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Windows 7: Anyway I can view Vector files in Thumbnails Mode?

22 Jun 2009   #1
won

Windows 7 build 7201 x64
 
 
Anyway I can view Vector files in Thumbnails Mode?

...I do have quite a number of vector files (AI, EPS) and would be great to be able to view them in thumbnail mode either on Explorer or any Image Viewing application. I'm now running Win 7 (7201) x64. I can get by with EPS on ACDSee but not the AI files, ofcourse I don't want to run Illusrator everytime I need to make any selection of any of my big number of vector files.

...Any suggestion would be highly appreciate.


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22 Jun 2009   #2
won

Windows 7 build 7201 x64
 
 

Oop! My apology, guess I'd posted at the wrong place. Still desperately need advice.
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22 Jun 2009   #3
theCount

windows 7 Ultimate Professional 6.01.7100
 
 
vector previews

I use Adobe Bridge for browsing my Graphics Files - this is the only way I know of "previewing" Ai files...
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22 Jun 2009   #4
won

Windows 7 build 7201 x64
 
 

...Thanks a lot theCount, I should have though about that. I have just migrated to Win 7 and still familiar with the thumbnails view that can easily be done with XP explorer.
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22 Jun 2009   #5
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by won View Post
...Thanks a lot theCount, I should have though about that. I have just migrated to Win 7 and still familiar with the thumbnails view that can easily be done with XP explorer.
I did have a reg hack for Vista , but it was for showing PSD'S in explorer. let me see if i can find it for you...but I'm not sure if it works of AI or EPS to to be honest but its worth a try

I'll post back when i find the site i saw it on ( was about a year ago , but i got my old bookmarks backed up somewhere ).

Bridge is cool for viewing your graphics, but it become a pain sometimes.
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22 Jun 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by won View Post
...I do have quite a number of vector files (AI, EPS) and would be great to be able to view them in thumbnail mode either on Explorer or any Image Viewing application. I'm now running Win 7 (7201) x64. I can get by with EPS on ACDSee but not the AI files, ofcourse I don't want to run Illusrator everytime I need to make any selection of any of my big number of vector files.

...Any suggestion would be highly appreciate.
Did you do a google for AI, eps?
he is two and there are a bunch more

With which programs I can open a .EPS format file? - Yahoo! Answers

Opening Adobe Illustrator (AI) files when you don't have Adobe Illustrator - Jon Galloway

Ken
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22 Jun 2009   #7
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Ive not tested this in W7 as i haven't got CS4 installed on this drive , just on Vista but its worth a try.

I hope it works for you Won.

Place the DLL in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Shell\

Thumbnail previews of PSD files should be back in explorer , You can try the AI dll as well , obviously change the drive letter if needed


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13 Aug 2010   #8
Ardfry

Windows 7
 
 
EPS thumbnails in Explorer on Windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by won View Post
...I do have quite a number of vector files (AI, EPS) and would be great to be able to view them in thumbnail mode either on Explorer [...]. I'm now running Win 7 (7201) x64. [...]
We recently updated our PSD codec to provide thumbnails for the most common EPS files in Windows Explorer on 64 bit and 32 bit versions of Windows 7.

A free trial is available.

View Photoshop PSD files in Windows - x64 PSD CODEC for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Support for AI files is planned for a future update.

David Blake (Ardfry Imaging, LLC)
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05 Dec 2014   #9
jtchurch

Winx XP
 
 

Or just use this free, open source utility here: https://code.google.com/p/sagethumbs/

It works just fine to display thumbs of PS, AI, EPS, etc.
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