#77 Repairing SageThumbs Breaks PSD Thumbnails

I already read "How to Report Bugs Effectively": http://is.gd/YbMTqF

Also I checked full issue list but found no similar topic

What steps will reproduce the problem?

1. Repair sagethumbs installation

2. After repairing is complete, all PSD thumbnails will be dislocated to the left side (and sometimes reduced)

3. Check files in Adobe Photoshop, all files are OK.

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?

Expected: correctly placed and proportionally sized thumbnails.

What I See: Wrongly scaled thumbnails with dislocation to the left side.

Also, after repairing, the thumbnails do not refresh after saving the file (e.g. changing background).

What version of the product are you using? On what operating system?


Windows 7 x64

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  • raspopov

    raspopov - 2014-07-28

    Please try to clean up Windows thumbnail cache also.

  • vladeco

    vladeco - 2014-07-28

    I did that using various tools (cleanmgr, ccleaner and some others.

    I also tried completely uninstalling SageThumbs (even hunting it in the registry) and reinstalling but I can't seem to fix it.

  • raspopov

    raspopov - 2014-07-29

    Use only a Windows Clean Manager (cleanmgr.exe) to clean system's thumbnail cache by selecting corresponding checkbox.

    Also let's check how SageThumbs "views" your files (i.e. "shifted" or not) in its context menu preview. If preview looks fine (centered), so SageThumbs provides correct thumbnails for Windows. Can you post here a screenshot of SageThumb's context menu with a preview?

    BTW Please never use ccleaner anymore, it damages Windows in 95% of cases.

  • vladeco

    vladeco - 2014-07-29

    I don't know if it is centered or not, since I don't have any other windows machine at my disposal!

  • raspopov

    raspopov - 2014-07-29

    Looks fine, so SageThumbs gets a normal preview. And I have no idea why Windows "shifts" a thumbnails, there are no program interface to adjust this (Windows requests a simple square bitmap from SageThumbs, typically 256x256 or 1024x1204 pixels).

  • MrC0rrupted

    MrC0rrupted - 2014-07-31

    Same for me, except that some files aren't display at all
    I already re-installed, cleaned the cache with cleanmgr.exe and rebooted

    Windows 7 x64

  • vladeco

    vladeco - 2014-08-01

    I also tried every single trick I could think of. Sagethumbs is essential to my workflow. My biggest issue is not the wrong position inside the thumbnail, but the fact that the thumbnail doesn't update once you save / update the file.

    For example:
    You have a file called "file1.psd" with only one layer and a yellow background. You then save a copy of file2.psd, but changing the background color to red.

    Then, if I rename file1.psd to file2.psd and file2.psd to file1.psd, they'll show the wrong thumbnails. Even if I open either file and change the background to green, the thumbnail will still be of the wrong color.

    • Oinker

      Oinker - 2015-07-24

      don't expect the image to change when you swap the filename of the two images unless you clear the thumbnail cache.

      The problem with psd's is that if you use the alpha channel (as i do for almost all my textures), it only displays the alpha channel against the checkerboard transparent stuff. Thus all my images are white blobs against checkerboard - bad.

  • MrC0rrupted

    MrC0rrupted - 2014-08-03

    just tried a bunch of older versions and v2.0.0.7 does not have the misplacement issue.

  • Oinker

    Oinker - 2015-07-29

    long ago I made a folder: C:\Windows\SysBatch and placed it in the path (system properties - advanced - environ variables). I have

    ric.bat (create shortcut named Rebuild Icon Cache)

    rem rebuild icon cache
    taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F
    cd /d %userprofile%\AppData\Local
    attrib –h IconCache.db
    del IconCache.db
    start explorer.exe

    and rtc.bat

    rem rebuild thumbnail cache
    ie4uinit.exe –ClearIconCache

    and use control panel - sage thumbs - clear cache button


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