Extreme Thumbnail Generator online documentation
Web photo galleries
Generate a web photo gallery
Publish a photo gallery on the Web via FTP
Send a photo gallery via email
How to add images to the gallery
How to sort images in the gallery
How to rename images
How to resize images
How to rotate images
How to add special effects to the images
How to add text to images
How to add logo to images
How to add shadow effect to images
How to link images in the gallery to other pages
How to add EXIF information to the image description
How to import image descriptions
Image format settings
Supported image formats
How to change the thumbnail image size
How to add a border to the thumbnail images
How to add shadow effect to thumbnail images
How to set custom thumbnail size and link address
EXIF info in the thumbnails title
How to link thumbnails directly to images
Thumbnail resize methods
Thumbnail image file name
Thumbnail image format
Thumbnails pages
Thumbnails per page
Thumbnails pages file name
Link back from thumbnails pages
Image pages
Image pages file name
Image page title settings
Advanced topics
Re-generating the gallery
Setting font for text elements
Sub-folders in the gallery folder
Web photo gallery meta data
Built-in FTP gallery publishing module
Link back properties
Multi-line text editor
Special tags
Auto-rename images in the gallery
How to add a Lightbox effect to the gallery
How to add slide show
Gallery template
Built-in gallery template editor
Batch image processing
Craete thumbnails
Image processing
Program settings
General settings
Advanced settings
FTP settings
FTP profiles
Product updates
Other products

How to create thumbnails

There is a fast and easy way to create thumbnails in Extreme Thumbnail Generator.

First of all - select all necessary images and add them to the new Extreme Thumbnail Generator project. You can add individual images using the Add individual images button or you can add all images from any folder (and sub-folders) using the Add all images from folder button.

Create thumbnails - select images

Now set the desired thumbnail size in pixels on the Options step, Thumbnails tab, Thumbnail size section. You can also add border (or frame) to all generated thumbnails. Simply choose the border width in pixels and border color in the Thumbnail border section.

Create thumbnails - options

Another important option you must select is the thumbnail resize method. Simply choose it in the Thumbnail resize method section. Actual thumbnail size depends on the resize method you choose. Extreme Thumbnail Generator offers several ways to resize the original image. Please click here to read about all of them.

Now you can choose the thumbnail image format (JPEG compression level, resize filter and other options) by clicking the Thumbnail image format... button.

Finally, you can change the default thumbnail file name template by clicking the Thumbnail file names... button. Extreme Thumbnail Generator can use any image information for the thumbnail file name, including original image file name, image creation date, image size, EXIF tags and others.

This is it. Now you can go to the Generate step and click the Generate thumbnails only... button in the Image processing section. All generated thumbnails will be saved to the folder specified on the Gallery step, in the Save gallery to field.

Create thumbnails

Extreme Thumbnail Generator also offers additional options for thumbnails creation: several image editing options including brightness and contrast adjustment and a shadow effect. You can find more information about those options in the See also section of this page.

See also

Thumbnail resize methods explained, How to add a border to the thumbnail images, Thumbnails shadow effect, Image editing options