Those programs do preload all thumbnails, but those are more like
In my situation I have thumbnails done by explorer and use Picaview to view
pictures I would like to view on screen.
And the programs don't use explorer as a way to work with the pictures.
Picaview in this matter is a plugin to explorer.exe which allows to preview
and open the picture (lightweight, not with fat programs like Picture
"David Deley" <deleyd@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>I noticed the same thing and found a couple free thumbnail & image viewing
>programs which do load all the thumbnails when you move to a folder (CPU
>goes to near 100% while it loads all the thumbnails, but
> afterward you can scroll up/down and all the thumbnails are instantly
> Try these free programs:
> FastStone Image Viewer (free for home use)
> There's also a nice Duplicate Image Finder ($10) at
> (not an exact duplicate file finder, more of a fuzzy "these two pictures
> look quite alike" finder.)
> MeZelf wrote:
>> I have a couple of folders with quite a number of pictures in them and
>> have the folders set to display them as thumbnails.
>> But sadly only the files within the view of explorer get 'loaded' to
>> And quitte slowly too.
>> In XP if I scrolled down, explorer would load all graphic files as
>> thumbnails from the bottom of the list all the way up.
>> Is there is way of having Vista do this as well?
>> Of am I stuck on loading thumbnails on 'view-range' only?