Topic "Image Preview"

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Hi,

I've been using WINSCP for a year or so now and think its great. Very Happy

I'm not sure if this has been requested before but I would like to request an image preview tool.
I don't mean anything supremely powerful with image editing tools or anything like that, just something along the lines of the picture viewer that's built into Windows XP that supports all of the popular image formats (.jpg .gif .png .tiff etc).

I think it would be nice to be able to double click on an image and view it rather than see it's code.
Thanks.
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martin
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Just setup the the windows picture viewer as an external editor for the image files. Read documentation.
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Martin Prikryl
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Thanks prikryl,

It took a little bit of digging to figure out where the picture viewer is executed from but your suggestion worked. Wink
Keep up the good work man, I look forward to future releases.

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For anyone else who want's do this, it is not a simple as I first thought.
The Windows Picture & Fax viewer is not a standalone executable (.exe), it's run from a .dll file.

rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen path-to-picture

To get WINSCP to open images using the windows previewer enter the above path (without 'path-to-picture') as the path for the external editor (Where "C:\WINDOWS" is the directory of your windows installation.) and then move it to the top of the list.
Don't forget to specify all the image file types you want it to open also, remembering that the functionality of the Windows picture viewer is slightly limited and doesn't open files such as Targas etc. Most common web graphics are supported though.
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Anonymous wrote:
To get WINSCP to open images using the windows previewer enter the above path (without 'path-to-picture') as the path for the external editor (Where "C:\WINDOWS" is the directory of your windows installation.) and then move it to the top of the list.
Don't forget to specify all the image file types you want it to open also, remembering that the functionality of the Windows picture viewer is slightly limited and doesn't open files such as Targas etc.


Lots of reasons to use XnView instead.

http://www.xnview.com
aXon
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noftpanymore wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
To get WINSCP to open images using the windows previewer enter the above path (without 'path-to-picture') as the path for the external editor (Where "C:\WINDOWS" is the directory of your windows installation.) and then move it to the top of the list.
Don't forget to specify all the image file types you want it to open also, remembering that the functionality of the Windows picture viewer is slightly limited and doesn't open files such as Targas etc.


Lots of reasons to use XnView instead.

http://www.xnview.com


or irfan view, which is faster Wink
http://www.irfanview.com/

sorry for offtopic, if it is Rolling Eyes
moonslice
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It would be great to have a small box - maybe in the lower left of the local or remote window that will show a thumb of any image you mouse-over.

SmartFTP 2.5 has this as a standard feature.

Otherwise i love this program.

Jim
martin
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moonslice wrote:
It would be great to have a small box - maybe in the lower left of the local or remote window that will show a thumb of any image you mouse-over.

Sorry, I don't to plan such feature. I try to focus on file-management functionality.
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aXon wrote:
noftpanymore wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
To get WINSCP to open images using the windows previewer enter the above path (without 'path-to-picture') as the path for the external editor (Where "C:\WINDOWS" is the directory of your windows installation.) and then move it to the top of the list.
Don't forget to specify all the image file types you want it to open also, remembering that the functionality of the Windows picture viewer is slightly limited and doesn't open files such as Targas etc.


Lots of reasons to use XnView instead.

http://www.xnview.com


or irfan view, which is faster Wink
http://www.irfanview.com/

sorry for offtopic, if it is Rolling Eyes


For those who are looking to solve this problem, there is a radio button in the "Edit editor" that lets one choose 'Internal Editor', 'External Editor' or 'Associated application.' Selecting the third option worked beautifully - files of '.png' now open with the windows previewer. This was for winSCP 5.1.5 on Win 7.
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Anonymous wrote:


For those who are looking to solve this problem, there is a radio button in the "Edit editor" that lets one choose 'Internal Editor', 'External Editor' or 'Associated application.' Selecting the third option worked beautifully - files of '.png' now open with the windows previewer. This was for winSCP 5.1.5 on Win 7.


This right here solved all my issues. For any type of file. Thanks!
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