Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

I don't think "thumbnail(3)" derives from the size of the image, but rather from "thumbnail sketch". I'm not sure where thumbnail sketch comes from, but I believe it comes from the rough appearance of being scratched out of some material with ones thumbnail, not from the size.

Even if this is the case, the connotation of thumbnail-sized is inevitable.

-dmh 20:17, 12 Mar 2004 (UTC)