Image Auto-Reload (reopen) feature

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sartaros
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Image Auto-Reload (reopen) feature

Post by sartaros » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:07 pm

Reload image(-es) when xnview window gets focus. (gsview has this function)
This is very useful feature for viewing images that are automatically created. And this can be controlled through the option

martinB
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Re: Image Auto-Reload (reopen) feature

Post by martinB » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:54 am

Just came here to post the same suggestion:

An option for XnView to check the timestamp to the currently shown image.
If the timestamp has changed since the image was last read, XnView should prompt the user whether he/she wants to reload the image.
An additional option should be available that would simply reload the image if the timestamp has changed without a prompt.

For people like me that use command line tools to iterate over some image process, this would be very useful and effective.

FWIW, Notepad++ has such a feature for text files and it is very useful.

martinB
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Re: Image Auto-Reload (reopen) feature

Post by martinB » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:49 pm

*bump*

I still think this would be a very useful feature. XnView would install a file change callback to be notified when the image file has been changed.
Then it would trigger a reload.

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