Thumbnails

Can PS 8 save a picture and have a thumbnail always visiable, without having to rest your cursor on it? And is it possible to save that thumbnail (still always visible) to the desktop?
nvslaterAsked:
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faz0222Commented:
Go into : Edit > Preferences > File Handling
Under the File Saving Options > Image previews choose "Always Save"
Thumbnails will always be saved whenever the file format you use can support it.
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nvslaterAuthor Commented:
  That option was already  checked. Still in photoshop >file >open; all pictures are icons not thumbnails. I still have to rest my cursor on a icon to see the thumbnail. It would be alot easier, if all thumbnails were visible, all the time.
    Lately I have been looking at the photoshop file browser, it may do what I want. You see I have over 3000 pictures, for a total of 12 GB. We started restoring 3 years ago and now find pictures that we did at first, look really bad and have been redoing them. In that process it has become hard to remember" which is old, which has been redone and do they have the same name".
    I have just made a set of contact sheets into a book, which is a help. I tried to save all the pictures to the desktop in a seperate folder.The pictures are there, but only icons. And you have to open the picture to see if it is the one you want. Not good.
    I also have a picture catalogue program called Where is It. Works ok, but it is outside of photoshop and hard to work with.
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faz0222Commented:
So in that case, when you use the Photoshop > File > Open, In the View Menu Drop down (small icon on the top right part of the popup) select the option to view Thumbnails. Now you should be able to view all your images thumbnails.
Does that answer your question ?
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 I must be too dumb to do this. When I did as you say, I get a bigger Icon. Am I correct, when I presume that a thumbnail is a tiny image of the actual picture and that it is available without opening the full picture?




























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faz0222Commented:
yes, you should see the small version of the picture.
Can you tell me what format of picture you are trying to view ?
Also, are you using XP ?
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nvslaterAuthor Commented:
Thank you for sticking with me. I really need this feature. The pictures are psd and i use XP Pro and photoshop 8
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faz0222Commented:
That should be fine, I'm using XP with PSP5 at work and 8/CS at home . . . and it works fine.
Are you sure you have selected "Thumbnails" in the Views drop down ? :S
That's weird !
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nvslaterAuthor Commented:
yes I have selected "thumbnails" in the views dropdown
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nvslaterAuthor Commented:
Also in preferences have selected > file handling > image previews > Ask when saving and  also have use lower case for file extension
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nvslaterAuthor Commented:
I have tried  both ask when saving and always save. maybe i should reboot
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nvslaterAuthor Commented:
Do you have audio? Msn messenger or other audio provider?
   Are the thumbnails supposed to display without resting the cursor on one of them?
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faz0222Commented:
No I don't have any of these.
Yes the thumbnails should be there, no need to stay over them.
Sorry but I don't see any solution for your problem :S
May be someone else had the same thing happen to them . . .
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nvslaterAuthor Commented:
Ok.  Thank you for trying. Its 4 am here in florida. Need to get some sleep. maybe things will look different tomorrow.
    Goodnight,
      NvSlater
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nvslaterAuthor Commented:
I am trying to use file browser. It solves the above problem pretty good. But now I want to put all the pictures I have done (12gig) someplace where it is easy for the file browser to work with? I have a second 80 gig hard drive that I should probably start using, but I don't know how to set that up either?
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