About Cover Thumbnailer

This project is not maintained here anymore, please visit its github page for more informations:


Cover Thumbnailer is a small Python script which displays music album's covers and a preview of pictures which are in a folder in nautilus, the GNOME's file browser. Cover Thumbnailer generate the folder's thumbnail automatically, like any other thumbnailer ; you don't have to generate thumbnails manually.

Cover Thumbnailer is customizable (the is a lot of options). For configuring it, just launch its preferences GUI:


Compatibility with Nautilus:

  • Cover Thumbnailer 0.8.3 works with Nautilus 3.x
  • Cover Thumbnailer 0.8.2 and previous work with Nautilus 2.x

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Project moves to Github Wednesday, 21 June 2017

This project is now hosted on Github: https://github.com/flozz/cover-thumbnailer

Cover Thumbnailer 0.8.3 released Thursday, 27 October 2011

Cover Thumbnailer 0.8.3 is out! The version just adds the support of Nautilus 3.x and removes the support of some GConf options (like thumbnails' size).

Download page:
Oneiric PPA:
ppa:flozz/flozz > cover-thumbnailer
Release notes and changelog:

The work on Cover Thumbnailer 0.9 is started Saturday, 5 March 2011

Hi everybody !

Cover thumbnailer is always alive, and I am working on Cover Thumbnailer 0.9. This version will add:

If you have any suggestions, don't hesitate to post them : https://blueprints.launchpad.net/cover-thumbnailer

Issue with the upgrade from 0.8.1 to 0.8.2 (ppa/deb) Thursday, 13 January 2011

If Cover Thumbnailer has stopped working after an upgrade from the version 0.8.1 to 0.8.2 (with the ppa or the deb package), try:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure cover-thumbnailer


sudo gconf-schemas --register cover-thumbnailer.schemas

Cover Thubmnailer 0.8.2 is out ! Saturday, 8 January 2011

This version just adds new translations (and some translations have been updated).

You can download Cover Thumbnailer here : http://software.flogisoft.com/cover-thumbnailer/fr/#download