Suggestion: Corrupt image indicator ?

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Suggestion: Corrupt image indicator ?

Post by Guest » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:13 pm

Having a big picture collections it would be nice to have somekinda corrupt image indicator that helps to locate them (and getting rid of them). Hunting corrupt images manually isn't nice.. :)

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Re: Suggestion: Corrupt image indicator ?

Post by xnview » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:31 pm

Anonymous wrote:Having a big picture collections it would be nice to have somekinda corrupt image indicator that helps to locate them (and getting rid of them). Hunting corrupt images manually isn't nice.. :)
On the thumbnail?
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Post by JohnFredC » Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:45 pm

On the thumbnail?
That would be excellent!

Also, if possible, some method of automatically rescuing the uncorrupted portion of the image to a new file would be great.

Typically what happens to me is that the thumbnail looks good but the image behind it is not "all there"...
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Re: Suggestion: Corrupt image indicator ?

Post by Guest » Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:03 pm

On the thumbnail?
I was thinking "ERR" -icon (red ?) in info icons (EXIF/IPTC/Shortcut/ERR).
And this should probably be a suboption for "Ignore read errors"..
But these are only my opinions.. :)

(Ah missed in my first post to say thanks for great program.. :))

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Post by xnview » Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:23 pm

JohnFredC wrote:Typically what happens to me is that the thumbnail looks good but the image behind it is not "all there"...
But here if you use embedded thumb, i can't detect if the file is full...
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Re: Suggestion: Corrupt image indicator ?

Post by marsh » Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:31 pm

Anonymous wrote:Having a big picture collections it would be nice to have somekinda corrupt image indicator that helps to locate them (and getting rid of them). Hunting corrupt images manually isn't nice.. :)
Perhaps a different colour highlight for filename could serve that purpose (bright red)? It would need to effect more than thumbnails I think.
Past suggestions related to images with errors:
Error filter.
Inverse filter. to temporarily show what is not being displayed.
(it would include error images, but not limited to them)

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Post by XnTriq » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:15 pm

When you enter a directory in Browser mode (View as Thumbnails), XnView displays the images' file-type icons before generating the actual thumbnails. If a corrupted file or a CorelDraw/PostScript file without an embedded thumbnail is encountered, the file gets dismissed from the list and the user will never know that something's wrong. (Dunno how Ignore read errors* fits in.)

I see two possible solutions:
  1. Display the image's file-type icon
  2. Display a generic “broken file” icon
*Tools » Options... » General » Read/Write » General » Ignore read errors
Xyzzy ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=4941]Options' descriptions for 1.82[/url]) wrote:Ignore read errors - Read errors during reading image are silently ignored. Damaged or truncated files are displayed, if XnView is able to render them.

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Post by stormy1777 » Mon May 26, 2008 1:13 pm

I think this should be a special case. you start a SCAN, and you get a list of all bad files.. repairing is a whole world of itself.. not sure if xnview should get into this.. there are very good tools to repair images.. but to maintain the photo collection.. it's critical to be able to scan all images every year and figure if everything is OK.

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Re: Suggestion: Corrupt image indicator ?

Post by Dreamer » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:44 pm

+1
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