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Old 02-18-2011, 04:28 PM
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Viewing thumbnails Windows 7 64bit

I am trying to find some way of viewing thumbnails of CS5 psd files on my system which is Windows 7 64 bit. I am fairly sure that this functionality was available on previous versions of Windows (32bit) or PS but I cannot find anything that will work - have tried a couple of dll's and registry hacks to no avail.

This is one of those mildly frustrating things that I would like to correct if at all possible - either that or I will have to give my files more meaningful names
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:10 PM
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Re: Viewing thumbnails Windows 7 64bit

I know nothing about these solutions, only came across them with a quick google search. My guess is that there must be a performance hit, but they do have trial versions:

http://www.ardfry.com/psd-codec/
http://mysticcoder.net/mysticthumbs.html (seems to be the most popular)
http://www.fastpictureviewer.com/codecs/
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:14 PM
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Re: Viewing thumbnails Windows 7 64bit

Tony, the psicon.dll file that was included in earlier versions of PS was removed by Adobe. There is a hack whereby you can download and install it in the Adobe Shell. The process usually proceeds without a hitch but it is recommended that you backup your system just in case. The instructions can be found here:
http://www.techyard.net/enable-thumb...dows-explorer/
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:24 AM
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Re: Viewing thumbnails Windows 7 64bit

Doug, thanks for the links. Will look into these - but being a cheapskate I was hoping that I would find a way for free

Murray thanks. The psicon.dll and reg hack was one method I tried - without success. However I am going to try again (maybe I missed something!) following the suggestions with your link.

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Old 02-19-2011, 08:03 AM
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Re: Viewing thumbnails Windows 7 64bit - Solved!

Tried the pscion.dll hack again without success. I can only assume that this will not work on 64bit version.
So went for Doug's suggestion and downloaded trial of MysticThumbs. This worked immediately without reboot . Must say that it is nice to see the files as images.

Thanks again for your help guys
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:27 AM
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Re: Viewing thumbnails Windows 7 64bit

After doing a bit of digging on the net, thanks to the heads up of Mystic Thumbs I found a freeware version that works for 32 or 64bit. Without further ado Mystic Thumbs Freeware
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:16 PM
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Re: Viewing thumbnails Windows 7 64bit

Mike, thank you for this link. It appears that this is the last freeware version -freeware is goodware

EDIT: Just installed and is working as promised - now I can see my psd's in all there gory

Last edited by Tony W; 02-20-2011 at 03:41 AM. Reason: Update
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:17 PM
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Re: Viewing thumbnails Windows 7 64bit

You can use irfanview to view thumbnails. It has a thing that works very like bridge with renaming etc. I have it on my 32bit windows 7 laptop and on my 64bit XP machine.
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:58 PM
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Re: Viewing thumbnails Windows 7 64bit

Spotter, thanks for the reminder - I used to use an early version of Irfanview and had forgotten how versatile a viewer it is.
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Re: Viewing thumbnails Windows 7 64bit

Thanks for the link - You have made my day - Mystic Thumbs is magic.
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