- In the browser, when we choose the “List” display, we get colors for file types (if set in the Options).
- Currently :
1. Only the most usual images-types have colours.
2. The contrast between some types is insufficient, IMHO.
- All colours are in the ranges of “Light grey-xxx” and “Light-beige”…
- I noticed the following colours :
*.BMP : • = 223/224/255 (RGB) - Light grey-blue
*.GIF : • = 223/232/223 - Light grey-green
*.ICO : • = 208/247/223 - Light green-grey
*.JPG : • = 239/232/192 - Light-beige
*.PNG : • = 224/223/223 - Light grey-pink
*.PPS : • = 224/231/224 - Light pink-grey (looks a little lighter than the PNG-colour,
but it's difficult to distinguish one another…)
3. These colours are hard-coded in the program; there is not any setting to change them, or to add some others…
• Most certainly, they have been planned to be used with the most background colours - very light or very dark -, but I guess that they are not quite satisfactory with medium-grey backgrounds, for those who use this range as background-colour.
The same here on the board
4. Hence, what is missing, and what could be added ?
A. As a first step, more colours for other file-types (to discuss here, maybe…). I think specially - about the colours - to “pure pastel” ones, such as pastel-blue • = 191/255/240 or pastel-pink • = 255/170/213 etc…
B. For a second step, an option-box, where each user could
define - add - remove colours by file-type following his/her own needs…
C. When XnView is used with Total Commander, it's possible to get the T.C. own colours by file-type.
- They are located in its INI file, in the section :
• Notes : because a strange feature of Windows, the stated colour-order in such files must be BGR[Colors]
ColorFilter2=>files without extensions
------------ and so on …
• For some special types (i.e. : files without extension), another section [Searches] must be considered…
Well, this is a start only, glad to hear your feedback !