2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 13, 2012 11:04 PM by Noel Carboni RSS

    CS6: lost previews and thumbnails

    BoppyW Community Member

      Surprisingly this is not in the FAQ section: how do you folks get around the problem of having no previews when opening a file from Windows Explorer?

       

      I realise Adobe wants us to use Bridge but I'm sure I am not alone in finding this unstable and slow.

       

      Another forum recommends intalling Sagethumbs which is great for showing thumbails in Windows folders, and also shows really tiny thumbnails when opening a file in Detail view.

       

      But I really miss having the preview pane to see full size images when selecting a file to open in Detail view.

       

      Has anyone found a workaround for this issue?

        • 1. Re: CS6: lost previews and thumbnails
          JJMack CommunityMVP

          Adobe point its finger at Microsoft.  It you install a package like FastPictureViewer codec you can have thumbnails in window explorer and windows file dialogs. Other complain they only want the old way a single file preview not a list of thumbnails. They want perfection and unity in this not so perfect world. They can dream who knows maybe some day No!

          • 2. Re: CS6: lost previews and thumbnails
            Noel Carboni Community Member

            I like the FastPictureViewer Codec pack myself.  FULL support for all the functions required of codecs.  Commercial software, but quite inexpensive and well worth the price.

             

            ExplorerCodecView.jpg

             

            PSFileOpenWithCodecs.jpg

             

            WindowsPhotoViewerViaFPVCP.jpg

             

            -Noel