Picture Viewer
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Picture Viewer

Updated Sep 08, 2004 by _Martin_


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Sleeping Dragon
Comment #1 Friday, September 3, 2004 9:06 AM
hmmm. When I try to drag and drop a jpeg image, either nothing happens or I get a message that the form is invalid and needs to have a jpeg,bitmap or ico extension. ???
_Martin_
Comment #2 Friday, September 3, 2004 9:11 AM
That's because it's looking for a JPG not a JPEG image
Sleeping Dragon
Comment #3 Friday, September 3, 2004 9:27 AM
oookaaay. When I save a picture (I'm using XP) and I am prompted to save picture as:, I am given options, but JPEG, JPG, JPE, and JFIF are all lumped together under JPEG.
Psynex
Comment #4 Friday, September 3, 2004 10:37 AM
type ".jpeg" or ".jpg" at the the end of the file name to specify which of that lump you want it saved as.
Hitchhiker427
Comment #5 Friday, September 3, 2004 10:44 AM
It doesn't do anything for me. If I drag an invalid image, it gives me an error, however, if I drag a valid image, it does absolutely nothing. I'm using DesktopX 2.2.
Sleeping Dragon
Comment #6 Friday, September 3, 2004 11:20 AM
same here. If I save it as .jpg and then drag and drop, it does nothing
_Martin_
Comment #7 Friday, September 3, 2004 11:52 AM
Bugger, yep found that glitch. I must have tested everything but that 400 times - too much copy and pasting !!!!
_Martin_
Comment #8 Friday, September 3, 2004 11:52 AM
Reuploaded BTW
Sleeping Dragon
Comment #9 Friday, September 3, 2004 12:42 PM
AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Working now. Much better. Thank you and Nice Widget!!
nature_boy
Comment #10 Friday, September 3, 2004 3:31 PM
Sounds like a great widget. I had something similar in mind, but never found the time to create it.
I can't try it here at work, but I surely will later at home.
Is it possible to drag a folder full of images to it? Or at least drag a selection of images to it?

How does it work? Does it use the Internet Explorer to display the images like the picture frame does? (I think, this is not a nice solution for displaying images)
chrishills
Comment #11 Friday, September 3, 2004 5:26 PM
I like this a lot, just one problem - i can't get the pictures to loop. Can you help me please?
chrishills
Comment #12 Friday, September 3, 2004 5:41 PM
I've got it working now, Fantastic!!!!!
Cima113
Comment #13 Friday, September 3, 2004 8:04 PM
Simple, clean and well done. I cant get the pictures to loop but I like the ability to set the loop speed.
bkmo
Comment #14 Friday, September 3, 2004 9:34 PM
I get an invalid image no matter what I do. I am dragging images straight from the camera with .jpg extensions.
nature_boy
Comment #15 Friday, September 3, 2004 10:06 PM
I had the same problem. The pictures from my camera have the extension '.JPG', but the script is only looking for '.jpg' (or .bmp or .ico). I fixed that for me by changing the 3 lines
Case "bmp", "jpg", "ico"
to
Case "bmp", "jpg", "ico", "JPG", "BMP", "ICO"
Now it loads my jpegs fine.
There is just one other thing, that I did not know how to fix: My images use a different aspect ratio (mostly 4x3 or 3x4). Is there a way in DX or VBScript to read image dimensions, so that you can change the aspect ratio of the object? Right now, displaying a 3x4 image as 4x3 looks really strange (especially if there are persons on the image).
Mannlister
Comment #16 Saturday, September 4, 2004 3:13 AM
this is possibly the best widget created yet! this one looks great, works great and is easily configured and displayed. i love it! great work martin!

my only request would be to allow the user to add a folder location and also something to allow the user to remove images that were chosen previously. i guess a restart of the widget would reset it?
nature_boy
Comment #17 Saturday, September 4, 2004 9:33 AM
A restart does not reset it, because the Filenames get stored in the registry when you unload it. But as far as I know, just dragging new pictures onto it will replace the old displayed pictures.
_Martin_
Comment #18 Sunday, September 5, 2004 1:14 PM
OK - updated to remove any issues with case sensitivity (sorry about that).

Also enforced aspect ratio so all images are scaled accordingly - even if images are different shapes.
Frogboy
Comment #19 Monday, September 6, 2004 12:14 AM
It's not working. I just dragged and dropped them on there and nothing happens.
_Martin_
Comment #20 Monday, September 6, 2004 2:56 AM
Have you definitely loaded the latest version? The widget should be PicViewer12.exe

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