A Standard for Thumbnailers

Stanislav Brabec sbrabec at suse.cz
Tue Jan 9 07:04:18 PST 2007

Pat Suwalski wrote:
> Stanislav Brabec wrote:
> > Any application managing thumbnails must be able to create thumbnails
> > stored in the image directory.
> Frankly, *not* having this feature is what makes the Nautilus 
> thumbnailer great.
> I cringe every single time I go to some Samba share or USB drive and 
> have to deal with "Thumbs.db". Definitely not the way to go.

OK. Better wording:

- Any application managing thumbnails should prefer thumbnails stored in
  the image directory, if they exists and must be able to create them
  on user request. Global thumbnail cache is the default.

Or have an additional feature:

- Medium or File system can be optionally marked as "save thumbnails
  locally", which can cause preferring of local thumbnail directory
  whenever possible.

Just now we have a standard for optional storing thumbnails locally, but
nearly no application supports creating of such directory.

Best Regards / S pozdravem,

Stanislav Brabec
software developer
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