Add Thumbnail app for OSX 10.6.5?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by RonArt, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. RonArt macrumors member

    RonArt

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    I've recently (finally) upgraded to SnowLeopard and I'm having a difficult time finding an application that will simply allow me to ADD a thumbnail to an image file.

    The ones that I have tried create an ADDITIONAL file that includes the thumbnail rather than adding the thumbnail to the file itself.

    I realize we can nolonger use contextual menu plugins so QuickImageCM no longer works... but I would think there should at least be an app out there somewhere that would allow me to drag-and-drop a file on to it to create a thumbnail for it.

    The apps I've tried are: ThumbsUp, Th-MakerX_310, and CocoThumbX

    And though CocoThumbX does add a 'thumbnail' to the actual file... it creates one that does not really represent the full image, but rather only a detail of the image (very misleading when looking for an image file... i.e. useless).

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,

    Ron
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. RonArt thread starter macrumors member

    RonArt

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    simsaladimbamba,

    Thanks for posting.

    Often times I need to make aliases of image files.

    SL's icon view does not work with aliases of an image file that did not originally have a thumbnail. Instead all you see is the app creator icon.

    As far as the Get Info copy/paste procedure it won't work with an image that does not have an icon. Just if you want to paste another icon onto the file. Whereas I simply want the file to show what the original image is.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    I have done the following to accomplish the below screenshot.

    I created an alias of the image, opened the original image in Preview, selected the complete image via Cmd+A and copied it via Cmd+C and opened the Get Info Inspector of the alias and copied the image onto the icon, like described in the second link of my first post in this thread.
     

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  5. RonArt thread starter macrumors member

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    Need a drag-and-drop method for hundreds of images.

    I do appreciate your help and your way no doubt works.

    But since I often have a great number of these that I have to do I need a drag-and-drop method to expedite the process.

    CocoThumbX works but it produces blurry thumbnails.

    QuickImageCM used to work superbly until Apple stopped supporting CM plugins.

    Again thanks for your workaround.
     

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