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I started working @ a recovery data company and sometimes I have to manualy go through all the photo's and delete the ones that are not 100% correct.

Something the thumbnail shows no problem with the picture, but when I open it, it's totally messed up. And it would safe me A LOT of time if there's a program or a file manager kind of thing that shows the photo in a small size instead of showing the thumbnail, since thumbail isn't the same as a small picture.

Hope you all understand and someone has a good solution.

Thanks <3

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smaller size will imply a different image too. What's the issue with thumbnails? Did you try open them with let's say shotwell? –  Sylvain Pineau Mar 20 at 14:14
    
THanks for your reply. The thing is with thumbnails, the thumbnail picture doesnt show there isn't any damage in the photo but when I open the photo, it's totally damaged (damaged as in weird colors and halfway cut off). So thumbnail doesnt show me the actual information/picture of the photo. –  Nerotix Mar 20 at 14:24
    
Welcome to Ask Ubuntu. Please, could you put some of your time to read askubuntu.com/help/someone-answers –  Sylvain Pineau Mar 25 at 16:05

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Try to load your images using feh

sudo apt-get install feh

Open a terminal and try the thumbnail mode in your Pictures folder:

feh -t

feh is an X11 image viewer aimed mostly at console users. Unlike most other viewers, it does not have a fancy GUI, but simply displays images. It is controlled via commandline arguments and configurable key/mouse actions.

Visit: http://feh.finalrewind.org

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thanks, I will try this asap I get my hands on a harddrive with broken photos again, thanks again for the tip. –  Nerotix Mar 21 at 13:55

You can try clearing the thumbnail cache before you open the folder.
Run these commands:

rm -r ~/.thumbnails
killall nautilus 

This will regenerate the thumbnails again with the defects (hopefully). Then in Nautilus, you can use ctrl++ to zoom in on the thumbnails for a clearer larger view. Then you can select and delete the ones you don't want.

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thanks, I will try this asap I get my hands on a harddrive with broken photos again, thanks again for the tip. –  Nerotix Mar 21 at 13:55

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