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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / DPI vs PPI
« on: 2017-01-11 13:12:32 »
I need to submit photos digitally to a show and the requirement is that they be a minimum of 1920 pixtels on the long side. All I can find in Thumbsplus is DPI, so do I convert that to pixtels?? My typical image is 1200 high and that shows up beautifully even on a 60" LCD screen. Converting it to 1920 seems overkill.


ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Adding text to images
« on: 2016-02-29 11:58:04 »
Does TP have a way to add a text box to images? I'm mocking up a book by pasting images onto a black background (which is actually just another large jpg) and I need to see how text would look along side the images. If not, is there a way to import text from another app?


ThumbsPlus v7-v9 Questions / Missing folder statistics
« on: 2015-06-08 15:05:05 »
I installed TP on a new PC and this small thing is driving me crazy.

On my old PC, a line at the bottom of the screen showed the number of images in the folder and how many are selected (ex: "28 files, 4 selected"). The new PC is missing that line.

I have literally spent hours trying to find the answer, which I'm sure is simple but no amount of effort has worked.

OK, I give up. Please help this dumb person.


ThumbsPlus v7-v9 Questions / Hilarious new bug
« on: 2014-09-09 15:05:07 »
I loved TP and I intend to stick with it but sometimes it acts like a naughty teenager; this new bug is an example.

 I'm running TP9SP1 on Win7. After months of using it pretty normally, TP9 suddenly decided to play a prank on me. When doing a slideshow from a gallery everything is fine, but a slideshow from a folder will only show in Numeric Name order regardless of how the thumbnails are sorted. They sort properly on the screen but not in the slideshow. Am I crazy?? - I re-clicked both primary and secondary sort options to Random and other sort options. The thumbnails sorted themselves properly but still the slideshow refused to cooperate. Unbelievable - it had never done this before... WTF??

Now here's the kicker: the Galleries work fine - they sort themselves properly and display the slideshow accordingly, but if I go back to a folder, the problem persists. I rebooted the computer and started fresh and the bug still persists.

TP, you're grounded until you stop playing these pranks on me.


I spent many months (years, actually) converting thousands of silver negatives and chromes into digital files. TP allowed me to complete the project without losing my sanity because it works so intuitively despite the occasional bug.

Now I want to create a spare, minimal website that is an analog of an art book: minimalist black pages with just one photo per page and perhaps an occasional comment. No blogs or other fancy stuff.

Any suggestions on what to use? I've looked at Wordpress and Squarespace; they look ok but I don't know enough about web building to be able to evaluate them. What has for you? What do you recommend?


General Discussion / Daan van Rooijen - Off Topic
« on: 2014-07-18 13:43:48 »
This is off-topic but I want to express my condolences to Daan and the people of Holland for the terrible tragedy in Ukraine. So many victims in such a small nation means that the pain and anguish is being felt everywhere. My heart goes out to all of you.

ThumbsPlus v7-v9 Questions / Slide show transitions
« on: 2014-07-03 15:00:46 »
I got an Amazon Fire TV. During idle times it plays a slideshow that is stunning - nature photos that fade in while the photo pans or zooms around, giving the feeling that it's a video playing when actually it's just a still photo.

I looked in TP for similar transitions but there was nothing similar, not even a fade-in fade-out. I know that the TP crew is more than capable of creating such transitions, so I wonder if the reason for not having them is that they require heavy-duty graphics capabilities that not every pc has.

Anybody have ideas about how to get fades into a TP slideshow?


Hi all,

I use four different TP databases and I would like to have a unique TP shortcut for each one so that I can start TP and open the desired database with one click. Right now TP always opens a default database and I have to go through the steps to open the desired one. Any ideas?


In a gallery there is a picture called Design 100.jpg. In viewing it, I decide to clone it to Design 100clone.jpg and to make some changes to the clone.

Now, Design 100clone.jpg resides in the folder that the original is in, but the clone is not in the gallery from which it was created, and getting it into the gallery is a tedious process:

1 - look at the image properties of Design 100
2 - note the folder that it resides in
3 - leave the gallery, go to the folder
4 - locate the file and its clone
5 - click on the clone and drag it to the gallery
6 - go back to the gallery
7 - locate the image that I last looked at.

It would be so much better if TP could take us from the gallery image to the original image in its folder simply by clicking a button.

It would also be nice if TP knew that the clone was created from a gallery and upon saving the cloned file asked us if we want to add it in the current gallery. That would really simplify matters.


General Discussion / Saving Gallery Order is so slow
« on: 2014-01-31 14:00:44 »
I have a master gallery of 8k+ images. When I want to copy an image from the gallery to another one by dragging it, TP goes into Saving Gallery Order mode, which takes about 2 minutes, which makes the process effectively unusable.

Is there any way to prevent TP from going into that Saving Gallery Order mode, and what is that anyway??


General Discussion / Matching colors on monitors
« on: 2014-01-09 18:54:13 »
Here is a challenge that may stump even Daan.

I attached my living room HDTV to my PC so that it mirrors the computer monitor; I like to play a slide show of art works on it.

The problem is that slides on the two monitors look completely different. Van Gogh would weep.

I don't want to alter the colors on the original PC monitor, so I've tried to alter the color controls on the HDTV but the results just don't match up.

My question is how do professionals match up the monitors? Is there a test image that can be used as a standard? I've seen suction-cup optics that attach directly to the screen but they are costly, especially since I will only use it once.

Any recommendations?


I want my slideshows to show constantly on a second LED screen in another room while I do my normal work on monitor 1. I attached monitor 2 to the PC with an HDMI cable and set Windows Display to recognize both.

I then went to T+ v8:  View - Slideshow - Slideshow Monitor and expected to select the new monitor but the selection is grayed out.

I clicked on Help and this came up: "This option works with Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP only." Can this be true?? It seems to be seriously out of date.
My only recourse seems to be to copy T+ and the image files to a separate PC and run the slideshow from there, but that stinks.

Any ideas?


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