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...AI files?

Adobe Illustrator is an OLE server, so you can thumbnail, view and/or convert these files using OLE. Go to Options | Preferences | File Types | New and create the AI configuration. Click for screen shot You can also try loading AI files using a filter if one resides on your system. (Corel 7 shipped with AI filters.) Click for screen shot

We have a plug-in available for ThumbsPlus that will handle most PS, EPS, PDF and some AI files, using AFPL and GNU Ghostscript. Click here for detailed information on this plug-in.

Only a few of our .AI samples work with the plug-in. Most AI files require Postscript procedures that are not part of Ghostscript. If anyone knows where to obtain these procedures (e.g., Adobe_cmykcolor, Adobe_packedarray, Adobe_level2_AI5), and whether they are redistributable, please email Laura Shook.

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...ART format?

If you have a version of Internet Explorer installed on your system that can read ART files, ThumbsPlus can read them as well. Without an ART enabled version of IE, T+ can not read the files. Note: Microsoft appears to have removed ART support in the latest versions of IE.

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...CPT files?

In earlier versions of Corel, CPT files are TIF files with the CPT extension and supported in ThumbsPlus. In Corel 7 and later, CPT files are another proprietary format that can only be supported through Corel's OLE server. To change the CPT configuration for later versions of Corel, go to Options | Preferences | File Types | Image | TIF. Click for screen shot

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...DCR files?

The DCR format is supported internally in ThumbsPlus versions 6 & 7 - Pro Edition.

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...DRW files?

DRW files are proprietary, thus insupportable internally. It is possible to configure ThumbsPlus to use filters that are available on your system. Go to Options | Preferences | File Types | New. When setting up the new format, you must click the Hunt For Filters button to check your system for filters and have them available in the drop down menu. Click for screen shot

You can also setup the format to use OLE. Click for screen shot

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...DWG files?

The registered version of ThumbsPlus can read most R12 and R13 DXF files but not DWG files directly. With AutoCAD R13 and later, you can set up AutoCAD as a Windows OLE server and access DWG files in ThumbsPlus "through" AutoCAD. However, the accuracy of the rendition depends almost entirely on AutoCAD's accuracy in exporting its image as a metafile. Feedback from users indicates that the results are usually very good, but not always perfect. Many report having to launch and minimize AutoCAD before thumbnailing/viewing DWG files. Options | Preferences | File Types | Metafile | DWG. You may need to re-install AutoCAD if OLE support was not installed in the initial installation. Click for screen shot

The DWG format can also be setup to use a filter if available on your system. When setting up the new format, you must click the Hunt For Filters button to check your system for filters and have them available in the drop down menu. Click for screen shot

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...EPS files?

We have a plug-in available for ThumbsPlus that will handle most PS, EPS, PDF and some AI files, using AFPL and GNU Ghostscript. Click here for detailed information on this plug-in.

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...EXIF?

ThumbsPlus will read and display, in the properties of the file, any EXIF information embedded in the image. T+ will also retain and update the EXIF information when resaving. An EXIF editor is planned for version 8.

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...FLV?

ThumbsPlus uses DirectShow (aka Active Movie) to display all animated images, so all you need are codecs that support FLV files.

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...IMJ files?

IMJ files are proprietary files created by an older software program by Pegasus Imaging. Please contact Pegasus Imaging for information about the proprietary IMJ format.

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...MIX files?

T+ does not internally support MIX files. The latest report is that PictureIt does not offer OLE support, so these files are not supportable within T+.

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...MOV files?

MOV files since Quicktime version 3 are not supported by Active Movie, which ThumbsPlus utilizes. However, you can download and install the free Quicktime Alternative codec. This enables Quicktime movies to play in Windows Media Player, which will subsequently allow them to play and thumbnail in ThumbsPlus. You can download and read about this codec here: http://www.free-codecs.com/download/QuickTime_Alternative.htm

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...MRW files?

Minolta MRW files are supported using our Digicam Plug-in. You must have ThumbsPlus version 7 Pro Edition to use the plug-in.

The Digicam plug-in with ThumbsPlus supports a staggering amount of raw formats. There are so many different cameras that output these raw formats that it would be impossible to ever fully support (or guarantee to support) each and every one. There are new raw flavors being written daily, and we have to wait and rely on the camera manufactures to supply documentation, or "libraries" for the new raw types.

The main problem with our internal support of the Minolta files is that Minolta has not released ANY documentation about the color settings. The white balance settings are not working with some images as you are seeing with the pink.

Please send a file that shows this behavior in ThumbsPlus to Laura Shook. Be sure to have MRW in the subject line.

We will continue to work on better support for the MRW raw format from Minolta as well as the other raw formats that are released.

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...NEF files?

Nikon NEF files are supported using our Digicam Plug-in. You must have ThumbsPlus version 7 Pro Edition to use the plug-in.

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...ORF files?

Olympus ORF files are supported using our Digicam Plug-in. You must have ThumbsPlus version 7 Pro Edition to use the plug-in.

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...PDD files?

PDD files are proprietary and undocumented. In v1.x of PhotoDeluxe, these files were so similar to PSD files that we could support them. Note that even saving the files as v1 PDD files in later versions does not save the files in a format that we can support. Only using v1 of PhotoDeluxe can create PDD files that ThumbsPlus can understand. If PhotoDeluxe has the ability to convert or export the files in another format, my format of choice is TIFF with LZW compression. Another note: If you are using PhotoDeluxe to grab images from a digital camera, you can use ThumbsPlus to get the images from the camera and save them as BMP, ICO, WMF, PCX, GIF, PNG, TIF, JPG or TGA.

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...PDF files?

We have a plug-in available for ThumbsPlus that will handle most PS, EPS, PDF and some AI files, using AFPL and GNU Ghostscript. Click here for detailed information on this plug-in.

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...PPT files?

Powerpoint files are proprietary files that can not be supported internally within ThumbsPlus. You can set up a new file format by going to Options | Preferences | File Types | New. Using Powerpoint's OLE server, you can view the files in the thumbnail list and thumbnail them. When you double click a PPT thumbnail, ThumbsPlus will then call Powerpoint and open it in Powerpoint. Click for screen shot

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...PS files?

We have a plug-in available for ThumbsPlus that will handle most PS, EPS, PDF and some AI files, using AFPL and GNU Ghostscript. Click here for detailed information on this plug-in.

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...PSP files?

PSP files are a proprietary format and can not be supported internally. You can set up a new file format by going to Options | Preferences | File Types | New. Using Paint Shop Pro's OLE server, you should be able to set up the configuration as shown in the screen shot attached and be able to thumbnail and view the files within ThumbsPlus! With v6 and older of Paint Shop Pro, the OLE support is not always reliable, but the OLE support in v7 of Paint Shop Pro has proven to be more stable. Click for screen shot

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...RIF files?

There are no specs available for this format. If anyone finds the specs, please e-mail us.

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...RM files?

RM files are not supported internally within ThumbsPlus, but you can add a new file type for the RM files by going to Options | Preferences | File Types | New. Doing this will allow you to view the files in the thumbnail list. When you double click an RM file, ThumbsPlus will open it in Real Player. Click for screen shot

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...XAR files?

XAR files are XaraX files created by a vector program of the same name. You can create support for these files by making them equivalent to EPS files.

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