I am extremely excited about this addition to Nautilus. Fixes one of my favourite Windows 7 vs Ubuntu gripes (see previous post), as far as my music folder is concerned.
Cover Thumbnailer is a well-packaged python script which handles preview thumbnails (thumbnails) of folders when you browse your folders with Nautilus file manager.
Download the deb file. Install and once installed restart Nautilus with the command “killall nautilus && nautilus” or just logout and log back in.
I vote this amazing script be included in Lucid!!!
If you want to hack a bit, you can place an image called “Folder.jpg” or “folder.png in the folder you want to customise. Nautilus, automatically creates a thumbnail for that folder with the selected image. Using images of 100 × 100 pixels is recommended. You may need to clear the thumbnail cache to regenerate them, but I had no problem. Yes, a script to batch process images, convert them to 100 × 100 pixels, while saving them as Folder.jpg or folder.png and put them in the correct directories in you Pictures folder would be nice.
This Nautilus Action from GrumZ.Net definitely fits the bill: Rename to folder.jpg
Nautilus Actions must first be installed via Synaptic. To configure, import the schema using the nautilus-actions-config import wizard. System > Preferences > Nautilus Actions Configuration
Thank you to the wonderful http://ubuntulife.wordpress.com for introducing me to Coverthumbnailer.