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Exporting thumbnails.

Dec 11, 2012 5:36 PM

I deleted most of my pictures (don't ask).


Is there a way to export thumbnails from Photoshop elements 9 organizer?

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    Dec 11, 2012 9:30 PM   in reply to Bellistrif

    You can do File >> Export as New File wherein you get to choose file size to export. Usually thumbnails are like.. 240x360 i guess... so you can choose the same and see if that serves your purpose?




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    Dec 11, 2012 11:37 PM   in reply to andaleebfatima1

    The thumbnails are stored in the catalog folder in the thumbs.5.cache file. It's an sqlite database which stores the thumbnails as a special binary type field. I don't see how you could extract the thumbnails either from the Organizer or from the cache file.
    The only way would be to use the Organizer to show each file, make a screenshot and save...

    Sorry for the bad news.

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    Dec 12, 2012 7:43 AM   in reply to Bellistrif

    Usually like this:



    /Users/99jon/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Elements Organizer/Catalogs/My Catalog/

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    Dec 14, 2012 6:03 AM   in reply to Bellistrif

    As I said in my previous post, the thumbnails fields are of the 'blob' type, that is a proprietary binary format that only Adobe can decipher...

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