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Windows 7: View PSD thumbnails in Explorer...FINALLY

14 Aug 2011   #1

windows 7 64 Bit
View PSD thumbnails in Explorer...FINALLY

SageThumbs is a program that allows thumbnail views of rare or unsupported file types like PSD. Up until now it's only been available for XP but now is windows 7 ready - 32 & 64 bit.

It's freeware and you can download it at softpedia - download SageThumbs.

Just thought I'd pass it along.


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09 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional

Sorry Tagen, after coming across your suggestion here, I tried SageThumbs, and must say it is worse than not having SageThumbs. After installing even the normal blue PDS icon became plain white sheet. I uninstalled it and re-installed it, but no change. I'm now trying out Irfanview. My system is an old Dell with Windows 7 Professional. (32bit).
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15 Nov 2011   #3

windows 7 64 Bit
RE: Sagethumbs

Sorry to hear that the program doesn't work for you. You're actually the first person that I know of that is having a problem with sagethumbs. Could it be something else like an old graphics driver that is compiling the issue with psd thumbs? After installing the software you did go to control panel and access the settings from there didn't you?

Anyway, thumbnails and Windows 7 are just a friggin pain in the ass - XP was much easier.

I wish you luck!

- Tagen
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15 Nov 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

it works fine for me, thanks for that link .:)

except the copy to clipboard doesnt seem to work, it wont paste the image anywhere
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08 Aug 2012   #5

windows 7 64 bit
win7 64 bit and sage thumbs

Hey all I have the same problem as robingomes, psds are showing as a white symbol with the quicktime Q on it, I have checked my graphics driver it is fully updated, why is win7 so annoying its jsut a bloody PSD, any one got any ideas like?
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08 Aug 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Its a Photoshop fault, they removed thumbnail previews from CS6. However PSD previews show up in Bridge.
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20 Sep 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

New to the forum and to Win7, I just downloaded and installed Sage Thumbs. Let me say that it works perfectly for me. Nevertheless, it is the third utility I had to install in order to see some thumbnails on Windows 7 (including MS's very own WMF format. What were these people at Microsoft thinking of when they devised the OS? Not to mention the total incompatibility of various older programs, with the added insult of limiting XP emulation to their more expensive versions (than my Home Premium 64 version). Fortunately, I have Real VNC installed, and in Network with XP machines. By the way, this is a workaround that I recommend to all who have had to suffer such Microsoft slings and arrows (of a treacherous fortune, indeed).

This forum looks quite knowledgeable and seems very well conceived. Looking forward to use it!


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21 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64

It will not show the images if you're PSD has a transparent or partially transparent layer at the top. If you copy and paste the full image merged you will be able to see it.

I am going to make me a event action for this to auto copy merged then paste on the event of saving a psd or closing one. :P
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16 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

To bump this thread. What do you think about mysticthumbs? The fact that sagethumbs has a problem with transparent layers on top is concerning for me. Saving merged images as psd is useless - for me main advantage of psd is multi layer capability and keeping text layers editable.
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17 Sep 2013   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

This thread has been closed (and solved) so long ago, that I don't even remember it! Apart from that, Mystic Thumbs works quite well, albeit that it seems to slow down older and less powerful machines.

But, again, this problem was solved long ago.
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