Re: Quality of thumbnail pictures

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Re: Quality of thumbnail pictures

Post by tosp » Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:52 am

Hi
Over the years I evaluated several programs like XnView for viewing my pictures. Every program has its own features but XnView has the most configurable GUI.

One thing I realized in nearly all programms (XnView too). If I compare the quality of the pictures in the thumbnail view to ACDSee then I must say the thumbnails in ACDSee are much more clearlier and sharper.

Can anybody confirm my statement?
Unfortunately I can't add a picture for illustration here.

If I had an wish for XnView then I would have a better quality for the thumbnail picture.

Regards Torsten

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Re: Quality of thumnail pictures

Post by xnview » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:16 pm

tosp wrote:Hi
Over the years I evaluated several programs like XnView for viewing my pictures. Every program has its own features but XnView has the most configurable GUI.

One thing I realized in nearly all programms (XnView too). If I compare the quality of the pictures in the thumbnail view to ACDSee then I must say the thumbnails in ACDSee are much more clearlier and sharper.

Can anybody confirm my statement?
Unfortunately I can't add a picture for illustration here.

If I had an wish for XnView then I would have a better quality for the thumbnail picture.

Regards Torsten
Do you use embedded thumbnails?
Pierre.

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Re: Quality of thumnail pictures

Post by tosp » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:55 pm

xnview wrote:
Anonymous wrote:Hi
Over the years I evaluated several programs like XnView for viewing my pictures. Every program has its own features but XnView has the most configurable GUI.

One thing I realized in nearly all programms (XnView too). If I compare the quality of the pictures in the thumbnail view to ACDSee then I must say the thumbnails in ACDSee are much more clearlier and sharper.

Can anybody confirm my statement?
Unfortunately I can't add a picture for illustration here.

If I had an wish for XnView then I would have a better quality for the thumbnail picture.

Regards Torsten
Do you use embedded thumbnails?
No I didn't.

See screenshot (left XnView, right ACDSee 6.0)

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Re: Quality of thumnail pictures

Post by xnview » Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:09 pm

tosp wrote:
xnview wrote:
Anonymous wrote:Hi
Over the years I evaluated several programs like XnView for viewing my pictures. Every program has its own features but XnView has the most configurable GUI.

One thing I realized in nearly all programms (XnView too). If I compare the quality of the pictures in the thumbnail view to ACDSee then I must say the thumbnails in ACDSee are much more clearlier and sharper.

Can anybody confirm my statement?
Unfortunately I can't add a picture for illustration here.

If I had an wish for XnView then I would have a better quality for the thumbnail picture.

Regards Torsten
Do you use embedded thumbnails?
No I didn't.

See screenshot (left XnView, right ACDSee 6.0)

Image
Seems that they use a sharpen on thumbnail, and if you don't use high qualilty?
Pierre.

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Re: Quality of thumnail pictures

Post by tosp » Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:38 pm

xnview wrote:
tosp wrote:Image
Seems that they use a sharpen on thumbnail, and if you don't use high qualilty?
The high quality is switched on.

Indeed they use a sharpen on the thumbnails.
In XnView the thumbnails are a little bit washy in any thumbnail size.

The first step in my workflow (after importing the photos fom my camera) is to sort out the bad ones. (e.g. the really unsharpen ones) In ACDSee the thumbnail view is enought for taking a first sort. In XnView I can't do this because the quality of thumbnails is quite different from the real ones.
(This for an explanation why I asked for a better sharpenes of the thumbnails)

TheOdds

Post by TheOdds » Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:30 pm

Sharphening thumbnails could be great addition to XnView too, but only if it doesn't significantly increase thumbnail greation time.

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Post by xnview » Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:45 pm

TheOdds wrote:Sharphening thumbnails could be great addition to XnView too, but only if it doesn't significantly increase thumbnail greation time.
As an option...
Pierre.

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Post by TheOdds » Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:32 pm

xnview wrote:As an option...
Even better :)

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Post by tosp » Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:34 am

TheOdds wrote:
xnview wrote:As an option...
Even better :)
Sounds good :)

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Re: Quality of thumbnail pictures

Post by Karl02 » Mon May 25, 2015 5:56 pm

An option to set the thumbnail sharpening amount was added in XnView v2.32 (2015-03-16). :D

See also: Option to set thumbnail sharpening amount
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