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Messages - Daan van Rooijen

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General Discussion / Re: No Thumbs possible Win 10 Pro
« on: 2018-12-04 18:18:40 »
After Installation of Thumbs plus 7 or 10 I cannot make any Thumbs . F3 and another option are not active.

I don't really know where to begin, because so many different things could go wrong and you don't provide much information about your system, the steps you took or your experience level with TP.

When you select one or more JPG files, F3 should be active. If it isn't, an explanation might be that your database file is inaccessible or read-only? (the database location ['database path'] is shown under Help | System Information).
When you right-click on a JPG file and pick Configure File Type, does "Load file using" show as "Internal"? When you double-click that same file, does it open in the viewer?

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Re: Background Tasks running
« on: 2018-12-02 16:36:40 »
It sounds like ThumbsPlus has trouble thumbnailing one or more files. As a result, the remaining thumbnails do not get made and a stuck task remains active in the background.

If you are using the program's default layout, you should be able to see that stuck task listed in the bottom-right "Task List" panel. It should say something like "Scanning XXX" where xxx is the name of the folder in question.

If so, what you could do next is go to that folder and set the sorting order to None (the two rightmost pulldown boxes in the bar just above the thumbnail listing set the sort order - set both to 'none'). Then, the first file in that list that shows as a red cross on a white background (i.e. the first non-thumbnailed file) is likely to be the culprit. This file might be corrupt or ThumbsPlus cannot thumbnail it for some other reason. You could (temporarily) move that file elsewhere and re-launch TP to see if that solves the problem.

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Re: tp10 time out
« on: 2018-11-30 21:35:10 »
If you use a MySQL database, there's probably a timeout setting in the InitialDatabase line in thumb10.ini that you could edit (verify after your first session if the edit has stuck). Its default value is 5000, which I guess means 5000 seconds (1 hour and 23 minutes).

Of course, it might be a different kind of time-out, for instance if the drive or the network card on your server goes to sleep and TP for some reason tries to read from it.

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Re: tp10 time out
« on: 2018-11-30 17:56:52 »
Do you mean you get an actual time-out error message (e.g. about the connection to the database) or does it just halt somehow when you leave the program open all night?

When you look under Tree | Watch Folders, do you see any "Currently watched folders" - and, if so, is there any activity in any of those folders during the night (or in the current folder, for that matter)?

You could try turning off any folder watching, and for the current folder, turn this off: "Options | Preferences | Thumbnail View | File Options:Watch changes in folder". With that done, I can't think of any other ongoing background activities that could somehow cause TP to crash. Is the Task List empty when you leave the PC overnight?

Maybe it's caused by some Windows activity reflected in the tree panel.. for instance, if you don't need to see any network stuff there, you could go to Options | Preferences | Disks & Folders and mark "Do not show the network branch" and in the bottom section you could turn off display of 'public locations'. I'll let you know if anything else comes to mind.

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Re: 4K Monitor Issue
« on: 2018-11-14 20:53:15 »
It doesn't seem to be affected by the Main font setting or by the theme, so I doubt if you can do anything about it.
I think you'd best report it to Cerious (for methods see http://www.thumbsplus.com/support.html#submit-problem).

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Just right-drag or Ctrl-drag your mouse. It's that simple :-)

(In full-screen mode, right-drag doesn't work because it opens the menu instead).

Additionally, you can use the arrow keys to move around, or shift-arrows to move around faster.

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Too Many Users
« on: 2018-08-13 11:44:11 »
This could happen if, for instance, you have a one-user license and multiple users are trying to access the database simultaneously. If this happens on a stand-alone computer, could it be that you are using multiple users accounts on it, in quick succession? Or, maybe the database is read-only and has an old user login stuck inside (the current users are kept track of in the database)?  You could use the free [link=http://www.alexnolan.net/software/mdb_viewer_plus.htm]MDB Viewer Plus[/link] tool to view the ActiveUsers table in your database file (*.tpdb8) to see if that provides any hints.

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Game Texture Plug-in Install
« on: 2018-07-31 04:30:16 »
Hi Phil, unless another user jumps in with the solution, I'm afraid that this one would best be submitted to support@thumbsplus.com (be sure to put 'ThumbsPlus' in the subject line).

I have managed to install it in TP7 but not TP10. I've tried copying the plugin's files to the Thumbs10 'BIN' folder (where other plugins reside) but that didn't activate the texture plugin in TP10, so, apparently something else has to be done to activate them and I have no idea what it is..

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / zoom into pic hangs program
« on: 2018-07-14 16:24:18 »
Thanks David. Those settings are similar to my own. I've tried yours but I still can't get it to crash.

I hope some other people reading here will give it a try, and chime in if they see the crash too. If so, we should report it to Cerious. Which Windows version do you use?

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / zoom into pic hangs program
« on: 2018-07-14 13:44:41 »
This hasn't been reported here before and I can't reproduce it for now.

Does this happen with images of all types, sizes and bit-depths? And is this with the viewer in full-screen mode or windowed? (it would be great if you could post your "Options | Viewing | Tab:Window" screen). Any other particulars that might be relevant?

If nobody can reproduce it, the first thing that I would look at would be if there's an update for my video driver.

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Resizing distortion
« on: 2018-07-13 14:34:12 »
> It is unfortunate that for years and several versions, Cerious has not addressed this basic issue and function of a photo tool.

Well, you keep saying that there is an issue, but you never demonstrate it. Each time that you or someone else posts a sample, I show how TP actually does a very good job if only you use it correctly. Then things get quiet for a year or so, and then the complaining starts all over.

Anyway, your problem used to be that TP created fuzzy results, and today the problem is that they are grainy. I hope you realize that grainy is the opposite of fuzzy.

> So the problem remains, I ran in to it this weekend again, working with various photos and needing to resize down about 1/4 the size and it was clearly grainy.

Well, without a sample, I can't offer any useful comments. If the original image is very large, you could just crop out a representative section and post that, along with a resized version that you feel is unsatisfying. Hopefully there is a simple solution to the graininess.

Again, there is no single resizing process that will yield the best results for all images. In my own use, with regular photographic images targeted for use on the web, the 'Downsample' resize-algorithm followed by the 'Unsharp Mask' filter works very well nearly all the time. With some images, I use the 'Sharpen' or 'Sharpen Less' filter (which use a wider diameter) before I apply Unsharp Mask. When I have to process a lot of images from a single shoot, I make a simple batch process that resizes and sharpens hundreds of images in a few minutes. I have a fairly critical eye when it comes to photos, but in my 25 years of using TP, I've honestly never felt that TP has an issue here.

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Resizing distortion
« on: 2018-07-12 12:46:01 »
The Resize dialog has an option called 'interpolation'. Set it to 'downsample' for a better result.

If you want to sharpen the result to bring out more detail, try Image | Filter | Select Filter | Category:Sharpen | Filter:Unsharp Mask.

Note: once you have used a filter, you can quickly repeat it using the 'Last Filter' (Ctrl-F) command. This shortcut is helpful when you're resizing and sharpening a whole bunch of photos.

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Web page wizard
« on: 2018-06-30 19:39:55 »
> I believe, they are absolutely dead and not interested in feeding their earlier customers with useful working versions of their software.

A new version was released just 2 two weeks ago. See [link=http://www.cerious.com/release_notes10sp2.shtml]here[/link] for new features and bug fixes.
 
> Obviously I must search for some other software with active devolopers.

Good luck finding it. Meanwhile, the bug that you found is very easy to work around until it's fixed, or you can continue to use v7.

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Web page wizard
« on: 2018-06-26 18:19:13 »
> so no pictures can be seen in the browser! This bug is much older than a year, I told it one and a half year before, it was recognized - but never corrected.

That's not good.. if I were you, I'd send a gentle reminder to support@cerious.com.

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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Renaming mp4 file kills video
« on: 2018-06-06 11:44:37 »
> Great success: after stopping this service the video stays intact after renaming it!

Excellent! I hope you'll manage to repair the corrupted videos.

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