Saturday, May 24, 2008

Windows XP - Change Thumbnail Image Size

Are you like to use the thumbnail view to see your images in windows folders? Especially for browsing through photos and images
Change Thumbnail Image Size
It can become a bit of a drain on your system and It may be slow down your system too. Indeed by slowing your system you may become drowsy to use the thumbnail view.

It is possible to lower the thumbnail size and quality by editing the following registry keys to solve this matter.

K first open your registry by Go to RUN and typing "REGEDIT" and navigate to :

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft \ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer

Create a new DWORD value called ThumbnailSize, and set the value between 32 and 256.

And/or create another DWORD value called ThumbnailQuality, and set the value between 50 and 100.

Key Details that you want to creat:

USER Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft \ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer]
Value Name: ThumbnailSize
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Data Value: 32 - 256

USER Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft \ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer]
Value Name: ThumbnailQuality
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Data Value: 50 - 100

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