Help with saving images so the thumbnail is the picture I saved?


macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 2, 2002
Every now and then, I like to save an image I see on the net. The first 10-15 images that were saved, had a the picture as the thumbnail to open it up. Now when I save pictures, the thumbnail is the preview picture thumbnail and not the picture I saved like it used to be. It is so much easier to go through my photos seeing the picture rather then having to open it up to see what it is.

How do I go back to having the picture as the thumbnail?

I use OS 10.15, Chimera and IE.

Thanks ahead of time for the help.


Moderator emeritus
Jun 25, 2002
Gone but not forgotten.
If I understand what you're saying correctly, the only thing I know to do is to make a minor change to each photo in Photoshop or Photo-Paint and have that application create the thumbnail for you.


macrumors 68020
Feb 5, 2002
All up in your bidness
Yes, IE is the only OS X browser I know of that uses a thumbnail of the photo as the photo's icon. If that's what you want, what you can do is load IE every time you want to save a photo and drag the icon next to the URL of the photo in Chimera's URL bar into the IE window to have IE load the pic automatically.

Hopefully OS X resource forks will be dead in the future and all programs will begin to behave the same way again.
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