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Easily generate thumbnail catalogs

February 19, 2010
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In the File Explorer included in Windows XP, from the "View" menu, it is possible to choose how to view folders and files: "Icons", "List", "Details", "Thumbnail",... This last option is very useful to see photos at a glance or to find a specific image among a collection of them.

The inconvenience of the Windows "Thumbnail" option is that it doesn't allow to store the generated preview in any format. So if you want to obtain a thumbnail catalog from a collection of photos or images, you can use an application like CataThumbs.

How to generate your catalog

  1. Step 1. Indicate in which folders that images can be found in the "Directories" tab.
  2. Step 2. Click the "Find" option for the "Pictures" thumbs to appear.
  3. Step 3. Choose the number of images per page ("Type" option) and press "Print" to see the result.
  4. Step 4. Print or save the catalog in one of the available formats. You will be able to configure the printing options in the "Settings".

Main features

  • Automatic creation of image catalogs.
  • Support for the generation of documents in one of the following formats: PDF, HTML, and RTF.
  • Shortcut to send the result by email.

Requirements and additional information:

  • It only works on Windows XP or earlier systems.
  • The translation into English isn't 100% complete.
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