making thumbnails for video files in finder

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  1. 4otters macrumors newbie

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    I want to use the movies cover so that i know what movies i have. i have done most of them by right clicking the file and pressing "more info", then pasting the picture i want in the top left hand corner. the problem is that i put the wrong picture in some of them and it won't let me change the picture. it is either the wrong picture, or the generic MP4 cover. Please help.
     
  2. 4otters thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    How exactly are you copying the image you want to use?
     
  4. 4otters thread starter macrumors newbie

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    command c then command v
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Command-C from where? What exactly are your steps? What do you click on or open just before you Command-C?
     
  6. 4otters thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i google the movie cover i want then command c the picture then i go into "get more info" then command v on the icon in the top left hand corner.
     
  7. GGJstudios, Feb 29, 2012
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Try dragging the pic from your browser to your desktop, then double-click to open the file in Preview, then Command-C. I prefer to keep a copy of the image, anyway, so I don't have to go back and search for it on the web, if I decide to use it again.
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    When in Safari, or the browser of your choice, you can also just click on "Full-size image":
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    Then you can right click on it and select "Copy Image":
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    and paste that into the Get Info window.
     

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