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Bug 154287 - Nautilus won't display thumbnails of some jpeg files , but displays default image icon instead
Summary: Nautilus won't display thumbnails of some jpeg files , but displays default i...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus
Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-09 00:53 UTC by Stephen Warren
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:43 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-09 20:58:06 UTC

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A sample jpeg file that nautilus won't display a thumbnail for. (deleted)
2005-04-09 00:55 UTC, Stephen Warren
no flags Details

Description Stephen Warren 2005-04-09 00:53:03 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050323 Firefox/1.0.2 Fedora/1.0.2-1.3.1

Description of problem:
I have a large number of photos in a directory tree. A lot of these are .jpeg files, from "Photo CDs" (from film developing) and from a number of digital cameras. When in "icon" view, Nautilus typically displays icons that show thumbnails of the images. However, for some valid jpeg files, it won't display a thumbnail, but instead displays the system's default "jpeg" icon instead.

Note that switching to "catalog" view *does* display a valid thumbnail, and switching back to icon view "forgets" that thumbnail again. Catalog view is not a useful work-around, since files can't be selected/cut/paste/right-clicked/dragged, thus making that view quite useless (btw, what *is* it's purpose?)

When I double-click the file to view the problem images in an image viewer, they are displayed correctly.

Note that I think I'm only seeing this problem on jpeg files from a "Canon Powershot Pro1", and even then, only on a seemingly arbitrary subset of the files (*but* a precisely reproducable subset - i.e. it's always the same set of file no matter whether I log out and back in, or delete files from ~/.thumbnails or ~/.nautilus/metafiles)

None of these fix the problem: F5, CTRL-R,  the "Refresh" graphical button, nor View/Reload menu.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
nautilus-2.8.1-4 rpm

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run Nautilus
2. Browse to a directory containing jpeg files
3. Put Nautilus into icon mode

Actual Results:  Only some icons are thumbnails of the images - others display the system's default "jpeg" icon.

Expected Results:  All icons should be image thumbnails.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Stephen Warren 2005-04-09 00:55:47 UTC
Created attachment 112897 [details]
A sample jpeg file that nautilus won't display a thumbnail for.

Comment 2 Sitsofe Wheeler 2005-04-09 20:50:33 UTC
That picture is pretty big so you are probably hitting the preview limit
(nautilus won't create previews for files over a certain size).

In a nautilus window go to Edit -> Preferences then Preview to see what I mean.

Comment 3 David Zeuthen 2005-04-09 20:58:06 UTC
Indeed, as pointed out in comment 2, this is a feature, not a bug.

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