A Standard for Thumbnailers

Erlend Davidson E.R.M.Davidson at sms.ed.ac.uk
Tue Jan 9 09:34:43 PST 2007

Steve Frécinaux wrote:
> Alexander Larsson wrote:
>>>  X-Thumbnailer-Exec=/usr/local/bin/eps-thumbnailer %i %o %s
>> That is very similar to the nautilus system.
> Nautilus thumbnailing appears to be quite slow, compared to 
> thumbnailing of pictures in windows.
> Wouldn't it peform better if thumbnailing didn't require to launch a 
> program for each single image (using something similar to what fcgi 
> does for web pages or something ?) 
2.4GHz P4... 7 seconds in Thunar to thumbnail 42 jpgs.  Total filesize 
around 40MB.

Can someone do a similar test on Windows?

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