Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Introducing ThumbNailGun

It would be really awesome if Wanderer could just show media files by thumbnails, like many other mainstream OS GUIs do, however at the moment this feature is still missing. So, in order to help people managing their picture files, our good friend Yannick Erb made a wonderful CLI command called dt2thumb, which is able to create image thumbnails and associate them as workbench icons to their hi-res version. Unluckily, integrating this into Wanderer is not an option yet, but to make things easier for Icaros Desktop users, I just added a new little script in the SYS:Tools drawer called ThumbNailGun which... basically fires thumbnails into a drawer of your choice, including its subdirectories. If you wish to update icons after some time, no need to worry: just run ThumbNailGun again! The new tool will be added to Icaros Desktop 1.2.6.
Had I already said v1.2.6 will be out soon? whoops! ;-)