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 Explorer Shell Context Menu

 

Examples show context menus as they may appear on Windows 7. They may appear different on your operating system and may have changed somewhat with newer versions.

 

When right clicking on files, folders or folder backgrounds you are presented with some new context menu items provided by MysticThumbs.

 

 

Recursive operation

 

If the Global Recurse Folders option is enabled, all operations are recursive when selecting folders. This means that the operation is applied to the folder, all supported files within that folder, and all sub-folders.

 

 

Folder context menu

 

When right clicking on one or more folders or the background of a folder window. Right clicking the background is equivalent to right clicking on the folder that the window represents, or in other words selecting the entire contents of the folder.

 

 

 Thumbnail

This is the main MysticThumbs thumbnail override and miscellaneous options menu entry. Any overrides selected when using the folder context menu will apply recursively to all folders within the selected folders. See File context menu for an explanation of options.

 

 

 

File context menu

 

MysticThumbs adds two options when using the context menu with one or more supported files.

 

 

 Thumbnail

Thumbnail override for the selected file(s), refresh, control panel and miscellaneous options.

 

 

 QuickView

View the supported selected files with the MysticThumbs quick view tool.

 

 

When files are selected, the Thumbnail submenu contains a combination of available options.

 

 Since version 3.3.2 the current options relevant to the selected file(s) are checked/highlighted.

 

 

 Refresh

Refresh the selected files thumbnails.

 Opaque

Set the selected files to opaque transparency and refresh their thumbnails. Opaque thumbnails are rendered over a black background.

 

 Transparent

Set the selected files to transparent and refresh their thumbnails.

 

 Checkerboard Light

Set the selected files to use a light checkerboard background and refresh their thumbnails.

 

 Checkerboard Dark

Set the selected files to use a dark checkerboard background and refresh their thumbnails.

 

 Default transparency

Remove transparency overrides from all selected files and refresh their thumbnails.

 Non Pre-multiplied alpha

Force the selected files to not use premultiplied alpha and refresh their thumbnails. See Premultiplied alpha.

 

 Pre-multiplied alpha

Force the selected files to use premultiplied alpha and refresh their thumbnails. See Premultiplied alpha.

 

 Default pre-multiplied alpha

Restore premultiplied alpha on selected files to their default setting and refresh their thumbnails.

 Image

Will always display the image, even if an embedded thumbnail exists.

 

 Embedded

Will display an embedded thumbnail if one exists.

 

 If larger

Will display an embedded thumbnail if the thumbnail dimensions are larger than the QuickView window.

 

 Default embedded thumb

Removes embedded thumbnail override from all selected files.

 Scale normal

Set the selected files to normal scale and refresh their thumbnails.

 

 Scale up

Set the selected files to scale up and refresh their thumbnails. If the image or embedded thumbnail (if applicable) is smaller than the requested thumbnail size then the image will be scaled up to the requested size based on its sampling settings.

 

 Scale default

Remove scale overrides from all selected files and refresh their thumbnails.

 Sample nearest

Set the selected files to nearest sampling and refresh their thumbnails.

 

 Sample smooth

Set the selected files to smooth sampling and refresh their thumbnails.

 

 Sample default

Remove sampling overrides from all selected files and refresh their thumbnails.

 Depth buffer

Enable or disable the depth buffer display and refresh their thumbnails. Currently only applicable to Maya IFF (.iff) file type.

 

Convert

Converts the selected files to PNG or TIFF format. If any file doesn't have image size available it is rendered to a 1024x1024 image.

Currently selected options for each file format are used such as transparency and scale settings so it might be a good idea to check them before performing conversions.

 

 ICO

          Convert the selected files to ICO Icon file format. Includes 32 bit icons for sizes 256, 128, 96, 80, 72, 64, 48, 32, 24, 16, but no larger than the maximum extent of the source image.

 

 PNG

          Convert the selected files to PNG format.

 

 TIF

          Convert the selected files to TIFF format.

 

 

 Conversion tries to match the transparency settings for each source file format set in the control panel.

 

 

 

 Automatic file selection: If you use one or more selected files with the same extension (such as .psd) then the control panel will automatically select the apprioriate file format and extension when opening.

 

 Register

Open the control panel registration page. Only visible if using the unregistered trial version.

 

 Control Panel

Open the control panel to adjust global settings.

 

 

Overrides

 

Entries are selected when all of the selected files have the same override setting. For example if you have selected two files that both have Checkerboard transparency setting overrides then the Checkerboard setting will be selected.

 

The default setting option will only be visible if any of the selected files have an override for that setting (ie. transparency).

 

You can see in the above image that Checkerboard, Scale normal and Sample nearest are all overrides of each of the currently selected files.

 

If any files have different overrides for a setting (ie. transparency) then none of the settings for that setting will be selected, however, if any files do have an override for that setting then you will also see the Default option for that setting (ie. Default transparency).

 

 

 

 

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