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Speed up thumbnails loading?

  1. #1


    MeZelf Guest

    Speed up thumbnails loading?

    Hi,

    I have a couple of folders with quite a number of pictures in them and have
    the folders set to display them as thumbnails.
    But sadly only the files within the view of explorer get 'loaded' to
    thumbnails.
    And quitte slowly too.

    In XP if I scrolled down, explorer would load all graphic files as
    thumbnails from the bottom of the list all the way up.
    Is there is way of having Vista do this as well?
    Of am I stuck on loading thumbnails on 'view-range' only?

    Sebastiaan


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  2. #2


    David Deley Guest

    Re: Speed up thumbnails loading?

    I noticed the same thing and found a couple free thumbnail & image
    viewing programs which do load all the thumbnails when you move to a
    folder (CPU goes to near 100% while it loads all the thumbnails, but
    afterward you can scroll up/down and all the thumbnails are instantly
    there.)

    Try these free programs:
    XnView
    FastStone Image Viewer (free for home use)


    There's also a nice Duplicate Image Finder ($10) at
    http://www.rmsft.com/
    (not an exact duplicate file finder, more of a fuzzy "these two pictures
    look quite alike" finder.)


    MeZelf wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I have a couple of folders with quite a number of pictures in them and
    > have the folders set to display them as thumbnails.
    > But sadly only the files within the view of explorer get 'loaded' to
    > thumbnails.
    > And quitte slowly too.
    >
    > In XP if I scrolled down, explorer would load all graphic files as
    > thumbnails from the bottom of the list all the way up.
    > Is there is way of having Vista do this as well?
    > Of am I stuck on loading thumbnails on 'view-range' only?
    >
    > Sebastiaan

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    MeZelf Guest

    Re: Speed up thumbnails loading?

    Those programs do preload all thumbnails, but those are more like
    catalogmanagers.
    In my situation I have thumbnails done by explorer and use Picaview to view
    pictures I would like to view on screen.

    And the programs don't use explorer as a way to work with the pictures.
    Picaview in this matter is a plugin to explorer.exe which allows to preview
    and open the picture (lightweight, not with fat programs like Picture
    Galary).


    Sebastiaan


    "David Deley" <deleyd@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:NGFqk.33773$KZ.32086@xxxxxx

    >I noticed the same thing and found a couple free thumbnail & image viewing
    >programs which do load all the thumbnails when you move to a folder (CPU
    >goes to near 100% while it loads all the thumbnails, but
    > afterward you can scroll up/down and all the thumbnails are instantly
    > there.)
    >
    > Try these free programs:
    > XnView
    > FastStone Image Viewer (free for home use)
    >
    >
    > There's also a nice Duplicate Image Finder ($10) at
    > http://www.rmsft.com/
    > (not an exact duplicate file finder, more of a fuzzy "these two pictures
    > look quite alike" finder.)
    >
    >
    > MeZelf wrote:

    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I have a couple of folders with quite a number of pictures in them and
    >> have the folders set to display them as thumbnails.
    >> But sadly only the files within the view of explorer get 'loaded' to
    >> thumbnails.
    >> And quitte slowly too.
    >>
    >> In XP if I scrolled down, explorer would load all graphic files as
    >> thumbnails from the bottom of the list all the way up.
    >> Is there is way of having Vista do this as well?
    >> Of am I stuck on loading thumbnails on 'view-range' only?
    >>
    >> Sebastiaan

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Donald Lessau Guest

    Re: Speed up thumbnails loading?

    "MeZelf" <usul_atreides--not--@xxxxxx> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
    news:%234EpHUkAJHA.3284@xxxxxx

    > Those programs do preload all thumbnails, but those are more like
    > catalogmanagers.
    > In my situation I have thumbnails done by explorer and use Picaview to
    > view pictures I would like to view on screen.
    >
    > And the programs don't use explorer as a way to work with the pictures.
    > Picaview in this matter is a plugin to explorer.exe which allows to
    > preview and open the picture (lightweight, not with fat programs like
    > Picture Galary).
    If you are looking for a file manager that preloads all thumbnails in a
    list: check out XYplorer. On the bottom of this page you find a screenshot
    of a thumbnail listing:
    http://www.xyplorer.com/release_7.50.htm
    XYplorer optionally caches thumbnails, so any non-first visit to a folder is
    lightning fast. Plus it has the so-called Mouse-Down-Blow-Up feature: left
    mouse button down on a thumbnail will pop up a full size preview as long as
    you hold the button down. Very useful!

    http://www.xyplorer.com/

    Don


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  5. #5


    MeZelf Guest

    Re: Speed up thumbnails loading?

    It's not completely what I was looking for (its still outside explorer
    itself) but this program will definitely helpout weeding out the majority of
    files to ditch.
    Sofar I use it with 'Details with Thumbnails #1 128x96' and it works
    decently sofar.

    Thanks for the tip on this program.

    Sebastiaan


    "Donald Lessau" <don@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:g8gg38$10p$1@xxxxxx
    ....

    >> Those programs do preload all thumbnails, but those are more like
    >> catalogmanagers.
    >> In my situation I have thumbnails done by explorer and use Picaview to
    >> view pictures I would like to view on screen.
    ....

    > If you are looking for a file manager that preloads all thumbnails in a
    > list: check out XYplorer. On the bottom of this page you find a screenshot
    > of a thumbnail listing:
    > http://www.xyplorer.com/release_7.50.htm
    ....

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