How To Change Thumbnail Size And Quality

How To Change Thumbnail Size And Quality

Learn How To Change Thumbnail Size And Quality

If any of you out there like to use the thumbnail view, especially for browsing through photos and images, it can become a bit of a drain on your system. It is possible to lower the thumbnail size and quality by editing the following registry keys.


Open the registry and navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer

Create a new DWORD value called ThumbnailSize, and set the value between 32 and 256.

And/or create another DWORD value called ThumbnailQuality, and set the value between 50 and 100.

Key Details :
USER Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer]

Value Name: ThumbnailSize

Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)

Data Value: 32 – 256

USER Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer]

Value Name: ThumbnailQuality

Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)

Data Value: 50 – 100

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