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Icons for image files.

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 5:49 am
by Lagman
Hi all,
While I've lurked these forums for a while, this would be my first post. I'm a help desk tech, with a bit of Graphic and web design back ground. Unfortunately i no nothing of C or C++ (i toyed with VB 6 and .net for a little while, but alas, no C). I had a thought recently about icons for graphic files. I know there are ways in windows to implement the thumb to be an icon for most formats, like .BMP and .JPG, but you usually have to apply a registry hack to get it or just live with thumb nail view. I was wondering about the feasibility of having the OS give that as an option, perhaps not a default setting but a changeable setting. Photoshop 7 comes with the .DLL file that makes it work for .PSDs but i installed Nero 7 pro which has its own image viewer program, and like an idiot i let it associate with all of my images including PSDs. now i fixed the associations just fine but i cant get the thumb icons back and some how it also broke the thumb view in XP. I have applied every reg hack i can think of and posted on several forums to no avail. What i would love is for the OS to override Nero's tinkering and give me back my icons the way i want. I know XP and Vista will not give me that level of flexibility mostly due to licensing issues, (Photoshop CS3 has even removed the icon view), but i was wondering if its capable and a good idea for ROS? What do you guys think? Forgive my typing, slept through spelling and typing :D

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:14 am
by forart
Dunno, but graphic files' icons should be the tumbnail itself IMHO.

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:08 am
by dreams
Sounds like a good idea, better thumbnails than XP. Gnome does this a lot better, never had a problem there. Also Gnome shows not the first frame of movie files, but a frame somewhere in the middle.

Re: Icons for image files.

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:06 pm
by Floyd
Lagman wrote:Hi all,
While I've lurked these forums for a while, this would be my first post. I'm a help desk tech, with a bit of Graphic and web design back ground. Unfortunately i no nothing of C or C++ (i toyed with VB 6 and .net for a little while, but alas, no C). I had a thought recently about icons for graphic files. I know there are ways in windows to implement the thumb to be an icon for most formats, like .BMP and .JPG, but you usually have to apply a registry hack to get it or just live with thumb nail view. I was wondering about the feasibility of having the OS give that as an option, perhaps not a default setting but a changeable setting. Photoshop 7 comes with the .DLL file that makes it work for .PSDs but i installed Nero 7 pro which has its own image viewer program, and like an idiot i let it associate with all of my images including PSDs. now i fixed the associations just fine but i cant get the thumb icons back and some how it also broke the thumb view in XP. I have applied every reg hack i can think of and posted on several forums to no avail. What i would love is for the OS to override Nero's tinkering and give me back my icons the way i want. I know XP and Vista will not give me that level of flexibility mostly due to licensing issues, (Photoshop CS3 has even removed the icon view), but i was wondering if its capable and a good idea for ROS? What do you guys think? Forgive my typing, slept through spelling and typing :D
google for shell icon cache, find the hidden file and delete it.
then reboot your machine it should fix it.

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:21 pm
by Lagman
It would make working with graphics a whole lot easier if i didn't have to guess which Untitled.psd file i was working with. I know i could name them something that would identify them (and normally i do) but still its wonderful to be able to tell what the image file really is, at a glance.

-Floyd, i tried your suggestion but clearing the cache failed, It could be 'cause I'm on XP64. No idea though. So for now no thumbs for Lag man :cry: