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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Is there such a concept as “dead thumbnails” in Windows?

I realised that in disk cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) there is an item "Thumbnails": Windows keeps a copy of all of your picture, video, and document thumbnails so they can be displayed quickly when ...
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How to change which frame is grabbed for the finder icon of a movie file for Mac OS X Finder?

Movie files show in Mac OS X Finder with an example frame from the movie. Unfortunately, it's captured from fairly early in the movie, so that different episodes of a series, or perhaps different ...
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Disable Windows Thumbnails for Specific Folders

I know there are methods for Disabling thumbnails in Windows. But, I actually don't mind the feature, especially since Windows caches the thumbnails after the first pass. But, I have directories ...
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Forcing Windows 7 to always compute thumbnails for icons that are displayed on a given folder

First, a bit of background: I often find myself opening folders that contain thousands of images. When I open a folder for which thumbnails have not been generated, Windows usually notices the ...
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How to get SVG thumbnails in Windows Explorer?

I can open them in browser just OK, but how can I have thumbnails in the Windows Explorer? Edit: I installed Renesis Player as suggested by this answer, but it does not work for me, probably because ...
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How can I extract stills from a movie?

I would like to make a flipbook from a movie I made on my Mac. Is there any software that will extract, say 100 representative frames from 2 minutes of motion, or do I need to make screenshots ...
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How to create thumbnails with ExactImage?

I'm trying to create thumbnails using ExactImage command-line tools. I need the output images to be with equal dimensions like 100x100 or 200x200. Can somebody help with that?
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How to refresh Taskbar Thumbnails after Aero was turned off and on again?

I use the radmin remote software that turns off Aero when it runs. When I exit, Aero turns back on, but all of my taskbar thumbnails are gone until I manually restore each window – a royal pain! ...
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Permanently store thumbnails of images on Windows

When viewing a folder of images in "Large Icons" mode, I often see the thumbnails slowly regenerate. How do I permanently store those thumbnails so I don't have to wait ages whenever I open a folder? ...
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How create a new thumbnailer in Ubuntu?

For a reason I don't know my ubuntu doesn't show thumbnails for pdf. So, how can I create a thumbnailer in gnome? More specific - how to create a folder in gconf - /desktop/gnome/thumbnailers? UPD ...
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How to get thumbnail view for Photoshop (psd) in Windows 7 64 bit OS?

How to get thumbnail view for Photoshop (.psd) in Windows 7 64 bit OS?
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Changing default behavior of Windows' thumbnail caching [duplicate]

I find it extremely annoying (and ultra lame) that Windows Explorer will only generate thumbnails for those files whose names are visible in the window. If I open a folder full of photos and walk ...
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How to change the frame that is shown as video thumbnail in windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use later frame for video thumbnail in Windows 7 I have many videos whose thumbnails are black (title part with black background). It makes video thumbnails almost useless. ...
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How would I create a thumbnailer for Windows 7 Explorer?

I'm not having much luck figuring out how Windows Explorer thumbnail icons are generated, or how to modify it. Is it just a matter of configuring a program to spit out thumbnail images (like ...
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thumbs.db file error

i have a console program. at some screen when it needs to display, then an error comes as "Resetting file Thumbs.db" and the console window closes. how to solve this error. please help
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Why is Thunar not creating and showing thumbnails of images?

Thunar is my main file manager. Normally it automatically creates thumbnail images of all images in the directory being viewed. After experimenting with other Linux distros then installing Arch ...
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Is there a way to increase how much is cached for thumbnail views of pictures?

If I'm looking through a folder of .png files for example, with "medium" set as the view size, the screen will eventually fill all the thumbnails with the appropriate pictures. But as I scroll down it ...
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Is there a way to add expandable thumbnails to an MS Word document?

I want to add pictures and screenshots of a web page to a document in Microsoft Word 2007. The problem is, when I add them to my document, they occupy a lot of space and don't leave much room for text....
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Thumbnails on new blank tab in Google Chrome shows apps instead of websites

How can I bring the website thumbnails back in Google Chrome instead of apps that currently show? On the new tab it used to have thumbnails of webpages you visited and allowed you to pin them. Now, ...
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How do you create square thumbnails for a set of images (with Photoshop?)

I want to create a gallery of images, but for the thumbnails I want them to be all one size (square or rectangular). Some of the photos are portrait and some to be landscape - but for I want the ...
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Make Thumbnail from video

How can I make a simple capture from a video. Preferably from the command line? Idea: take 9 snapshots for 9 even placed (on the timeline) times, and save them as JPGs Example: Movie length = 10 ...
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How can I delete the thumbnail cache?

I would be very thankful for advice on how to delete the thumb cache files in Windows Vista without a reboot. They are stored in this folder: \Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\...
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Vacant thumbnail spot persists on Chrome homepage, want to set it specific to a site

I have a vacant thumbnail place in Google Chrome that I would like to set for a particular site. In this case, it's Facebook. When I visit a new website a new thumbnail is created for that site in ...
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How to generate thumbnail from .eps and .ai files?

How can I generate thumbnails from .eps and .ai (and .psd)? files and save them as a picture?
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Better video thumbnails in Windows Explorer?

Are there any Windows Explorer extensions that allow the preview thumbnails to be more than just static images? The preview generation in XP is based on the first frame, which is completely useless ...
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Delete or reset thumbnails in Windows 7

I was looking in a folder while downloading a batch of images. About 1/4 of the images have bad thumbnails (its mostly or partially grey). How do i reset/delete them? I tried being clever and moved ...
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All-in-One Thumbnail Viewer for Windows 7 x64?

I have Windows 7 x64 installed along with Adobe Reader X, Photoshop CS5, and Illustrator CS5. I have noticed that these dont have a thumbnail generated for them. What I need is an All-in-One Thumbnail ...
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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 ThumbsExtract,...
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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 this?...
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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 foo-%03d....
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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 noticeable 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 ...