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Author Topic: Merge-Diff program for image-graphic files?  (Read 2015 times)

kartal

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Merge-Diff program for image-graphic files?
« on: September 21, 2010, 11:06:22 PM »
Hi

I am looking for a program(hopefully cross program) that does operate on images and graphics files that does merge-diff comparison. Basically i want to be able to load up and compare images manually in sync. Obviously I can do this in Gimp or Photoshop myself, just looking for automation and faster start-ups. I will drag 2 or more images into it or run via command line etc to load the images and it will have sync browser where I can zoom in and both mages at the same time.

Eventually I will use this app in conjunction with Revision Control system.

thanks

 

justice

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Re: Merge-Diff program for image-graphic files?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010, 09:17:57 AM »
Something like this? http://content.scree.../2010-09-22_1517.png
Built into beyond compare 3. Also includes version control integration.

Here's a screencast:
http://screencast.com/t/NWQzMWE4ZT
« Last Edit: September 22, 2010, 09:20:45 AM by justice »

kartal

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Re: Merge-Diff program for image-graphic files?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010, 07:41:31 PM »
justice, thanks for the info. That looks like I am looking for. And it is cross platform as well

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Re: Merge-Diff program for image-graphic files?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 04:25:39 AM »
Wow, that looks interesting.

They're very reserved with info about it - on their site they just say "Various types of image files can be compared" - you can see from that link they tell you how much RGB there is in each image, so even though in the screenshot they look the same, they arent.
I may as well show it here sure ;-)

PixCompare1.jpg

can it compare PDF files too - in a viewer I mean ?

Kartal mentions graphic files - I presume the viewer only does images (not PSD, not vector file formats)


[edit] corrected Kartal's name :-[  [/edit]
Tom
« Last Edit: October 07, 2010, 03:03:14 PM by tomos »

sajman99

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Re: Merge-Diff program for image-graphic files?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2010, 06:46:37 PM »
I've been trying to find free alternatives to Beyond Compare's image comparison mode, and I have to acknowledge it's a difficult task.

Compared to the power and seamless operation of Beyond Compare, most free tools are too basic and unwieldy IMO. I only found two free apps which approximate Beyond Compare's "Picture Compare" mode. Unfortunately, neither tool supports drag and drop.

ImageDiff: ionForge visual compare tool from 2005 can still be found. http://download.cnet...2192_4-10401778.html

ImageComparator: this tiny portable image comparison tool has potential, but the current lack of scroll bar function is a major weakness. http://www.flounder..../imagecomparator.htm

(ImageCompare http://www.lucatec.n...pare-en.php#download initially looked good, but it is buggy (as mentioned on the site) with the overlay mode causing access violations.)

Bottom Line: I would really like a DC discount on Beyond Compare. :-*

« Last Edit: October 05, 2010, 07:03:59 PM by sajman99 »