voidImageViewer

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voidImageViewer

Postby void » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:59 am

void Image Viewer - A lightweight image viewer for Windows.

http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.8b.x86.en-US-Setup.exe (165 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.8b.x64.en-US-Setup.exe (175 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.8b.x86.en-US.zip (54 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.8b.x64.en-US.zip (64 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.8b.sha256 (1 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.8b.src.zip (329 KB)
https://github.com/voidtools/voidImageViewer/

Supports animated gifs, png and jpg.

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Changes
Wednesday, 11 October 2017: Version 1.0.0.8b
  • added ctrl mousewheel action
  • fixed an issue when only one image was in the playlist
  • fixed a leak when loading an image
  • fixed a crash when there was only one shuffled image
  • improved randomize seeding
  • fixed a leak when loading an image while already loading an image

Wednesday, 20 September 2017: Version 1.0.0.7b
  • added randomized everything search option
  • added 1:1 scroll option
  • added rotate options
  • fixed a bug when navigating to the next image from the first image

Thursday, 14 September 2017: Version 1.0.0.6b
  • added /x /y /width /height /minimal /compact /shuffle /everything command line options.
  • added jump to list
  • added everything search
  • added shuffle
  • fixed /dc command line option
  • fixed a bug when opening void image viewer and getting a random filename

Thursday, 31 August 2017: Version 1.0.0.5b
  • fixed a bug with move to/copy to
  • fixed a bug with save as filters.

Saturday, 19 August 2017: Version 1.0.0.4b
  • added background color selection
  • added close
  • added status bar
  • added keyboard and mouse customization
  • added print
  • added play gifs at least once option
  • added set as desktop background
  • added prevent sleep when playing or animating
  • added custom slideshow rate
  • added animation menu
  • added copy to / move to menu
  • added automatic window sizes
  • added multiple instances / single instance
  • improved portability
  • fixed an issue with holding a handle to the current directory

Saturday, 18 Feburary 2017: Version 0.2.0.3b
  • added Multiple instances support
  • added multiple file drag drop support
  • added command line options /slideshow /fullscreen /window /rate <milliseconds> and /?
  • added Edit and Preview file menu items

Saturday, 17 August 2016: Version 0.0.0.1b
  • added animation controls
  • added mouse back/forward
  • added min/mag filter modes
  • added file associations
  • added open folders support
  • added Open Location
  • added properties option
  • added middle mouse move
  • added IStream support
  • added navigation
  • added hide cursor on fullscreen
  • improved slideshow mode
  • improved 1:1 mode.
  • fixed an issue with transparent gifs
  • fixed an issue when deleting an image and displaying the next image

TODO

  • OpenGL renderer
  • Direct3D renderer
  • graphics::GetHalftonePalette for 256 color mode.
  • high dpi icons
  • control toolbar customization
  • install bmp/jpg only if the default value for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bmp is bmpfile or voidImageViewer.bmpfile -don't replace non default ones.
  • rename option
  • rotate option
  • string table for localization.
  • right click -> open with ...open with, or rather get a proper context menu. CDefFolderMenu_Create2

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby jazmomo » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:39 pm

thanks a lot. :)

it seems to be fast, but doesn't have many options.

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby raymm » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:01 pm

What do you do with it? How do you get it to work with Everything?

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby void » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:57 am

Void image viewer is a standalone image viewer, it has nothing to do with "Everything".

You use void image viewer to view png, jpg and gifs.

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby Debugger » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:26 am

The application does not work properly, very incorrectly displays the image. Artifacts in each image!

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby void » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:33 am

Could you please send a screenshot of the issue and the image(s) in question.

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby Debugger » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:16 am

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby void » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:31 am

These artifacts are caused when shrinking the image using COLORONCOLOR.
The default shrink stretch mode is COLORONCOLOR for performance reasons.

COLORONCOLOR stretching uses a simple and fast resampling method.

Please change the shrink stretch mode to HALFTONE:
  • In VoidImageViewer, from the View menu, click Options.
  • Change Shrink Blit Mode to HALFTONE.
  • Click OK.

Note: HALFTONE stretching is very expensive, very large images will cause VoidImageViewer to run slowly when the image is shrunk.

Right clicking the image and selecting 1:1 will show the image 1 to 1.
You should not see any artifacts when the image is 1 to 1.
VoidImageViewer is most efficient when viewing images 1 to 1.

Resizing your VoidImageViewer window so there is less chance of images being shrunk will also help.

Disabling shrinking can be enabled from the View menu, this prevents the image from resizing to anything smaller than 1 to 1.

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby Stamimail » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:51 pm

Feedback:
1. Couldn't have multiple instances (Shift Click on Taskbar button or Double Enter on EXE).
2. Dragging 3 files to voidImageViewer window doesn't take affect. It supposed to display only those 3 images. Also, after this dragging, the voidImageViewer window is not active (Focus let you pressing the arrows).
3. Suggest Copy Paste to voidImageViewer will run the images copied to clipboard (like dragging)
4. Make Rate and Animation Rate as two different MenuItems
5. Need more Rate ranges. It will be nice if will be Input - Custom Rate.
6. When changing the Rates speed by arrows, Write the change in Caption.
7. The name "Rate" is not clear. Something Rate.
8. For me I found up/down arrows better for Animation Rate than Slideshow Rate. Consider replace the shortkeys. What expected from Gifs is different from Slideshow image. IMHO.
9. It would be nice if it will be Save option (Ctrl+S) to save the adjusted Animation Rate to the original gif image.
10. Make Parameters for voidImageViewer.exe. Like <Folder Path> <Fullscreen slideshow>... We will be able to make different .lnk's to create different slideshows. Like .lnk to run Flowers slideshow, .lnk to Cars slideshow…

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby void » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:17 am

Thanks for the feedback.

1. Couldn't have multiple instances (Shift Click on Taskbar button or Double Enter on EXE).


Added multiple instances support.

2. Dragging 3 files to voidImageViewer window doesn't take affect. It supposed to display only those 3 images. Also, after this dragging, the voidImageViewer window is not active (Focus let you pressing the arrows).


Added drag drop with multiple files support.

3. Suggest Copy Paste to voidImageViewer will run the images copied to clipboard (like dragging)


I'll consider opening images from the clipboard.

4. Make Rate and Animation Rate as two different MenuItems


I'll consider an animation menu.

5. Need more Rate ranges. It will be nice if will be Input - Custom Rate.


I'll consider a custom rate.
You can set a custom rate in the registry, under:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\voidImageViewer\slide_show_rate
Set the rate to your desired milliseconds.
You can also use the new /rate <milliseconds> command line option.

6. When changing the Rates speed by arrows, Write the change in Caption.


I have on my TODO list: add a statusbar.

7. The name "Rate" is not clear. Something Rate.


Will trial Slideshow rate for now..

8. For me I found up/down arrows better for Animation Rate than Slideshow Rate. Consider replace the shortkeys. What expected from Gifs is different from Slideshow image. IMHO.


Will trial Up / Down for slideshow rate and Ctrl+Up / Ctrl+Down for gif rate for now..

9. It would be nice if it will be Save option (Ctrl+S) to save the adjusted Animation Rate to the original gif image.


I would like to avoid modifying images with voidImageViewer, this includes permanently rotating an image.

10. Make Parameters for voidImageViewer.exe. Like <Folder Path> <Fullscreen slideshow>... We will be able to make different .lnk's to create different slideshows. Like .lnk to run Flowers slideshow, .lnk to Cars slideshow…


Added command line option support.
Enter voidImageViewer.exe /? for help.

http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-0.2.0.3b.x64.zip
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-0.2.0.3b.x86.zip

  • Added Multiple instances support.
  • Added multiple file drag drop support.
  • Added command line options /slideshow /fullscreen /window /rate <milliseconds> and /?
  • Added Edit and Preview file menu items.

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby Stamimail » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:02 am

1. >Added multiple instances support.
Doesn't work for me.

5. Registry?
Can we have it portable? (ini file is very missing)
Also, I think my settings are not being saved even to the Registry. (Fit to window for example)
Another thing to consider here is to do like in Audio Players. You can customize the skip value (small/medium/big skip). Anyway, the Rate below 3 seconds needs more options currently. IMHO.

9. If voidImageViewer is not going to have basic edit features , I guess I will need a gif editor. Does anyone have a good experienced suggestion?

>Enter voidImageViewer.exe /? for help.
Help and About in Menu

>Added command line options /slideshow
/slideshow made trouble once, since it didn't have a window and I couldn't move it.

>Added Edit and Preview file menu items.
Suggest
Edit --> Send to

Space to switch from Pause to Play the slideshow = Next pic (and not return to complete the rate/pausing time)

Another feature it will be nice to have is "Move pic/s to folder" by hotkeys. If you have a mixture of photos in a folder and you want to arrange the photos and move them to different folders, it will be much easier to do it by hotkeys.

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby void » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:13 am

1. >Added multiple instances support.
Doesn't work for me


Do you have a program blocking voidImageViewer from modifying the registry?

Try manually setting allow multiple instances:
  • From the Start menu, click Run
  • Enter: regedit
  • Navigate to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\voidImageViewer
    If the key doesn't exist, please make it.
  • Set the multiple_instances value to 1
    If multiple_instances does not exist, create a new DWORD value called multiple_instances and set its value to 1.

5. Registry?
Can we have it portable? (ini file is very missing)


Yes, added to my TODO list.

>Enter voidImageViewer.exe /? for help.
Help and About in Menu


It's on my TODO list, this will happen when voidImageViewer is closer to a 1.0 release.

/slideshow made trouble once, since it didn't have a window and I couldn't move it.


Can't seem to reproduce the issue, will make a note about it.

>Added Edit and Preview file menu items.
Suggest
Edit --> Send to


Full context (right click) menu support is on my TODO list.

Space to switch from Pause to Play the slideshow = Next pic (and not return to complete the rate/pausing time)


I doubt space will change from play / pause, since its such a common command for play / pause.
I'll add support for changing keys if voidImageViewer gets enough interest.

Another feature it will be nice to have is "Move pic/s to folder" by hotkeys. If you have a mixture of photos in a folder and you want to arrange the photos and move them to different folders, it will be much easier to do it by hotkeys.


Yes, I was looking for a Copy to folder... option the other day...

I don't plan on adding too many features to voidImageViewer.
I want to keep the zip under 64KB, it's already too big.
The main goal of voidImageViewer is quickly opening images for viewing with gif support.

and as always, thanks for the suggestions.

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby Stamimail » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:00 am

> Space to switch from Pause to Play the slideshow = Next pic (and not return to complete the rate/pausing time)

I doubt space will change from play / pause, since its such a common command for play / pause.

I think you got me wrong.
Space is used to switch Pause/Play/Pasue/Play...
When Space is used for Pause/Play, It shouldn't continue the second count, but to move to the next pic. Experienced.

I don't plan on adding too many features to voidImageViewer.

I just can't ignore so useful and handy features... (It is not there when you need it, and you encounter it again and again).

Checked the Registry, there is no "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\voidImageViewer" key, even after I run the file (x64) as administrator.
I would prefer avoid using the Registry. I'll be wait for the portable. Many thanks.

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby Stamimail » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:26 pm

Yes, I was looking for a Copy to folder... option the other day...

I'm not talking about the regular "Copy/Move to folder..." dialog-box.
I'm talking about when you need to organize a lot of images, and you check the images one by one and decide which kind each image is. The user in this case will prefer to have Hotkey/s for move the displayed image to configured folder.
For example:
If the user see an image of a car, he will press Alt+C to move this image to D:\Organized\Cars
Then, the program will display the next image.
After that, If the user see an image of a flower, he will press F to move this image to D:\Organized\Flowers
I think I saw once such a imageviewer program. Unfortunately I don't remember its name.

Edit:
PhotoSift. That's the name.
I pretty sure this is the program I've encountered (while I was looking for an alternative to the windows image viewer).
I very like the idea of this program.
Here is the help file text:

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--- PhotoSift -----------------------------------------------------------------
 
  Developed by RL Vision © 2013-2014 (http://www.rlvision.com)
  Special thanks to Michael for all support, suggestions, testing and the logo.
 
  Free, open source. Licensed under GPL
  Source code is available from the homepage.

  Portable:
    • Just unzip and run
    • Settings are saved in the application folder as 'Settings.xml'.
     This file can be kept when upgrading. Removing it restores the
     default settings.


--- About ---------------------------------------------------------------------

  PhotoSift is a utility helping you to quickly organize unsorted image
  libraries. The basic idea is to load the program with images, then show
  and inspect each image and press a key on the keyboard. The image will
  then be moved or copied to a folder of your choice corresponding to
  that key, and the next images is displayed.

  Features:
   • Quickly organize your unsorted images
    • Fast keyboard-based workflow
    • Multithreaded cache-ahead loading
    • Various inspection tools (zoom, flip, rotate)
    • Rename or delete files when needed
   • Unlimited undo
    • Fullscreen mode for less distractions
    • Highly configurable
    • Portable
    • Free, open source


--- Getting Started -----------------------------------------------------------

  This sections outlines how to use PhotoSift for the first time:

  1. Set the base target folder
     
    The first thing you should do is to decide where images should end
    up when you press a key. On the "File" menu, select "Set Target Base
    Folder". (If you don't change this folder, it will default to the
    same folder as PhotoSift.exe is located in)

  2. Set file mode

     PhotoSift can either move or copy your images. Default is move. You
    may want to change this. On the "Edit" menu select "Settings". Locate
    "File Operations" to find the file mode. Also check the other file
    operation settings to make sure they suit your needs.

  3. Add images

     Open the "Image Pool" menu and select either "Add Images" or "Add
    from Folder". The latter will let you choose a folder, and then locate
    all images in that folder and its subfolders. You can also drag and
    drop images or folders onto the program to add them.

  4. Browse the image pool

     Now that you have loaded images you can start browsing them. Press left
    and right to step forward and backwards in the image pool. See the hotkey
    section below to see what more you can do.

  5. Press a Key

     When an image is displayed, press a letter or number key on the keyboard.
    Let's say that you press the "A" key. Now PhotoSift will move (or copy)
    the image into a subfolder named "A" that is located in the folder that
    you decided on in step 1.

     For example:   
      • Currently viewing: "c:\temp\pic.jpg"
      • Base target folder is: "d:\sorted\"
      • You Press "A"
      • Image is moved to: "d:\sorted\A\pic.jpg"
   
    The next section describes how to change the destination folder
    associated with each key.


--- Destination Folders -------------------------------------------------------

    The settings allows you to specify the destination folder associated with
   each key. There are three ways to specify this:

   1: Leave the field empty.
      This will use the key as destination folder. So if you pressed the "A"
      key, the image will end up in a subfolder name "A" located in the base
      target folder.

   2: Enter a custom name.
      This wil be used as the destination folder, located as a subfolder in
      the base target folder. Example: "Landscape Photos"

   3: Enter a complete path.
       If you enter a complete path this will be used as the destination
      folder. Example: "c:\photos\portraits\"
   
   You can change the base target folder from the "File" menu in the main
   window. If you don't change this folder, it will default to the same folder
   as PhotoSift.exe is located in.

   If the destination folder does not exist, it will be created automatically.


--- Hotkeys -------------------------------------------------------------------

  PhotoSift is built around using shortcut keys. This is a complete list of all
  available keys:

  Navigate:
   • Right/Down/PgDown/Space: Show next image
   • Left/Up/PgUp: Show previous image
   • Ctrl+Arrows: Skip 10 images forward/backwards
   • Shift+Arrows: Skip 25 images forward/backwards
   • Home/End: Go to first or last image

  Mouse:
   • Left Mouse Button: Toggle scale vs actual size (1:1) mode
   • Right Mouse Button: Toggle zoom mode
   • Middle Mouse Button: Flip image vertically (*)
   • MouseWheel: Next/previous image

  File operations & image pool:
   • A-Z and 0-9: Move or copy current image
   • F9: Select base target folder
   • Shift+Del: Deletes the current image
   • Alt+Del: Deletes the current image to recycle bin
   • Ctrl+Del: Remove the current image from the image pool
   • Del: Delete/Recycle/Remove depending on settings
   • Insert: Opens a file dialog to add images to the image pool
   • Ctrl+Insert: Add all images contained in a  folder and its subfolders
   • F2: Lets you rename the currently displayed image file
   • Ctrl+Z: Undo last file operation (**)
   • Ctrl+R: Randomize the order of the images' in the pool

  Display
   • Ctrl+W: Opens input box to scale to specific width (in pixels)
   • Ctrl+H: Opens input box to scale to specific width (in pixels)
   • +: Zoom in
   • -: Zoom out
   • Ctrl+Shift+Up: Flip image vertically (*)
   • Ctrl+Shift+Down: Flip image horizontally (*)
   • Ctrl+Shift+Left: Rotate image CCW (*)
   • Ctrl+Shift+Right: Rotate image CW (*)
   • F4: Toggle enlarge small images
   • F8: Toggles if the scale mode should be kept when changing image

  System:
   • F1: Open this help file
   • F11 or Alt+Enter: Toggle fullscreen
   • F12: Open settings
   • Ctrl+C: Copy the current image to clipboard
   • Pause/Break: Toggle auto advance on or off
   • Tab: Toggle showing the menubar
   • Ctrl+1-9: In a multi monitor setup, if in PhotoSift is in fullscreen
               mode, Ctrl+# moves the application to screen number #.

   (*)  Flipping and rotating is only visual and does not affect the
        actual image file.
   
   (**) Undo works on move, copy, rename and delete to recycle bin.


--- Command Line --------------------------------------------------------------

  When starting PhotoSift you can supply a list of files or folders. PhotoSift
  will attempt to load these files and the content of folders (including
  subfolders).

  Example:

    PhotoSift.exe "c:\temp\someimage.jpg" "c:\allmyphotos"


--- Requirements --------------------------------------------------------------

  To run PhotoSift you need the ".Net Framework 2.0". If you get the error
  message "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135)"
  this means you don't have .Net 2.0 installed.

  .Net 2.0 is preinstalled on Windows XP (SP3), Vista & 7. Windows 8+ users
  might need to download or enable it first. Usually Windows will detect and
  offer to download and install the required framework files for you when
  you try to start the program for the first time. Let it finish and then
  try to start the program again. If this does not happen, try this:

    1. Go to Control Panel –> Programs –> Get Programs
    2. Click Turn Windows features on or off
    3. Check '.NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)'
    4. Click OK.

--- Version History -----------------------------------------------------------

  1.11 (2014-06-15)
       Fixed a visual problem with the black scheme on Windows 8

  1.1  (2014-03-29)
       Added undo for all file operations
       Added customizable menu colors (defaults to black scheme)
       Added zoom in/out and to specific width/height
       Added command line support
       Added option to keep scale mode when changing picture
       Added rudimentary stats to about dialog
       Added menu item to shuffle loaded images
       Lots of minor additionas, tweaks & fixes

  1.0  (2014-01-22)
       First public release


The cons of PhotoSift, IMHO:
The control hotkeys are not always regular, and I didn't find a way to configure the program Hotkeys.
There is no feature to control the Animate Rate.

Anyway, I think every Image viewer needs at least one configured folder to move a image by a hotkey. It will let you to move every unrelated pic to Unrelated folder to later inspect.

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby void » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:51 am

Saturday, 19 August 2017: Version 1.0.0.4b
  • added background color selection
  • added close
  • added status bar
  • added keyboard and mouse customization
  • added print
  • added play gifs at least once option
  • added set as desktop background
  • added prevent sleep when playing or animating
  • added custom slideshow rate
  • added animation menu
  • added copy to / move to menu
  • added automatic window sizes
  • added multiple instances / single instance
  • improved portability
  • fixed an issue with holding a handle to the current directory

http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.4b.x86.en-US-Setup.exe
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.4b.x64.en-US-Setup.exe
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.4b.x86.en-US.zip
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.4b.x64.en-US.zip
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.4b.sha256
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.4b.src.zip
https://github.com/voidtools/voidImageViewer/

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby Stamimail » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:48 am

Congratulations. I'm very happy to see the new version. :D


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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby jazmomo » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:19 pm

will give it a try, thank you! lightweight sounds good to me!

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby Stamimail » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:31 pm

Quality test
Magnify blit mode: HALFTONE (Quality)

Not a professional test, but by watching.
1 image tested in 5 apps.

Results:
All are good, but there were small differences:

PhotoSift and Honeyview are similar.
void Image Viewer a little better.
IrfanView a little better.
MS Word (2003) - paste the image in Word - the winner.

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby bebunw » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:19 pm

It would be great to have a feature for the slideshow mode, when you set the path of a folder, it display random pictures of the folder AND the subfolders of the folder, and the sub of the sub ect... with no pre indexation of pics, it 's important with no indexation or just a little like everything soft does because i have two hard drives with millions of pictures, then i just put the hard drive path and it displays random pictures of all the hard drive.

I know a free software which does that on the windows store named "simply slideshow" and no pre indexation needed when lauching the software, saddly the developper has stopped adding updates since few years.What i want to do is split my screen into a grid with one slideshow running in each cell because i have millions of pictures on my hard drive, it's like a slideshow of thumbnails fitting all the screen, the closer solution i get to reach that display is running simply slideshow in multiple instance but it doesn't have minimal mode like your soft so we see edges of the windows :x
Maybe one day a software like that will appear doing it properly, still looking for one :) ... well still gratefull to have a nice soft like everything, the windows indexation couldn't handle my millions of pictures :D


btw i have the same problem, i can't run multiple instance of voidimageviewer and the program doesn't appear in the registry (maybe i need a reboot ?) so i can't do the manual fix.
Last edited by bebunw on Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:17 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby Stamimail » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:24 pm

@bebunw
I'm using the portable vesrion...
Anyway, to enable multiple instances:
(O) Options > General > Allow multiple instances (maybe should be enabled by default)
View > Preset > (1) Minimal [=Frameless]

I tryed Tile horizoanl/vertical in Task Manager, but it didn't work. It seems it needs the title to get it work.

@void
Fill Window = "fit image to window", so
I think "fit window to image" is missing?
I looked for resizing the window without getting the white side pan.

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby bebunw » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:11 am

Stamimail wrote:Anyway, to enable multiple instances:
(O) Options > General > Allow multiple instances (maybe should be enabled by default)
View > Preset > (1) Minimal [=Frameless]


Thanks it worked for the multiple instances, for the frames i was talking about another soft, now i hope void add the big feature i was talking about ;)

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby void » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:03 am

Thursday, 14 September 2017: Version 1.0.0.6b
  • added /x /y /width /height /minimal /compact /shuffle /everything command line options.
  • added jump to list
  • added everything search
  • added shuffle
  • fixed /dc command line option
  • fixed a bug when opening void image viewer and getting a random filename

http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.6b.x86.en-US-Setup.exe (164 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.6b.x64.en-US-Setup.exe (174 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.6b.x86.en-US.zip (53 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.6b.x64.en-US.zip (63 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.6b.sha256 (1 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.6b.src.zip (241 KB)
https://github.com/voidtools/voidImageViewer/

To load images from an Everything Search:
  • In VoidImageViewer, press Ctrl + E.
  • Type in an Everything search (for example: wallpaper) and click OK.

Note: Everything must be running.

To load all images on your computer:
  • In VoidImageViewer, press Ctrl + E.
  • Click OK.

Note: This may take a few seconds.
Note: Everything must be running.

To show images in random order:
  • In VoidImageViewer, from the Navigate menu, check Shuffle.

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby bebunw » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:00 pm

Great add ! it works smoothly 8-)

Saddly, multiple instance of VIV in shuffle slide of all the drive mod is not possible for me, when i set the search on "all pictures drive", only one instance of VIV takes 5 GB of RAM ( i have 8) and i currently have 8,4 millions of jpeg on two drives. The guy behind the "simply slideshow" soft may not have use any index table to create slideshow streams of pics, maybe it goes pick directly pictures in real time from the path set and not pre loading any index table. :x That's must be why you can't navigate back to see the picture on "simply slideshow" as the pictures or their index are only stored temporary or something and dump ?

Another "bug" or maybe intended :) , before using VIV i had pictures not correctly oriented so i rotated them and saved them, it display correctly oriented in windows 10, but when these pics display on the slideshow there are incorrectly oriented again, maybe it has something to do with the exif metadata of the orientation of the pic which is use first?

Another thing, when i use keywords for the search it only compare to each file name, but it would be great to include folders' name too as i have mostly organized my files with folders' name, if not i guess i will have to rename all my files with a batch renamer :oops: . i was also wondering, is keywords entered will also match tags of the pics in metadata ? (even though i haven't tried yet to tags my jpeg files :) )

Another cool feature i would like to see being added is another zoom alternative like the one in fastone viewer soft, when you hold left button of the mouse on the picture, it displays the picture with the level of zoom (i set orginal size of the pic always) and while holding it, if you move the mouse you can see up, down, left and right of the pic in details, i use arrows too while doing like this, it's really a great feature when the pics are bigger than the screen resolution and very very large, it's very confortable to view pics like this :D

Anyway, keep the great work! :D

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby void » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:36 am

Wednesday, 20 September 2017: Version 1.0.0.7b
  • added randomized everything search option
  • added 1:1 scroll option
  • added rotate options
  • fixed a bug when navigating to the next image from the first image

http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.7b.x86.en-US-Setup.exe (165 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.7b.x64.en-US-Setup.exe (175 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.7b.x86.en-US.zip (54 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.7b.x64.en-US.zip (64 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.7b.sha256 (1 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.7b.src.zip (244 KB)
https://github.com/voidtools/voidImageViewer/

Randomized Everything Search is a very efficient way to randomly view any image on your computer:
  • In void Image Viewer, Press Ctrl + E
  • Type in a search, or leave the search empty to randomize all images on your computer.
  • Check Randomize.
  • Click OK.

There is no play list in randomized mode, so there is no going back to the previous image.

To enable 1:1 scrolling:
  • In void Image Viewer, from the View menu, click Options.
  • Click the Controls tab.
  • Change Left click action to: 1:1 Scroll.
  • Click OK.

To rotate an Image:
  • In void Image Viewer, from the Edit menu, click Rotate Clockwise or Rotate Counterclockwise.

Another "bug" or maybe intended :) , before using VIV i had pictures not correctly oriented so i rotated them and saved them, it display correctly oriented in windows 10, but when these pics display on the slideshow there are incorrectly oriented again, maybe it has something to do with the exif metadata of the orientation of the pic which is use first?


Reading exif metadata for rotation is on my TODO list.

Another thing, when i use keywords for the search it only compare to each file name, but it would be great to include folders' name too


Please try using the path: modifier to search for folders, for example, to find all images with the text wallpaper any where in the full path and filename, search for:
path:wallpaper

I was also wondering, is keywords entered will also match tags of the pics in metadata ?


This is on my TODO list for Everything, however, don't expect this to be fast, as this information is unlikely to be indexed.

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby bebunw » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:02 pm

The new random function is awesome :mrgreen:

I have tried opening 6 instances leaving the search empty, at 7 instances with rate of 1 pic/ 1 second the slideshows got stuck, at 9 instances with rate of 1 pic /2 seconds it works without being stuck, on the edge of being stuck sometimes two instances display the same next pictures when changing it at the same time, maybe it has something to do with the random function linked to the clock. I think it's only my old rig causing the problem of stucking the slideshows, i have an i5 760 for cpu, the first generation or maybe it's too much to ask for 5400 rpm hard drives, i don't know :lol: , i will do some more tests

The 1:1 scroll is great too :D , maybe add one option to hide the cursor while holding the left mouse clic

Very nice soft guys 8-)

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby Stamimail » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:06 am

1:1 scroll
I wonder why isn't it "zoom scroll" (It doesn't work for small images for example).
I mean when the user click left button, it will zoom in according to the previous zoom value.
While left click is pressed, the user will be able to zoom in/out by (+/-), and this zoom value (110% | 120% | 130% ... 500%) will be set to "zoom scroll".

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby bebunw » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:24 am

Stamimail wrote:1:1 scroll
I wonder why isn't it "zoom scroll" (It doesn't work for small images for example).
I mean when the user click left button, it will zoom in according to the previous zoom value.
While left click is pressed, the user will be able to zoom in/out by (+/-), and this zoom value (110% | 120% | 130% ... 500%) will be set to "zoom scroll".


1:1 means zoom the pictures at the original size and it zoom only if you hold the click, small pictures are already displaying at original size that's why it won't zoom but yeah i suggest, only for pictures smaller than our screen resolution if the stretching/shrinking options are activated to be prioritary on the 1:1 zoom. @Stamimail zooming above the original size will make pictures blurrier than they are, that's why i suggested 1:1 zoom, to view the picture without quality loss when you zoom, that being said, adding other level of zoom as options is possible i think :)

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby Stamimail » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:05 pm

"Playlist" was replaced by "Jump To..."
IMO, I think Playlist/Filelist is a better name for Jump To... window. This window contain both Jump to and Playlist...
Another thing is regarding the Sort of the Playlist/Filelist.
I think it will be better to sort the list according to the Sort settings.
More to be considered is to make this window style, like the Everything Search window style.
http://www.voidtools.com/support/everyt ... Window.png
It will contains:
1. Jump to (Search Edit)
2. Sort headers
3. Files list
4. status bar ?

At startup, this list will be empty, and when user drag folders/files to main program window, or to Playlist window, it will be added to the list.
User will be able to add/remove files/folders by this list. EFU may also be supported (replace/adding img files to the list).

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby void » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:49 am

Wednesday, 11 October 2017: Version 1.0.0.8b
  • added ctrl mousewheel action
  • fixed an issue when only one image was in the playlist
  • fixed a leak when loading an image
  • fixed a crash when there was only one shuffled image
  • improved randomize seeding
  • fixed a leak when loading an image while already loading an image

http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.8b.x86.en-US-Setup.exe (165 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.8b.x64.en-US-Setup.exe (175 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.8b.x86.en-US.zip (54 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.8b.x64.en-US.zip (64 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.8b.sha256 (1 KB)
http://www.voidtools.com/voidImageViewer-1.0.0.8b.src.zip (329 KB)
https://github.com/voidtools/voidImageViewer/

Is the randomize feature still getting stuck?
I choose not to hide the cursor in 1:1 scroll, as the cursor position is useful, I may add an option to hide it later.

"Playlist" was replaced by "Jump To..."

There needs to be a playlist window and a Jump to window.
The playlist window could support drag dropping and reordering/sorting etc..

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Re: voidImageViewer

Postby bebunw » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:57 pm

Yes, still stuck but i think it's hardware related not software, when i set multiple instances at 250ms, 500ms i can see while moving up and down the rates, the instances restart automatically while slowing rates enough, the same image on multiple instance is fixed for sure 8-)
I still want the "fill window" view option to overlap priority the 1:1 scroll :) , also if possible add an optional overlay text info in the corner like they made with faststone viewer with at least the title of the file and eventually picture resolution, size ect... we can chose color of text and color background text too, i think overlay info is more convenient for full screen et minimal view


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