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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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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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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Thumbnail view freezes in windows XP explorer

When I try load on an XP machine Thumbnail view of folder that has few hundred (over 200 hundred) PDFs and JPGs in it, the I get explorer window that is not responding. It is fine if there only few ...
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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 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 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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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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Windows 7 replaced my image with its cached thumbnail of that image… can I recover it?

So frustrating. I have a huge 700MB tiff file. I edited it for an hour. I saved my edits and closed it. Windows showed the older version of the image in its thumbnail. I googled for a fix. Someone ...
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Audio & Video files thumbnails files are missing

I can't see any thumbnails on my Audio & Video files (works fine with the Pics though) I tried the Folder Options → Always show icons, never thumbnails. I've cleared the "Thumbnails cache" ...
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Windows 8.1 no longer showing some thumbnails or previews

I used to be able to select a file in the standard File Explorer to see a preview in the Preview Pane, for many common file types. However, I've recently noticed that that doesn't work anymore for ...
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Dropbox showing all black thumbnails for files/folders? [duplicate]

All the files/folders within my Dropbox are showing with black thumbnails, see the following screenshot: However, all my other files/folders (not in Dropbox) are showing with no problems, i.e. ...
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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 useless. ...
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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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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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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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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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How to delete empty folder with thumbs.db without disabling thumbnails

I often have problem to delete a folder that contains a thumbs.db file. Also tools like "unlocker" fail. It seems to be loccked by os for some unknown reason. The only solution i found in the net was ...
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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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How to make windows (8.1) not generate thumbnails every time I browse into a folder?

every single time I browse into a photo or video folder, it regenerates the thumbnails on every file, isn't this the whole point of caching thumbnails, so it don't happen every single time! this is ...
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PDF thumbnails are not created

In Windows Explorer thumbnails for PDF-files aren't created. It just displays the icons, other files (such as jpg's) work fine. I've already tried every solution I could find on the internet. Registry ...
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Forcing thumbnail preview for custom file format

Related question: Explorer image thumbnail association A CNC scripting program I use generates BMPs as thumbnails and then appends them in front of the scripts themselves. Changing the file extension ...
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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 ThumbsExtract,...
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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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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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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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MS Office and Adobe Acrobat pdf file thumbnails are not showing correctly

As you can see in screenshot above, my .pdf and MS Office files' thumbnails are not showing properly. Tried cleaning thumbnail cache and unchecking related field in folder options in view tab but no ...
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Image thumbnails won't show up in Explorer

I have recently turned thumbnails off in the Windows performance settings. Then I turned them back on, but they still won't show up in Explorer. I've checked all the settings I could think of and don'...
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Is it possible to change direction for the slide pane (thumbnails) in PowerPoint?

Sometimes I use PowerPoint in "half screen mode" (windows and left/right arrow key). When I do this I have a lot of vertical, but not horizontal, space. To use the screen space more efficiently I ...
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Manually select multiple folder thumbnails in Windows 8.1

I have a folder containing only pictures, as far as i know windows selects the newest two images as thumbnails on the folder preview which looks like this: . Is it possible to manually select these ...