The files with the .thm extension refer to the thumbnail files which are of the &qout;1.1.x Configuration File&qout; type. These files can be executed with OpenOffice.org. The thumbnails are the smaller images which are used as clip arts on the web and also in the online image galleries which may be contained by the hard drive of the system. They are the small sized which actually represent a larger image. They can also be manually generated through a number of applications which can access and edit the photos and also by some digital cameras.
So, how does this type of file format help?
The THM files are prepared for the quicker browsing purpose of the web, because these files, being small in size, are easier to view as compared to the full images. Thus, they also less time to get uploaded and they load quickly while internet surfing. The .thm files are very similar to the fil es with the .jpeg format. They can also be converted easily to the .jpeg format simply by converting the name of the files from .thm to .jpeg or for that matter, .jpg.
In addition to the representation of pictures, the files with the THM may also sometimes represent the video files. When any video is extracted from any devi ce, say a camcorder; then the first frame of the file creates a file with the . thm extension. This file is made under the same name as the .avi video file which it represents. Though the .thm files are transferable, but sometimes they might not port from a device to the system or vice-versa.
There are many devices, software and applications related to the files with the THM and this type of file format can be used in many ways. For istance, they can be used as thumbnails for the Canon G3 Digital Camera, Clipart Gallery Database by Microsoft, Olympus Image Thumbnails by Olympus Corporation, Video Thumbnail file and Sony Ericsson Theme File. In the Ericson devices, these files are used to store those settings which may be necessary to configure and customize the entire interface of the device. They can also be created or modified by the Theme Creator which is provided by Sony Ericsson.
Other programs related to these files are Theme Creator Pro, Any Picture Viewer, Microsoft Picture and Fax Viewer etc.
Open THM File on Windows OS
- Look for an THM file you need to open in Windows Explorer and double-click on it
- If the file doesn’t open automatically and you see a “Windows can’t open a file” message then you should search for a program which can open THM file
- If you have a program which can open THM file installed on your computer then launch that program and select “File” and then “Open” or similar options from its menu to open the THM file
- If you don’t have the program installed then you need to try searching for “THM wiki”, “how to open THM file” in the search engine.
- Once you find the application, install it on your computer
- After the program is installed double-click on the THM file to open it
File extensions are used by Windows operating system to specify what kind of information is stored in the file. Every file in Windows OS needs to have file extension and file extensions are used by Windows to determine which application it should use to open the file. Every application installed on Windows OS places information about which extensions it could open into the Windows registry and Windows uses this information to determine which application it should launch when user double-clicks on the file. If application which can open THM file is not installed, then Windows will show ‘Windows can’t open THM file’ message and buttons to either select an application on the computer which can open the file or to search the web for the application which can open THM file.