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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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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How can I generate thumbnail previews for FLV files on Mac?

Similar to this question, however, the answer will not work because it is suited for Windows 7. My initial thought was to just run the video on VLC and pause the video and then just Shift+Cmd+4 and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Windows driver for new image format?

I have designed a new image compression algorithm in my free time that sometimes even manages to reduce the file size of jpeg images! I have written it in c++, is there any way that I can install it ...
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How can I prevent Windows 10 from stretching and cropping my folder thumbnails?

I just upgraded from Windows 8.1 to 10 and I noticed that all my folder thumbnails are being stretched for display. The picture is a montage: the three entities presented are not in the same folder ...
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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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Windows 7 explorer won't refresh favicon (.ico) thumbnail

Windows 7 - I have a folder on my computer which was copied from another location. It contains a .ico file and some other .png files. After copying the directory, I overwrote all the files with new ...
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Different Sized Thumbnails Under Same View?

Occasionally I'll convert a video file format and it comes out having a different sized thumbnail from all the rest of the files in the folder. I've tried changing the view size of the folder to ...
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Can't View Thumbnails when trying to open JPEG files

In Photoshop, I put in a CD with my images, when I try to select a file, I can't view the thumbnails. Only the Photoshop icon! It showed the actual picture before, and all of a sudden it stopped! ...
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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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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 ...