XnView Shell Extension

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Re: XnView Shell Extension

Post by Paultx » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:31 am

GrayWolfson wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:16 pm
by Paultx wrote:I just installed XnViewShellEx 4.0.7, and downloaded libwebp.dll, but couldn't find a Plugins folder in C:\Program Files\XnView\ShellEx. Should I create one?
Yes. You must create a folder "Plugins" and put the libwebp.dll in it.
c:\Program Files\XnView\ShellEx\Plugins\libwebp.dll
Should I restart the PC for that to work?
No, no restart required
Should I copy the dll to some Windows system folder?
No
It worked like a charm. Thanks a lot!
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Re: XnView Shell Extension

Post by Paultx » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:19 pm

XnView Shell Extension doesn't work inside dialog boxes of some apps. Vector Magic, for instance.
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But Corel PHOTO-PAINT's dialogs show the Shellex thumbs.
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Is there a fix for that? TIA.
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Re: XnView Shell Extension

Post by Peter2 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:14 pm

Paultx wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:19 pm
XnView Shell Extension doesn't work inside dialog boxes of some apps. Vector Magic, for instance....
Have you tested all the commands in context menu?
Because I had a similar problem (with other software), but the problem came from the first software (which displays the dialogue) and not from the software which should be called from context menu.
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Re: XnView Shell Extension

Post by xnview » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:06 am

i've released the 4.1.0 (webp + color profile)
Pierre.

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Re: XnView Shell Extension

Post by Paultx » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:19 pm

xnview wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:06 am
i've released the 4.1.0 (webp + color profile)
Please, where can I download it?
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Re: XnView Shell Extension

Post by Paultx » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:32 pm

Peter2 wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:14 pm
Paultx wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:19 pm
XnView Shell Extension doesn't work inside dialog boxes of some apps. Vector Magic, for instance....
Have you tested all the commands in context menu?
Because I had a similar problem (with other software), but the problem came from the first software (which displays the dialogue) and not from the software which should be called from context menu.
From inside the dialog box of Vector Magic (the first software) I could perform a lot of actions, like: rename, copy files, rotate an image, open a folder in a new window, open a file with several programs, including one that wasn't in the context menu list, that is, I could add it to the Open with menu from inside the first software's dialog box.

Only the XnShell thumbs aren't there.
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Re: XnView Shell Extension

Post by Peter2 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:11 pm

Paultx wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:19 pm
xnview wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:06 am
i've released the 4.1.0 (webp + color profile)
Please, where can I download it?
https://www.xnview.com/de/xnshell/#downloads

Edit: I just installed it - and it's version 4.0.7 ... ???
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Re: XnView Shell Extension

Post by Ya-Grisha » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:40 am

Good health!
The idea is wonderful! But alas, the quality of Resize is poor.
Compared to how Photoshope does it, the difference is obvious.

Source - https://i.imgur.com/omzHQ8P.jpg
Photoshop - https://i.imgur.com/psuqNYi.jpg
XnShell - https://i.imgur.com/JkZVzTX.jpg

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Re: XnView Shell Extension

Post by helmut » Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:12 pm

Peter2 wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:11 pm
... https://www.xnview.com/de/xnshell/#downloads

Edit: I just installed it - and it's version 4.0.7 ... ???
I've downloaded last night and it's version 4.1.0.

Ya-Grisha wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:40 am
Good health!
The idea is wonderful! But alas, the quality of Resize is poor.
Compared to how Photoshope does it, the difference is obvious.

Source - https://i.imgur.com/omzHQ8P.jpg
Photoshop - https://i.imgur.com/psuqNYi.jpg
XnShell - https://i.imgur.com/JkZVzTX.jpg
From what I see, the difference between the two resized images isn't that obvious. And I think you can't compare these two results: The Photoshop image is 70Kb, only, and therefore full of JPG artefacts while the XnShell image is ~200kB and has more details in it (e.g. the collar of the red pullover). Personally, I think the XnShell image is a bit too sharp. In what respect are your expectations not met, Ya-Grisha?

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Re: XnView Shell Extension

Post by Ya-Grisha » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:38 am

helmut wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:12 pm
From what I see, the difference between the two resized images isn't that obvious. And I think you can't compare these two results: The Photoshop image is 70Kb, only, and therefore full of JPG artefacts while the XnShell image is ~200kB and has more details in it (e.g. the collar of the red pullover). Personally, I think the XnShell image is a bit too sharp. In what respect are your expectations not met, Ya-Grisha?
Sorry, the links or names are confused in places.
On the contrary, at XnShell the picture size is smaller than at Photoshop and the sharpness at Photoshop is greater, it is clearly visible if you quickly switch between them.
Here is another example of a picture, both of them are saved from the original with 80% quality, however Photoshop is sharper.
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Re: XnView Shell Extension

Post by aboy » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:28 am

xnview wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:06 am
i've released the 4.1.0 (webp + color profile)
Wait a minute
So there are now folder with plugins next to XnViewShellExt.dll?
With the same plugins that are already in XnView\Plugins\?
So you need DOUBLE amount of the same plugins, one for XnView itself and second for XnViewShellExt.dll to support all formats?

That;s nonsense, isn't it?
Why can't XnViewShellExt.dll look for plugins in XnView\Plugins\?
It can find xnview.exe (even portable, not-installed one, so no any registry entries) when opening preview, why not plugins?
Maybe add new option in settings for plugins location like it's already for opening preview with custom program?

That second plugins folder can make sense only on 64-bit machine with 32-bit Xnview Classic and 64-bit shell extension which needs 64-bit plugins (is it really ?), but why multiply the same plugins on 32-bit machine?

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Re: XnView Shell Extension

Post by Sm4sH » Tue May 19, 2020 1:32 pm

Hi, sorry for my bad english :-)

The Menü don't open: Change Size / in german means Größe ändern - it is there but if i goes
to it with the Cursor, nothing opens..

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Re: XnView Shell Extension

Post by Peter2 » Tue May 19, 2020 1:49 pm

For me it works fine .. - it resizes without any message to same folder with new name. maybe problems with read-only or access-rights.

Bei mir läuft's - ohne Meldung wird sofort "name_1.jpg" erzeugt. Schreibschutz und ausreichende Zugangsrechte sind geprüft?
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Re: XnView Shell Extension

Post by Sm4sH » Tue May 19, 2020 2:04 pm

OtherThings worked. Convert to, covert etc. and the menu opens but not in change Size and klick on it nothing happens.

Alles funzt sonst, überall öffnen sich die extra Menüs nur nichts bei Größe ändern und drauf klicken bewirkt auch nichts.
Wenn ich auf konvertieren.. gehe öffnet sich ein neues Fenster und ich wähle z.B. 25% aus und das macht er auch,
sprich speichert es auch.

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Re: XnView Shell Extension

Post by Peter2 » Tue May 19, 2020 3:43 pm

Version? Installed latest updates?
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