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Reading pictures from zip, rar, tgz archives

Post by ijustdiscoveredthiswonder » Sat Jul 17, 2004 4:43 am

Is it possible to introduce a feature for viewing pictures directly from rar, zip and tgz archives without unpacking them...that is as the archives were folders? :)

thanks! ;)

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Re: Reading pictures from zip, rar, tgz archives

Post by helmut » Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:35 am

ijustdiscoveredthiswonder wrote:Is it possible to introduce a feature for viewing pictures directly from rar, zip and tgz archives without unpacking them...that is as the archives were folders? :)
Think that would be a nice feature. Currently this is not available in XnView.

(XnView DeLuxe, the commercial version can do this, already).

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Post by ijustdiscoveredthiswonder » Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:54 pm

ops...i didn't know it! ...i suppose it is unlikely to be introduced into xnview free edition...well, we cannot have anything! :)

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Post by DerEineDa » Sun Nov 14, 2004 2:31 pm

Cannot this be done by some kind of "plugin" by someone else? Does XnView has something like plugin support?

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Post by ckit » Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:59 am

A feature like this would be very slow, your virus scanner would be consently checking the archive and thrashing the HDD too. In the end, it's better to unpack files really.
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Possible with TC

Post by Clo » Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:35 am

>>> ijustdiscoveredthiswonder

:) Hello !
- This should be possible whether you'ld use Total Commander as file-manager.
Notes : free trial version, not limited at functions… Don't worry about the look, the official screen-shot has not been remade for 10 years, this must be done soon :wink:

- In this program, you have just to open the archive without unpacking it (Enter), select the image file and press Enter again.
¤ Indeed, the images file-types must be associated with XnView !
- To view pics in that mode, a line must be added in the main INI file of Total Commander.
- You can set XnView as a partner-program too, in order to view pics as quick-view in the TC-Lister (read only), it works from archives too.
- If a virus scanner running in background is boring, you can disable it for "Packed" files…

- If you would be interested in this, please just PM me, or contact me via e-mail (XNVIEW "as is" in the subject to avoid the quarantine !), to get details.

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Post by ijustdiscoveredthiswonder » Mon Nov 15, 2004 2:16 pm

thank you for the hint but i already know total commander and it isn't excatly what i meant, because it needs to extract...i meant like latest versions of acdsee.

thanks anyway! ;)

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Post by JohnFredC » Sat Nov 20, 2004 5:43 pm

it needs to extract
Any tool would need to extract an image from a zip in order to view it. Perhaps what you really want is a tool that extracts to memory, and not to disk? If extracting to disk concerns you, perhaps you could point your temp folder to a RAM disk?

Except for the RAM extraction, TotalCommander does exactly what you describe. It is soon to have "native" thumbnails, too!
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Workaround ?

Post by Clo » Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:44 pm

>> JohnFredC

:) Hello John !
Except for the RAM extraction, TotalCommander does exactly what you describe.
- Indeed ! I thought that creating a Ram-drive, then setting the TEMP dir. for ZIP within that Ram-drive should allow to extract the pics in RAM, at least from the ZIP-archives…
- It was easy to create a Ram-drive under Win 3.1 (limited to ~37 MB)
- It should be enough for the most pics viewing. Under Win9x and newer, I don't know… But some external tool might allow to create a Ram-drive at the the boot-time.

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