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ThumbsPlus is a photo and graphics organizing and searching database and application for Microsoft Windows. It creates thumbnails and views images, vector files, fonts, videos, and metafiles. It also includes editing, batch editing and format conversion, searching and sorting by image similarity, image filters and processes, creating contact sheets, printing images and catalogs, displaying slide shows, changing wallpaper, launching external editors, installing and removing fonts, managing offline media, and automatically saving screen and window captures.

ThumbsPlus is the perfect solution for anyone with lots of photos, movies, metafiles, fonts, and other digital assets to organize, manage, and edit.

The professional and network editions support all common digital camera raw image formats, including Canon, Nikon, Kodak, Fuji, Ricoh, Minolta, Sony, Pentax, Leica, and Foveon. It also supports several scientific file formats.

ThumbsPlus is built around a relational database, which can be shared over a network. It directly supports Microsoft Access (default) and SQLite databases. True client/server databases are also supported in network configurations. Both SQLite3 and Client/Server databases can store as many thumbnails as you have disk space for! Even using a default Access JET (.tpdb8) database, you can store millions of thumbnails by moving the thumbnail data to external files.

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ThumbsPlus main window

System requirements

  • ThumbsPlus is a desktop application for Microsoft Windows.
  • Windows desktop versions: 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista
  • Windows server versions: 2008-2016.
  • Both 32 and 64-bit OSes are supported.
  • The Windows Desktop Experience component is required for running on Windows Server.
  • ThumbsPlus version 10 SP2 will install and run on Windows XP (SP3 required) and Server 2003, but we don't do significant testing and cannot provide support for these obsolete systems.

Feature summary


In the main window, you can explore your computer and the network, open view contents of folders, search for files, attach keywords to files, assign files to galleries, view found lists, view galleries, and show Zip files as folders.

Start background tasks (including making thumbnails, batch processing, printing catalogs, and more), and do most normal file management, much like Windows Explorer.

View & Edit

In the view window, you can perform various image editing functions, including crop, adjust color, change color depth (image mode), cut and paste, dozens of image filters, and various processes.

Customize how you want the image window to appear. A magnifying loupe and crosshair cursor are available.

Multiple monitors are supported.

Use an image loupe to show the area around the cursor in a magnifying glass window.

Display timed or manual slide shows with effects.


You can edit the XMP (including EXIF and IPC) metadata for any single image directly in a panel in the main window.

For modifying multiple files, there is a Metadata Batch Editor with extensive options. You can save and recall metadata batches.

Batch Process

You use batch processes to edit multiple images using the same set of instructions. Almost all image editing functions are available in batch processes.

Quickly save and restore these batch sets, and you can even call one batch set from another. This allows you to generate multiple output files from each input file.


Print one or more copies of an image or multiple images, with or without borders and textual information, 1 or more per page or to specifically-sized paper.

Print catalogs of all images or a tree of images, with information about each image, headers, footers, and with or without the containing folder names.


ThumbsPlus supports both Microsoft Access (JET) and SQLite3 database in all editions.

The Professional and Network editions also support client/server databases, such as MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL Server.

Other features

ThumbsPlus stores image metrics along with the thumbnails, so you can search and sort by image similarity.

Build web pages with tables thumbnails, linking either directly to images or to pages with images and details.

Edition Comparison



For home or organization

One user on one computer

All standard features, plus:

16 bit gray and 48 bit color images

Digital camera raw images

Support for PDF, AI, EPS, VTF, IPP

Client/server databases


$125 per user

For home or organization

Licensed per concurrent user

All pro features, plus:

Multiple users may share a database

Users may run ThumbsPlus simultaneously on up to the number of licensed computers.

Minimum of 3 users

One year of support and upgrades included

Home Network


Personal home use only

All pro features, plus:

You may install and use ThumbsPlus, and share a common database if you want, on up to 5 computers