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7. Now we select the output folder and file naming options. At first it seems like not much changed in the program, but let's take a look at the window:
There are now some different options at the bottom of the screen, and the list of files we chose shows at the top of the screen. When thumbnail images are created, they have to be named differently from the originals. B.T. uses an Output File Qualifier with an optional Sequence number that becomes part of the file name. The qualifier can also be combined with the name of the original file, but we'll stick with the defaults for now: Our thumbnail images will be named Thumb001.jpg, Thumb002.jpg, Thumb003,jpg, etc. The list is processed in the order you see it displayed, and there's no way to change it. So, Thumb001.jpg will be a thumbnail image of 1marblebutton.gif, Thumb002.jpg will be a thumbnail image of 2sig.gif, Thumb003.jpg will be a thumbnail image of 4pxline.bmp, and so on. From this screen, we also specify the folder where the thumbnail images are saved. By default, it's the same folder where the original images are located. To change it, you would just use the left pane to navigate to and select a different folder. Since we're using all the defaults, we don't actually change anything on this screen, so just click Next.
8. Since we chose the same folder to save the thumbnails, we get another annoying warning:
B.T. worries that you might inadvertently overwrite some of your images with the thumbnail versions. This won't happen to us in this case, because we are using names that are not in the folder where we're saving the thumbnails. Click Yes to continue.
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