Grumpy Reader(tm)'s guide to Open Viewings
Posted Mar 31, 2004 7:55 UTC (Wed) by Saigua
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Viewers
Of course the most important thing is to use mousebuttons (wheels, whatever) 4-9 in order to rewind in an enthused voiceover (via text-to-speech) by the artist who made the image, perhaps subtitled in the viewer's native tongue.
Next to being more like XnView and IrfanView32. <--XnView works where bsd does. Irfan's only goes to MacOS X and some other stops.
XnView rocks hard. Tons of editing stuff...maybe even image comparison, I haven't dug into the really picky bits.
The thing is, I also love JPEG 2000. It's one of those things that's copyrighted by ISO and L1 is free, but the extra bits for watermarking and laying it precisely over a geographical understanding and cross-linking other maps is like, extra. Plus the codecs....well, the OSS ones can bake a bit more.
Then there's SVG. Maybe I haven't run into the right enthusiasts, but outside of Sodipodi it's kind of stilted (and the W3C's phone-capable (diluted!) svg contest hasn't shown in my handset yet. (And it ended Jan 30 or so.))
Still more International and Emu keymap fights between F (or another filemanager) and the image viewer, and vim, and we'll finally have an outline for what we -really- want, right?
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