Review Request: Add thubnail support for Microsoft Windows executables and images

David Faure faure at
Mon Sep 14 21:51:36 BST 2009

On Monday 14 September 2009, Ralf Habacker wrote:
> Pali Rohár schrieb:
> >> On 2009-09-14 16:05:40, David Faure wrote:
> >>> Converting a .ico to a .png can be done with Qt's .ico support, no?
> >>> But since extracting icons from an .exe needs these icotools anyway,
> >>> this wouldn't allow dropping the dependency, it would just make the
> >>> ico-to-png conversion faster, I guess.
> >
> > Convert ico to png is in QImage bad. Qt only get first picture from ico
> > file, but ico file can have more pictures. Then first picture is 16x16
> > second 32x32, ... so in Qt is still smallest icon (and 16x16 is very
> > small).
> There is an extended qt ico file handler in
>, so it may
> be possible to use this code. [1]
> > With program icotool, I can extract largest icon (it is implemented in
> > this patch), not only first.
> If [1] is not usable or is currently too much work I suggest to add the
> icotool to  the kdewin package
>, which contains
> already similar tools.

But this thumbnailer should work on linux too, shouldn't it?
When browsing windows partitions.

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