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Windows version Thumbnailer is getting another feature!

There is a new test version posted which is doing some cool things like showing embroidery design size, stitch count and color count in the tool tips (when you hover over a design.) Check it out in Downloads. Note: you may have to restart your system for the update to take effect. Windows is still in charge and and it wants you to know it! Oh well.

I think one more version of this to clear up some last small issues and this will be the new release version.


Posted 7 years, 5 months ago at 8:15 pm.

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New Windows Thumbnailer edition


For those of you who have the Thumbnailer and are using it on Windows, we have a new edition.

What’s it do? It adds Icon, List and Detail views as well as improved support for XP. More on that in a minute.

Here’s a screenshot of my PC (Win 7-64) with a folder in List View. This is a cool new way to see your designs:

Embroidery designs in List View

Embroidery designs in List View

One thing we’ve learned though is that Windows likes to cache folder images, so your icons may not show up immediately, as we’d like. Unfortunately, Mr. Gates & Co. are not taking our calls inquiring about this, so we are on our own. But for new folders, or anything you’ve not browsed into before, this seems to work well.

There are instructions we’d like you to follow if you are upgrading the old Thumbnailer to this one:

1.) Uninstall the old Thumbnailer. You can do this from Start->All Programs->Embrilliance->Thumbnailer. (It looks a little different on each Windows version, but is basically the same.)

2.) Reboot your PC. I know, and we hate to ask, but this forcefully quits the old Thumbnailer. Windows doesn’t always want to let it go, just because it’s uninstalled!

3.) Install the new Thumbnailer. You’ll have to go through the dialog with your serial number, and click the boxes (or click “Select All”) and click “OK.”

About XP and this update:

Some folks are having trouble on Windows XP. We don’t know why. Maybe those machines are missing something from Microsoft, or maybe they had a virus. It’s hard to tell, and it’s not often. But this may solve the problem. Since we can’t re-create the problem here, we’re trying to solve it with this test of a more robust version.

Please let us know your results by using the ‘Contact Us’ button above!



Posted 7 years, 5 months ago at 7:25 pm.

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Thumbnailer Features

Now Shipping, The Embrilliance Thumbnailer provides an easy way for you to view embroidery designs on your Mac and PC.

If you’ve been downloading or buying embroidery designs, you need the Thumbnailer.
It’s this simple; You can now view designs in your Explorer or Finder or with Cover Flow!

Cover Flow

You can also view designs in the Finder Preview:

Designs in the Finder are drawn with a realistic 3D view:

And you control the design formats you want to see using a preference pane:

This program is a World’s First!

  • It contains the World’s First Mac and PC Identical embroidery product, released at the same time!.
  • It is the World’s First embroidery product that has a 64-bit Windows version.
  • It is the World’s First embroidery product that supports Mac OSX, Windows XP32, Windows Vista 32/64, and Windows 7 32/64
  • Now for those of you who also have Windows-based machines, or run with Parallels so that you can get to your other embroidery software, we also include the Windows version of the Embrilliance Thumbnailer too!

Posted 7 years, 6 months ago at 10:47 pm.

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"The software is fantastic and I have sat here today saying "omg I forgot I had those designs" so thank you for helping me to see what has been locked in my computer for years right in front of me, its great."
From Jenny
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