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.
Runs Natively on Windows and *MacOS (*see note in description)
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.
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:
- Entering the incorrect email address
- Your invoice being filtered into your spam folder
- Your Email settings only allowing verified ‘friends’ mail to enter your inbox
To avoid these problems, please add *@embrilliance.com 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 https://www.embrilliance.com/downloads and enter the serial number from your invoice when prompted on the program’s first launch.