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Thumbnails in XP My Computer/Explorer do not show edit


DMShaw
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I am trying out Paint.net in Windows XP Professional SP2 and have found that after editing a file there is a problem when viewing in Windows Explorer/My Computer as Thumbnails.

The thumbnails only show the file as it was before editing - which is very confusing since if the edited file is saved as a different name the original and the new edited file look the same in the thumbnails.

However, opening the edited file in Corel Paintshop Pro Photo XI shows the edited file correctly (after opening) - although the thumbnail in the open file box also does not show the edit.

Derek Shaw

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Hello there, DMShaw.

Give this a try, it's worked for other people:

Open your picture.

Rotate it the way you want.

Press Ctrl-A (select all)

Press Ctrl-C (copy)

Press Ctrl-Alt-V (paste into new image)

Save the new image.

The thumbnail on the new image should now be correct.

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Hello there, DMShaw.

Give this a try, it's worked for other people:

Open your picture.

Rotate it the way you want.

Press Ctrl-A (select all)

Press Ctrl-C (copy)

Press Ctrl-Alt-V (paste into new image)

Save the new image.

The thumbnail on the new image should now be correct.

Thank you. This did indeed work for me too.

I was working with jpg format files (opening, editing and saving edited version also as jpg), maybe the problem is related to that. But perhaps it is something that should be fixed in future versions.

Derek Shaw

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I wouldn't imagine it to be high on the priority list...

 

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This happens because the JPEG already had an embedded thumbnail, like in its EXIF metadata. Paint.NET only cares about a few EXIF tags, and preserves all the rest. The thumbnail is one of those tags.

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This problem also affects open file dialogue boxes, including for Paint.net since they are presumably actually part of Windows Explorer/My Computer, which can make it difficult seeing the required file. It also makes file management harder. It is therefore, to my mind, essential to apply the work-around to overcome the problem which is rather tedious.

Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 and Serif PhotoPlus X2 do not have this problem, so I would repeat my suggestion that this is perhaps something that should be attended to in a future version. I know these programs are not free but they are not particularly expensive either.

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