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Inkview

Postby brynn » Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:53 pm

Hi Friends :D

Hey, I was looking at the tavmjong Guide and noticed an Appendix page for Inkview
(http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL ... kview.html). It says it's a program for displaying .svg files. I would find this really helpful, because I normally use the thumbnail view in the Windows Explorer Pictures directory, to organize and access my images. But .svg files can't be displayed. This means I have to remember the exact file names of my .svg images, to find them. So if there were a program that displays .svg files, which it sounds like Inkview is, it would be really helpful to me.

So my question is how activate Inkview. On the page I referenced above, it says
Inkview can only be used from the command line.

But I don't know 1) how to use the command line to access Inkview, or more importantly 2) if this program would really display .svg files in Windows Explorer, as I described above, if it can only be called up from Start > Run > cmd.exe.

Can anyone please clear this up for me?
Thanks for your help :D

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Re: Inkview

Postby aqeeliz » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:56 pm

1) I don't know about windows, but in linux, you can just write, in terminal

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inkview filename.svg
(from the directory where file is present) and it displays the file, I think it should be same in windows too.

2) No, it won't work that way. Though, someone might be able to use inkview (or it's code) in their own file explorer to show thumbnails of .svg files, but I don't know of anyone doing that. :)

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Re: Inkview

Postby brynn » Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:45 pm

Thank you aqeeliz :D

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Re: Inkview

Postby microUgly » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:10 am

I use Directory Opus as my file manager on Windows, and it allows you to specify viewers for certain filetypes. I believe I had it set up to use Acrobat as a viewer for SVG files - I haven't tried Inkview though.

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Re: Inkview

Postby k-twist » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:16 am

Maybe this would be useful:
Plugin for Total Commander
http://www.cadsofttools.com/download/cadview.zip
It is free for home use!

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Re: Inkview

Postby Bucic » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:16 am

Check this *t out :D
1. (On Windows) bring up the context menu for svg - Open with - point to Inkscape.exe - ALWAYS.
2. same as above but point to inkview.exe - ALWAYS.

Effect - from now on when you doubleclick on a svg file it will quickly open in minimalistic inkview window. To open in Inkscape click on Open with - Inkscape

I also use the SVG viewer for Opera which is the best SVG viewer I know of. It doesn't require Opera to be launched!
http://widgets.opera.com/widget/15172/
http://my.opera.com/SpShut/blog/2010/04 ... svg-viewer
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Thumbnail plugin for Total Commander works perfectly too! viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2245
!!! Support wishlist: A new perspective / transformation tool http://tinyurl.com/3uacua4
* Inkscape Tutorial Basics A different approach... http://tinyurl.com/3pextp3
* What do I use Inkscape for http://tinyurl.com/3pbna6l

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Re: Inkview

Postby brynn » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:39 pm

Image O-M-G !!! I could NOT be happier!! Image

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Thank you SO much, Bucic :D

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Re: Inkview

Postby Bucic » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:56 pm

You're very welcome, brynn :tool_calligraphic:
!!! Support wishlist: A new perspective / transformation tool http://tinyurl.com/3uacua4
* Inkscape Tutorial Basics A different approach... http://tinyurl.com/3pextp3
* What do I use Inkscape for http://tinyurl.com/3pbna6l

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Re: Inkview

Postby Bucic » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:31 am

http://my.opera.com/SpShut/blog/2011/04 ... -0-release

A new version of this viewer, now practically bug-free. Undisputedly the best SVG viewer out there!

P.S. Please read the notes on keyboard shortcuts. It will make it all easier. Also try not to use ctrl+scrolwheel. It "brakes" the viewer window (not author's fault) - zoom is done with scrollwheel alone!
!!! Support wishlist: A new perspective / transformation tool http://tinyurl.com/3uacua4
* Inkscape Tutorial Basics A different approach... http://tinyurl.com/3pextp3
* What do I use Inkscape for http://tinyurl.com/3pbna6l


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