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Sorry 'bout that...didn't you say that gatofeo meant smelly cat?
Now, down to business...you seem to be working with Photoshop 7...I'm working with Photoshop 6 (bootleg copy, so I can't ask Adobe). About all I use it for is making sure the dang picture is going to fit on the paper and changing the color balance and brightness in a few photos. Occasionally I try a few morphs and distortions, but I think I'm gonna have to get a tablet-thingy because I can't be accurate enough with a mouse or trackball.
So, I seem to have got myself into a spot of trouble...I recently purchased a digital camera...Kodak DX4900. Also got the Kodak Picture Software with it, and loaded it into my machine. So, I was messing about with both sets of software, making verticals vertical, zooming in, zooming out, etc., and when I closed up the two programs, I discovered that somehow I had made all the thumbnails (Win98 calls them "previews"; I use the "View as Web Page" option.) all blurry. This happened to jpegs only; bitmaps and gifs were unaffected. It is even true of jpegs that are on CDs. Damnedest thing. I can't figure out what I did wrong, but it certainly is persistent. I think that smaller jpegs are blurrier than bigger ones, but naturally have not checked them all, I have, literally, thousands; I grab lots of clip art, photos, etc. for use in graphics that I make up in this thing, print up, and send to family, friends, etc. (Don't worry, I change stuff enough to not mess up someone's copyright.)
Have you got any idea where the specs for thumbnails are stored? And how do I get in there and change 'em?
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Check the resolution of the thumbnails. You should be able to set it.
The default seems to be 72 dots per inch, which is too low in my experience.
I prefer to view, and print out, my thumbnails at no less than 100 dots per inch.
If you have a monitor with a resolution of 96 dpi, but view thumbnails set at 72 dpi, then they will appear blurred. They're also print out blurred, whatever the monitor resolution, if you print them at 72 dpi.
Dunno why the manufacturers insist on 72 dpi but, as I said, that seems to be the default.

SMELLY CAT! :evil:
Imma have you know that Gatofeo means, "ugly cat!"
And since you like Latin, ponder the phrase "Cave' felix turpis!"
"smelly cat" ... <grumble> ...
If Detroit weren't so far from Utah I'd drive to yer home and put, "My Other Car Is A Kia" stickers on the bumper of yer car ... heh heh .. let ya drive around Detroit with THAT on the back ... heh heh ... :twisted:
 

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Sorry, didn't notice the last part of your inquiry until now.
The specifications for contact sheet (thumbnail) resolution is under:
FILE
AUTOMATE
CONTACT SHEET or CONTACT SHEET II (depending on program)
Within this box you will easily see the width and height of the page upon which you will put your thumbnails.
Ensure that you are specifying pixels per inch, and not pixels per centimeter.
You will have to make your photos match the resolution of the contact sheet upon which you are placing them.
If you try to put a 300 dpi photo onto a contact sheet set to 100 dpi resolution, the image will be huge on the sheet.
I don't often use the contact sheet option, and am not totally up on it, so there may be a way to remedy this of which I am unaware.
Within this box, you can also set how many rows and columns you want. I typically set it to 4 rows and 4 columns, for a total of 16 images on the page.
I set my contact sheet page to 110 dpi and my images to 110 dpi.
If the image has a long title, such as "Girlfriend_naked_013" then you may have to go to 12 images on the page to allow room for the title.
The contact sheet WILL cut off titles below images if you get too many on a page, which may make it difficult to identify the number of the image.
In this example, you would not know whether the image is Girlfriend_naked_013 or Girlfriend_naked_07. This gets to be problem when you scroll down a list, looking for a specific image by number alone.
Um .. matter of fact ... if you have nakie photos of the girlfriend ... um ... send them to me so I can .. um ... adjust the pixel angle ... heh heh ... yeahhhhh ... can't fine-tune that pixel angle enough, ya knowwwww ... :wink:
 

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Danke, Kamerad...
Detroit is, indeed, a long way from Utah; if you drove to Detroit to find me, you'd miss me; I live in Milwaukee now (for the past 23 years). BW named me Charlie Detroit when I sent him "How to sang the Blues", and he thought I was a Southern boy. I had to enlighten him that I was born in Detroit, but not unacquainted with the South. (By the way, I wonder where he's gone and disappeared to? I hope he's OK.)
The trouble is not in Photoshop; I've removed it from my system, which I do whenever I have to visit Microsoft, so they won't rat me out. But the problem persists; it's somewhere in Windows. Mine is Win98 SE, upgraded from Win95, so I don't even know which version of Windows I should look in. Or what the file is named. Microsoft filenames are real horrors. Probably in DOS, too.
 
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