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How To Get XCF Thumbnails In Nautilus 3.x [Quick Tip]

Quick tip: You can get XCF thumbnails in Nautilus by using GNOME XCF Thumbnailer. However, the tool needs a fix to work with the latest Nautilus 3.x.XCF (eXperimental Computing Facility) is the native image format used by GIMP image editor.To get XCF thumbnails in Nautilus, firstly install gnome-xcf-thumbnailer. In Ubuntu, use the following command:sudo apt-get install gnome-xcf-thumbnailerAt this point the the thumbnails don’t work yet because GNOME XCF Thumbnailer doesn’t install a .thumbnailer file, required by Nautilus 3.x. To fix this, use the following commands:sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/thumbnailers/echo -e “[Thumbnailer Entry]nTryExec=gnome-xcf-thumbnailernExec=gnome-xcf-thumbnailer %i %onMimeType=image/x-xcf;image/x-compressed-xcf;” | sudo tee /usr/share/thumbnailers/gnome-xcf.thumbnailerNew XCF files (or if you move some already existing XCF files) should have thumbnails now but existing ones may not get thumbnails yet. Let’s fix this too by removing the failed thumbnails from cache:rm -r ~/.thumbnails/failrm -r ~/.cache/thumbnails/failThat’s it. Nautilus should now display XCF file thumbnails, as you can see in my screenshot above. I’ve tested this with Nautilus 3.4, 3.6 and 3.8.via UbuntuForums
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