Quote: Originally Posted by Jangofett
Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija
What's wrong with the way Windows 7 folders display their pictures?
The answer to that is in your own picture.
I need unobscured folder preview thumnails and the flat, 2D quad thumb folder preview.
The Windows 7 way of doing this is just looks over functionality
and will most likely have me move back to XP rather than going 3rd party software for something that was already in the OS before.
I cant beleive M$ scrapped such a useful feature just like that. The XP implmentation really ought to have been a legacy function, costing M$ only the slightest of efforts.
Windows XP Folder Thumbnails
Windows 7 Folder Thumbnails
For picture management, I don't really see much difference between Windows XP and Windows 7 methods of displaying folder thumbnails, with the exception that on Windows XP, the images displayed are more cramped and harder to see than on Windows 7.
In either case, really, would it not simply be easier to just go into the relevant folder and not have to squint your eyes at thumbnails that are less than 48x48 pixels? Just set your Thumbnail Size to "Extra Large Icons" or somewhere inbetween.
But if I might make a suggestion, you might want to consider using Microsoft Windows Live Essentials 2011
or ACDSee Photo Manager 12
for picture managements. I myself used ACDSee on Windows XP, but since I've been using Vista and later Windows 7, I adopted Windows Live Photo Gallery, which is easier to use.
When used together, Windows Explorer Search and Windows Live Photo Gallery make the best picture management tools I have seen. And my Pictures folder currently contains 173,814 Files across 2,764 Folders...