Can't get thumbnails to work for PDFs

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BrianS
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Can't get thumbnails to work for PDFs

Post by BrianS » 22 Aug 21 6:58

I found a few old threads back in 2015, but no solutions - it seems this should just work.

I have Adobe Reader as the default program for PDFs, display thumbnails in Win Explorer ticked in the Reader prefs.
Thumbs display in Win Explorer, but not in PSU, tried rebuild thumbnail, build missing thumbs to no avail.
Brian
Melbourne Australia
V6 PSU, Win 10-64, Canon 1Dx, 50D, FUJI X-T1, X-T2, LR CC, PS CC2020

siehorst
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Re: Can't get thumbnails to work for PDFs

Post by siehorst » 22 Aug 21 9:29

Hi,
You have added .pdf to the file list in 'preferences - File handling'?
horst

G8DHE
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Re: Can't get thumbnails to work for PDFs

Post by G8DHE » 22 Aug 21 9:48

But explorer doesn't create thumbnails for them?
You can pre-view them if you have that panel turned on but that is done by reading the file selected, but the icon remains the Adobe Icon not a thumbnail of the contents of each file, at least that's what has always happened here ?
Geoff Mather (G8DHE)

andrew.heard
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Re: Can't get thumbnails to work for PDFs

Post by andrew.heard » 23 Aug 21 0:26

Windows doesn't generate PDF thumbnails "out of the box". Adobe Reader will do it, but I use Sumatra PDF Viewer to do the same thing. Once working from Windows Explorer, PSu should also display the thumbnails of each file correctly.

BrianS
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Have correct options turned on but no luck

Post by BrianS » 26 Aug 21 6:20

apologies to all for my delay - email notifications hasn't been updating me .

to Horst -
yes PDFs have and always were selected in file handling (like others it worked in IDI but not in PSU, my old IDI previews are there)

to Geoff
Win Explorer is creating thumbnails ( with the Adobe Reader "Enable PDF thumbnails previews in Win Explorer "option turned on

To Andrew
Agree - it should but not for me - I will have a look at Sumatra PDF Viewer - does it need to be set as default viewer?

Lastly - the only thing I can think of is that I also have Wondershare PDFElement for editing pdfs, however this does not affect Win Explorer from displaying thumbnails.
Brian
Melbourne Australia
V6 PSU, Win 10-64, Canon 1Dx, 50D, FUJI X-T1, X-T2, LR CC, PS CC2020

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