To create movie thumbnails is easy. There are many programs available, and most of them got free versions that allow you to create watermarked thumbnails. But there are also free programs you can use, and as a fan of free stuff I like to use free programs when it’s possible. For basic video thumbnail creation, there’s no reason to buy a professional program but if you need to do more advanced editing, a free program is not the best solution. Creating thumbnails for forum and blog posts requires no skills at all, and I will give an honest review about the programs I am using, and they are of course totally free.
Free Video Thumbnail Creators!
Thumbnail me is a free open source software. It’s also a Sourceforge project and created by a french software developer by the name of Quentin Rousseau. I am surprised how good and stable Thumbnail me is, and it can handle many different movie formats such as avi, mpeg, mp4, mkv, wmv, vob etc. If you just want to create a quick movie thumbnail list, Thumbnail me is a great choice. Just open the program, open the movie file, wait until the program is ready and then click start. You can choose between these picture formats: JPEG, png, bmp and tiff. Your thumbnail file will be ready in seconds and you can use the integrated image shack upload interface to instantly upload your file to the internet. Image shack is a free picture storage site.
Video Thumbnails Maker is another easy to use free program that works great. Video Thumbnails Maker can create thumbnails from a lot of video formats like avi, mpeg, mp4, mkv, wmv, mov, flv, vob and many other formats. You will learn quickly how to create a nice thumbnail list picture that you can share with your blog followers or forum friends. Version 220.127.116.11 is free but if you want a newer release, version 18.104.22.168 is available at a $10 cost, you can try the demo for free. I have not experienced any problems with the 22.214.171.124 release, so I don’t think there’s any reason to buy a newer release.
Video Thumbnail Generator Software is a free program too, but I don’t use it anymore. You can try it and see if you like it but I think that Thumbnail me is the best free movie thumbnails maker right now. Creating more advanced video thumbnails with extra effects and in other formats is not necessary for average bloggers like myself, so if you don’t know which program you need, download a free one. There’s a lot of picture editors available but I think it’s a waste of money to buy a program if you just going to create video thumbnails. I recommend Thumbnail me and Video Thumbnails Maker, and I don’t think you need to look for other programs if you are looking for a movie thumbnail maker.
If you want to upload your thumbnails to a picture storage site, Image Shack and Image Avenue are good services because they accept a lot of different types of pictures, including adult pictures. Go and create and upload your thumbnails now.