CocoThumbX

Version: 3.1 || Release Date: 2007-04-05 || License: Freeware Developer: Sven Janssen | App Owner: attaboy

CocoThumbX is a freeware thumbnail creator for Mac OS X.
It is capable of creating and removing thumbnails from the common image file formats such as BMP, TIFF, TARGA, GIF (animated), PNG, JPG, PICT, PDF, EPS, ICNS, JP2, SGI ... text files such as DOC, RTF, RTFD, HTML, CSS, TXT and QuickTime-supported movies. CocoThumbX creates a thumbnail from your image and adds the thumbnail as icon to your image file.

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Very useful, but img2icns builds icons with a much better quality (512 × 512 I guess, checked on mac os 10.5).

This is one of the first apps I downloaded to my MBP about a year ago and it quickly became one of my all time favourite apps.
Just keep it in the dock and drag entire folders or single files onto the dock icon and it converts them and closes nicely with nary a problem. It has no complication creating a thumbnail for hundreds of files at a time, including entire folders worth of photos, icons or movies. It has allowed me to customize my icons like I never thought I would have been able to and helps me locate images in a flash and all for free (though I loved it so much I did donate a bit to the developer).
Overall, CocoThumbX, apart from the name and the fact that I cannot change it's own icon and still retain dock-functionality is a good solid piece of software that helps me out everyday. I completely recommend it to anyone and everyone.

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mkikkawa, 7 years ago (score: 1)

This software was quite useful. However, Leopard Finder can now generate thumbnail by itself.

I'm not even so sure that this is the program I used before, it's looks totally different.

This spring, I used a program that would sit quietly in it's own window, allow me to drag images too it, and it would rotate, drop shadow, and put a border around it to make it look like a printed image.

http://mypage.iu.edu/~wstubbs/V369/project2/joshua_tree_thumbnail.png

Where, oh where, did my little wonder app go....

> Unfortunately, the drop shadow doesn't work when I do 'add thumbnail'. It works when I save as icns file, but that makes the process longer.
Actually it works, maybe the icon just didn't refresh properly...

Unfortunately, the drop shadow doesn't work when I do 'add thumbnail'. It works when I save as icns file, but that makes the process longer.

I use this to create icons from album cover, then copy that icon to the album's folder.
It would be nice if it had the option to set icons to a folder, based on the first picture or movie it finds in it.
Meanwhile, does anybody know how to copy an icon from one file to another faster than going through the info windows (eg: via a special keyboard shortcut)?

Nice app.
But could have been even better.
1. It adds icons to files that cannot be rendered. This results in ugly mini-icons. I would suggest an option like "add icon to rendered files only".
2. Its effects (shaddow and mirror-effect) make very small icons for all portrait format pictures. I would suggest options like "no shaddow" and "no mirror effect" or "iconize content only".

Heh, I think I'll stick with my current version.

I love how you can save the thumbnails, which as a web designer I need to do often. Very handy, does its job fast and well.

bailey_ca says: "Rapidly starting to suck"? In my experience, it works perfectly doing exactly what it is designed to do, and doing it well. The reason it does 'act like an OS X app should' is that it is designed not to come to the front like normal apps. In other words, its window sits on top of the screen and has slight transparency, but you are still in the Finder. In such cases the interface choice makes a certain amount of sense.

It's irritating that 'sucks' can mean 'not perfect'. For me it's pretty damn near perfect. With the demise of Pic2Icon it seems the only alternative, and one that is both free and effective.

It doesn't suck.

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