Magnifier tool and where is the RAW filter in XnViewMP?

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sternenfall
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Magnifier tool and where is the RAW filter in XnViewMP?

Post by sternenfall »

Hi,

to quickly preview images I need two things:
(1) filter out Raw files from the thumbnail view, and
(2) zoom to 100% with a left- or right mouse click.

I was able to disable ORFs with XnView, but in XnViewMP this feature has disappeared. I cannot even hide the "images" type; it's grayed out. Quickly zooming to 100% isn't possible in XnView 1.98.2 nor XnViewMP beta 0.39. At least not in the standard configuration. When I left-click in XnViewMP nothing happens. I don't think this makes any sense. It looks like a NOP. Then, when I release the mouse nothing happens again. But when I begin to drag the mouse, suddenly the image darkens and I see a very tiny selection tool. It starts much too tiny to be useful, btw. In the configuration settings there are no options to tweak these behaviors (or I haven't found them).

I really like FastStone's "bubble" magnifier. It would be nice to have it in XnView, with the other parts of the image darkened, so we can easily judge image sharpeness. There is a magnifier symbol in the toolbar, but all it does is to jump into an arbitary location of the image, probably the center, but that's normally not the part I need to see. Same with hotkeys + and -. I simply have no control over what happens here. In XnViewMP, when I press the magnifier again I'm stuck: it does not zoom out.

Why is the magnifier not simply operating as magnifier tool? When enabled, clicking with the left mouse shall zoom into where I clicked, releasing the left mouse should zoom out. When the tool is disabled, however, selections shall only happen when the selection tool is enabled. Most imaging tools therefore use an arrow symbol. It is currently rather confusing - and if only to people new to XnView - that the mouse selects parts of the image, and that zooming is so hard. To be honest, for me XnView and XnViewMP are unusable to quickly preview images.

Thanks for your attention,
Andreas
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Re: Magnifier tool and where is the RAW filter in XnViewMP?

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I was able to disable ORFs with XnView, but in XnViewMP this feature has disappeared. I cannot even hide the "images" type; it's grayed out.
In XnView 1.98, you hide image type, but ALL image files will be hidden????
Quickly zooming to 100% isn't possible in XnView 1.98.2 nor XnViewMP beta 0.39. At least not in the standard configuration. When I left-click in XnViewMP nothing happens. I don't think this makes any sense. It looks like a NOP. Then, when I release the mouse nothing happens again. But when I begin to drag the mouse, suddenly the image darkens and I see a very tiny selection tool. It starts much too tiny to be useful, btw. In the configuration settings there are no options to tweak these behaviors (or I haven't found them).
In XnViewMP, with "Left button" => "Move selection", if you click you can view the picture at 100%
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Re: Magnifier tool and where is the RAW filter in XnViewMP?

Post by sternenfall »

Thanks for your response, Pierre.
xnview wrote:In XnView 1.98, you hide image type, but ALL image files will be hidden????
Sorry, now I found how to exclude ORFs in XnViewMP. Actually it is implemented more clearly than in XnView. I was confused that the Line "Images" is grayed out. For what is it good then? In the "Extensions" column there are no entries.
xnview wrote:In XnViewMP, with "Left button" => "Move selection", if you click you can view the picture at 100%
I'm stuck. When I press the left button I can drag a selection box. Same thing with right button -- no context menu. Do you mean there's some trick to zoom into the selection? This would be circumstantial. A photographer opens an image and within less than two seconds s/he sees where the image should be sharp. Maybe out of experience, maybe because s/he has just made the photo a few hours ago.

When the user selects an image in the browser, XnView seems to imply that this picture is to be edited. I bet that in >95% of all cases, however, the user only wants to examine the picture, then maybe edit it.
Greetings, Andreas