Three Image formats to PictView to add ?

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Three Image formats to PictView to add ?

Post by SuperShark » 02 Nov 2011, 23:48

I have three image formats I'd like to add to PictView, I have the DLL files, how can I add them or get them added ?

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Re: Three Image formats to PictView to add ?

Post by Ether » 03 Nov 2011, 11:31

Just for reference, this request came from here: http://forum.altap.cz/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5229
SuperShark wrote:EXR / HDR / PIC
What kind of DLL files do you have?
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Re: Three Image formats to PictView to add ?

Post by SuperShark » 04 Nov 2011, 01:09

DLL Files for Windows Explorer to preview HDR/EXR/PIC (proprietary software image format)

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Re: Three Image formats to PictView to add ?

Post by therube » 05 Nov 2011, 03:17

Don't think you can "execute" the DLL directly, but if you set up an association of say EXR to a program that all it does is to pass whatever is expect by the DLL to the DLL ...?
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Re: Three Image formats to PictView to add ?

Post by SuperShark » 05 Nov 2011, 05:02

Don't think you can "execute" the DLL directly, but if you set up an association of say EXR to a program that all it does is to pass whatever is expect by the DLL to the DLL ...?
I can copy the files to Windows Explorer and the thumbnails will preview in Explorer. Why can't the DLL files be added into Altap Salamander so the thumbnails can be viewed ?

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Re: Three Image formats to PictView to add ?

Post by Ether » 08 Nov 2011, 14:01

Because Windows Explorer has different interface for thumbnail "providers" (the DLL files) than Salamander. Also, PictView cannot include just any DLL files - the licenses forbid that most of the time.

But since the Explorer Thumbails plugin (you can find it on the forums) can work with all the formats supported by Windows Explorer, you could try installing it in the meantime.
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Re: Three Image formats to PictView to add ?

Post by SuperShark » 08 Nov 2011, 14:09

Because Windows Explorer has different interface for thumbnail "providers" (the DLL files) than Salamander. Also, PictView cannot include just any DLL files - the licenses forbid that most of the time.
The licenses I have for these DLL files is free you could include them.
But since the Explorer Thumbails plugin (you can find it on the forums) can work with all the formats supported by Windows Explorer, you could try installing it in the meantime.
Windows explorer viewer is limited to only a specific range of file formats. None of the file formats I want to add are included.
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Re: Three Image formats to PictView to add ?

Post by Ether » 08 Nov 2011, 19:20

SuperShark wrote:The licenses I have for these DLL files is free you could include them.
But there's still the problem with different interfaces. DLL's for Windows Explorer just don't work with PictView.
SuperShark wrote:Windows explorer viewer is limited to only a specific range of file formats. None of the file formats I want to add are included.
Oh. I meant Explorer Thumbnails, not Internet Explorer Viewer.
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Re: Three Image formats to PictView to add ?

Post by SuperShark » 09 Nov 2011, 00:41

The explorer Thumbnails addon for Salamander doesn't display EXR/HDR/PIC files, arrrgghh.

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