ThumbsUp
ThumbsUp 4.5.1
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ThumbsUp is a simple, drag-and-drop-based utility to create thumbnails or icons for a bunch of pictures or movies, and supports all image and movie formats of OS X and QuickTime (including PDF documents).

Thumbnails are either scaled by percentage or limited to a maximum size, and are created as JPEG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, or GIF files. In addition, it's possible to specify antialiasing, sharpening, and compression to optimize the results. Finally, use ThumbsUp to convert PDF screenshots easily to other image formats using drag-and-drop and scaling to 100 percent.
What's New
Version 4.5.1:
  • NEW: 64-bit support.
  • NEW: Support for Gatekeeper.
  • NEW: Help menu and built-in help.
  • Improved: Slightly revised application menu.
  • Improved: Overall compatibility.
  • Fixed: Orientation of created thumbnails wasn't always correct (e.g., for pictures taken in portrait mode).
  • Fixed: Thumbnailing of movies crashed the app.

NOTE: Starting with this version ThumbsUp requires an Intel-based and Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later.

Version 4.5.1:
  • NEW: 64-bit support.
  • NEW: Support for Gatekeeper.
  • NEW: Help menu and built-in help.
  • Improved: Slightly revised application menu.
  • Improved: Overall compatibility.
  • Fixed: Orientation of created thumbnails wasn't always correct (e.g., for pictures taken in portrait mode).
  • Fixed: Thumbnailing of movies more...
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • QuickTime 6 or later



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ThumbsUp User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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greenleader reviewed on 18 Sep 2011
Works fine with PDF's.... Great little app thank you!!
[Version 4.5]


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Wfm commented on 25 Feb 2010
This is a handy program however it has it's flaws. When I reduce a JPEG in dimensions it frequently doubles in files size. I can easily fix this using ImageOptim, however it does seem strange that this happens.
[Version 4.4]


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Mpascal reviewed on 03 Feb 2010
This would be a great application except it doesn't handle nested directories (folders/subfolders). Or rather it handles them in an idiotic way.

When you drop a directory tree on ThumbsUp instead of asking you if you want to overwrite it or if you want a resized copy somewhere else in your computer it creates a subfolder inside every one of the original subfolders and calls them all "resized".

If you want a resized copy of the original directory tree you have to move and rename each one of the "resized" folders.

If all your images are in ONE folder without subfolders it works fine. You only have to rename that one folder.
[Version 4.4]


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Herlitz commented on 23 Dec 2009
Excellent, does everything in the right way. I couldn't ask for a better thumbnail/image resizing tool than this.
[Version 4.4]


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brumm commented on 06 Nov 2008
Huh? Tried without success, Terminal/Shell needed?

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With the utmost probability you've gotta be kidding, but unless:

You _don't_ need the Terminal/Shell...

ThumbsUp is a standalone app, nothing else needed, maybe you are a bit alienated by its small file size of 704k, but it is a real app. - The programmers of ThumbsUp are high professionals showing huge knowledge not huge apps... they know how to code small, efficient and fast apps, it doesn't need some megabytes of code for such an easy exercise as resizing & sharpening images.

Again:
ThumbsUp is a _droplet app_, you start it by doubleclicking on it, configure your desired settings and then drop imagefiles on it.
It will do its job and after a short while your images are smaller/bigger related to your settings.
Just read the "ReadMe.rtf".
The one thing that you can't read in the "ReadMe.rtf", is just that ThumbsUp can not only sharpen the previews but the images itself.

Alright now?
[Version 4.4]


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tekl commented on 06 Nov 2008
I tried it, but without success. I'm not very familiar with the Terminal/Shell.
[Version 4.4]


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brumm reviewed on 30 Oct 2008
This is the best resizer I've found,

ThumbsUp can not only create thumbnails or icons for images and movies.

ThumbsUp goes far beyond, it's a superfast batch image resizer, a format converter (for example jpg to tiff, etc.) and ThumbsUp can sharpen (!) and antialias (!) the images (not only the thumbs as falsly stated in the manual) and can do all that in one fast step.

...and this FREEware, wonderfull, thank you very much.
[Version 4.4]


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tekl commented on 25 Sep 2008
Is this App scriptable or can be fired from the unix shell? I would like to use it for folder actions or droplets.
[Version 4.4]

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brumm replied on 06 Nov 2008
Hi TEKL,

ThumbsUp in fact IS a:
-droplet-


You may ask the developer about scriptable/shell.
Or just try it yourself - the download is only 307 K...
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Mar 2005
This is one of several god apps to do this - but it lacks the same feature all the other ones lack - the ability to recognize and skip layered photoshop files! This is a cool app and I dont want to bash it, but Just like every other one of these, it replaces the previews of layered photoshop files with white background and the "this is a layered file" text. I would like the ability to just ignore .psd files (which usually already have previews (because why not save one with the image when you are already saving in an largely-uncompressed file format that you're not going to put on the web or anything). That way you cold drop a whole folder onto the app without the worry of erasing useful previews of layered photoshop files. Thanks.
[Version 4.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Jan 2005
This program is great. It's unobtrusive and fast. I use to to generate thumb images for my image gallery all the time, and it does the job wonderfully.
[Version 4.0.1]


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rpaege had trouble on 05 Mar 2009
I have used this for a long time now, and I hate to have to complain about such a great little free app, but it can't seem to do the first page of a PDF file if the file has more than one page. It always does the second page. Very annoying, but otherwise very use-able.
[Version 4.4]

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rpaege replied on 05 Mar 2009
I should also add that ThumbsUp can't make a thumbnail with the EXACT same name of the original (with a different extension) and put it in the same place as the original. It either must change the name of the thumbnail, or put it in a separate folder, even if the file type changes. This adds unnecessary extra steps.

taliwalt rated on 20 Oct 2013

[Version 4.5]



Promtime rated on 16 Jul 2011

[Version 4.5]


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Version Downloads:8,706
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Free
Date:13 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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ThumbsUp is a simple, drag-and-drop-based utility to create thumbnails or icons for a bunch of pictures or movies, and supports all image and movie formats of OS X and QuickTime (including PDF documents).

Thumbnails are either scaled by percentage or limited to a maximum size, and are created as JPEG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, or GIF files. In addition, it's possible to specify antialiasing, sharpening, and compression to optimize the results. Finally, use ThumbsUp to convert PDF screenshots easily to other image formats using drag-and-drop and scaling to 100 percent.


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