Interpolated zooming should be disabled for very small images

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Lee James
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Interpolated zooming should be disabled for very small images

Post by Lee James » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:35 pm

Interpolated zooming is a great feature, making everything look nice and smooth.

But for small images it's annoying. Images such as pixel art, icons, thumbnails, etc. All the pixels blur together and you can't see the image clearly.

I would like to suggest that interpolation is disabled for images below a threshold of (say) 500 pixels wide. It would also be good to have an option to customise this threshold, though that is less important.

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Re: Interpolated zooming should be disabled for very small images

Post by xnview » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:05 pm

when you zoom in?
Pierre.

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Re: Interpolated zooming should be disabled for very small images

Post by Lee James » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:24 pm

xnview wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:05 pm
when you zoom in?
Yes, I have "fit image to window" enabled, so small images always open zoomed in.

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Re: Interpolated zooming should be disabled for very small images

Post by cday » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:39 pm

Lee James wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:24 pm
xnview wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:05 pm
when you zoom in?
Yes, I have "fit image to window" enabled, so small images always open zoomed in.
There is an option Tools > Settings... > View -- View tab : High zoom quality which may be what you need?

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Re: Interpolated zooming should be disabled for very small images

Post by Lee James » Thu May 03, 2018 9:12 am

cday wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:39 pm
There is an option Tools > Settings... > View -- View tab : High zoom quality which may be what you need?
Setting this to "Zoom out" does prevent small images from being interpolated - but it also stops ALL medium resolution images from being interpolated! The problem is even worse for me because my monitor is 2560 x 1440, which means that most photos get zoomed in.

I want all images to be interpolated except small images (less than 500 pixels).

Could you please add an option like this:

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Re: Interpolated zooming should be disabled for very small images

Post by Lee James » Thu May 03, 2018 7:54 pm

… Or it would be great to simply have a button to toggle interpolation on/off! :)

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Re: Interpolated zooming should be disabled for very small images

Post by xnview » Mon May 14, 2018 1:54 pm

Lee James wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 7:54 pm
… Or it would be great to simply have a button to toggle interpolation on/off! :)
in view mode?
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Re: Interpolated zooming should be disabled for very small images

Post by Lee James » Tue May 15, 2018 6:14 pm

xnview wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Lee James wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 7:54 pm
… Or it would be great to simply have a button to toggle interpolation on/off! :)
in view mode?
Yes please, if possible! :) Ideally a key that could be pressed, but a I suppose an option in the menu may be useful so that people know they can do it?

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