MP 0.21 Win: Amazing! MP opens Carina image

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MP 0.21 Win: Amazing! MP opens Carina image

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There is a very large Hubble image of the Carina nebula (available here) that no software (NO software) has been able to open on my 1Gb machine.

The image is a 200Mb JPG with dimensions 29,566 x 14,321!

Well, MP just opened it. It took almost a minute, but the preview appeared, and when I switched to View mode, the image displayed instantly, without having to reload!

Not only that, it zooms smoothly and pans smoothly using the tiny navigation proxy, too.

This is a significant improvement and will greatly enhance my use of XnView.


Wow, is all I can say. I've never been able to explore the Carina image before (well, the online version IS zoomable, but I like to have the file locally).

Thank you, Pierre!
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:-)
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Re: MP 0.21 Win: Amazing! MP opens Carina image

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Well, MP just opened it. It took almost a minute,
ouch that's about the time I took to download it :D

just for the fun I had the image opened by a few viewers...
viewer start time included (viewers were not started image was never opened by the viewers before):
1. ACDSee pro 3 quickview : first chunck of image apearing > 0.9 sec ; load completed:4 sec
2. xnviewMP : 5 sec. kudos to Pierre for the improvement vs xnview 1.96 !
3. Fast picture viewer 64 : 10 sec.
4. xnview 1.96.x : 26 sec.
5. Picasa 3 viewer : failed ! 11 sec to display but failed to zoom at 1:1 size.

results are interesting, looks like some viewer are so optimized for certain scenario that once they get pushed a bit their performance drops considerably.
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Re: MP 0.21 Win: Amazing! MP opens Carina image

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2thibaud...

What sort of setup are you using for those times?

My environment is memory (too little) and disk (slow + usb 2) constrained.

Beautiful pic, though, don't you agree?
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thibaud wrote: 2. xnviewMP : 5 sec. kudos to Pierre for the improvement vs xnview 1.96 !
4. xnview 1.96.x : 26 sec.
Strange, you use File/Open in Xnview 1.96 to open the file?
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xnview wrote:
thibaud wrote: 2. xnviewMP : 5 sec. kudos to Pierre for the improvement vs xnview 1.96 !
4. xnview 1.96.x : 26 sec.
Strange, you use File/Open in Xnview 1.96 to open the file?
no, like I said apps were not started.
I simply dropped the file on xnview shortcut.
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JohnFredC wrote:2thibaud...
What sort of setup are you using for those times?
nothing too fancy: windows vista 64 single cpu quad core with 8gb ram, graphic card with 512MB ram and a 10.000 rpm drive.
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Thanks thibaud.

I had no clue how quickly a new system runs these days.
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thibaud wrote:
xnview wrote:
thibaud wrote: 2. xnviewMP : 5 sec. kudos to Pierre for the improvement vs xnview 1.96 !
4. xnview 1.96.x : 26 sec.
Strange, you use File/Open in Xnview 1.96 to open the file?
no, like I said apps were not started.
I simply dropped the file on xnview shortcut.
Do you use 'Browser - Fullscreen' as starting setting?
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Re: MP 0.21 Win: Amazing! MP opens Carina image

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xnview wrote:Do you use 'Browser - Fullscreen' as starting setting?
no. "mode when starting a file" is set to "normal"
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thibaud wrote:
xnview wrote:Do you use 'Browser - Fullscreen' as starting setting?
no. "mode when starting a file" is set to "normal"
So only a view is opened? I'll check
Pierre.