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Re: image viewer for gigapixels

Hi Jack,

I've tried Bridge CS3 per your suggestion, but there is no way
to look at the image at anything larger than the reduced
preview size. So far, Photoshop CS3 is the only tool I can use
as the simple image viewer!

Ryuji Suzuki
"Strange how people who suffer together have stronger connections
than people who are most content." (Bob Dylan, Brownsville Girl, 1986)

From: Jack Fulton <jfulton@sfai.edu>
Subject: RE: image viewer for gigapixels
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 17:29:06 -0700

> Ryuji . . . just a quick thought for you ARE using large image sizes. Some of mine have approached the near
> .5 GP size but not the 2 GP . . . what about working within Bridge?
> Jack
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ryuji Suzuki [mailto:rs@silvergrain.org]
> Sent: Sat 8/16/2008 1:58 PM
> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
> Subject: image viewer for gigapixels
> Hello,
> Sorry, this has nothing to do with traditional photography,
> but rather handling of high quality scanned images.
> I have dozens of images in the range of 0.5 to 2 gigapixels
> range. All I want to do is to view the images, and switch
> between 1:1, 1:2, 1:4, ..., 1:32 magnification, and navigate
> within the image. I am perfectly fine with pre-making all
> preview sizes.
> Preview in Leopard works very poorly, and most other programs
> do not work at all... Photoshop works poorly, but that's an
> overkill for the purpose. Lightroom 2 hangs up with the small
> catalog containing a dozen gigapixel images.
> Is there a good tool fur such purpose?
> Thanks,
> Ryuji