On Windows I have some templates (aet) from AE 7 and CS3 that include thumbnails in the XMP, and Bridge CS6 shows these. If I open these templates in AE CS6 and save them out, no thumbnail is preserved/added to the XMP.
I looked through the preferences for AE CS6 and I can't find anything related to saving out previews/thumbnails in the XMP for a project or template.
Is there a setting that will allow me to get thumbnails in the XMP that I would see in Bridge? Was this a capability that was dropped some time between CS3 and CS6?
> Never cared much for this...
I have a customer with many years worth of projects/templates with files numbering in the thousands, and he often relies on the thumbnails to find which template he wants to re-use. I imagine he's not alone in feeling quite the opposite about the thumbs. I'll let him know about this loss in efficiency when considering upgrading from CS3 to recent versions.
Were you ever able to save thumbnails to templates that you created? I would be very surprised if you had. The thumbnails saved into the template projects that come with After Effects were manually injected by us; we have never had a feature to do that for user-created templates.
I guess we (that is, Ardfry), will have to get to work on a (hopefully automated) preview injector if we're going to deliver what people have been asking us for. Thank you for clarifying the genesis of these files.