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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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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Fixing broken thumbnail previews

I'm not 100% this is the right place to post this, so please let me know if so. A while back I had to develop a custom thumbnail preview for a file format for a piece of software I was working on. I ...
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Thumbnail do not appear for office documents

The thumbnails for all Microsoft office (2010 pro) files quit working. They show the type (word, excel, etc) icon but not a thumbnail of the actual document. All other icons (pdf,etc) that show live ...
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Thumbnails for audio files just like in Unity?

I really like Unity audio thumbnails. Is there any way I can preview audio files like this in Windows explorer or Total Commander ?
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Thumbnails in Chrome does not show up

This is my Chrome's homepage. Whenever I start Chrome or open a new tab, this page appears. The page thumbnails just does not show up. Although the page icons and titles are proper. I figured that ...
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Windows 8: Video preview only shows first frame

I just switched from 7 to 8, but it seems MS changed the way the explorer displays the video preview icons. I think that 7 skipped into the video a few frames, or even took a frame with more colour? ...
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Firefox 13+, how to load new tab thumbnails from current tab?

Sometimes I end up with 20+ tabs, and if I'm on tab number 2 and I finish my business with that tab, to open a new tab with thumbnails I have to hit CMD-T, but that opens the new tab at the far end. ...
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How to show thumbnails in the “new tab” page in Firefox 13+?

When opening a new tab in Firefox, I see no thumbnails: It's exactly what is described in this ghacks post (see the photo), but taking the steps they say does not solve the problem. I don't erase ...
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Win+E vs explorer command - the difference?

The background is that I wanted Windows Explorer to remember file / folder icons position in thumbnail view in one specific folder. As I often use Total Commander to browse through the files, I've ...
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How do I disable thumbnails for TIF files only?

The TIFF bug has been around for years: The system freezes for minutes when going near large (above 700 MB - 1 GB) TIFF files with layers and compression. Microsoft doesn't seem to be able to fix this ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Remove Windows 7 taskbar thumbnails

Is there any way to get rid of the taskbar thumbnail previews on Windows 7 once and for all?
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Windows 8.1 thumbnails looking destroyed

I found some thumbnails of jpegs and even folders containing them looking kind of destroyed. What is this? A sign that my hard disk is near of its end? I also realized that changing the size of the ...
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No thumbnails for video files in Ubuntu, and getting an Apport message box whenever I navigate to a folder with video files in it

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04. Whenever I navigate to a folder with video files in it, none of the videos show a thumbnail: Within a few seconds after merely opening a video-file-containing folder, I get ...
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Why does my image look sideways in thumbnail view but correct when I open it?

This is important because I will be submitting it for my visa application (rotated images disqualify you). The image looks rotated sideways in thumbnail view on my computer, but when I double-click ...
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How do I see images in Windows Explorer (Windows 7) Name column as pictures rather than generic icons?

I've read all the solutions given in this forum and changed Organize > Folder and Search Options: View Tab from the default of the option "Always show icons, never thumbnails" from checked to ...
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Altering the Windows 7 grouping thumbnail preview

I like the windows 7 grouping behaviour for multiple similar windows, except when I have multiple Explorer windows open. In this case, showing thumbnails of each open explorer window is next to ...
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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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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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Skip parts of video while converting it to images with ffmpeg

I use this command on ffmpeg to convert a video into images: ffmpeg -i video.mp4 -q:v 1 -r 1 -f image2 frame-03d%.jpg What I want to do is to skip the first x seconds and the last y seconds of the ...
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Windows Explorer not showing film frame for .mp4

Anyone knows what part of registry is related to this film frame? I installed and uninstalled mp4box, avidemux, YAMB try to set default aspect ratios but failed, and now I have a new problem.
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How can I make the thumbnails in a window xp appear to bigger in size?

How can I make the thumbnails in a window xp to appear bigger in size? I am a designer, it would be best to quick glances over a bigger thumbnails, as what windows xp default thumbnail size is.
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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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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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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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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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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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Disappearing program thumbnail on taskbar

I have a problem - when I hover mouse on icon of program/folder in taskbar, then the thumbnail shows, and when I hover mouse on the thumbnail, all that program's thumbnail disappears, and current ...
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Office 2010 documents thumbnails does not show in windows explorer

There is an option in all office 2010 software to save the document with a thumbnail view to identify it over windows explorer. just I check save thumbnail in the save dialogue box. This option work ...
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how to fix ffmpeg inaccurate time stamp that corrupts thumbnail generation

So this is intreasting i recieved a video upload today with a time stamp of over a hour when i checked the video its only 8mins long. "C:/server/ffmpeg/bin/ffmpeg.exe" -i ...
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Windows preview multiple thumbnails abnormal behaviour can't select the task

E.g. there are multiple instances of Windows Explorer. Hovering on taskbar icon to show multiple thumbnails becomes unstable, it takes some time to move mouse to see thumbnails. However, certain ...
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How to set custom thumbnail to a file in Windows Explorer?

Is it possible to set custom (any image) thumbnail to a file (on per-file basis) in Windows File Explorer? Suppose I would like to assign real book cover image to e-book in *.txt format.
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No images’ thumbnails on network disk

I bought network disk to build private cloud photo-archive. Unfortunately, there are icons instead the thumbnails in the Windows Explorer. I read some hints how to check these setting via Folder ...
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Why there are JPEG files with weird file names in folders with videos

Windows 8.1: 64-bit. Since couple of days I see that that in every folder containing a video[s], found a JPEG file with a weird name followed by a file name of a video in the folder. + Is that ...
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Windows Explorer won't show image thumbnails when using Remote Desktop

When I connect to my home Windows 8.1 server via RDP (using another win 8.1 computer) and open Explorer to show some folder containing images, I can't get it to show the actual thumbnails, only this: ...
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Media player with animated thumbnails on hover (Windows)

Is there a video player (or an addon for one like XBMC for instance) that provides animated thumbnails on hover with the mouse (to get a preview of what's happening in the video)?
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PDF thumbs not showing in Explorer

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit At some point I stopped getting thumbs for my PDF files in Windows Explorer. I suspected that some thumb cache size may be involved as I have huge collection of ...
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When will explorer cache photos?

If I plugged my external USB into my PC, but never accessed any folders in the drive (just maybe down one level, but with no image files, just more folders) would Windows generate a entry to thumbs.db ...
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Windows 8.1 : alt-Tab icons missing from thumbnails unpredictably

Too often when I hit alt-Tab in Windows 8.1 (Pro, 32bit) I get say 2.5 rows of thumbnails but all without icons in their bottom right corner, which makes it far less clear where to switch to. The ...
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Sharing the thumbs.db file

in our situation we got network shares containing a lot of PDF's. People want to look at the thumbnails before opening them. However, the thumbs.db file is regenerated for every user looking at the ...
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Disable Windows 7/8 Alt+TAB *preview* (entirely)

When Alt+TAB-ing Windows shows a list of icon previews, and, after a second or so, shows the actual window selected behind this list (a feature called Aero Peek). I just want to see that window ...
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Image thumbnails not showing and cannot access file properties, how to fix it?

This is a folder full of JPGs: Obviously that does not look right. I have given it plenty of time to load, but still I get no thumbnails. When I right click on a file, and click properties, ...
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In Mac OS X how to define the thumbnail for a specific file type?

I have many files with the file extension ".dat". I wish to assign a thumbnail to these files with this extension because the default one is of very low resolution and is disturbing when working. I ...
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How to copy desktop thumbnail for pictures on Windows 7

I noticed how smooth the thumbnails are on the desktop for any images placed on it. Is there any way I can copy the thumbnails or save them as an image of their own? Preferably in PNG format. Or a ...
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Windows 7 explorer thumbnails stop loading

So my thumbnails in explorer work fine when I restart my computer, however, eventually they stop loading. Even the preview pane will no longer update... for any type of file. And occasionally the ...
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Turn off TaskBar Thumbnails on Windows 7 - Classic Theme [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable windows 7 taskbar thumbnails preview? Aero peek is turned permanently on.How to turn it off? Is there a way to get rid of the annoying thumbnail ...