MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

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MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

Postby thomthom » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:39 pm

Since SketchUp doesn't offer thumbnails for 64bit systems, and Windows has since Window7 disabled the option to run 32bit Explorer it's been impossible to see thumbnails for .skp files under Windows7 64bit.

I contacted the author of MysticThumb, a shell extension thumbnail generation for a range of various file types, asking if he could add support for .skp files.

Sure thing! Here it is: http://mysticcoder.net/mysticthumbs.html

It works great!
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Re: MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

Postby Chris Fullmer » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:50 pm

WOOHOO! Thom, that is awesome. Thanks for taking the initiative,

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Re: MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

Postby brookefox » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:51 pm

Thanks. From what I understand this is of use especially for W7 rather than Vista users (32 or 64) as they retain thumb preview (outside of SU) and preview of anything larger than a thumb remains a dream.
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Re: MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

Postby thomthom » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:05 pm

brookefox wrote:Thanks. From what I understand this is of use especially for W7 rather than Vista users (32 or 64) as they retain thumb preview (outside of SU) and preview of anything larger than a thumb remains a dream.

In Vista 64bit you still don't get .skp thumb by default in Explorer. But you are able to run a 32bit version. (Though from what I've heard it's not 100% stable.)

Basically, this app is useful if you run any 64bit version of Windows and want improved thumbnails.
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Re: MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

Postby brookefox » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:04 am

OK, I'm sorry, I thought I had seen them. Must have been in xplorer2 lite (free), which has a preview pane which does display them.
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Re: MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

Postby charly2008 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:17 pm

Hi,

I use also Windows 7 64-bit Prof. but doesn't have a Problem with the SKP-thumbnails. Maybe an adjustment in the File Options will help. The yellow marked option has to be disabled "Always show icons instead of thumbnails" I am not quite sure whether it is in English Windows is that.

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Re: MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

Postby thomthom » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:39 pm

But in your screenshot there is the watermark for MysticThumbs on each .skp thumbnail...
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Re: MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

Postby charly2008 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:37 pm

Sorry Thomas,

I installed it and simply forgot it. Shame on me. I'm sinking in shame. The watermark even I have not noticed.

What I have discovered only this evening is that Explorer crashes when you click on a photo or graphic file with the right mouse button. Although this bug should be fixed in version 2.06.

Another thing i noted that it was not more possible to insert graphics inside the e-mail(Thunderbird). After deinstallaton of the Program and restart of windows both problems were gone. But the thumbnails are displayed further.

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Re: MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

Postby charly2008 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:07 pm

Hi,

today i received a message from the author of MysticThumb. The Bug should be fixed in version 2.07.

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Re: MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

Postby J40 » Sat May 08, 2010 12:03 pm

Thank you Thom! all works great!
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Re: MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

Postby masrulpilami » Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:28 am

thom u're the best!!!!!!!!!! thx a lot! ;)
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Re: MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

Postby gistman » Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:10 am

Wow- Thank you thomthom- I've been scratching my head about this one. This has happened to me before a few years back when I think it was when they released a new beta version of SU... I wouldn't have ever thought that it would be a 64x bit incompatibility issue. One of the first things I did on my new machine was to go and turn off all of the fancy shading, animation and transparency windows thinks it needs to look like MAC (woops did I just type that out loud?!?) I did notice that I couldn't get the icons to show a preview and I thought that was the logical place to look. Sure enough you can tell Windows Vista and 7 to turn off icons. When that didn't work I gave up and came here... Thanks thomthom- SU wouldn't be the same with out you...

So when are the SU people over at Google going to come out with a 64x version of SU? Seems way way behind the curve...

On another note- you seem to be so good at solving problems... I'm having trouble with my girlfriend, she seems to think I ..... ;-)

Thanks again.

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EDIT- JULY 5

Ok- I downloaded mysticthumbs, took it home, loaded it and it worked great. What I did notice is a huge performance slowdown with all my other software. Everything seemed to be running great before I loaded and after I uninstalled MysticThumbs so this leads me think this was the culprit. Anyone else have similar issues? I'm running vista 64bit.
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Re: MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

Postby bagatelo » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:42 pm

Thanks thomthom.
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Re: MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

Postby josgarno » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:39 pm

You rock
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Re: MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

Postby ibr_remote » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:33 pm

I use FreeCommander on my 64-bit windows 7 machine and I can see all the SKP files as thumbnails inside FreeCommander.

Just in case anyone needs to know.
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Re: MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

Postby dtrarch » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:55 pm

Hi All
XNview (free) will show Sketchup thumbnails too.
Win 32 and 64
As I remember one must config a thumb setting but this does work.
Also Irfan View will show PDF thumbs.

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Re: MysticThumbs - Thumbnails for 64bit Windows

Postby SKEMTHESAGE » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:59 am

THANKS SO MUCH THOM TMOM FOR THE GREATEST TOOLS AND SUPPORT YOU ARE TRULY A GENIUS.
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