Save thumbnails cache for project panel thumbnail view
The processing of thumbs at each opening of the project is really distressing. I would like to have the option to save these metadata at disk for faster start.
Jon Hustead commented
This is the worst part of Premiere and seems so absurd. Why does it not do some kind of caching of the thumbnails? Why can't I just generate them all? It redraws them constantly as you scroll around the project.
Skye Giebink commented
Please fix this in the timeline as well! Working with hundreds of 4k clips is a nightmare due to the thumbnails in the timelines needing to be regenerated every time I scroll.
Luke Magnay commented
Hello world, I'd also like it very much if I could have Icon View that creates thumbnails once, and saves them. I've got a decent computer but this flaw is a total **** in that I have to recreate thumbnails, every, single, time I open the project.
PC Specs - AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Six-Core Processor @ 3.60 GHz , 16GB RAM, GTX 1060 6GB. SSDs.
Yes, yes and yes. Please implement this feature as it would hugely increase the editing-workflow!
Nic Gordon commented
I hate the slow loading of thumbnails, drives me crazy. Please fix a.s.a.p.
John Carboni commented
Horrible having to wait for all the thumbnails to load. I have freeware that does a better job of saving and loading thumbnails from the last time Ive opened a folder.
Paskal Raczek commented
I am downloading Davinci Resolve right now. This is just too much...
Mike McKee commented
Hey all - I saw a comment about enabling proxies. OMG - that really helped me at least. I went to Edit/Preferences/Media and turned on Enable proxies. Wow. really helped.
Mike McKee commented
100% agree with these comments. I have a killer computer I built - to the design specs as outlined by Adobe. I feel like an idiot thinking they would not support their own advice.
Neil Hall commented
Came here looking for the solution to this 2018 question and it's still not resolved in the autumn of 2021. Adobe, please fix it.
Sandro Garcia commented
Adobe. Really? WHATS IT TAKING SO LONG? Fix this damn ting already.
Diego Ferri commented
Adobe, make that freakin thumbnails quicker to appear, i haven't spent thousands of money on my PC just to get frustrated by a fault of your program, please solve this as soon as possible!
Sotiris Tseles commented
Please Adobe, make this happen :)
Jessica Wecht commented
Thumbnail generation in bins and in the timeline completely destroy workflow, and have for years it seems. Please fix for the love of all that is good...
Jacquelyn Dephillips commented
It is so difficult to edit when you have to manually populate thumbnails by scrolling the bin to the grey boxes and waiting for the thumbnails to populate. Coming from AVID, I really thought I was doing something wrong. I should be able to jump from bin to bin and pick my shots without spending 10 minutes to see each bin. There has to be a fix to this. I'm so frustrated.
Eliot Scarpetti commented
At least 30 minutes a day for thumbnail generation. Adobe should be ashamed of themselves.
Joe Bloemer commented
Another comment on this subject.
YES. Adobe, why can't you cache thumbnails as part of the project? Seems silly to a non-programmer.
However, as many have mentioned, using proxies and enabling them in Preferences/Media GREATLY speeds up regeneration. It's a workaround, yes, but there seems no urgency to address this problem. So for now, it may help someone reading this post like I did.
Alvaro Lopez del peso commented
Omg yes please! its frustrating
Thumbnail views are another one of Premiere's workflow "features" that sound great in theory but in reality continues to exist half baked & crippled to the point of unreliability.
Please follow thru with making this usable, even though it has been almost 3 years after it as been flagged.
Pierre Louis Beranek commented
@Antoine it's painfully slow in the Project window in both icon and list view. Worst of all, previews aren't generated until clips are brought into view. So even twirling a bin open will only generate previews for the files currently visible in the Project window. 4K long gop video files further down out of view will grind things to a halt when the user scrolls down, bringing them into view, a Pr generates new thumbnails for them. These should be rendered in the background once and then saved for whenever the project is reopened.