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 QuickView

 

 

 

The QuickView window is used to inspect images and test different settings and appearances for images.

 

The title bar shows the name of the image, the current scale percentage of the image in the window, the size of the view window and the size of the source image.

 

When in the evaluation period the MysticThumbs logo is overlaid on the image. This is removed when registered.

 

 

Control

 

The window will open as close to 100% the size of the image (or embedded thumbnail, depending on control panel settings for the file type/extension).

 

You can left click and drag to move the window around just as if you had done the same on the title bar.

 

Resizing the window from any edge or corner will resize the entire window keeping the aspect ratio of the image. Once you stop resizing the image will be recalculated for the new window size based on the current settings of the image. This includes transparency, scale, sampling etc. as seen in the below options.

 

Pressing the Left or Up arrow keyboard keys will move to the previous supported image in the folder.

Pressing the Right or Down arrow keyboard keys will move to the next supported image in the folder.

 

If QuickView was initiated from the Explorer Shell using the Space Bar then selecting another image in the folder will update the QuickView window with that image.

 

Context Menu

 

Right clicking in the window opens a context menu suitable for the image being displayed.

 

 

 

Program Options

 

 Always on top

Force QuickView windows to be on top of all other windows.

This can be useful to keep a visual reference whilst working with other applications.

 

 

File Options

 

 Copy

 

Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+C

 

Use this to copy the current image as it appears in the view window to the clipboard for use in copying to a paint program, email etc.

 

For maximum application compatibility the following formats are copied into the clipboard:

oWindows Device Dependant Bitmap (DDB, does not support alpha channel)

oWindows Device Independant Bitmap V5 (DIBV5, with alpha channel)

oPNG with transparency channel

 

 Edit

Opens the file in the associated application for the current image / file extension.

 

 Depending on the associated application for this file extension the icon of that application is shown instead for an improved visual cue.

 

 

 Show in Explorer

 

 

Transparency Options

 

See also: Transparency

 

 Opaque

 Transparent

 Checkerboard light

 Checkerboard dark

 

Transparent images will ignore their transparent areas entirely, using the color of the image at the transparent areas.

 

Transparent images will blend the image against the viewer window color (usually white).

 

Transparent images will blend against a light checkerboard pattern. Useful for generally identifying transparency in images.

 

Transparent images will blend against a dark checkerboard pattern. Useful for generally identifying transparency in images where the image is very light.

 

 

 

Premultiply Options

 

See also: Premultiply

 

 Non-Premultiplied alpha

 Premultiplied alpha

 

Transparent images saved with premultiplied alpha will often display a dark fringe when using regular transparency. This option forces the image to not use premultiplied alpha.

 

Transparent images saved with premultiplied alpha are treated as such and should display correctly over a background. If the image is not saved with premultipled alpha, using this option may make the image look incorrect.

 

 

 

Embedded Thumbnail Options

 

 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.

 

 

Scale Options

 

See also: Size

 

 Unscaled

 Scale to fit

 

 

 

When resizing the view window larger or maximizing, the image is kept at original size and centered in the window.

 

When resizing the window smaller, the image is resized to fit.

 

When resizing the view window larger, the image is scaled up to fill the window. When maximizing the window it is scaled to the maximum size whilst keeping the aspect ratio intact.

 

When resizing the window smaller, the image is resized to fit.

 

 

 

Sampling Options

 

See also: Sampling

 

 Sample nearest

 Sample smooth

 

When resizing, the image is sampled by taking the nearest source pixel for each destination pixel giving a rough but accurate representation.

 

Useful for zooming images and being able to inspect inaccuracies in game textures etc.

 

When resizing, the image is sampled by using a smooth filtering technique which samples multiple source pixels and weighting them to produce each destination pixel.

 

Useful to achieve a pleasing resampling of photos etc.

 

 

 

 

 Depth buffer

 

The depth buffer option is only available for IFF images that have been saved with an embedded depth buffer.

 

Enabling will show the depth buffer below the image and resize the window to suit.

 

 

 

 Register

Opens the control panel registration page to register your license key or inspect the evaluation time remaining.

 

 Control Panel

Opens the control panel and selects the file format and extension for the currently open file.

Adjustments made will not affect the currently viewed image as the viewer uses its own settings for each session.

 

 Removed if the application is currently registered.

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