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nautilus image as folder cover

The trick to use folder.jpg images as the icon for a certain folder in Ubuntu which we wrote about some time ago only works for Jaunty. But luckily, the same Stephen O'Sullivan has found a way to make this work in Ubuntu Karmic Koala.

This time, the script comes in a .deb package and it's called Cover Thumbnailer, and it displays music album covers, preview of the pictures which are in a folder, etc. in Nautilus. That means that it's no longer necessary to have a folder.jpg file inside a folder in order for the thumbnail to be displayed!

Cover thumbnailer is a small Python script which displays music album covers in nautilus, preview of pictures which are in a folder and more.

Cover Thumbnailer

The script fits in nautilus like any other thumbnailer of the GNOME thumbnail factory and it basically works out of the box. Also, this script is dynamic, meaning that when you add a new folder, it immediately transforms it into a thumbnail.

Download Cover Thumbnailer (Packages available for Ubuntu - .deb, and .tar.gz for other Linux distributions).

Note: after installing Cover Thumbnailer, you need to log out and log back in!