Thumbnails in panels?

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Thumbnails in panels?

Post by plino » 09 Jan 2009, 13:31

I can't get any thumbnails in Thumbnail view. I can only see an enlarged icon. Is this a bug?

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Post by Jan Rysavy » 09 Jan 2009, 13:40

Is the PictView plugin installed (see Plugins > Plugins Manager)?
Did you purchase it with Salamander?

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Re: Thumbnails in panels?

Post by Jan Patera » 09 Jan 2009, 13:40

plino wrote:I can't get any thumbnails in Thumbnail view. I can only see an enlarged icon. Is this a bug?
Can you give us an example of what file types you have problems with? Images (e.g. JPG), drawings (e.g. DWG), documents (e.g. PDF, DOC) or any other?
2nd question: do you have the PictView plugin installed and enabled (to check it, go to Plugins/Plugins Manager)?

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Post by plino » 09 Jan 2009, 13:43

No, I didn't buy Pictview. Do I need this to view explorer thuimbnails?

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Post by Jan Patera » 09 Jan 2009, 13:53

plino wrote:No, I didn't buy Pictview. Do I need this to view explorer thuimbnails?
Depending on the file types of which you want to see thumbnails (see my first question). For images, yes, PictView is needed.

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Post by plino » 09 Jan 2009, 13:58

Just plain BMP, JPG, PNG... anything that shows a thumbnail under explorer...

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Post by Jan Rysavy » 09 Jan 2009, 14:25

Yes, in this case you need it.

Please see http://purchase.altap.cz/purchase/ and What's this? for the PictView plugin for more details.

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Post by plino » 09 Jan 2009, 14:42

I had never noticed that.

I think this is not fair.

You should allow the thumbnails to display what explorer already shows. Not more not less!

It doesn't make sense to force the user to pay for something he already had included in his system.

I agree that if the user wants all the extra features included in PictView (some are quite interesting) then he should pay for it...

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Post by Jan Rysavy » 09 Jan 2009, 15:03

We can support reading thumbnails from Windows if there will be demand.

Every programmer can do it, because Salamander has open plugin architecture and SDK is available.

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Post by plino » 09 Jan 2009, 15:10

I'm surprised no one has asked for this before.

Can you make a poll on the forum to check if people are interested?

I'm not a programmer. I'm just an advanced Windows user :wink:

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Post by Jan Rysavy » 09 Jan 2009, 15:16

Over 80 per cent of our customers purchase Salamander together with the PictView plugin. It will be probably the reason.

Please, put your request into the Feature Requests section.
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Post by stepand76 » 09 Jan 2009, 15:18

plino wrote:I'm surprised no one has asked for this before.
PictView (as plugin in AS) is one of best pieces of software I know. I must have it. So that's why haven't this problem :-)

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Post by plino » 09 Jan 2009, 15:28

I can see your point, but I just want to see the small thumbnail (which I already have if I open an Explorer window) to select which photos to copy to a CD to take to a printshop...

If I want to view the full photo, I already have the Freeware IrfanView. If I want to edit the photo, I already have the Open Source Gimp...

I have paid for Servant Salamander because it has features no other Dual Pane file manager has. I just don't want to pay (again) for things I already paid for :wink:

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Post by SelfMan » 10 Jan 2009, 23:44

plino wrote:I'm surprised no one has asked for this before.
Can you make a poll on the forum to check if people are interested?
I'm not a programmer. I'm just an advanced Windows user :wink:
Don't worry.. I did ask already...
Same answer with SDK.

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Post by Jan Rysavy » 13 Jan 2009, 12:35

I'm locking this thread, please continue in http://forum.altap.cz/viewtopic.php?t=2947

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