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ben_smith
03-24-2007, 04:58 AM
Hey there folks

I've just started using OpenEXR files in my render from LightWave. Really like working at 16bit but we'd been working with TGA files for so long we had some handy tools that I don't want to live without. Can anyone tell me if they've ever seen...

A thumbnail viewer. We've got a little windows plug-in that allows you to view TGA files as thumbnails in any browser window if you set the window to thumbnail mode. This is incredibly useful for spotting bad frames in a render etc. Anyone seen a similar thing for openEXR files, or just an image explorer application that supports openEXR?

Also it's useful if you can just double click a file to open and view it in a low-overhead application that doesn't take 2 minutes to load (e.g. not photoshop). Has anyone such a viewer for OpenEXR files?

Please email me at [email protected] if you think you can help!

many thanks!

/ben

Lightwolf
03-24-2007, 07:07 AM
A thumbnail viewer. We've got a little windows plug-in that allows you to view TGA files as thumbnails in any browser window if you set the window to thumbnail mode. This is incredibly useful for spotting bad frames in a render etc. Anyone seen a similar thing for openEXR files, or just an image explorer application that supports openEXR?
Xnview supportsopenEXR as far as I know - plus includes an explorer shell extension.
http://perso.orange.fr/pierre.g/xnview/enhome.html

It seems that openEXR doesn't show up on the list of supported formats, but it is supported from what I've heard (I haven't tried it yet).

Edit: You need to download a separate plugin for OpenEXR support: http://www.xnview.com/download/plugins/exr.zip

Cheers,
Mike

Exception
03-24-2007, 08:45 AM
Xnview is the best application for image management, period. Beats ACDSEE hands down, and its free!

Limbus
03-24-2007, 08:47 AM
You dont need the extra plugin. Just make sure to download the full version and not the standard one. The full version is at the bottom of the page here: http://perso.orange.fr/pierre.g/xnview/endownloadwin32.html

toby
03-24-2007, 07:59 PM
Xnview is the best application for image management, period. Beats ACDSEE hands down, and its free!
Anyone else have a crash in XP whenever double-clicking a file set to open Xnview? Seems to blink away unless you open a bunch of files at once, or open it first then browse to files. Worked fine in Win2k

Ztreem
03-25-2007, 11:24 AM
No promblem here, works perfect.

toby
03-25-2007, 01:11 PM
The weird thing is it happens on all our machines at work, plus one of the guy's home machines too. eh.