Tiled preview of selected image

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RobertoM
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Tiled preview of selected image

Post by RobertoM » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:19 pm

Hi,

In XnView one can view thumbnails in the browser, view a selected image in a larger size in the preview pane and open images in the full screen editor.
I would love to see XnView featured with a quickly accessible button or checkbox to let the preview pane show the selected image in a tiled representation.
For example: the image selected in the browser is :bugconfirmed:
With tiling button activated the preview pane shows something like this:

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So the image is repeatedly copied on the right and bottom side of the original (not flipped, mirrored or whatever) until the whole preview area is filled.

This feature is particularly useful for designing texture fills, backgrounds, etc. An image viewer with a tiling mode feature helps a lot finding the right image (often a seamlessly tiled one) for the goal one is after (web designer, scrapbooker, technical 2D or 3D drawing artist, etc.). Or for checking if a designed tile image (any image file format) needs some patching up before usage.

I'm surprised this feature is requested mány years ago already and tthe subject hasn't been discussed much other than some replies posted long after asking about the status of that topic.
I would think such a feature isn't hard to implement or that much time consuming (comparing with other features added to XnView) while the ones who need it would welcome it greatly.

XnView is a wonderful versatile multipurpose image viewer and editor; a tiled preview feature seems to me really not off-topic at all.

Cheers,
Roberto

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Re: Tiled preview of selected image

Post by xnview » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:24 pm

Please check XnViewMP 0.38
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Re: Tiled preview of selected image

Post by budz45 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:49 pm

Yes in XnView MP 0.38, a user can now right-click on the preview pane in Browser view and select "Draw as tiled"

RobertoM, are you satisfied with this new fulfillment by the developer?
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Re: Tiled preview of selected image

Post by helmut » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:04 pm

I've created a large background image with 1766 x 1766 pixels and wanted to see it tiled in XnView MP. Context menu of preview offers "Draw as tiled". 8)

Problem:
After selecting "Draw as tiled", the image is shown with 100% Zoom. Zooming or scrolling the preview is not possible.

Summary:
For checking the tiling of small images, the offered functionality is o.k.. For checking tiling of larger images (e.g. larger background images), it's useless.

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Re: Tiled preview of selected image

Post by grafical » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:39 pm

Is there any chance of this coming to xnView or will it only be in MP?

And yes, the ability to pan while holding down the mouse button or zoom with the mouse wheel would be excellent.

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