Image Viewers

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brankovukelic_removethis_
Dec 18, 2003
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I seem to recall there was a discussion about Image Viewers some time ago.

As I work with large files (avg. 70Mb~90Mb), a good and fast viewer is an essential tool for me. So I found this:

XnView 1.66

Can be found at: http://www.xnview.com/

It’s thumbnail display is fairly fast and it can output file listings: a text file containing some basic data about the selected files. Also, it supports a HUGE number of formats, can do batch conversion, batch renames, can capture screen shots, do slide shows, output contact sheets, scan images. It also has some filters that work as you’d expect them to. No software color proofing, though (and that’s about the only drawback I can think of). All in all, a fairly complete solution for most pros.

I used IrfanView for a while, but it was too darn slow for me (I’m using a Celleron @ 1GHz w/256Mb RAM). Sure, I need to upgrade my PC, which I will do soon, but XnView works nicely even on the current machine.
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AArDvarK
Dec 18, 2003
I agree, it’s an excellent viewer/thumbs program.
If I had known about it I would never have bought
Thumbsplus … there is also ibrowser (though not
as good) http://ibrowser.fcodersoft.com/ free,
and Irfanview (funky but highly beloved)
http://www.irfanview.com/ (also download the plug-
in pack) in which you can use resizing that is done
by Lanczos interpolation … something like Genuine
Fractals or S-Spline, and it works well.

Sincerely,
Alex
California central coast
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Hecate
Dec 19, 2003
On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 06:24:24 -0800, "AArDvarK" <*SPAMLESS*.com> wrote:

I agree, it’s an excellent viewer/thumbs program.
If I had known about it I would never have bought
Thumbsplus … there is also ibrowser (though not
as good) http://ibrowser.fcodersoft.com/ free,
and Irfanview (funky but highly beloved)
http://www.irfanview.com/ (also download the plug-
in pack) in which you can use resizing that is done
by Lanczos interpolation … something like Genuine
Fractals or S-Spline, and it works well.

A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that TP is an image viewer. It isn’t. It’s a fully fledged image database. And if you need a database, then it’s excellent. If you need a viewer then it’s really not what you want.

Which just shows that some people don’t take the time to find out what they require and what each app is good for.



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Walter Donavan
Dec 19, 2003
I’ve used both XnView and IrfanView. For my purposes, IrfanView is better. I no longer have XnView installed.


Walter Donavan
"Hecate" wrote in message
On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 06:24:24 -0800, "AArDvarK" <*SPAMLESS*.com> wrote:

I agree, it’s an excellent viewer/thumbs program.
If I had known about it I would never have bought
Thumbsplus … there is also ibrowser (though not
as good) http://ibrowser.fcodersoft.com/ free,
and Irfanview (funky but highly beloved)
http://www.irfanview.com/ (also download the plug-
in pack) in which you can use resizing that is done
by Lanczos interpolation … something like Genuine
Fractals or S-Spline, and it works well.

A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that TP is an image viewer. It isn’t. It’s a fully fledged image database. And if you need a database, then it’s excellent. If you need a viewer then it’s really not what you want.

Which just shows that some people don’t take the time to find out what they require and what each app is good for.



Hecate

veni, vidi, relinqui
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AArDvarK
Dec 19, 2003
Yeah … I think I agree with you. I bought it way back in ’99, version 3.30, when I first got Photoshop and that’s what I thought … a thumbs image viewer!! NEATOOOOOOOOOO


Sincerely,
Alex
California central coast

Hecate
A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that TP is an image viewer. It isn’t. It’s a fully fledged image database. And if you need a database, then it’s excellent. If you need a viewer then it’s really not what you want.

Which just shows that some people don’t take the time to find out what they require and what each app is good for.



Hecate

veni, vidi, relinqui
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Hecate
Dec 20, 2003
On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 23:02:04 -0800, "AArDvarK" <*SPAMLESS*.com> wrote:

Yeah … I think I agree with you. I bought it way back in ’99, version 3.30, when I first got Photoshop and that’s what I thought … a thumbs image viewer!! NEATOOOOOOOOOO

Yes, you’re not the first person I’ve seen make that mistake. I think it’s partly because of the name. However, when you have tens of thousands of images to catalogue, it’s wonderful 🙂



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