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How to show file format icon in the corner of thumbs

PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:27 am
by kraava
Hi,

I have bought Codec Pack and it's super! But I would like to ask you two questions:

1) I would like to know how to show file format icon in the right bottom corner of the thumbnail. Respectively, I can see this by PDF, INDD and AI file but there is on icon at PSD files. How can I make it works?

2) This question is about PDF thumbnails, I can see some PDF thumbnails and some not. I don't know why, what should I do?

Thanks, Vitezslav Outly

Re: How to show file format icon in the corner of thumbs

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:14 pm
by spiehler
plus 1 for the 1)!
It would be extremly helpful to differentiate filetypes and so more fastly spot them –
like psd for the going-on work or eps for data-exchange.

(I've got the second problem too, but i think it depends on if a jpeg thumb was included when saving the pdf or not.)

I would further more appreciate anything which will make the codec pack more configurable, like to decied on a per file-type base which codec to be used.
Example: The codec for pdf which comes with Adobe Reader X is better, wheras I would like to use your codecs for psd, ai and eps files (and so on).

Besides this: bought it too and it's super!

Re: How to show file format icon in the corner of thumbs

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:43 pm
by Axel
The PDF thumbnail provider indeed relies on JPEG thumbnails that must already be present within the PDFs. PDFs created by Adobe applications all have a thumbnail (as well as other methadata such as XMP and IPTC data, that our thumbnail provider exposes when present).

As for icon overlays this is not a codec issue: install an application that create/edit the files in question (like and Adobe CS suite) and you'll get icon overlays *if* the application in question supplies them!

It may be useful to split the XMP-based thumbnail provider for Adobe vector files in two parts: one for PDF and the other part for INDD/EPS/AI, so they can be installed separately.

Re: How to show file format icon in the corner of thumbs

PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:28 pm
by spiehler
Axel wrote:As for icon overlays this is not a codec issue: install an application that create/edit the files in question (like and Adobe CS suite) and you'll get icon overlays *if* the application in question supplies them!

Here at work I use Photoshop CS5 and it sadly doesn't provide icon overlays (Because out-of-the-box it delivers no psd thumb, only a standard psd-icon, no matter what icon-size. It seems they like to "force" one to use the built-in Bridge, which I don't want.).
Of course this is not related to your codec pack directly.
I only thought that you perhapes know some resources where I can get information of how to adjust this to my likings the manual way (registry settings?) or with some program. I didn't find anything valuable myself.
Any help would be appreciated.

Axel wrote:It may be useful to split the XMP-based thumbnail provider for Adobe vector files in two parts: one for PDF and the other part for INDD/EPS/AI, so they can be installed separately.

This would indeed be a good idea in my opinion.

Thanks for the prompt response.