Change Default Image Icon with The Actual Image Thumbnail in Windows Explorer


Every image icon usually depends on the associated image viewer. This means that all image icons are only represented by one icon. When you change the association to another image viewer, the icon will usually change accordingly.



In this case, Xentient Thumbnails allows you to cut off the dependence. It will automatically replace the standard image icon with the image thumbnail. In other words, if you have an image of , let's say, Lindsay Lohan, this software will make the Lindsay Lohan image thumbnail as the icon face. So, each image in your disk will have a unique icon.

Here are the things it does:
  • After the installation is finished, open your folders which contain images. You will see that the icon of each image is replaced by the actual image thumbnail no matter your view type whether it is in tiles, icons, list or details view.
  • This program adds its configuration panel into the Control Panel, which offers 3 options: to enable/disable it generating thumbnails, to control the size of the thumbnail's cache, and to delete the cache for the whole thumbnails.
  • It supports JPG, JPE, JPEG, JP2, J2K, GIF, PNG, BMP, WBMP, EMF, WMF, PCX, PBM, PGM, PNM, PPM, RAS, TIF, TIFF, and TGA.
Xentient Thumbnails does exactly as it promises, and I like it. I like how my image icons look like, and the most important is that I like how each of my image and its dimension information are side by side in the tiles mode.

OS supported: Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP
License: Freeware

Windows Software Buzz, Wednesday, January 16, 2008 At 9:25 AM - Permalink
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