Thumbnail me 3.0

Thumbnail me is an open source software project based on the ‘Movie Thumbnailer’ binary.
The main idea is to offer a GUI thanks to QT 4.8.0 Framework.

How it works:

Thanks to a friendly GUI, Thumbnail me lets you convert your favorite media into thumbnails in a few seconds.

What’s up in 3.0 version?

Thumbnail me sourcecode has changed considerably. New features like “upload thumbnails to imageShack” or “jpeg, png, bmp, tiff output formats support” are available.
All updates are available in the release notes.


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Videos formats support

Output formats available

Upload interface

  • Audio/video Interleave (*.avi)
  • Matroska Video (*.mkv)
  • Transport Stream (*.ts *.m2ts)
  • MPEG video/systems stream (*.mpeg *.mpg *.mp4 *.vob *.dat)
  • Windows Media Video (*.wmv)
  • Ogg Vorbis (*.ogg)
  • 3rd Generation Partnership Project (*.3gp)
  • Quicktime Movie (*.mov)
  • Flash Video (*.flv)
  • ShockWave Flash (*.swf)
  • JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
  • PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
  • BMP (Bitmap)
  • TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)

  • imageShack upload interface
  • Authentication/Anonymous upload
  • Resize your thumbnails
  • Set privacy and tags name

12 languages available

French English Spanish Deutsch Italian Dutch Czech Croatian Hungarian Portugese Chinese Russian

Your language isn’t available? Help us to translate Thumbnail me. Translation Instructions here.


Thumbnail me is supported by the following operating systems :

  • Windows XP / 2k3 / 2k8 / Vista / 7 (32 or 64 bits)
  • Windows
  • GNU/Linux (32 or 64 bits) (2.1 Only) – Available here
  • Linux


  • openGL 3.0 or higher (Optional)
  • Internet access to upload thumbnails on ImageShack servers (Optional)




GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPLv2)

I went with a General Public License because I like the idea of sharing alike, but I would also like to be attributed for the work I’ve put into this. The short version of this license basically says “you can use it for whatever you want, but if you release derivative works based on it give me a name drop”.

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Open Source Initiative


What’s Thumbnail me ?

Thumbnail me is a free and open source thumbnails generator built on movie thumbnailer.
Thumbnail me is coded in C++ and uses the Qt library.

Who is involved ?

Rousseau Quentin : Developer – [email protected]
Azika-Eros Christ : Linux compilation & ImageShack API Developer – [email protected]

Special thanks to :

Pierre Arnout : Splashscreen logo designer – [email protected]
Antonio José Berenguer Verdú : Spanish translation – [email protected]
Samuele Pilleri : Italian translation – [email protected]
Philippe Da Silva : Portugese translation – [email protected]
Qinlin Zha : Chinese translation – [email protected]
Dmitry Bochkov : Russian translation – [email protected]

Websites: (Original Project)


This work is licensed under a GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2).