How about SVG support.

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Ben321
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How about SVG support.

Post by Ben321 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:01 am

XNview already supports standard vector graphic formats, WMF and EMF. Why not also add SVG to the list of vector graphic formats it can load. And that's an important format too as it seems to have gained prominent usage on Wikipedia and other websites. To convert these files to a more common graphics files though for regular viewing (like PNG) I'll need to use a converter. Currently the only converters that handle SVG are commercial software that I have to pay money to get. I want a free one. XNView is free, so please add support for SVG to XNView.

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Re: How about SVG support.

Post by Ben321 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:41 am

I see now there is a 3rd party plugin for SVG, but it costs money (defeating the purpose of me choosing XNview). Someone who's into programming, REALLY needs to sit down and write up a nice simple SVG plugin that supports transparency (as most of my source SVGs have transparency), and then upload it and post it here for free, so we XNview users no longer have to dish out big $$$ for a plugin meant to work with a COMPLETELY FREE image viewer.

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Re: How about SVG support.

Post by xnview » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:13 pm

Yes, currently SVG is available with 3rd party plugin...
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Re: How about SVG support.

Post by DOS386 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:10 am

Ben321 wrote:XNview already supports standard vector graphic formats, WMF and EMF.
NOT really.

1. WMF and EMF is not a standard, hacky libwmf/wmftogif from 1999: http://www.skynet.ie/~caolan/Packages/libwmf.html

2. XNview doesn't support them natively, it just lets Windows API do the work (so it "works" on Windows only , or obscure "wmftogif" plugin ???)

3. See http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=22005 and http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=184
also add SVG to the list of vector graphic formats it can load. And that's an important format too as it seems to have gained prominent usage on Wikipedia and other websites. To convert these files to a more common graphics files though for regular viewing (like PNG) I'll need to use a converter. Currently the only converters that handle SVG are commercial software that I have to pay money to get. I want a free one.
Firefox supports SVG and is free. But I'm not an exert on SVG :-( At least, SVG seems to be a (proposed) web standard.
There is indeed no WinZIP under my rock.

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EMF/WMF SVG WebP support

Post by DOS386 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:37 am

Interest is not that big but I'm "upgrading" this into a request to add native support of:

- EMF / WMF (some (only EMF ?) open source code exists LGPL2)

- SVG (format is open, code unknown)

- WebP (good (?) code exists BSD) http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=20962
There is indeed no WinZIP under my rock.

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