Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cover Thumbnailer for Nautilus

Cover Thumbnailer is a small Python script which displays music album's covers and a preview of pictures which are in a folder in nautilus, the GNOME's file browser. Cover Thumbnailer generate the folder's thumbnail automatically, like any other thumbnailer ; you don't have to generate thumbnails manually.
  • Cover Thumbnailer 0.8.3 works with Nautilus 3.x
  • Cover Thumbnailer 0.8.2 and previous work with Nautilus 2.x

Using the PPA bellow, the latest version (0.8.3 at the time of writing) will be installed, which is compatible with nautilus's current version in Xubuntu 11.10/12.04.

Cover thumbnailer running on Xubuntu 12.04
Cover thumbnailer running on Xubuntu 12.04

Install

Open a terminal window and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flozz/flozz -y
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cover-thumbnailer -y

Usage

Cover thumbnailer should start working automatically after installation (by default it creates thumbnails for the ~/Pictures and ~/Music directories). It has a GUI for settings configuration which can be accessed via Applications Menu > Settings > Cover Thumbnailer or typing the command: cover-thumbnailer-gui.

Cover thumbnailer settings
Cover thumbnailer settings

References

Cover Thumbnailer project
Cover Thumbnailer Now Supports Nautilus 3.x
FLOZz's PPA

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