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What software do you use for viewing?
#1
I can't seem to find a image viewer that I like - I've tried irfanview (maybe an early version) but I didn't like the interface... maybe I'm just fussy Big Grin

At the moment, I'm using the one that comes with windows XP and that's bad... really bad...

Any suggestions?
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#2
i use the picture viewer built in windows XP for quick viewing or photoshop
Since light travels faster than sound,
people appear bright until you hear them speak.
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#3
Paint shop pro, photoshop and sometimes I load the pics to www.ofoto.com
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#4
Used to use the 'Windows Picture and Fax Viewer' when using XP but I am onw back on 2000 'cause XP just sh**s me and my 2000 cpoy is legit, I am currently using XnView it works and it has a 'explorer' with better thumbnail support than the basic windows explorer =)
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#5
I use the picture viewer that comes with windows, but for RAWs, I use capture 1.
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#6
Mmm C1 ...
ACDsee isnt too bad either .. but might as well use the in windows XP one for most .
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#7
Does anyone use the photoshop browser?
I don't really.
I usually depends on the thumbnails preview in windows to find the picture I want, then to look at it, I'll use the windowsXP default image viewer. It can do the basic things I require, resize (with the powertoy), rotate, view full screen, zoom in, out Smile

Does it's job well.
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#8
i wouldnt eva use the photoshoop one .. .
having photoshop open just makes my compute rlag more. . .stoopid memory goblins!!
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#9
I, too, use XP's viewer. I used to use the 'filmstrip' view in Windows Explorer but it has mysteriously disppeared... any one else have this happen?
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Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ10
Image Management/Editing:ArcSoft PhotoBase4
Advanced Image Editing: Adobe PhotoShop 7
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#10
I don't know how to get filmstrip view in Windows Explorer! haha!
I guess that mine's always been disappeared.
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#11
I've just started using the viewer that came in the ArcSoft Suite that came with my cam. So far, so good - has a basic editor built in: resize, crop, rotate, etc.
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Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ10
Image Management/Editing:ArcSoft PhotoBase4
Advanced Image Editing: Adobe PhotoShop 7
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#12
Hm... that seems to get bundled with everything... printers, cameras, scanners... I don't really like the unnecessary space taken up by the GUI...


They don't retain EXIF info too, which is bad. =/
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#13
shuttertalk Wrote:They don't retain EXIF info too, which is bad. =/

OK, so explain this whole EXIF thing to me... as a digicam newbie, I don't really understand the importance - besides, perhaps, datestamping. One weird thing I noticed is that the EXIF data for all of my pics says that the flash was used whether it actually was or not!
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Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ10
Image Management/Editing:ArcSoft PhotoBase4
Advanced Image Editing: Adobe PhotoShop 7
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#14
EXIF is embedded Data within an image ..
ie ..
it can store the
-Focal lenth ..
-dimensions
-shutter speed
-resolution...
-time /date ,,,

and more +++

so basically ..what hes saying is that when u use the program to change anything ..
the new file loses all this data ...
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#15
OK, I understand what it is, I just don't get why it's so important to keep on manipulated images since the end result is different anyway and therefore no good for comparing aperture or shutter speed, etc.
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Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ10
Image Management/Editing:ArcSoft PhotoBase4
Advanced Image Editing: Adobe PhotoShop 7
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#16
soe people like to retain the info even on modified picture..
so you can still see what the original environment is ..
i mean ..
most of the time when u process ..
u dont do much to it ...

and its always nice to have the EXIF data ther eif u wanna look at it later ..
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#17
Yeah, and when you upload to photo galleries like coppermine, pbase, etc. , they usually extract the exif info and display it on the page along with your image. Big Grin
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#18
BTW, I found out my filmstrip view isn't 'lost'!! By default, it's only enabled for the 'My Pictures' folder but not automatically enabled on sub-folders (stupid, Gates!). To make matters worse it's about a five-step process to enable it on each and every folder - no 'apply to subfolders' option!

EDIT: Ooops - my apologies to Mr. Gates... there IS a 'apply to subfolders' option and it DOES apply to newly created sub-folders. My bad.
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Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ10
Image Management/Editing:ArcSoft PhotoBase4
Advanced Image Editing: Adobe PhotoShop 7
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#19
shuttertalk Wrote:Hm... that seems to get bundled with everything... printers, cameras, scanners... I don't really like the unnecessary space taken up by the GUI...


They don't retain EXIF info too, which is bad. =/

I hate to contradict you ST, but I just noticed that PhotoBase4 does retain the EXIF data... and the GUI in the editor hardly takes up any space at all...

Screenshot: PhotoBase4 Viewer/Editor
[Image: PBase4.jpg]
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Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ10
Image Management/Editing:ArcSoft PhotoBase4
Advanced Image Editing: Adobe PhotoShop 7
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#20
Oh really? Cool... I must admit, those opinions were based on older versions. Big Grin
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#21
shuttertalk Wrote:I must admit, those opinions were based on older versions. Big Grin
That's kinda what I figured...
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Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ10
Image Management/Editing:ArcSoft PhotoBase4
Advanced Image Editing: Adobe PhotoShop 7
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#22
P.s. did you take that photo of that rodent?? It's so cute! Big Grin
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#23
Yeah, I took it, at the local park there's a little zoo: sheep, goats, llamas, emus, peacocks and the rabbit pen, which also has a couple guinea pigs, such as our friend up there.

This little guy was the cutest of the bunch...
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Worst case of 'bed-head' I've ever seen!!
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Image Management/Editing:ArcSoft PhotoBase4
Advanced Image Editing: Adobe PhotoShop 7
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