Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 08, 2016, 03:59:25 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: DONE: Explorer image preview popup on hover  (Read 3120 times)

ccondrup

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
DONE: Explorer image preview popup on hover
« on: January 13, 2008, 09:29:23 PM »
Hey guys, I couldn't find any similar requests, hope someone likes the idea and is up for it :)

A little background:
Spoiler
I recently found the excellent freewaregenius website, and a review of Xentient thumbnails, which I found to be a very useful tool for Windows.

It helps seeing miniature thumbs of your images instead of generic icons for each filetype, however in a lot of cases those thumbnails will still be too small to be helpful (especially with list or detailed view), and hence I would like to see:

A little addon for Explorer which will extend the standard tooltip functionality to include a proper thumbnail of the image hovered. A key to the success of such an addon is of course speed, if it is not fast people might as well open a 3rd party image browser... my thing is that although I know a bunch of those tools exist, I like to use Explorer, and would really prefer to see such a function added to Explorer rather than having to turn to another 3rd party application.

I also tried to come up with a name, but got nothing other than "PicPop"  :-\


Screens:
I made some screens (using Screenshotcaptor, of course :) ) to help explain what I am picturing

turn this
regular.png

into this
picpop.png

Summary of features:
- For WinXP (and Vista?)
- Should be instant/fast loading
- Support jpg, gif, png
- Small footprint (implement as a .dll/control panel icon or something simple, not a big app with tray icons etc)

Ideas for optional features (that probably requires a lot more work)
 - A setting to enable/disable the addon for each Explorer viewtype (thumbnails/icons/list/details etc)
 - Display on hover or on mark/single click file
 - User definable max thumbnail size
 - Support more images like tif, tga, and possibly also pdf
 - Cache


Thanks for your time.
- Chris
« Last Edit: January 14, 2008, 12:07:58 PM by jgpaiva »

lanux128

  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,258
    • View Profile
    • Coding Snacks by Lanux128
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: IDEA: Explorer image preview popup on hover
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2008, 10:24:51 PM »
QTTabbar already has this feature, try it out.. :)



Source: http://www.donationc...22.msg92735#msg92735

ccondrup

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: IDEA: Explorer image preview popup on hover
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008, 12:06:52 PM »
Sweet, thanks!

Tabs in Explorer is also lovely, great app!

jgpaiva

  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2006
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,727
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: DONE: Explorer image preview popup on hover
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008, 12:08:11 PM »
And yet another happy camper  :D

lanux128

  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,258
    • View Profile
    • Coding Snacks by Lanux128
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: DONE: Explorer image preview popup on hover
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008, 06:02:13 PM »
And yet another happy camper

exactly, QTTabbar has been exceeding expectations.. you're welcome, ccondrup but credit goes to Curt for introducing the program.. :up: