Embrilliance Thumbnailer


Wouldn’t it be nice to easily see your embroidery designs on your computer? With Thumbnailer, you can!


Embrilliance Thumbnailer replaces your embroidery file icons with graphical previews in your operating system’s file utilities. See file previews without opening the files.

With Thumbnailer, you’ll never have to guess how an embroidery file looks from cryptic names. See your embroidery directly in your operating system’s file utilities.

How do I set up Thumbnailer?

Once you run the installer, there’s only one step. Once the Control Panel pops up, select the file types for which you want the icons to appear as preview images in your File Explorer or Finder. Once you click ‘OK!’, you will not need to open the program again unless you choose to change the file types for which Thumbnailer will create preview icons.

Shows Embrilliance Thumbnailer Control Panel
Select the file types for which you want graphical icons, click OK and you are set!

How do I use Thumbnailer?

Once it’s installed, open any folder in File Explorer (Windows or Finder (Mac) and set your view to Icons or Thumbnails and “Voila!” You’ll see your embroidery designs directly in the folder without opening them.

No other software is required! Nothing to double-click or ‘open’!

*NOTE – Due to changes made by Apple  for MacOS Catalina, Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura, and Sonoma, .EXP files cannot be shown as thumbnails. All other platforms and formats are unaffected.