[dt. Daumennagel], im Internet die Miniaturansicht (in »Daumennagelgröße«) einer Grafik mit kleinem Dateiumfang. Ein Thumbnail verringert die Download-Zeit der Seite und zeigt dem Betrachter, was ihn erwartet, wenn er das große Originalbild herunterlädt.

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