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Change explorer thumbnail size

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At my job I take a lot of pictures of roads from a lot of different angles. A job folder might have 100-200 photos in it. Sometimes finding a specific photo can be a chore.

I usually open windows explorer and switch to extra large icons and scroll through until I find what I'm looking for. The problem is that sometimes it's hard to distinguish what is in the pictures because they are still quite small.

I remember in XP there was a registry hack I used to increase the thumbnail size of images in windows explorer. Is there anything like that for windows 8?
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by:Ivano Viola
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You should be able to change the view for the folder in Explorer. It should look like this:
Explorer - Change View
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by:Aditya Arora
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hello,

You can use the zoom feature of a mouse scroll wheel to get the same effect. Simply hold CTRL and rotate the wheel to "zoom" the display.

Thanks Aditya
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by:David11011
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Correct but the largest you can zoom in is to the size of the extra large icon size. I want to make it bigger than that. Like 2 or three images to my whole computer screen.
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by:Ivano Viola
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Then I suggest you install Windows Photo Gallery which is included in Windows Live Essentials. You should be able to get a bigger view using this. It has an explorer feel as it uses a tree like structure to navigate your folders on the left side.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 earned 167 total points
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Hi David,
I don't know if it's possible to get thumbnails larger than Extra Large Icons in File Explorer, but if you're willing to try a different idea, I suggest Picture Manager, which lets you make the thumbnails as large as you want. You may install Picture Manager for free by following the steps in this article:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/A_12697-How-to-Install-Microsoft-Office-Picture-Manager-in-Office-2013.html

Run Picture Manager, navigate to the folder with the pictures, click the View Thumbnails button and then the Zoom size, which will increase the thumbnails size when you're viewing the thumbnails (it increases the picture size when viewing a picture), as shown in this screenshot:

Picture Manager thumbnailsRegards, Joe
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by:Aditya Arora
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then u need to use IrfanView Thumbnails
http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/graphics/irfantut/thumbs.html
Click the File menu and select Thumbnails, or press the letter T on your keyboard. set the desired thumbnail size from from the “Options” menu
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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David,
I just saw your comment about 2 or 3 images to your whole screen. Here's 2-across on my screen – zoom at 400%:

zoom 400 percentHere's 3-across on my screen – zoom at 200%:

zoom 200 percentIt depends on your screen resolution, but by playing with the zoom level in Picture Manager, you'll be able to get exactly what you want. Note that you may type any number that you want in the zoom percentage box. For example, the drop-down shows 200 and 400, but if you want 300, just type 300 in the box. Regards, Joe
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