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thumbnail sketch

1. A small picture that presents a smaller version of a larger image or proposed image. Before fully redesigning the layout of the office, the interior designer provided me with a thumbnail sketch of his initial plans.
2. A short description or preview. Class, each of you will need to submit a thumbnail sketch of your essay topic for my approval.
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a thumbnail sketch

a brief or small picture or description. The manager gave a thumbnail sketch of her plans. The student wrote a thumbnail sketch of his project.
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thumbnail sketch

A brief outline or cursory description, as in Let me give you a thumbnail sketch of the situation. This idiom alludes to drawing a picture no larger than a thumbnail. [Mid-1800s]
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thumbnail sketch

n. a quick and concise description. (One that could be written on someone’s thumbnail.) Let me give you a thumbnail sketch of what happened.
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Caption: On page two, they drew thumbnail sketches to get their ideas down on paper before moving on to their rough drafts.
Bugs and branding: Bugs (a small logo or watermark) and branding are essential for great thumbnails. A good bug or brand helps your thumbnails stand out against other thumbnails on YouTube because it's a clear signal to the audience that this is one of your videos.
I never had the privilege of knowing Jim and Dawn Minette personally, but as an avid thumbnail collector I have been well aware of their name and influence for years.
PhotoSense thumbnails are meant to attract the eye and invite PixsyPower search activity.
As you discovered, they can be erased; the only consequence would be a slight delay in generating the thumbnail image.
For a quick review, users can check out the thumbnails displayed on the 2.5-inch color LCD panel, and there's no need to fret about recording over images you've laid down previously because the M30K automatically finds space for you and starts recording there.
THERE are loads of graphic applications which allow you to make thumbnails of your photographs, but most of them cost money.
Lucid Step Software has released NetVisualize Favorites Organizer 1.0, a Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP web browser enhancement that creates thumbnails of your favorite sites, and adds visual and text-based searching of all stored data.
Media catalogs utilize proxies such as thumbnails in indexed databases that users can search by keyword.
Q MY system has Windows Me and, in a folder called My Pictures, you could see eight little thumbnails, eg iceberg, cliff in clouds.
I would recommend starting with the list of artists, which enables you to have a short introduction to them, as well as thumbnails or small versions of their works all on the same page or screen.
Browser displays thumbnails of photos in standard file formats and allows users to drag and drop an item from PhotoFlash to Aldus PageMaker or QuarkXPress.
has denied that it is serving deceptive thumbnails based on the race of viewers just to get them to watch more content on its platform.
It has improved the presentation rendering feature s and have resolved many rendering issues that earlier resulted in missing or improper images, missing charts, missing tables, improper text rendering, improper gradient effects, missing shadow effects and broken hyperlinks for exported PDF and slide thumbnails. It has also addressed the text alignment, Ole frame resizing, default zoom, protected view error messages, slide numbering getting lost and broken hyperlink issues for generated presentation as well.