On sale until July 21, 2024

Original price was: $44.95.Current price is: $39.95.

Embrilliance Thumbnailer replaces your embroidery file icons with graphical previews in your operating system’s file utilities. See file previews without opening the files.

With Thumbnailer, you’ll never have to guess how an embroidery file looks from cryptic names. See your embroidery directly in your operating system’s file utilities.

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Runs Natively on Windows and *MacOS (*see note in description)

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Welcome to Thumbnailer!

Thumbnailer lets you preview embroidery files while browsing folders in your computer! Thumbnailer creates icons for designs so your operating system can show them to you in the File Manager or Finder folders directly without opening the files

Thumbnailer runs natively on both MacOS and Windows. (See Specs tab for version details)

How do I set up Thumbnailer?

Once you run the installer, there’s only one step. Once the Control Panel pops up, select the file types for which you want the icons to appear as preview images in your File Explorer or Finder. Once you click ‘OK!’, you will not need to open the program again unless you choose to change the file types for which Thumbnailer will create preview icons.

Shows Embrilliance Thumbnailer Control Panel
Select the file types for which you want graphical icons, click OK and you are set!

How do I use Thumbnailer?

Once it’s installed, open any folder in File Explorer (Windows or Finder (Mac) and set your view to Icons or Thumbnails and “Voila!” You’ll see your embroidery designs directly in the folder without opening them.

No other software is required! Nothing to double-click or ‘open’!


*NOTE – Due to changes made by Apple  for MacOS Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura, and Sonoma, .EXP files cannot be shown as thumbnails. All other platforms and formats are unaffected.


Runs natively on your preferred platform!

  • Mac OSX 10.9 – MacOS 13
  • Windows (32, 64): XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11
  • Embrilliance is the only brand in the world that offers embroidery software running native on MacOS and Windows 32 and Windows 64 (so it’s faster)!

*NOTE – Due to alterations Apple made to filetype handling in Mac OS ‘Big Sur’, EXP files are currently not able to be seen as Thumbnails on Mac computers running Big Sur. All other platforms are unaffected.

This is a downloadable product!

You can use your software immediately! Once you complete your purchase, you will be automatically e-mailed an invoice containing the serial number you need to activate your program. If you’ve not received it within a half-hour, please use our Contact Us page to get in touch. Common causes for not getting your serial number within minutes are:

  1. Entering the incorrect email address
  2. Your invoice being filtered into your spam folder
  3. Your Email settings only allowing verified ‘friends’ mail to enter your inbox

To avoid these problems, please add * to your allowed list.

How do I install my program?

Your invoice will contain a serial number which you’ll use to activate the features in the program; simply download the latest version of Thumbnailer for your operating system from and enter the serial number from your invoice when prompted on the program’s first launch.

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Runs natively on your preferred platform!

  • Mac OSX 10.10 – MacOS 11.6
  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (both 32 and 64 bit), and Windows 11
  • Embrilliance is the only brand in the world that offers embroidery software running native on MacOS and Windows 32 and Windows 64 (so it’s faster)!

Print Templates

Print properly sized templates and color run sheets from your embroidery designs.

Print 1:1 scale templates  with centering marks and run sheets previewing individual color stops from your embroidery designs.

Lettering Sequences

Embrilliance’s lettering tool includes built in center-out lettering sequences for stable stitching on cylindrical cap frames.

Special monogram sequences let you set which of the 3 letters will stitch in order, perfect for adding dimension, like making the last name’s initial overlap the other letters for a more prominent finish.

Sequence monograms to leave the center letter on top for dimensional treatments on overlapping letters.

Convert Lettering to Stitches

Easily convert text objects to stitch blocks with 2 clicks.

Embrilliance Essentials lets you convert lettering objects into stitch blocks with 2 clicks.

With Essentials’ Stitch Simulator, you can play back a design and stop at the stitch where you want to insert your color stop or function.

You can create striped text like this using only these simple functions.

Create Applique Cut Files

Embrilliance Essentials lets you convert the placement stitch lines from applique embroidery design stitch files into vector shapes you can cut with both home and commercial cutting machines. With a couple of clicks, applique cut files can be saved as .SVG, .PLT, .FCM (ScanNCut) and .studio (Silhouette).


Shows the Notes function in Embrilliance Essentials

Located in the Properties panel, the Notes tab lets you attach notes to specific designs inside of your working file’s design page. You’ll see your notes in the same tab the when that design is selected, and in the ‘About this Page’ option under the View menu.

Working Files

Shows the working file format allowing text to be changed in an embroidery file

When you save your embroidery in an Embrilliance Platform native BE working file, you can keep your color selections, add special notes, and change the text you’ve added to your design. With native BE files, you can save your work, alter your additions, and export to a wide range of stitch file types without losing the ability to edit what you’ve added to the design.

Modify Lettering

Shows multiple single-click text and monogram modifications you can do with Embrilliance Essentials

Embrilliance Essentials’ built-in quick styles can convert letters from any font into a stylish monogram or shaped text in an instant!

Displays Embrilliance's Text tools for Slant, Curve, and Spacing

The Slant, Curve, and Space tools allow you to reshape and style your text with simple sliders to create new treatments. You can even adjust multiple sliders on the same lettering object!

Add Lettering to Embroidery Designs

Embrilliance Essentials lets you add text to design with multiple lines of lettering and specific multiline controls.

Along with adding single words or lines of text, you can use a multi-line mode with specific controls for line spacing.

Monogram Font in Embrilliance Essentials

Under single-line text, monogram fonts properly mapped for Embrilliance automatically select the correct character for the placement in the monogram without typing special codes.

Embrilliance allows you to easily type text on a circular path.

Switch to circle text and you can type text around any circle, just set the radius to your chosen measurement and decide where the text will sit on the baseline. Circle mode also lets you wrap long lines of lettering into a spiral!

Advanced Sizing Controls

Includes Sensitivity controls to adjust for the discovery of fills and satin stitches, Gap Reduction to help reduce gaps between adjacent areas when you upscale designs, and stitch length filters to avoid overly long, loopy stitches and tiny stitches that are too closely crammed together.