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Windows 7: How to change the icons of movie files?

30 Apr 2016   #21
ng4ever

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
The point 4 of my post says ... you need to give the image a squarish shape. So I did ....
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And here is the result ....
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The desktop thumbnail uses a square image. If the thumbnail preview assumes the square by itself, it may not be the thumbnail preview that you are wanting. So provide it yourself.
Sorry for the stupid question but how do you give the image a squarish shape ? What exactly did you do ?


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01 May 2016   #22
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ng4ever View Post
Sorry for the stupid question but how do you give the image a squarish shape ? What exactly did you do ?
I did ....
  1. I opened the image in Photoshop,
  2. unlocked the image layer*,
  3. checked the width and height of the image, changed the Canvas Size of the image ... changed the height of the canvas equal to the width,
  4. nudged the image to get the required view within the canvas area (* it cannot be done if step 2 is not done)
  5. saved the image as .jpeg
And that all.

It can be done in GIMP too.
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01 May 2016   #23
ng4ever

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ng4ever View Post
Sorry for the stupid question but how do you give the image a squarish shape ? What exactly did you do ?
I did ....
  1. I opened the image in Photoshop,
  2. unlocked the image layer*,
  3. checked the width and height of the image, changed the Canvas Size of the image ... changed the height of the canvas equal to the width,
  4. nudged the image to get the required view within the canvas area (* it cannot be done if step 2 is not done)
  5. saved the image as .jpeg
And that all.

It can be done in GIMP too.

Thanks.

That helps a lot.
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01 May 2016   #24
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

You are welcome, mate. Please let us know for any further question.
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