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Re: image viewer for gigapixels

Okay .. tough choice for a file as large as you have.
Though you say Preview in Leopard is a poor choice, what do you mean by that?
It opens a 300 MB in seconds on my dual 1.8, 6. GB RAM Mac and one can zoom hither and thither.
You can set the prefs to open an image file in its individual window at actual size and then zoom in or

On Aug 19, 2008, at 12:13 AM, Ryuji Suzuki wrote:

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?

-----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


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?