Re: Thumbnail Programs
- Hello All,
I have used irfanview. Nice utility, fairly robust for features.
A while back I discovered XnView. Also free, many export filters e.g.
PNG GIF JPG BMP WMF many others. What I really find useful is the
batch conversion feature to convert filetypes from say, BMP to GIF.
The other feature I really needed that my version of Irfan would not
easily accomplish is cropping. With XnView you just drag a box and
then pull the handles, similar to any good graphics app. The
difference is the status bar which gives exact px for cropped size so
you know what your getting before you hit the button.
Also has a color saturation conversion to specify your palatte depth.
Between XnView and Xara ($80US for transparent channel manipulation,
built-in browser previews with load times per modem speeds, and the
best anti-aliasing I've ever found, bar none) anything for the web is
> I have used irfanview. Nice utility, fairly robust for features.I confirm that VnView appears to be a very nice program. (Thanks for the hint,
> A while back I discovered XnView. Also free, many export filters e.g.
> PNG GIF JPG BMP WMF many others. What I really find useful is the
> batch conversion feature to convert filetypes from say, BMP to GIF.
Amongst it's many other features is automatic generation of an HTML thumbnails
page, where you can define the number of rows/columns of thumbnails to appear,
their size, file format (GIF, JPG or whatever) and even do batch format
conversion of the full size images, which will all be placed in a user defined
It's only disadvantage is a total lack of documentation, so it can take a bit of
finding your way around. There does appear to be a newsgroup
news://news.zoo-logique.org/xnview - though it could be all in French, the first
language of the author.
It's home web site is also a bit confusing as there are so many
language/platform versions available. (http://www.xnview.com/)
But if you can get through all that and it is well worth it!
- Hi Gang,
Earlier I said...
> I confirm that XnView appears to be a very nice program. (Thanks for the hint,A single post to the newsgroup has produced this response. That alone is enough
> There does appear to be a newsgroup
> news://news.zoo-logique.org/xnview - though it could be all in
> French, the first language of the author.
to convince me that my allegiance to Irfanview may change!
2 NEW newsgroup :
* news://news.zoo-logique.org/xnview.english for english user
* news://news.zoo-logique.org/xnview.dev for GFL SDK developer
news://news.zoo-logique.org/xnview is now only for french users !