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« on: October 15, 2004, 10:20:41 PM »

Anyone have a suggestion for an app for viewing pictures? What I've tried:

ACDSee 7.0 = bloatware, tries to do too much.

Thumbsplus = same as above, slow.

IrfanView = this one is quick, but has an annoying habit of opening pictures 10X LARGER THAN they should be. I've scoured the settings and haven't been able to fix this. Irfan also has the worst icon EVAR.   Tongue

WinXP pic viewer = almost no features, doesn't scroll thru pics with the mousewheel.

I want something that when I double-click a pic file, it opens just the picture and not a 25 mb app that can slice, dice, chop, scan, ftp, defrag your hd, etc. What do you use?
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2004, 10:47:32 PM »

'allo, not sure if this fits your needs, but I like it:

http://www.picasa.com/picasa/
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2004, 10:47:45 PM »

For IrfanView, under Options > Properties, choose the Viewing tab, and in the Fullscreen/Slideshow options section see what options you have checked. There is an option for "Fit to screen: all images/movies" that might be causing your problem. I use IrfanView it and it works fine. I have the "Fit to screen: large images only (recommended)" selected.

And yes, I don't get the roadkill icon.
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2004, 11:05:13 PM »

Grinfin, that setting is for fullscreen/slideshow mode only. Anyway, it had no effect on my problem.

I was digging around in the help file, and found a reference to the i_view32.ini file. I looked at that, under the Viewing section, and found a setting called:

FitWindowOption=4

On a guess, I changed that to

FitWindowOption=1

and that solved my problem. So Irfan is working, but still would like to hear what others use.
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2004, 11:40:24 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2004, 12:08:32 AM »

Definitely IRFanView. It's small, quick, and plenty powerful.

http://www.irfanview.com/
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2004, 12:11:50 AM »

Irfanview is the bomb smile (I agree tho, The Icon Sucks Balls)
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2004, 12:40:58 AM »

I think this place got inspiration from IFranview.  I submit the following:



Kinda roadkillish, with a bit of surprise thrown in.
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2004, 12:53:58 AM »

I'll second Irfanview, or third..I'm not good with the adding thing
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2004, 03:01:10 AM »

The built-in function of windows xp is good enough for me for picture viewing. Go into the directory containing your picture and select customize this folder from view menu and then set the folder type to Picture or Photo album if it was not set to those automatically. Then you can just browse through the picture using slideshow function.
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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2004, 04:11:20 PM »

Thanks for all the input. Now that I have IrfanView fixed, I'll just stick with that. Now to find a new icon for it!

P.S. Ron, got your email (late) and responded.
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