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Hi. Thanks for reading such a subject. When I try to open a pic with the thumbnail image view, Blender just either shuts down without warning, or freezes up. THis happened with .avi video files, too, in all versions that I have tried. When I open a pic in the folder view, everything is fine. The problem is, I’m trying to open a background image, and that only allows thumbnail view, thus, shutting down the program. Can anyone help me out please?

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