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Displaying thumbnails of NiceLabel clipart images

Problem

Clipart images that are installed with NiceLabel software are available in various file formats, some are bitmap images (BMP, GIF), some are vector (WMF). When you browse the clipart folders from NiceLabel software, the standard Windows "File Open" dialog box is used to display the clipart images.

You can select to display clipart images as list of items, as tiles or as icons of different sizes. The Windows preview handler is responsible for the preview of images. However, the support for previewing WMF files was removed from Windows years ago (from Windows Vista). As a result, you cannot see the preview of NiceLabel clipart images that are available in WMF file format.

Solution

You must install a third party "shell extension / preview handler" in your Windows. This add-one will make "File Open" dialog box capable of displaying enormous amount of image formats, including WMF file format.

There are many such extensions available for Windows, NiceLabel has been tested with SageThumbs.

To install the extension, do the following:

  1. Visit the SageThumbs web site.
  2. Download the installer for the latest version of SageThumbs extension.
  3. Run the installer using the user account with sufficient permissions (administrative).

That's it.

The next time you start NiceLabel Designer and browse the Clipart folders, you will see thumbnails of all clipart images.

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