly?
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How do I disable (video) thumbnails in Windows 7?

I'd like to turn off Windows 7 (video) thumbnails displayed in Explorer. I found this solution for Windows XP but it doesn't work for Windows 7 ("The module shmedia.dll failed to load"). Disable ...
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Windows 7: “Hide file names” for all files?

So, I just discovered that you can hide the file names of pictures and videos when you are in a thumbnail view in explorer (via View - Hide file names)... but often I have other files mixed in. This ...
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Mac Finder thumbnails on portable drives lost

It's a small but annoying glitch I'm experiencing. A recent convert from Win so there may be some Finder preference I'm not aware of? Issue: I plug my portable drive (500GB formatted as FAT32). ...
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Way to show internet shortcut files with thumbnail of target site

Is there a shell extension for Windows 7 (or some other way) that could let internet shortcuts show a preview of a the website instead the default static icon?
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Why would image thumbnails not be showing in all search engines in all browsers?

For over a week now, when I search for a word at Google, it correctly gives me some preview image thumbnails: But when I click on "images", it doesn't show me any thumbnails: The same thing ...
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Video Thumbnails using ffmpeg

I'm looking for a nice short easy way to create a series of thumbnails for any given video file. I'm almost there using ffmpeg, here's what I have: ffmpeg -i /tmp/video.avi -r 1 -ss 60 -r 1 ...
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Tool to create unscaled call-out from a thumbnail image?

I'm creating an online tutorial for some software and need to include screenshots. In particular, I want to highlight the position and appearance of a given control in a large screen. Given that I ...
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Disable thumbnails in Windows XP?

Background I regularly use Windows Explorer to browse my drives and data, and I notice little freezes and hiccups at times. It's especially noticable when browsing local or network folders with lots ...
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How can I set a minimum thumbnail size with ImageMagick?

I'm trying to create thumbnails of JPG photos using ImageMagick's convert tool. The thumbnails need to have a defined size (210x159), no blank areas, and the image can be cropped if necessary. ...
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Imagemagick convert with resample option

I am creating thumbnails from much larger images and have been using this command successfully for some time: convert FILE -resize "64x" -crop "64x64+0+16" +repage -strip OUTFILE I also do some ...
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Firefox: tabs containing a single image sometimes show generic icon instead of thumbnail

My version of Firefox is 3.5.9, but I've had this issue since single-image tabs started showing a thumbnail of the contained image. Typically, a tab containing a single image will use a thumbnail of ...
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objects don't snap in browser window

I've recently upgraded from XP Pro to Windows7 Pro - In XP Pro (and previous OS versions) you could move Thumbnails around in a window and they would snap/shuffle up/re-order themselves and be ...
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Will installing the CCCP make any difference in MKV handling in Win7/WMP12?

I've found out that MKV files play just fine on WMP12 (Win 7 64-bit). However, in Windows Explorer, no thumbnails for such files are there and in the information panel at the bottom, no information ...
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How do I add a new folder to gconf-editor?

I can't even figure out what these folders are called. The things inside them are apparently called "keys". How do I add another folder so that I can handle another file type that isn't listed?
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Replace a thumbnail with another in google chrome new tab page?

I have 8 thumbnails in my google chrome new tab page... Two have been blocked in my company... How to replace that two thumbnails with new ones....
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Windows 7 taskbar thumbnails stops appear [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 taskbar thumbnails fail to appear Several hours after each boot the Windows 7 taskbar thumbnails stops appear. See that picture in order to dustinguish IMAGE ...
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Windows 7 taskbar thumbnails fail to appear

Several hours after each boot the Windows 7 taskbar thumbnail popups stops appear. Click the currently opened window (it should not be a group of windows) - it will collapse. Than hover the mouse ...
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Automatically generate thumbnails for all subfolders of a directory in Windows 7?

Is there some way to get explorer to generate thumbnails without actually having to navigate and scroll through every folder? All I could get was a command prompt script that would load an explorer ...
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How to generate thumbnails for less common video containers (mkv, ogm, mp4, flv, rmvb and mov) in windows 7 explorer? [duplicate]

So how to generate thumbnails for these containers? I know that the install of "DivX Plus Tech Preview: MKV on Windows 7" does it for MKV. But I think that only some registry changes are really ...
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High-res icon in Windows Vista alt-tab thumbnail preview?

I have customized my alt-tab screen with the following: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AltTab] "OverlayIconPx"=dword:00000040 "MaxThumbSizePx"=dword:00000100 ...
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Mac OS X video thumbnails

Mac OS X 10.6.2 When changing the default player for '.avi'- files (from Quicktime Player to VLC), I seem to lose the 'video thumbnails' in the 'icon view' in Finder. Only a 'static vlc cone icon' ...
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Windows 7 taskbar groups to use vertical menus only, not thumbnails?

I frequently have 10 or more windows of the same application (e.g. Outlook, Word, IE, etc.) open at one time. Windows 7's new taskbar grouping thumbnail feature shows a preview of open windows (aka ...
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How can I decrease the size of Thumbs.db files?

I don't want to disable Thumbs.db files created by Windows, I just want to make the thumbnails be viewed in smaller size and even in worse quality. Is there a way to do that?
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Disable or delay alt-tab Aero Peek effect in Windows 7

In Windows 7, alt-tab shows the transparent windows effect. It is bugging me because the screen change is distracting while I'm trying to figure out which window to switch to from thumbnail preview ...
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Windows 7: Image thumbnails fail to appear

All right, I've got a pretty strange one here. Since I installed Windows 7 on this machine some time ago, image thumbnails have never worked properly. For the vast majority of images, they ...
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Show picture of choice as folder thumbnail

I have lots of folders full of images from family events and it seems vista picks the worst one to show me whats in there. I usually cant tell from the image what the set is and some folders have ...
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Use later frame for video thumbnail in Windows 7

I've got a collection of videos and most of the thumbnails generated are useless as they are of a frame very early on, in most cases the title sequence. Is there any registry setting or something to ...
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Windows 7 64-bit PDF thumbnails problem

I cannot see thumbnails of PDF files on Windows 7 64-bit. Is there any solution to this problem?
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Thumbnail screenshot of a webpage

I am just wondering how to make a thumbnail of a webpage to display ? I've seen so many websites like stumbleupon , dzone have a thumbnail images of other websites. Is there any simple way to that ?
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Picture thumbnails gone on Vista after installing Windows Live Photo Gallery

After installing Windows Live Photo Gallery on my Vista x64 box I've lost picture preview and thumbnails in Windows Explorer. Only the Photo Gallery "flower" image thumbnail shows for all images types ...
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Turn off thumnails on a specific drive (Windows 7)

Is it possible to prevent thumbnails from being generated on a specific disk drive? This would be useful for several reasons, one being performance (on optical drives), the other privacy (some ...
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DVDRom full of JPGs locks XP indefinitely

I have a DVD filled with about 3.5GB of large picture files (jpgs about 4mb each). Every time I insert this disc into my computer and select the drive from explorer, it will lock up the explorer ...
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How does one get Vista to display .MOV thumbnails as a frame from the movie?

I've discovered that the Windows Vista Explorer shell does not display proper thumbnails for .MOV files. As an example, a .JPG file will be shown in the Explorer shell thumbnail mode as a scaled down ...
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How can I preview j2k images in Windows 7 explorer

I have Windows 7 and I have some image files with the ending .j2k on my computer. These are jpg2000 images. Unfortuantely Windows 7 doesn't offer a preview of the actual image in the Explorer ...
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Huge TIFF file bogs down Explorer thumbnail generation

In one of my photo folders, I have a 3.8 GiB TIFF image file. With automatic thumbnail generation set, explorer completely locks up my system when accessing the folder. By inspecting the Resource ...
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Is it possible to “preload” all thumbs.db files in a directory?

Kind of a weird question I guess :p Was just curious to if there is a way I can preload all thumbs.db files in directory (and its sub-directories) so that when I visit those folders later in explorer ...
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How can I play a FLV file in Windows Media Player?

I'd like to play Flash video or "FLV" files in Windows Media Player. I've done this before using codec packs like K-Lite and CCCP, but I've found they cause too many problems and I'd really like to ...