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Windows 7: Is there a way to view HDR's as thumbnails in Windows Explorer


30 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Is there a way to view HDR's as thumbnails in Windows Explorer

Hi
Is there a way to view HDR's as thumbnails in Windows Explorer, seems you need to download the latest Directx SDK
I have Direct x11:
Operating System: Windows 7 Édition Intégrale 64-bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 880 @ 3.07GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
Memory: 12288MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 12248MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Graphic: Geforce GTX 460

Any suggestions?

Thank you very much for your time




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30 Dec 2010   #2

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I don't see how DirectX is involved in displaying HDR images. Where are you getting that notion?

What are the extensions on the files you are trying to thumbnail?
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30 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

hi

extension: .hdr or .hdri

found this:
"Just update your DirectX to the latest versions and the dll will register just use REGSVR32 TXVIEW.DLL (no need to enter the full path).

I copied my txview.dll in the \Windows\System32 folder, then opened a command prompt, changed directory to C:\Windows\System32 and typed regsvr32 txview.dll



Works like a charm!! HDRI & TGA thumbnail preview in the Windows Explorer!! Yaaay!"

what do you think that was a post on a CGI forum not a windows 7 forum...

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30 Dec 2010   #4

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

What program is used to create and edit these files?
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30 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

it is used for rendering and stands for
High Dynamique Resolution Image HDRI

it is an image
Thanks for your help
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30 Dec 2010   #6

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I know what HDR is, but what program was used to create or edit these files? You're talking about 3D rendering applications to view them, which I've never had to use for HDR pictures I've produced.

Or did you just download them?

It appears that there are no freely available win 7 x64 codecs for hdr or hdri files, which is obviously the problem. So, you'd need a program installed that can edit or create these files with the codecs in tow, which is why I asked the above question.
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30 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I found this but dont know if it is what I am looking for:

Texture Viewer (Windows Explorer Extension)
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30 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just want to see them in the windows explorer files... I use them for rendering and it hard to remember what they look like if I dont see them in thumbs
They can be produced with a free prog called HDR Shop
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30 Dec 2010   #9

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Ok, so you use them for rendering with a certain program that you still haven't stated... If that particular program doesn't include the codecs necessary to display them as thumbnails on Win 7 x64, then your only hope is to find an x64 dll/codec/utility like you already have done (txviewer) and try installing it in compatibility mode to see if it works. Try downloading that for Vista (or XP) x64 and install in compatibility mode. I doubt it will work, but it's worth a shot.

Compatibility Mode

Codecs for different raw files on Win 7 x64 are hard to come by. For instance, there aren't any RAW codecs for x64 that allow RAW image thumbnailing in explorer, either. If nothing works, your only option may be to find a program that can convert them to jpegs so they can be thumbnailed in explorer.
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31 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks
I see them fine in my 3d programs, I want to see them in explorer..

I dont know why it would be relevant to state the 3d render program to view image thumbs in explorer, any way here they are:

Maya 2011 Ultimate with Mental Ray and Vray
Rhinoceros 3d with Vray

Thanks for your help anyway installing and regestering dll is not my thing

Used to work just fine in xp pro..

Best


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