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1  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: app to rotate multi-page images on: February 07, 2011, 11:06:55 AM
I can't seem to grab this - the download stops about two-thirds of the way through?

Hm, looks like that server needs a kick in the butt (or a disk is failing). It's slow as mud through a coffee filter... from about 2 MB of 3.55 and stopped at 2.34 MB, first part was quite OK Cry

Seemed to work for me just now...

Yeah, the intertubes have become unclogged.
2  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: app to rotate multi-page images on: February 07, 2011, 04:23:05 AM
Website | Download
v1.0.2 - 2011-02-05
    + Added option to handle F Class TIFFs.  Enable this option if your
      resulting JPEG files appear to be squashed or stretched horizontally and
      process the list again.  (Thanks, H. Mechanic)
    + Added option to output straight to PDF instead of separate JPEG files.
    * The default output directory for added files is now the same folder as the
      original file.  This can be changed using the 'Modify list data' section.
      (Thanks, H. Mechanic)


I can't seem to grab this - the download stops about two-thirds of the way through?
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is there a right-click menu tool to quickly resize images? on: February 06, 2011, 06:49:02 PM
I thought so but it doesn't work for me - not a big issue as I can start it really quickly and then it's right there for me to use.

Hmmm... That's odd. What OS are you on? (I've not tested on Windows 2000 as it is not in the list of .NET 4 supported systems.)

Windows 7 Home.  I didn't see a shortcut created when I ran the exe so created my own...

I basically assume that most things won't run on Win 2000 anymore  Cry
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is there a right-click menu tool to quickly resize images? on: February 06, 2011, 05:24:49 PM
Thanks, yes it's not what I asked for but really liked that.  It also works well with Quick Cliq.  I can't drag an image directly onto the shortcut icon though - is that what you meant?  I have to run the app, then drag the image onto the left-hand side. 
Nice bit of software which I will use - I certainly know a few people who would like something this simple.

No -- I meant that you *can* drag a photo directly onto the shortcut icon on the desktop. That opens the program with the photo loaded. You then need to either save it resized photo or to slide the slider to resize however you like, then save. Dragging & dropping onto the desktop icon just saves a step, making it a little bit easier.

I thought so but it doesn't work for me - not a big issue as I can start it really quickly and then it's right there for me to use.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is there a right-click menu tool to quickly resize images? on: February 06, 2011, 04:49:35 PM
Another option: For XP I always used the Microsoft Power Toy Photo Resizer. Right-click on file and resize. Can't get much simpler. And someone has re-invented Photo Resizer for Win7. Seems to work fine.

smiley

On that last url...

About
This is a clone of the Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP -- a PowerToy that allows you to right-click on one or more image files in Windows Explorer to resize them. It was created (by me) to extend support to non-XP and 64-bit versions of Windows (including 2000, Vista & 7).

Thanks, that might just do it!
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is there a right-click menu tool to quickly resize images? on: February 06, 2011, 04:46:21 PM
Has anyone written a bit of software where I can right-click on an images file and then hover over a "Resize to..." option (or similar) which then reveals common file size options e.g 640 x 480, 800 x 600 etc and user-defined choices.

I often use software that outputs images to set sizes and I then have to open them in IrfanView and then click the various menu options to get the job done.  I already use an old program called Picaview for quick previewing and filetype conversion - it's just missing an option to resize.

I've written a simple program, but it has no context menu integration with Windows Explorer. It's Photo Resizer in this thread. You can drag & drop a photo onto the desktop icon then resize it.

Not quite what you asked about, but it's very simple.

One other thing -- there are no presets. Resizing is visual with the size slider.

Thanks, yes it's not what I asked for but really liked that.  It also works well with Quick Cliq.  I can't drag an image directly onto the shortcut icon though - is that what you meant?  I have to run the app, then drag the image onto the left-hand side.  
Nice bit of software which I will use - I certainly know a few people who would like something this simple.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Is there a right-click menu tool to quickly resize images? on: February 06, 2011, 04:16:07 PM
doesnt the ms image resizer "power toy" work via the context menu?
I havent tried it so dont know if it fulfills your wishlist...

https://www.microsoft.com...owertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

Good suggestion, however image resizer is XP only and I'm using Windows 2000 and Windows 7  Sad
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Is there a right-click menu tool to quickly resize images? on: February 06, 2011, 03:15:42 PM
Has anyone written a bit of software where I can right-click on an images file and then hover over a "Resize to..." option (or similar) which then reveals common file size options e.g 640 x 480, 800 x 600 etc and user-defined choices.

I often use software that outputs images to set sizes and I then have to open them in IrfanView and then click the various menu options to get the job done.  I already use an old program called Picaview for quick previewing and filetype conversion - it's just missing an option to resize.
9  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2011 / Re: NANY 2011 Release: Quick Cliq on: January 12, 2011, 06:16:22 PM
Enormously impressed by this.  Really, really useful and easy to use.  Thanks so much!  As this will probably replace the utility that I paid for so I shall make a few donations.
10  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: app to rotate multi-page images on: July 04, 2010, 05:02:24 PM
Mucho thanks once again Skwire, I do believe that this will provide a genuine boost to my productivity.  I'll drop you a donation as a token of my appreciation.

You're welcome.  I'm happy to help out.

On a technical note would you be able to explain how you did it?  Was it all autohotkey or something else?  And would you have the source code?  As I said way back at the top of this thread I am trying to learn how to create different kinds of programs on Windows and would like to make things like this for other people as well.

The interface is all AutoHotkey.  The grunt work behind the scenes is done by convert.exe from the ImageMagick suite and tiffinfo.exe from the LibTIFF suite.  I use convert.exe to do the rotation and converting from TIFF to JPG (using the "/rotate #" parameter).  The tiffinfo.exe I use for determining how many pages are in the TIFF file.

AutoHotkey is superb for making front-ends that utilise commandline executables and/or DLL files.  Initially, I had intended to use the GDI+ library to do it all but I couldn't find a way to get the number of pages in a TIFF file using it so I wrote it using IrfanView doing the image manipulation.  However, I remembered that you wanted to use this at work and IrfanView's license doesn't allow that without paid registration.  I then rewrote it using the current ImageMagick/LibTIFF method, hence the delay in getting it to you.

Does that help clear things up?

Yep, that's pretty interesting, I'm going to see what I can code with autohotkey as well as continuing with C#.    Cheers,  Thmbsup
11  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: app to rotate multi-page images on: July 04, 2010, 03:45:07 PM
Superb, it works!  Many thanks.  I love a simple app that does exactly what you need it to do smiley

Great.  I'm glad it's working for you.  =]

Just one thing; i clicked Help,About and the message box is empty.  Presumably this would have the answers to these questions;

* What does Edit, Launch File do?
* What do the Get data... and Update highlighted... buttons do?

Doh, forgot to take out the Edit, Launch entry.  As for the other buttons:
  • Get data from focused row -- This will populate the the radio button cluster and the output directory field below the listview with the data from the focused row.
  • Update highlighted rows -- Let's say you just dropped a slew of TIFF files on the listview.  Highlight them all, choose a rotation, set the output directory field and then click that button.  ALL highlighted rows will be updated with your entered values.  It's a quick way to set the rotation/output data for lots of rows.

Thanks, that makes sense.

Mucho thanks once again Skwire, I do believe that this will provide a genuine boost to my productivity.  I'll drop you a donation as a token of my appreciation.

On a technical note would you be able to explain how you did it?  Was it all autohotkey or something else?  And would you have the source code?  As I said way back at the top of this thread I am trying to learn how to create different kinds of programs on Windows and would like to make things like this for other people as well.
12  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: app to rotate multi-page images on: July 04, 2010, 03:25:59 PM
Love the name   Grin

I forgot to mention that, that's superb naming smiley  Thmbsup
13  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: app to rotate multi-page images on: July 04, 2010, 03:21:43 PM
Give this a shot and see if it's what you had in mind.  If so, I'll set up the typical webpage, write a help file and release it.

http://skwire.dcmembers.c...fsy_turvy/TIFFsyTurvy.zip
 (see attachment in previous post)

Superb, it works!  Many thanks.  I love a simple app that does exactly what you need it to do smiley

Just one thing; i clicked Help,About Contents, and the message box is empty. Edit-  sorry you clearly said you would write a Help File. 

Presumably this would have the answers to these questions;

* What does Edit, Launch File do?
* What do the Get data... and Update highlighted... buttons do?
14  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: app to rotate multi-page images on: July 04, 2010, 09:43:02 AM
Can you double check this?  I checked the attachment again and it just looks vertically flipped to me i.e if i rotate it 180 degrees it would look normal.    undecided

It shouldn't be horizontally flipped.  That would make it mirrored, yes and not easily readable?  None of the faxed images I get are like that, they are all just upside down.
15  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: app to rotate multi-page images on: July 02, 2010, 04:29:08 AM
No rush at all mate, it's lovely that you took this one!

I'm promise I'm still working on this; apologies for the delay.
16  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: app to rotate multi-page images on: July 01, 2010, 02:58:49 AM
I tried xnview with no joy.  Haven't tried the others, and certainly not any command line aspects as that didn't occur to me.  I would prefer a simple program to solve the problem because I can then offer this to my colleague and whoever else needs to save such files for posterity.
It would also save paper because the first thing my colleague does it to print them out - and we often get long listings, bank statements etc which could be viewed onscreen.

Three other possible options to look at before you get too deep into coding a custom solution:

http://www.xnview.com/ - similary to Irfanview but IMHO superior, try batch processing
http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php - a powerful commandline image processing library/system
http://djv.sourceforge.net/ - try DJV_convert.exe and commandline options, designed to deal with complex images for visual effects, which often have layers, so it may automagically do what you want

- Oshyan
17  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: app to rotate multi-page images on: July 01, 2010, 02:34:48 AM
Yes, that sounds about right. I'm happy with having a fixed TIFF - in the same way as if they had faxed us the correct way up in the first place smiley

Oh, one more thing.  Did you want the original TIFF "repaired", so to speak?  As in:

1) Extract all pages.
2) Rotate them as needed.
2.5) Make new multipage TIFF from rotated files.
3) Convert them to jpg/pdf.
4) Move them to desired destination folder.

Your thoughts?
18  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: app to rotate multi-page images on: June 30, 2010, 12:03:57 PM
Thanks skwire, that's looking neat.  I have forwarded the email i get when i receive a fax.  Funnily enough i managed to fax it the right way around the first time, so i had to refax it again to get it wrong smiley  
What this proves is that everyone we know can't load a fax machine correctly!



Here's where I am now...
 (see attachment in previous post)
19  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: app to rotate multi-page images on: June 30, 2010, 08:01:17 AM
I guess it would be cool if it could handle TIFFs in a batch - come to think of it i might want to download a few old ones and fix them - so yes to that one!

I'll get a file to you asap though the ones I have all contain financial data I can't pass on in any circumstances so I shall request an innocuous fax and will then forward  that on - probably tomorrow, as I'm stuck at a client site in a small, sweltering room...
20  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: app to rotate multi-page images on: June 30, 2010, 07:41:46 AM
1) Yes they are all mis-rotated, i.e always upside down.  If I get a 20 page document it's annoying.
2) yes one TIFF at a time.  I download it then usually have to print it off as I can then actually view them without much pain.
3)  I can arrange to supply one of them - how should I get it to you?

1) Great, that makes things easier to deal with.
2) Okay.  However, would you like this app designed so that you could handle multiple TIFF files in a batch?  Or is a single-use type of design more what you're after?
3) You can try attaching it in a PM to me.  Failing that, you can try emailing to skwire@dcmembers.com or skwire@skwire.net.

Thanks.
21  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: app to rotate multi-page images on: June 30, 2010, 06:49:16 AM
I think I'm going to take a crack at this one.

Hey nice one! 
I'll race you - i'm on chapter 3 of C# for Dummies.  smiley
22  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: app to rotate multi-page images on: June 30, 2010, 05:09:58 AM
Many thanks for your persistence in this matter smiley

Well command line eh?  That last /extract option looks interesting and I'll give it a go later this evening when I'm back from work.  I'm not sure I see that as a long-term solution, assuming it works, as I would like an easy to use GUI that I could give to a friend who also gets these faxes.

I really am intrigued by trying to code something myself.  At the moment all I really know in C# is that the lines all end in ; smiley

#
Afraid not!  Sad

I've had a good go with Irfanview and was amazed, given the millions of options and buttons, that it won't do what I want.
It is surprising -- unfortunate too.

I looked at the "Command Line Options" section of IrfanView's help file and saw some things which looked relevant:

Quote
/filelist=txtfile -        use filenames from "txtfile" as input, see examples below
...
/rotate_r -        rotate input image to right
/rotate_l -        rotate input image to left
/hflip -        horizontal flip
/vflip -        vertical flip
...
/multitif=(tif,files) -        create multipage TIF from input files
...
/extract=(folder,ext) -        extract all pages from a multipage file

I don't suppose a combination of some / all of these and possibly other options might be of any use...
23  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: app to rotate multi-page images on: June 29, 2010, 10:15:27 PM
Afraid not!  Sad

I've had a good go with Irfanview and was amazed, given the millions of options and buttons, that it won't do what I want.

Sorry -- I failed to understand your original post accurately smiley  However...

...but the problem with Irfanview is that it only does the current page you're on.  I think batching works on several files but it doesn't handle a multi-page tiff.
I was looking at the "Set for all images" dialog (what comes up after pressing the Advanced button), and I noticed a check box with the label "Apply changes to all pages (if TIF saving)".
 (see attachment in previous post)
Does that not help in this situation?
24  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: app to rotate multi-page images on: June 29, 2010, 07:21:12 PM
Many thanks, it's a good idea but the problem with Irfanview is that it only does the current page you're on.  I think batching works on several files but it doesn't handle a multi-page tiff.

Perhaps the following doesn't work so well for you, but have you considered the batch operations in IrfanView?

The following outline is for version 4.25.

Menu ->
  File ->
    Batch Conversion / Rename

  • Press Advanced button
  • Select from among Vertical flip, Rotate left, Rotate right, etc.

Also possible via its thumbnail window:

Menu ->
  File ->
    Thumbnails ->

  • Select multiple images
  • Right click and choose "Start batch dialog with files"
  • Continue as described previously
25  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / DONE: app to rotate multi-page images on: June 29, 2010, 09:59:16 AM
I often get faxes via email and these are always upside down.  Don't ask why.  I've tried and failed to find an application that will load up the TIFF file (for that is what it is), rotate each page by 180 degrees and then save it to jpg or pdf.  I want to upload the modified file to my project site where we keep all related messages and files in one place.

I'm literally tearing my hair out on this one.  Most apps will allows to rotate and save ONE page but the rest are never changed.

I am learning C# so if no one can help I will learn how to make a nice simple app (and presumably make millions because I can't be the only person who wants to rotate multi-page documents).

I see the application as having
* a button to browse to the file.  
* Then a rotate left, right and 180 degrees button.  
* A preview of the image
* A button to specify the output location.
* OK and Cancel buttons.

Any takers?  Kiss
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