2000.02.07 15:39 "Re: Microsoft Imaging and Jpeg in TIFF", by Joris Van Damme
Also, in my case, the thumbnail is a look at a large image that the user [as a customer] is deciding to buy - images of well seismic data or such. If not for the thumbnail, then a peek would give the user a free item.
OK, I guess it all depends on your specific needs. From my application view-point my remark was quite justified (it gives me independence of the presence of the thumbnail, independence of its quality and size, independence of the graphic file format and whether it can contain a thumbnail, and a smooth 32bit-look-and-feel-browsing), but in the situations you both mention my remark must indeed have sounded no more than silly... Anyway, it does prove I was a bit narrow-minded. Sorry.