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Author Topic: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files  (Read 15706 times)

kimmchii

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ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« on: July 02, 2006, 01:29:45 AM »
my computer has 1GB of RAM, pagefile is off.

the image i was trying to view/open:
type: .tif file
size: 75 MB
image properties: 61803x7200x32b

(if you like to try, this is the image in rar (yousendit link)

i tried a lot of image viewers, nothing worked even when i turned on the page file to 4GB, most of the viewers just freeze.

ACDSee (version 5 and above) opened the image beautifully even with pagefile off :Thmbsup:, mem usage increased from 30MB++ to 130MB++ and then dropped back to 45MB when the image is opened.

so amazing, big thumb ups to ACDSee.

edit: fix link.
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« Last Edit: July 02, 2006, 01:50:19 AM by kimmchii »

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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2006, 01:40:29 AM »
this could be useful information.
can you tell us if you tried irfanview and xnview?
( see http://www.donationc...icsViewer/index.html )

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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2006, 01:45:53 AM »
"Internal error, please try again later" on the download link. I've found that XnView opens up lots of images that are larger than a lot of other apps will do, actually. I wouldn't be surprised if ACDSee is a bit better still, but XnView isn't too shabby. :D I've opened up 300MB+ image files with it.

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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2006, 01:52:59 AM »
@mouser
at least xnview can display it in thumbnail, both of them cant open the image.

@JavaJones
sorry, link fixed.
yes XnView is not that bad, at least it can display the image in thumbnail.

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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2006, 02:15:17 AM »
an irfanview, the kind of speed, does it die as well?

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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2006, 02:42:52 AM »
yes, my favorite viewer irfanview simply freezes.

ACDSee is the king for large files.
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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2006, 02:51:59 AM »
Interesting. Doesn't load from the downloaded file but I can open in Photoshop (1GB memory used) and convert to RGB (from CMYK) and re-save as tif and then it opens in XnView. So I'm guessing it's not really a memory issue. It's using 1.3GB once it's open though. I find it a bit hard to believe ACDSee is really only using 45MB once it's done loading! The image itself is 1.3GB without compression so unless ACDSee is decompressing an image of this size on the fly (which would be a real feat) I don't know it could be doing that.

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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2006, 02:58:05 AM »
this is slightly off topic, but speaking of big images, those computer generated images in your gallery are incredible oshyan.  you REALLY need to tell us about the program you are using one of these days.  maybe make a screencast of it in action or something.  really beautiful.

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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2006, 03:01:45 AM »
Thanks! I keep meaning to get around to that, hehe. There's even a freeware version, so it's very appropriate. :)

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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2006, 03:23:16 AM »
adobe bridge only displays a thumbnail of the file - which i suspect is embedded in the original file anyway.

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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2006, 03:37:49 AM »
Yeah, that was my assumption on the thumbnail as well.

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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2006, 06:26:04 AM »
JPEG files don't have embeded thumbnails - and only some RAW types have them. Unless Bridge adds a thumbnail to the file I can't see how it can be working like that?

Having said that most Adobe software uses scratch files (presumably instead of or as well as any available page file).
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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2006, 06:37:18 AM »
the file is a .tif file not a jpeg, Carol.

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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2006, 07:35:28 AM »
Sorry didn't read the whole thread ... Do all TIF files have thumbnails included? I suppose if they do it makes sense for them to be used.

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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2006, 07:58:14 AM »
Sorry didn't read the whole thread ... Do all TIF files have thumbnails included? I suppose if they do it makes sense for them to be used.

i would guess they do but i really have no idea. i had a quick look in photoshop to see if there was a choice to include an embedded thumbnail but it either does it automatically or this is just how tiff files work???????????????????

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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2006, 01:20:09 PM »
Tiff is actually one of the least standardized formats around so there is very little of that "just how tiff works" sort of thing. :D But I do believe it can have embedded thumbnails.

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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2006, 07:45:45 PM »
Are you sure jpegs can't have embedded thumbnails?

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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2006, 12:59:41 AM »
i think they can as part of the metadata stuff (iptc or whatever). well, it looked like that was the answer during a 5 second search on google - i didn't investigate further than that.

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Re: ACDSee - the best image viewer for large files
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2006, 01:04:36 AM »
btw -
ampa seems to have gotten us a nice discount on acdsee in July's discounts (discount link pending).