Thumbnails for Obscure Formats

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Thumbnails for Obscure Formats

Post by Kilmatead » 2010 Jun 18, 15:53

This thread was originally posted  in the xplorer² Professional forum.        
Moved here 04-August-2011 =fg=
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In my long search to be able to get Gimp .XCF files to display thumbnails when browsing, I finally ran across a free tool that can do it, plus about 200 other formats (everything from Mac image-types to Camera RAW types to brush formats).

This was originally posted on the XNView forums, but the tool itself is unrelated to XNView and may be used separately.

32 bit and 64 bit versions available.

SageThumbs

For those interested, it supports all the following image filetypes (no video):

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acr, ai, alias, als, ani, apng, apx, arw, bga, blk, bm, bmp, bpx, bw, cal, cals, cam, ch, cin, cit, clo, cloe, clp, cmt, cr2, crw, ct, cur, cursor, dc3, dcm, dcr, dcx, dds, dib, dic, dicom, dis, dng, dpx, ei, eidi, emf, emz, epi, eps, ept, flc, fli, fx3, fxd, fxm, fxo, fxr, fxs, g3n, gbr, gif, giff, gp4, grey, gry, hdr, hdri, icl, icns, ico, icon, iff, ilbm, img, imt, inta, iris, itg, ivb, j, j6i, jbf, jbr, jfif, jif, jpe, jpeg, jpg, k25, kdc, kqp, kro, lbm, lff, mbm, mif, miff, mil, mng, mos, mrw, msk, mtv, nef, oil, orf, p7, pat, pbm, pcc, pcd, pct, pcx, pdb, pdf, pdx, pef, pfr, pgm, pic, picio, pict, pict2, pix, pixar, pm, pmp, png, pnm, ppm, ppma, pr, prc, prn, ps, ps1, ps2, ps3, psd, psp, pspbrus, pspfram, pspimag, pspmask, psptube, pwp, pxa, pxb, pxr, pxs, qrt, qti, qtif, qtl, raf, ras, rast, raw, rawraw, rgb, rgba, rl4, rl8, rla, rlb, rle, rpbm, rpf, rpgm, rpnm, rppm, rs, rsb, rw2, scr, sct, sfw, sgi, si, sj1, sr, sr2, srf, sun, suniff, syn, synu, sys, taac, targa, tdi, dtim, tex, tga, tif, tiff, tim, tm2, tub, urt, uyvy, vff, vga, vpb, vst, wap, wbm, wbmp, wfx, wmf, wmz, x11, x3f, xbm, xcf, xpm, xwd, yuv
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Post by nikos » 2010 Jun 19, 05:35

i am planning a blog article with such extensions, so this is a good find!
still looking for a previewer for wordperfect WPD files that many people ask for, any ideas?

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Post by fgagnon » 2010 Jun 19, 13:30

sagethumbs is a nice discovery for all the filetypes it supports. Now I can get thumbnails and QV previews for my canon RAW photos w/o opening my photo processing software to see what's what.  :thumbup:
But I don't care for its caching as it quickly eats too much system resources. :thumbdn:

@ jumbled mess -
No more of a jumble than than the rest of the forums.  :o
... Which should be no surprise considering the source.  I merely succumbed  in to a mounting number of requests that a collection popular useful topics would be desirable -- even without removing the attendant chaff. :shrug:

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Post by Kilmatead » 2010 Jun 19, 14:55

fgagnon wrote:But I don't care for its caching as it quickly eats too much system resources.
It only seems to use the system resources once upon initial viewing of a folder to create the initial thumbnails (stored in a single file in \AppData\Local\SageThumbs.db3).  Once all your photos are "thumbed", no more resources are used, as far as I can tell - and they "snap to" quite efficiently in x2 henceforth.  That said, if you have 20,000 photos stored it might take some time to create all the thumbnails.

x2 does have a problem displaying SageThumbs created .ICO thumbs (alpha channels turn black)... not sure why, as they display in explorer just fine. Disabling the .ICO handling (only) seems to work, but the .ICO's are displayed half size for some reason - which has been a problem with x2 for some time.
fgagnon wrote:I merely succumbed to a mounting number of requests...
Which, if I cared to dig out the thread, amounted to 1 new user (who only asked for a Sticky) and a few older users who seemed more placidly amicable than sexually vociferous.  If Nikos "responded" to requests like that we'd have more options than sense. :wink:

Methinks you attacked the issue (which at its core simplicity was a good idea) with gusto and created a whole sub-forum with no cohesive sanity.  Heck, even the title's somewhat runaway.

And no, I'm not volunteering to clean it up - I'm just heckling from the cheap-seats :D - if it ain't my baby, I don't change the nappies.

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Post by nikos » 2010 Jun 20, 05:15

in the following version x2 will improve in thumbnailing in general for vista+

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Post by Kilmatead » 2010 Aug 07, 16:52

nikos wrote:in the following version x2 will improve in thumbnailing in general for vista+
Given that nature abhors a vacuum, and I abhor nature (especially when it's covered in ivy), I take it that "the following version" was referring to some mystical future upgrade, rather than the relative paucity (except for the Russians) that was 1.8.0.13?

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Post by Tuxman » 2010 Aug 07, 19:27

Kilmatead wrote:If I could play guitar, I'm sure it would gently weep. Image
With every mistake we must surely be learning ;)
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Post by Kilmatead » 2010 Aug 07, 20:27

Tuxman wrote:With every mistake we must surely be learning
I don't know how you were diverted (<Ctrt-F6>)
you were perverted too
I don't know how you were inverted
(<NumMult>)
no one alerted you

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Post by Tuxman » 2010 Aug 07, 20:30

Kilmatead wrote:
Tuxman wrote:With every mistake we must surely be learning
I don't know how you were diverted (<Ctrt-F6>)
Ctrl-O?  :D
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Post by Kilmatead » 2010 Aug 07, 20:35

I don't know how someone controlled you (<Ctrl-N>)

My layouts are bleeding now...

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Post by Kilmatead » 2011 Aug 04, 17:02

This convenient free extension has been updated, for those interested - with your man finally fixing a few annoying Win7 issues with the new 2.0.0.6 release, plus the ability to remove the context menu extension, etc.  I suggest using it only to selectively handle any particularly rare formats you use (all formats can be individually chosen, unlike other similar tools) as it uses an SQL cache which is a tiny bit slower than the normal Windows cache that x2 now partakes of.  However, there will always be those who might like the extended tooltip details displayed for all their images - to each their own.

(I updated the link in the first post of this thread to point to the Google Code page, so no more staring curiously at a Russian website to figure out what the frak it does. :D)

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Post by dwdallam » 2011 Nov 29, 10:21

Same here. I can finally view thumbnails of my Canon RAW files, but I have a problem. The orientation is incorrect for portrait mode files. Is anyone having this problem? All my portraits are laying on their sides.
fgagnon wrote:sagethumbs is a nice discovery for all the filetypes it supports. Now I can get thumbnails and QV previews for my canon RAW photos w/o opening my photo processing software to see what's what.  :thumbup:
But I don't care for its caching as it quickly eats too much system resources. :thumbdn:

@ jumbled mess -
No more of a jumble than than the rest of the forums.  :o
... Which should be no surprise considering the source.  I merely succumbed  in to a mounting number of requests that a collection popular useful topics would be desirable -- even without removing the attendant chaff. :shrug:

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