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General Discussion / Re: What's new about TP11
« Last post by Pete Wieland on 2020-05-21 07:31:16 »
I paid for an upgrade from v9 to v10 back in 2015, then v10 was released as a free upgrade, but was told my payment would be good for v11. Been waiting ever since, with just the odd email saying that v11 is nearly ready for beta testing.

I guess at the moment with the pandemic there are more important things on their minds!
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General Discussion / What's new about TP11
« Last post by runner on 2020-05-21 05:02:01 »
It has been some time since an upgrade to TP11 was announced.

But there are no further statements on the website if and when a new version is expected! Has the new version been put on hold or will it not be developed further?

I am a long time user on TP and now I am faced with the decision whether I should switch to another software or not.

Who can advise me?  :)
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General Discussion / Re: old tp on w10 i may have asked before
« Last post by Daan van Rooijen on 2020-05-14 16:23:44 »
TP10 has a function Database | Advanced | Convert .TD4 for that purpose.
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General Discussion / Re: old tp on w10 i may have asked before
« Last post by miltk on 2020-05-14 15:25:40 »
Well, there are no guarantees that an older version like TP5 will work on Windows 10. I don't know anyone who uses TP on a Surface Pro and I'm not familiar with that specific type of computer. On the other hand, I do not know of any reasons why it would not work, either..

If you want to keep everything, you must:

- Copy your images to exactly the same location on the new computer (the folder structure must remain identical)
- Make sure that the volume label of the drive on which the images are stored, is identical to that on the old computer.
- Then install your old TP into a folder of its own (Not in Program Files or any other system folder. For instance: C:\Thumbs5).
- Copy your thumbs.td4 database into that folder, overwriting the empty .td4 that the installer had put there.
- Then launch TP and see if everything works as hoped for. As your first action, you may want to turn off "Options | Preferences | Thumbnails | Make Thumbnails Automatically", to be sure  that the thumbnails that you see, are the same ones that you already had on the old computer and not new ones that TP has been making on the fly.

Alternatively, I guess you could purchase an upgrade to TP10 and install it on your current computer (in a different folder than your old TP5 -- you can run multiple versions side by side, as long as each is in a folder of its own. Contrary to TP5, TP10 can be installed to a regular folder in Program Files). Convert your database to the new format. When that works, you could install TP10 on your new Surface Pro, copy the image files and database, and that should work.

As to this Surface Pro, it might be wise to ask Cerious if they are aware of any issues running TP on it.

how do i do this? do you mean just updating td4 in tp10
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General Discussion / Re: old tp on w10 i may have asked before
« Last post by Daan van Rooijen on 2020-05-13 16:10:44 »
Well, there are no guarantees that an older version like TP5 will work on Windows 10. I don't know anyone who uses TP on a Surface Pro and I'm not familiar with that specific type of computer. On the other hand, I do not know of any reasons why it would not work, either..

If you want to keep everything, you must:

- Copy your images to exactly the same location on the new computer (the folder structure must remain identical)
- Make sure that the volume label of the drive on which the images are stored, is identical to that on the old computer.
- Then install your old TP into a folder of its own (Not in Program Files or any other system folder. For instance: C:\Thumbs5).
- Copy your thumbs.td4 database into that folder, overwriting the empty .td4 that the installer had put there.
- Then launch TP and see if everything works as hoped for. As your first action, you may want to turn off "Options | Preferences | Thumbnails | Make Thumbnails Automatically", to be sure  that the thumbnails that you see, are the same ones that you already had on the old computer and not new ones that TP has been making on the fly.

Alternatively, I guess you could purchase an upgrade to TP10 and install it on your current computer (in a different folder than your old TP5 -- you can run multiple versions side by side, as long as each is in a folder of its own. Contrary to TP5, TP10 can be installed to a regular folder in Program Files). Convert your database to the new format. When that works, you could install TP10 on your new Surface Pro, copy the image files and database, and that should work.

As to this Surface Pro, it might be wise to ask Cerious if they are aware of any issues running TP on it.
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General Discussion / Re: old tp on w10 i may have asked before
« Last post by miltk on 2020-05-12 20:26:28 »
Do you want to keep your database (for all the keywords, annotations, off-line items, etc, that are in it) or would it be OK if you had to make a new one?

i want to keep everything. i have thousands of images on file. therefore i need to migrate everything intact. if tp5-td4/windows7 to surface pro/w10 is impossible, i need to know a work around. currently i DO NOT have surface pro/w10. i need to know if it's do-able before purchasing a surface pro
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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Re: Cannot View PDFs by Clicking
« Last post by thmbsatha on 2020-05-12 20:25:24 »
Thank you, Daan.

thmbsatha
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General Discussion / Re: old tp on w10 i may have asked before
« Last post by Daan van Rooijen on 2020-05-12 19:19:11 »
Do you want to keep your database (for all the keywords, annotations, off-line items, etc, that are in it) or would it be OK if you had to make a new one?
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ThumbsPlus v10 Questions / Re: Cannot View PDFs by Clicking
« Last post by Daan van Rooijen on 2020-05-12 19:16:21 »
The error message is correct, PDF support does require the Pro version.

Ghostscript 8.64 is what I use too, and it works fine.
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I agreed with Daan that you cannot do it, because of
Ghostscript restrictions on the non-professional version. However,
you can do it very well without using Ghostscript at all for this particular function,
provided you have your own PDF viewer program.
The method works nicely with even the non-professional version
and, most probably, with all the recent previous versions of Thumbsplus.
However, I am not giving advice to anybody up here. I am only
mentioning below what I discovered on my computer after trying
a million different things.

Go to Preferences/File Types/Documents.
Then click on pdf - Adobe Acrobat.
Then click on Edit.
On the File Type Configuration window, enter
"None" in the "equivalent to type:" gadget,
"Document" in the "Category" gadget
and "Executable" in the "Class" gadget.
Then enter "Command" in the "Edit file using:" gadget
and to the right of ">>" the position of the executable PDF reader that is the
default reader on your computer. For example,

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\AcroRd32.exe

That's it. You may replace that executable by any other PDF reader executable.
That could be, for example, the free PDF reader "SumatraPDF".
Naturally, the same method applies when you want to execute
any "executable" file with Thumbsplus that is associated with a thumbnail.
Thank you!

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Previous message.
I cannot view PDF files by clicking. I have Thumbsplus 10, but not the professional version.
I have set up everything according to the directions I found up here.
I am using gs9.52 and gs8.64 for the position of the gsdll32.dll file.
When I use gs9.52, I get the following error:
"Plugin 'PDF' error: Unable to create Ghostscript instance (-100)".
When I use gs8.64, I get the following pasted on the PDF page:
"This Format Requires Thumbsplus Professional Edition".
Any help would be very much appreciated.

thmbsatha
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