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thumbnail

1. the nail of the thumb
2. Computing a small image which can be expanded
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thumbnail

(file format, graphics)
(From "thumbnail sketch") A file format used by Graphics Workshop for Microsoft Windows. Filename extension: ".thn".

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thumbnail

A miniature representation of a page or image that is used to identify a file by its contents. Clicking the thumbnail opens the file. Thumbnails are an option in file managers, such as Windows Explorer, and they are found in photo editing and graphics programs to quickly browse multiple images in a folder. In drawing programs as well as programs that deal with page layouts, thumbnails might be used to rearrange the page order by dragging and dropping them into a different sequence.


Thumbnails of Images
In Windows File Exlorer, thumbnails can be as small as this example or expanded for more detail without viewing the full-size image. The green dots indicate files the Carbonite backup service uploads up on a regular basis.
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One of the features that our members find invaluable is being able to focus on one or two streams and temporarily ignore the rest via the system's video thumbnail view.
FOR PAGE THREE, students were asked to pick one of their previous thumbnail sketches and create a rough draft of it.
Under the experiment, 0.3 percent of the viewers will be shown auto-generated thumbnails, instead of the custom images YouTubers so thoughtfully create to stand out, Cnet reported.
• Gradient improperly rendered in generated thumbnail
Use bright backgrounds: Bright backgrounds stand out against the white background of YouTube, and also stand out in relation to other thumbnails without a bright background.
The program extracts a wall of thumbnail images representing all scenes in each video.
"It's the only router out with real-time video thumbnails of the sources.
Of course, I might have felt faint over seeing so many exquisite thumbnails in a row (I honestly lost count how many are shown in the DVD!)
thumbnail image from the issue two months previous.
Eventually, you get a strip of black and white thumbnails, a simple navigation box on the top left of the page and the big image of the day, which is highlighted by being in colour in the thumbnail strip.
Move your mouse over the dots to see the titles of the paintings, and click on one to display a thumbnail and description.
As pages are RIP'd, thumbnails are automatically posted to an embedded Web server that is accessible to production, advertising and editorial staffers.