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Windows 7: Thumbnail View of PhotoShop 6 files in Windows7


12 Nov 2009   #11

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RE: Thumbnails on Windows 7

I did a test and the shell shows a thumbnail image for PSD files on the desktop if thumbnails are enabled. The codec itself doesn't put one there, it only provides one when asked. Couldn't you create a folder on your desktop, put your image files in that folder, and set the view to small icons?

For all but the largest sizes of icon/thumbnail images in Explorer, the codec uses the embedded thumbnail. Our RAW codecs are used by professional photographers who shoot thousands of images on location and return to their PCs to review the images they have stored on external hard drives. We have worked to make our codecs load hundreds of thumbnails per second in directories with hundreds or thousands of images so that our customers aren't hindered by performance of their systems.

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13 Nov 2009   #12

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ardfry View Post
Couldn't you create a folder on your desktop, put your image files in that folder, and set the view to small icons?
I have customize Image Icons that identify the file type.
Tiny Views of Icons in a folder are not identifiable .. and an not answer.
There are a couple of ways I can work around not being able to see what I have on my Desktop.
Installing XP is the easiest to use.

Since Vista or Windows 7 replaces Icons with Thumbnails on my desktop ..
I wouldn't be able to see which image is the original jpg, the working Photoshop file or the resulting animated gif Image.


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16 Nov 2009   #13

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
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Since Vista or Windows 7 replaces Icons with Thumbnails on my desktop ..
I wouldn't be able to see which image is the original jpg, the working Photoshop file or the resulting animated gif Image.
I face the same issue when converting CR2/NEF to DNG. I rely on the file extension to distinguish the files, but I don't generally use the desktop as a working folder for my image files. For longer file names the extension isn't shown as in your screenshot, but you can see the extension when you select a file on the desktop.
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16 Nov 2009   #14

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ardfry View Post
I don't generally use the desktop as a working folder for my image files. For longer file names the extension isn't shown as in your screenshot..
I'm spoiled by twin screens and my second desktop is usually my working space.
Many times .. I will have 2 or 3 files with the same name .. and can usually see the extension.
But I've also been spoiled by XP .. I see no reason to have to resort to several workarounds or tolerate irritations to use something newer and more handicapped.

This is what I see if I disable all Thumbnails so I can use my customized Icons ...
But this is not an acceptable workaround...
Since it is nice to be able to Browse a folder and see the contents in an appropriately sized Thumbnail .. Including psd files.

What's the price of the Ardfry addon going to be ...
And is it better than the other freebies ???


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17 Nov 2009   #15

Windows 7
 
 
RE: Ardfry PSD Codec

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ardfry View Post
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What's the price of the Ardfry addon going to be ...
And is it better than the other freebies ???
Photoshop covers a lot of ground. We're initially focusing on where we have customers--professional photography (due to our RAW codecs), and grapic/web design and pixel art (due to our PNGOUT products).

Our PSD codec is very fast for even large numbers of files.
Since it's a full blown codec and not just a thumbnail provider (although we do include one) you can view PSD files in Photo Gallery and Windows 7 Media center. Some people use PSD as the working format for their photography, so having the ability to view their PSD files in Media Center and Photo Gallery is an advantage.

The codec also provides metadata to Windows and therefore integrates with Windows Desktop Search. I imagine larger design departments have trouble finding files from time to time, so this should be of great value to them.

Also, since it's a commercial product, we'll be providing support. We've helped out customers on short notice who were working with hard and fast deadlines.

The price for the initial release is $19.95 US. Time is money, so the gain in efficiency will pay for the codec almost immediately.
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17 Nov 2009   #16

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Thanks for the info.
Now if you can just fix M$'s stupid Desktop Manager.
I'm currently working on the Bobsled photos .. In XP
Some of them are over 100MB in PS
I think we're #1 so far


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13 Dec 2009   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Just purchased the Ardfry NEF Codec. A great add-on to my system. FINALLY I'm able to readily view all my pic files.
Not being a computer expert, I'm miffed at Microsoft for not making this type of feature a part of Win 7.
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13 Dec 2009   #18

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

I agree .. Windows 7 doesn't even see a psd as an Image file ..
This makes editing the Right Click psd context menu impossible.

Does it seem to slow anything down ???
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13 Dec 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Thumbviewlight and mystic thumbs both display .PSD files not sure on the delay on huge files but may be worth a try

ThumbView - See DDS, PCX, PNG, and TGA thumbnails in Explorer (+16 other image formats)

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14 Dec 2009   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Haven't noticed any slowdown at all. Since I've never been able to open psd files, I just don't use that format. It's not critical enough for
my uses to warrant any more time or expense.
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