17 Oct

Viewer2 Build 3664

  • PNG support (i.e. I rewrote the loader code so it’s easier to add more formats – contact me if you are willing to write a plug-in)
  • Image details when hovering over a thumbnail
  • Progress dialogs for various actions
  • Added a white border around thumbnails, seems to be in the vogue (you can disable it in the config)
  • When viewing images full-screen, the background will fade into black
03 Oct

Viewer2 Build 3321

  • First of all, more eye candy (see the video). I hope it also makes things easier to understand in respect to where images go when sorting
  • The searching has split into two: Fast Search and Deep Search. Fast Search uses indexing to find files very fast and Deep Search is the old search which is slow. In addition, Fast Search can use fuzzy searching thanks to the individual words it sees and it also looks in the IPTC metadata which Deep Search doesn’t do (because it doesn’t use pre-indexed data). Note: You need to build the indexes to benefit from Fast Search, the installer will do this for you. You need to do this only once, as long as you have AutoExtractWords enabled in config.
  • Use Ctrl + Delete to pysically delete images (another requested feature, keep them coming)
  • The thumbnails now have a tag that changes color according to if they have tags and if the tags make the image stand out from other images. Useful for obsessive tagging
  • The image view now zooms in the selected area, use left drag to mark the area
  • Tons of little fixes I forgot as soon as I implemented them, including a program icon

viewer2-installer-3322.exe (bugfix to 3321)

07 Sep

Viewer2 Build 2840

A quick release for those who use Viewer2, a lot of half-ready stuff this time:

  • Support for network paths (i.e. path starts with \\)
  • Option to flag an image as a favorite (the heart icon), search with is:favorite
  • Shows basic information about images with little icons (e.g. image has tags, image is favorite)
  • Better date: search option, see the manual
  • Should behave a little better on dual-screen boxes
  • Option for ordering images in a square instead of a spiral
  • BETABETABETA: The browser can display subdirectories (to check it out, set ShowDirectories to a non-zero value in the registry)

Coming up (hopefully in the next release) are IPTC tag export, comprehensive directory navigation via the main browser (instead of the file list on the left), path and search bookmarks (i.e. “show all of my favorite images from this month”) and a config tool.

Do send more suggestions.

Also, if someone is a fan of this project and could help with the config tool (needs just a dialog that changes a few keys in the registry, the main problem for me is that I don’t do Visual Studio or other IDEs that provide a dialog editor, so it’s kinda annoying) it would be nice. It seems Viewer2 has hit a niche so it would be a shame if the potential was wasted.


16 Aug

Viewer2 Build 2630

Some new, cool and experimental stuff. Didn’t feel like drawing the icons for all new features.

  • Sorting by image color metrics (groups similarly colored images)
  • Press Ctrl+L to enforce a link between selected files, Alt+L to sort using the forced links (very experimental)
  • Press Ctrl+P to prefix files (actually renames files, useful for preserving Viewer2 groups on the desktop)
  • New search options, including OR and searching by file date and time viewed. See the manual.

viewer2-installer-2633.exe (bugfix)