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Thomas M.
03-27-2007, 11:36 AM
What do I need to do to see a preview image of .hdr files on XP and Vista? So far it's always a blank document icon.

Cheers
Thomas

Matt
03-27-2007, 12:58 PM
Not exactly what you're after, but I've converted all my HDR files to PNG files so I can see them as thumbnails in Windows, then choose the corresponding HDR file.

Has the added benefit of being able to use them instead of the HDR versions for when I get too much noise due to HDR files with lots of small light 'sources'.

IZZE
03-27-2007, 03:13 PM
I dont think you can do this as of yet. I can only find support for 16 bit HDR files

http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/VTF_Shell_Extensions

Snosrap
03-27-2007, 03:28 PM
Not exactly what you're after, but I've converted all my HDR files to PNG files so I can see them as thumbnails in Windows, then choose the corresponding HDR file.

Has the added benefit of being able to use them instead of the HDR versions for when I get too much noise due to HDR files with lots of small light 'sources'.

Same here.

snosrap

MooseDog
03-27-2007, 09:04 PM
XNView (http://www.xnview.com/)

while not exactly "within" windows, nevertheless a very small but powerful image viewer and manager. i can see all my hdr's no problem.