ITHMB File Extension

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IPod And IPhone Photo Thumbnails Format

What is ITHMB file?

The ITHMB format was created by the Apple company for purpose of iPhone and iPod with photo support. Their function is specifically defined – they store reduced size images - thumbnails, which are displayed on displays of the mentioned devices. A single ITHMB file can hold up to 25 full-colour thumbnails.

Advantages of ITHMB thumbnails

Thanks to small size of ITHMB images, navigating between them and browsing is much faster. Thumbnails also facilitate managing photos and organising, therefore maintaining order within system is easy. In order to browse thumbnails, a lower level consumption of the device resources is required, which results in saving battery energy.

Generating ITHMB thumbnails

ITHMB files are generated automatically while storing the image in device’s memory, e.g.: while taking photos. The ITHMB file created in this process contains a link to the full-size image which it refers to after clicking the thumbnail.

Details about ITHMB files

  1. ITHMB file contains 4 images in different resolutions which enables to display thumbnails on screens with various screen diagonals.
  2. ITHMB format contains 16-bit graphic images which are raw and uncompressed, therefore it generates large size of the file.
  3. ITHMB format is not common beyond the Apple environment, therefore it can be converted into more popular graphic files with PicsAid and File Juicer programs.

Programs which support ITHMB file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open ITHMB files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with ITHMB suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support ITHMB file

Updated: 09/13/2019

How to open file with ITHMB extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ITHMB files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to IPod And IPhone Photo Thumbnails Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install iThmb Converter software

Problems with opening and working with ITHMB files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ITHMB files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install iThmb Converter or one to the listed programs: iTunes, PicsAid, iPod Transfer Photo. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit iThmb Converter website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of iThmb Converter

If the problems with opening ITHMB files still occur even after installing iThmb Converter, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of iThmb Converter is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why ITHMB files are not compatible with iThmb Converter. The latest version of iThmb Converter should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ITHMB files to iThmb Converter

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ITHMB files with latest version of iThmb Converter you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the ITHMB file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where iThmb Converter is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ITHMB files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ITHMB file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with ITHMB extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the ITHMB for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ITHMB file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The ITHMB may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the ITHMB is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. ITHMB file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with ITHMB extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the ITHMB file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with ITHMB extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the IPod And IPhone Photo Thumbnails Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle iThmb Converter

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ITHMB files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with IPod And IPhone Photo Thumbnails Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ITHMB files affecting older versions of given software.

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