Post by BrritSki Post by Paul Herber
Have you tried IrfanView?
Just tried it since everyone was raving about it.
Woah, 80's throwback or what ? ;)
The latest iteration's only just appeared, but yes, it's not 2020 in
Post by BrritSki
I'm sure it's great if you're used to it, but all I usually want to do
with my pix is crop them and occasionally adjust the
colour/darkness/etc. which Photos does perfectly. It also seems easier
at scrolling through a directory with mouse clicks.
I guess it does have mouse ways of doing them, but for me, in IV - crop:
drag rectangle to where I want to crop (then fine adjust the edges),
then Ctrl-Y. (Or Ctrl-shift-J for lossless.) Adjust
colour/brightness/contrast/gamma: G (that's shift-G). Moving through a
directory: I've just tried and mouse-clicking on the next/previous
button seems to work perfectly well, but I'd normally just use space and
Post by BrritSki
On the VERY rare occasions that I want to do something else with a
picture like add some text or highlight a feature I just open it with Paint.
Insert text: two ways - Ctrl-T, or F12 and select the text tool.
Highlight a section - drag the rectangle, then G again (the changes then
only happen to the selection). [For example, to highlight some text - e.
g. in a scan of a document - I'd drag a rectangle across it, G, and drag
blue to 0, to simulate a yellow highlighter pen.]
I think IV's attractions to its fans are mainly its speed - it seems
_very_ fast, in both switching between images and zooming in and out (or
panning) a single image; for its longer-in-the-tooth fans, possibly (and
this might be your "80s throwback", though probably more 90s or later)
the fact that many things can be done very quickly from the keyboard.
But everyone should use what makes them happy (-:
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