SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

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nihon94
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SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby nihon94 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:18 pm

I have been trying to find out how could I view svg files thumbnail. Today I found a website and installed SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer. Now I can view thumbnails of my Inkscape svg files easily.
Here is a website link
http://code.google.com/p/svg-explorer-extension/downloads/list

I wanted to share this with others, but I do not know if this is the right place or not.

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby Uktrunie » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:14 am

LOL, I just came as fast as I could to post exactly the same!

So far it's working pretty well. It fails to render some files, dunno why, but it's better than nothing for sure.

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby tylerdurden » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:37 am

Hrrrrm...

Won't install for me (winXP sp3) without throwing this error:
ExtensionInstallError.jpg
ExtensionInstallError.jpg (18.88 KiB) Viewed 24338 times


EDIT:
More info on errors here:
https://code.google.com/p/svg-explorer- ... etail?id=4

Oh Well.


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TD
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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby nihon94 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:53 pm

Hi, I am sorry if you face problem, as I had just shared the link without knowing other technical problems. I am also giving you link better try to read or contact someone from that website regarding your problem.
http://code.google.com/p/svg-explorer-extension/

nihon94

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby Lazur » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:18 pm

Uktrunie wrote:LOL, I just came as fast as I could to post exactly the same!

So far it's working pretty well. It fails to render some files, dunno why, but it's better than nothing for sure.


I was searching around vectex where I'm guessing similar problem was caused by
the difference between AGG svg and Qt svg-s as they said.

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby GPN » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:15 am

Its work! Thanks! =)
p.s. windows 7 x64
Image

nihon94
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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby nihon94 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:57 am

Hi,
I am glad if it worked. Thank you.

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby Maestral » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:35 pm

Thanks for this excellent find!
Works like a charm.
(v0.1.1 x64 on Win7x64)
:tool_zoom: <<< click! - but, those with a cheaper tickets should go this way >>> :!:

nihon94
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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby nihon94 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:54 pm

Hi,
I am really happy if it works.
Actually I wanted something like this to view my Inkscape files instead opening one by one.
When I found this I thought why not share with others.

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby jpneok » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:57 am

I can't get the above extension to register - BUT - I did find the Renesis Player, which actually works the same way, and allows Windows XP to show you thumbnails of SVG files. Awesome!

http://www.mediafire.com/download/2kh67 ... thumbs.zip

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby brynn » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:17 am

Renesis player is so outdated. I'm surprised you found a copy at all! But does work on XP and even Window 7 -- although it won't show all SVG images. Unfortunately, it's developer disappeared years ago (long before this topic was ever posted) never to be seen again. But now that MS has gotten on board (displaying SVG) future Win operating systems will probably display the images natively.

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby jpneok » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:30 am

Well, Renesis is a ton better than I had before this - which was absolutely nothing. Sure, Irfanview and Xnview do have the capability for addons to allow you to view SVG thumbs within them, but for viewing SVG thumbs natively in XP, this is the ONLY file I've found that has worked.

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby mystyg » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:51 am

Hi,
Ive downloaded this extension and I'm not sure it did anything. When I open files through Inkscape I am only seeing the icon rather than the thumbnail. I just want to double check that this extension will fix the issue through inkscape. I am able to see the thumbnails if I go directly to the folder where the files are but not if I am trying to open the file directly through Inkscape. Thank you :)

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby nihon94 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:27 am

Hi, When I open Inkscape and from File OPEN I can browse and see the image I am little bit confused should I say I can see Icon or thumbnail. Please refer screen shot by using given url link below.

file called From Inkscape.jpg (88.9 KB)
https://www.sendspace.com/file/y6dbf3

Also as you said if I go directly to the Inkscape folder I can also see too.
What I understood from your above posting correct me if I am wrong, you could not see any image when you open through Inkscap File OPEN unless you open that document in the Inkscape right?
If that is the case you better add information which Operating system you are using so others may help you too.

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby Moini » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:58 am

If you're referring to Renesis, then Brynn says that it's outdated, and it might not work on current Windows versions anymore.
It's purpose is to show a preview in the Explorer, not in Inkscape's File -> Open dialog, as far as I understand. For that, you can make a check at the small checkbox in the bottom left of that dialog.
Something doesn't work? - Keeping an eye on the status bar can save you a lot of time!

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby nihon94 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:55 am


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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby tylerdurden » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:13 am

Well, I tried dssee on my win8 64, and that sorta works in windoze explorer... it does take a command line delete of current iconcache files. Not great for any newbie.

And while having preview icons in explorer is quite nice, the preview pane in Inkscape - File:Open, only shows the Inkscape icon (but the file requester shows previews), lol.
Attachments
Select_file_to_open.png
Select_file_to_open.png (192.59 KiB) Viewed 15115 times
Have a nice day.

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The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby nihon94 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:49 am

tylerdurden wrote:Well, I tried dssee on my win8 64, and that sorta works in windoze explorer... it does take a command line delete of current iconcache files. Not great for any newbie.

And while having preview icons in explorer is quite nice, the preview pane in Inkscape - File:Open, only shows the Inkscape icon (but the file requester shows previews), lol.

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What do you think of this one
use url link
File name From Inkescape preview.jpg
https://www.sendspace.com/file/06gl1u

PS how do you add image in your post?
Thank you

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby tylerdurden » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:49 pm

to add images and files, there is a tab below the full reply text area labeled: "Attachments", click that for tools to upload.
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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby tylerdurden » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:00 pm

:| I may try to delete the thumbnail cache too.
Have a nice day.

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby tylerdurden » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:21 pm

That did not work after all...

I notice the preview in the shared file has a png file. Do the svg files show in preview also?
Last edited by tylerdurden on Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby nihon94 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:32 pm

tylerdurden wrote:to add images and files, there is a tab below the full reply text area labeled: "Attachments", click that for tools to upload.


Hi, thank you for the guidance.
Here are two images whose link given before.
Attachments
From Inkescape preview.jpg
From Inkescape preview.jpg (105.27 KiB) Viewed 15075 times
From Inkscape.jpg
From Inkscape.jpg (96.58 KiB) Viewed 15075 times

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby tylerdurden » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:39 pm

This is the view I get when selecting an svg file to preview in the file>open dialog:
Select_file_to_open_2017-01-19_22-37-25.png
Select_file_to_open_2017-01-19_22-37-25.png (100.1 KiB) Viewed 15071 times


As you can see, even the filename only has the first letter.
Last edited by tylerdurden on Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Have a nice day.

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The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby nihon94 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:40 pm

tylerdurden wrote:That did not work after all...

I notice the preview in the shared file has a png file. Do the svg files show in preview also?

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Do you mean by this
Attachments
From inkscape compass.jpg
From inkscape compass.jpg (88.53 KiB) Viewed 15071 times

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Re: SVG Viewer Extension for Windows Explorer

Postby tylerdurden » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:43 pm

Yes, you are more fortunate than I am, it seems.
Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/


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