Explorer Thumbnails Plugin

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails Plugin

Post by vld » 12 Jun 2010, 22:06

zarevak wrote: By the way: Format of thumbs.db files are changing in each version of Windows and contain only image data. Creating Viewer for thumbs.db would be hard :( Also I don't see any use for viewing such files.
I hate seeing thumbs.db files....i delete them everytime I see one.

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails Plugin

Post by Ether » 14 Jun 2010, 00:44

zarevak wrote:Creating Viewer for thumbs.db would be hard :( Also I don't see any use for viewing such files.
You can try using Thumbnail Database Viewer. It's useful when the images were deleted from the directory, i.e. mostly for forensic analysis.
vld wrote:I hate seeing thumbs.db files....i delete them everytime I see one.
Disabling them would be even better.
Ελληνικά rulez.

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails Plugin

Post by Jan Patera » 14 Jun 2010, 10:22

vld wrote:
zarevak wrote: By the way: Format of thumbs.db files are changing in each version of Windows and contain only image data. Creating Viewer for thumbs.db would be hard :( Also I don't see any use for viewing such files.
I hate seeing thumbs.db files....i delete them everytime I see one.
Hmmm, the PictView plugin uses these files. Could somebody provide me sample thumbs.db from Windows 7, please?

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails Plugin

Post by zarevak » 14 Jun 2010, 20:30

From earlier post:
MartinS wrote:Just for info, this is changed since Vista - there is a centralized storage for thumbnails and previews in \Users\[User Account Name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
This is the same for Windows 7 - there are few centralized files containing database of all thumnbails used in the system (one file for one size of thumbnails). Last time I saw these files the biggest one was 1GB of data...

Personally I would suggest using IShellItemImageFactory (Vista+) instead of custom platform dependant reader implementation ;-)

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails Plugin

Post by otrov » 30 Mar 2011, 02:20

There seems to be a problem with this plugin and IE9 - thumbnails don't show anymore.

I posted problem here: http://forum.altap.cz/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4572 but it's simple as that - if user installs IE9 thumbnails don't work in AS, while in Windows Explorer shows expected (I checked this on 2 Win 7 PCs)

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails Plugin

Post by otrov » 22 Apr 2011, 22:20

Sorry for false alarm :oops:

It seems that Explorer folder option 'Always show icons, never thumbnails' was turned on (not by me, but some program like IE9 or so)
As I noticed that even Explorer doesn't show thumbnail now, I start checking those options and luckily found the cause
Only I don't know how Explorer was showing thumbs when AS didn't (when I first noticed this issue) but nevermind, I'm happy cube again :)

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails Plugin

Post by SelfMan » 23 Apr 2011, 00:46

Probanly because they were already cached in the thumbnail cache.

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails Plugin

Post by Jorgensen » 02 Aug 2018, 23:20

should this plugin work with windows 10?
i get a system error 193 when i try to install the plugin.

i have 3.08 installed and i bought it together with pictview, but no thumbnails shows up, only larger icons.
file types are
- mov
- jpg
imported from iphone.

thanks
Jorgensen

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails Plugin

Post by omega » 10 Aug 2018, 21:00

Jorgensen wrote:
02 Aug 2018, 23:20
should this plugin work with windows 10?
i get a system error 193 when i try to install the plugin.

i have 3.08 installed and i bought it together with pictview, but no thumbnails shows up, only larger icons.
file types are
- mov
- jpg
imported from iphone.

thanks
Jorgensen
It only supports AS 2.5 , doesn't work on 3.08

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails Plugin

Post by Jorgensen » 11 Aug 2018, 13:48

thanks omega

is there any other way to get thumbnails to work?

i thought i was all good with pictview :shock:

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails Plugin

Post by omega » 11 Aug 2018, 15:51

Jorgensen wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 13:48
thanks omega

is there any other way to get thumbnails to work?

i thought i was all good with pictview :shock:
Didn't you ask this before? viewtopic.php?f=2&t=37371
Maybe you should post a screenshot

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails Plugin

Post by Jorgensen » 11 Aug 2018, 16:49

Hi omega

yes sorry - I did'nt remember that.

i have attached two images that shows a screenshot from salamander, and one that shows file explorer.

as you can see, it's just normal jpg's and mov files.

i use windows 10 now.

Jorgensen
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Re: Explorer Thumbnails Plugin

Post by omega » 11 Aug 2018, 17:32

Jorgensen wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 16:49
Hi omega

yes sorry - I did'nt remember that.

i have attached two images that shows a screenshot from salamander, and one that shows file explorer.

as you can see, it's just normal jpg's and mov files.

i use windows 10 now.

Jorgensen
Press Alt + 5, you have it set on tiles if i'm not mistaken

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Re: Explorer Thumbnails Plugin

Post by Jorgensen » 11 Aug 2018, 17:41

hi omga

ah sorry - i should have seen that, but i have tried thumbnails before, and done so now.

now some of the jpg's are shown, but not all, and none of the .mov files.

strange, when they all are shown in the file browser...

jorgensen
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Re: Explorer Thumbnails Plugin

Post by omega » 11 Aug 2018, 18:48

Jorgensen wrote:
11 Aug 2018, 17:41
hi omga

ah sorry - i should have seen that, but i have tried thumbnails before, and done so now.

now some of the jpg's are shown, but not all, and none of the .mov files.

strange, when they all are shown in the file browser...

jorgensen
the reason why .mov or other movie file types don't have thumbnails is because it's not supported. Here's a list of types that Salamander supports
https://www.altap.cz/salamander/feature ... il-images/

Some jpg files or other image files not able to show thumbnails is due to the fact that PictView doesn't use the Windows thumbnail system. Zarevak made this Explorer Plugin for AS 2.5 which uses the Win thumbnail system to address this issue.

Here's a link for more information viewtopic.php?f=2&t=37088#p61880 which address for example pdf types as well.

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