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Fri, 14 October 2005 16:11 Go to next message
Nehmo Sergheyev (Photoshop begginer)
You can set your file associations (in WinXP, Control Panel > Folder
Options > File Types) to open a JPEG in any compatible program. But
some programs, like Photo Shop, take too long to load to be efficient
as a quick viewer. So it's practical to default-open with some smaller
app with limited functions. Usually, all I want to do on the first view,
if anything, is perhaps a lossless (or more correctly, without additive
compression error) crop and a re-save to an appropriate folder. Later,
if I want, I may edit the image in a big program.

I'm trying to figure out what's the best program for viewing, minimal
editing, and organizing.

What program do professional graphic people use to associate with their
JPEGs?

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Fri, 14 October 2005 17:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
zarrookez (Photoshop begginer)
> You can set your file associations (in WinXP, Control Panel > Folder
> Options > File Types) to open a JPEG in any compatible program. But
> some programs, like Photo Shop, take too long to load to be efficient
> as a quick viewer. So it's practical to default-open with some smaller
> app with limited functions. Usually, all I want to do on the first view,
> if anything, is perhaps a lossless (or more correctly, without additive
> compression error) crop and a re-save to an appropriate folder. Later,
> if I want, I may edit the image in a big program.
>
> I'm trying to figure out what's the best program for viewing, minimal
> editing, and organizing.
>
> What program do professional graphic people use to associate with their
> JPEGs?
>
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> )|||(__Nehmo__)|||(
>

I, and many others, use Irfanview.
http://members.home.com/rsimmons/irfanview/english.htm
It's fast, it's free, and will associate many file types.
Keith.
Fri, 14 October 2005 17:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Walter Donavan (Photoshop expert)
In addition to IrfanView, FastStone Image Viewer and Picasa 2 are also
excellent.

IrfanView, FastStone and Picasa are freeware.


And if you have Microsoft Office, Microsoft Photo Editor makes and
excellent, fast, multi-image viewer; I still use it on occasion.
Fri, 14 October 2005 17:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
zarrookez (Photoshop begginer)
Sorry, the URL I provided was old and no longer exists. Use this:
http://www.irfanview.com/
Fri, 14 October 2005 18:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nehmo Sergheyev (Photoshop begginer)
- Walterius -
> And if you have Microsoft Office, Microsoft Photo Editor makes and
> excellent, fast, multi-image viewer; I still use it on occasion.

- Nehmo -
Actually, until just now, I used MS Picture Manager (comes with Office
2003 http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/Pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID =298)
as the initial opening tool, but it crops with a loss and takes its time
to load. Moreover, an additional instance of the app opens with each new
JPEG.

I'm experimenting with Xnview http://www.xnview.com/

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Fri, 14 October 2005 19:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Character (Photoshop begginer)
Nehmo wrote:
> You can set your file associations (in WinXP, Control Panel > Folder
> Options > File Types) to open a JPEG in any compatible program. But
> some programs, like Photo Shop, take too long to load to be efficient
> as a quick viewer. So it's practical to default-open with some smaller
> app with limited functions. Usually, all I want to do on the first view,
> if anything, is perhaps a lossless (or more correctly, without additive
> compression error) crop and a re-save to an appropriate folder. Later,
> if I want, I may edit the image in a big program.
>
> I'm trying to figure out what's the best program for viewing, minimal
> editing, and organizing.
>
> What program do professional graphic people use to associate with their
> JPEGs?
>

I use the default image viewer in Windows XP. It's very fast and once you've
opened an image, you can easily page through all the images in the given folder.

I also make extensive use of the "Send To" and "Open With" facilities; I can
right-click on an image and have my pick of which application I want to open it
with. The difference between them is that "Open With" only lists applications
relevant to the file type, while "Send To" is a fixed list of whatever
applications you've put there, whether or not they're appropriate to the given
file type.

- Character
Sat, 15 October 2005 09:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JD (Photoshop expert)
On 14-Oct-05 15:11, Nehmo wrote:
> You can set your file associations (in WinXP, Control Panel > Folder
> Options > File Types) to open a JPEG in any compatible program. But
> some programs, like Photo Shop, take too long to load to be efficient
> as a quick viewer. So it's practical to default-open with some smaller
> app with limited functions. Usually, all I want to do on the first view,
> if anything, is perhaps a lossless (or more correctly, without additive
> compression error) crop and a re-save to an appropriate folder. Later,
> if I want, I may edit the image in a big program.
>
> I'm trying to figure out what's the best program for viewing, minimal
> editing, and organizing.
>
> What program do professional graphic people use to associate with their
> JPEGs?
>

Why only have one association? You can create multiple associations for
your .jpg files (or for any file extension) so if you double left click
on a .jpg the it opens with the default viewer but if you right mouse
click on a .jpg you can select a different viewer. Take a look at:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;133217

I use an older version of PSP (4.16) as my default .jpg viewer but I
also have PS7 set as a second viewer for .jpg files.

If I didn't have the old PSP I'd probably use Irfanview as my primary
viewer.

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JD..
Sat, 15 October 2005 15:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
KatWoman (Photoshop expert)
"JD" <JD@example.invalid> wrote in message
news:H774f.436054$5N3.385300@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> On 14-Oct-05 15:11, Nehmo wrote:
>> You can set your file associations (in WinXP, Control Panel > Folder
>> Options > File Types) to open a JPEG in any compatible program. But
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>snip
I use the default image viewer in Windows XP. It's very fast and once you've
opened an image, you can easily page through all the images in the given
folder.

I also make extensive use of the "Send To" and "Open With" facilities; I can
right-click on an image and have my pick of which application I want to open
it
with. The difference between them is that "Open With" only lists
applications
relevant to the file type, while "Send To" is a fixed list of whatever
applications you've put there, whether or not they're appropriate to the
given
file type.

I use this setup (win xp default) very practical for editing (I detest the
PS file viewer)
Sat, 15 October 2005 19:10 Go to previous message
JD (Photoshop expert)
On 15-Oct-05 14:00, KatWoman wrote:
> "JD" <JD@example.invalid> wrote in message
> news:H774f.436054$5N3.385300@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>
>>On 14-Oct-05 15:11, Nehmo wrote:
>>
>>>You can set your file associations (in WinXP, Control Panel > Folder
>>>Options > File Types) to open a JPEG in any compatible program. But
>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>snip
>
> I use the default image viewer in Windows XP. It's very fast and once you've
> opened an image, you can easily page through all the images in the given
> folder.
>
> I also make extensive use of the "Send To" and "Open With" facilities; I can
> right-click on an image and have my pick of which application I want to open
> it
> with. The difference between them is that "Open With" only lists
> applications
> relevant to the file type, while "Send To" is a fixed list of whatever
> applications you've put there, whether or not they're appropriate to the
> given
> file type.
>
> I use this setup (win xp default) very practical for editing (I detest the
> PS file viewer)
>
>

Adding Photoshop to the Send To folder is a lot better than my method.
Now I can use Photoshop to open any picture file. Thanks!

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JD..
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