Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator are two of the most popular software among Graphic Experts and Designers. We have already covered how to preview thumbnails of Photoshop (PSD) and Illustrator (AI) files in Windows Explorer. But in this post, we are giving away a utility which enables Windows Explorer to display thumbnails of PSD, AI and EPS files in a single install.
While working with a lot of Photoshop and Illustrator files, it’s tough for users to recognize and select a file that they created long ago. They have two options to recognize a file, either open that file in the respective application; or get a thumbnail preview of the file in the Windows explorer itself. We have already discussed standalone tricks before (check links above), and here is a very useful utility, which is popularly known as PS+Ai Thumbs, provides you the same functioning in a single installation, with EPS file support too. It requires no edits in Windows Registry, no hassle, all you need is to download and install this Tiny, yet useful application.
The PS+AI Thumbs utility, when installed on your Windows, adds aiicon.dll and psicon.dll in the system, which are responsible to display the thumbnails of Photoshop and Illustrator files in the Explorer.