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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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The court found that as an electronic reference tool, the thumbnail image was an entirely new use of the original work.
Express Thumbnail Creator gives users flexibility in the gallery creation process.
In addition, you can copy to the Windows clipboard, view thumbnail lists when multiple files are selected, send selected file(s) by email, set the image or video frame as your Windows wallpaper (tiled or centered), and create GIF animations from selected images.
Every thumbnail image in Image Finder 99.1 is linked to the Web site, so in addition to obtaining comping images via the Web, customers can rapidly search the entire library of 75,000 images for similar images online.
Image database products offer myriad functions--from screen capture to generating thumbnail (postage-stamp size) images to compressing images.
A thumbnail personality sketch allows readers to quickly determine their own personality type.
The latest version includes: statistics on U.S./Africa trade; up-to-date maps; the names, numbers and background of top international financial advisers; and thumbnail overviews of the top 200 U.S.
Among developments in photo archiving are PhotoProcessor from AXS -- software that packages thumbnail and high-resolution images with captions in one compressed file and the new Version 8 software with compression for AP's PhotoStream report.
A thumbnail history of George Bush's showdown with Saddam Hussein, right?