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Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

Post by JoniJnm » Tue May 12, 2009 10:07 pm

Hi,
is possible to preview a image on a folder like if you are using xnview's explorer? Maybe I have to activate an option?

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And, why not the two images are equal? The images are .ppm

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Re: Preview images on a folder

Post by ckv » Wed May 13, 2009 9:21 am

You want to view the files in browser as icons instead of thumbnails? If so, there's abutton in the small tool bar to change the view mode and you can also change it from the view menu (View -> View As -> Icons).

The squares don't show in the thumbnails because of the default resample method used to resize the thumbnails. You may want to enable high quality thumbnails from the options dialog (Tools menu -> Options -> Thumbnails -> Use high quality).
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Re: Preview images on a folder

Post by JoniJnm » Wed May 13, 2009 7:49 pm

On Microsoft's browser the files are viewed as icons, and xnview's browser as thumbnails, then, is possible to view the files (on microsoft browser) as thumbnails?

(sorry, my english is poor)

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Re: Preview images on a folder

Post by ckv » Thu May 14, 2009 11:28 am

JoniJnm wrote:On Microsoft's browser the files are viewed as icons, and xnview's browser as thumbnails, then, is possible to view the files (on microsoft browser) as thumbnails?

(sorry, my english is poor)

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Yes, you can view the thumbnails in windows explorer too by enabling them from the view menu, like in xnview.
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Re: Preview images on a folder

Post by JoniJnm » Thu May 14, 2009 5:30 pm

I changed it, but I always see icons:

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I have tried to add the extension ppm to xnview's configuration, but I still viewing icons:

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Re: Preview images on a folder

Post by Clo » Thu May 14, 2009 7:33 pm

:arrow: JoniJnm

:) Hello !

• You did NOT add this extension, in the opposite you EXCLUDED IT ! :P
- Please, have a glance HERE

:arrow: Pierre

:( For pity's sake, please add the indications INCLUDE and EXCLUDE for these fields,
as suggested¦requested N… times !

:mrgreen: KR
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Re: Preview images on a folder

Post by thibaud » Thu May 14, 2009 8:38 pm

am I the only one to understand that he wants the thumbnails in windows explorer ? :shock:

JoniJnm as far as I know there isn't much you can do about that.

after all, isn't it one of the main purpose of xnview browser ? (I'm not sure why I would need xnview browser if I had thumbnail in explorer)
(I never understood why ms didn't provide a proper plug-in api for explorer thumbnails)

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Re: Preview images on a folder

Post by JoniJnm » Thu May 14, 2009 8:46 pm

Thanks thibaud, I will have to settle for the Explorer XnView

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Re: Preview images on a folder

Post by helmut » Fri May 22, 2009 7:30 pm

Windows Explorer can show thumbnails with "View > Thumbnails" (Ver > Vistas en miniatura). But Windows Explorer supports common file formats like JPG, BMP, GIF, TIF, and some more, only. PPM is definetely not supported by Windows Explorer, this is why you see the icon, only.

(Hope this helps to understand things better).

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Re: Preview images on a folder

Post by JoniJnm » Fri May 22, 2009 9:30 pm

Photoshop allows it... :)

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Re: Preview images on a folder

Post by helmut » Sat May 23, 2009 4:47 pm

JoniJnm wrote:Photoshop allows it... :)
Hmm, your answer does not make much sense to me. Just to make sure: Windows Explorer is NOT the XnView Browser. The XnView Browser can display all kind of format, i.e. all formats listed in the list of supported formats.

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Re: Preview images on a folder

Post by ckv » Sat May 23, 2009 9:13 pm

helmut wrote:
JoniJnm wrote:Photoshop allows it... :)
Hmm, your answer does not make much sense to me. Just to make sure: Windows Explorer is NOT the XnView Browser. The XnView Browser can display all kind of format, i.e. all formats listed in the list of supported formats.
Photoshop can install an extension (?) that allows thumbnails for other formats in Windows Explorer. Adobe reader does that for PDF files.
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Re: Preview images on a folder

Post by helmut » Sun May 24, 2009 9:10 am

ckv wrote:Photoshop can install an extension (?) that allows thumbnails for other formats in Windows Explorer. Adobe reader does that for PDF files.
Ah, o.k.. A neat feature enhancement for Windows Explorer. Perhaps something XnView could also do/provide?

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Re: Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

Post by ckv » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:35 am

I found this open soure shell extention that adds thumbnail support for 19 file types in Windows Explorer. :D

http://www.seriema.net/thumbview/
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Re: Thumbnails in Windows Explorer

Post by thibaud » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:59 pm

ckv wrote:I found this open soure shell extention that adds thumbnail support for 19 file types in Windows Explorer. :D
http://www.seriema.net/thumbview/
I never tried that one, but MysticThumbs is one that can't be missed.(with 64 bit support !)

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