What is a thumbnail?

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A thumbnail can be either an image or a video which has been scaled down in size to a reduced version of the original. Thumbnails help with organisation when identifying a certain image or video within a large collection.

Visual search engines use thumbnails so that a process of searching or scrolling can be undertaken in order to find a certain thumbnail. Google Images is a prominent example of a search engine where thumbnails can be found.

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Name of Technology:

Thumbnail

Year Introduced:

1980s

Open Source or Proprietary:

Open source

Main technology category:

Digital images

Patent:

Yes

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