ITHMB File Extension

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IPod And IPhone Photo Thumbnails Format
  • Developer
    Apple
  • Popularity
    3.7 (7 votes)

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 that support ITHMB file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the ITHMB file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the ITHMB file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the ITHMB file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the ITHMB file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the ITHMB file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the ITHMB file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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