Looking for a picture viewer

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Offline LjL

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    Looking for a picture viewer
    « on: 22 / July / 2008, 19:27:23 »
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    You'll say, there are tons around... yet the ones I've tried don't quite do all I want.

    I'd like my picture viewer to:
    - have Previous and Next buttons to browse through images
    - offer a "sequence" view with thumbnails on the bottom and the selected image as big as possible
    - be able to zoom in and retain the zoom and position for the next image (to compare focus etc. in several images)
    - show file size and EXIF data (possibly the important ones, shutter speed, aperture, etc, without being too crowded with unimportant things like the camera owner) in a side of the screen, similar to what Canon's CameraWindows does, but with more information (file size most importantly)
    - be able to load our CRW files
    - pan by dragging the mouse over the picture
    - allow to easily delete the current image
    - show over and underexposure (zebra like)
    - run on both Windows and Linux, if at all possible, otherwise either will do, I guess
    - be free

    Any takers?

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    Re: Looking for a picture viewer
    « Reply #1 on: 22 / July / 2008, 19:35:24 »
    XNView --> www.xnview.com

    - no zebra as i know
    - RAW: DNG
    - work with it a long time under windows, there's also a linux version, but i've never used this
    - also usable as portable version without installation, e.g. on USB stick
    - plugins & add-ons, also a SDK for writing own ones...

    great stuff !

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    Re: Looking for a picture viewer
    « Reply #2 on: 22 / July / 2008, 19:38:15 »
    ...another one, Windows only:

    Faststone Viewer http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

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    Offline LjL

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    Re: Looking for a picture viewer
    « Reply #3 on: 22 / July / 2008, 19:52:33 »
    Oh, I forgot an important one: lossless JPEG cropping (and rotating, but I guess they all do that).

    Both of the above look quite interesting at first glance anyway, thanks!


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    Re: Looking for a picture viewer
    « Reply #4 on: 22 / July / 2008, 19:59:16 »
    Hej,
    Well I just just checking what Xnview and faststone had...
    I think Xnview has more stuff possible than faststone, but what's cool with faststone is you have the EXIFs just by passing the mouse on the right, thumbnails passing the mouse up and options passing the mouse left...
    On the other hand, Xnview is customizable so you can decide the size of thumbnails, size of preview. EXIFs have too much useless infos imo, but it has histogram more accessible then faststone in the thumbnail view. I checked and you can block the zoom in XnView, not in faststone (or havn't found it). They both showed my CHDK raws.
    It can mass rename, mass resize, mass convert too. ^^
    Yeah lossless stuff too.
    poll, which is the best... ?
    + my pics on the same site

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    Re: Looking for a picture viewer
    « Reply #5 on: 22 / July / 2008, 20:21:23 »
    @yvesson: in Faststone the zoom can be locked (Settings--Viewer--"Auto image Size" -> "Lock Zoom Ratio").

    @LjL: both have JPEG losless operations (rotate& crop)

     

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