Ubuntu Budgie 20.04, Gimp 2.10.18 snap, Nemo 4.4.2.
I was worried not to see any thumbnails for .xcf files in Nemo ( or gThumb ). Same in Nautilus, I’ve tried.
But I can see thumbnails for these files « inside » Gimp - so they do exist somewhere.
Gimp store its thumbnails in
It seems the user session does not look inside that folder but only in
and Gimp as a snap won’t write therein.
Rather made of the same thought, replace
~/snap/gimp/common/.cache/thumbnails/ by a symlink targeting
~/.cache/thumbnails/ won’t work either as snap can’t acces hidden files ( even if connected to home interface ). Right ?
So I did the other way and put all my thumbnails into
~/snap/gimp/common/.cache/thumbnails/ and made a symlink
~/snap/gimp/… and yes it works
but you’d agree it’s absolutely a bad idea to store all of an user’s thumbnails into a particular subfolder of a particular snap.
Here what happens now in gThumb :
.xcf thumbnails are also used in a lower quality though [ below ] but the picture itself is empty [ above ].
So here are the questions :
⋅ I presume there’s a better way to achieve that ( .xcf thumbnails in file explorer ) any suggestion ?
⋅ thumbnails made by gimp snap for .xcf files should be available to any app’s user side. Is there a way to allow that ?
⋅ how tell my session to look for thumbnails not only in
~/.cache/thumbnails/ but also in any thumbnails folder inside
⋅ gThumb. Well maybe it’s unable to display .xcf files at all. Do you know ?