Main Window - Options | Preferences - File Types - New/Edit

Thumbnail Popup Menu - Configure Type...                    Alt+Y

 

 

This dialog box (available from the Options | Preferences - File Types tab by clicking the Nuevo or Edit button) allows you to define a new file type for ThumbsPlus to support, or to modify the configuration of an existing file type.

 

ThumbsPlus can recognize any file type it supports internally, regardless of its specific name or extension. However, for files accessed through external filters or OLE, the correct extension may be necessary.

 

Extension. Enter the one, two or three character extension (without the period) for the file type to define.

 

Description. Enter a description of the file type. If the file type is equivalent to another (see below) you can leave the description blank –ThumbsPlus will automatically use the description of the base file type.

 

Equivalent to type. If the file type is equivalent to a type already known to ThumbsPlus, select that type here. This will disable most of the other entries in the dialog box, since the access to the type is defined through its base type.

 

Category. Select the category for this file type. This category is used in grouping the types on the Options | Preferences - File Types tab.

 

Class. Select the type of file. For most purposes, Vector and Raster are appropriate. Several of the types give more information about the type of file and may be useful for categorizing OLE-based files. OLE-based types not classed as Raster are loaded as Vector.

 

Load file using. Select the method that ThumbsPlus should use to load the file:

 

None

ThumbsPlus should not attempt to load the file. It can still be shown in the thumbnail view, with an appropriate icon, if Edit file using is set to Association.

Internal

ThumbsPlus should use its internal loading routines to load the file. The file must be recognizable by ThumbsPlus.

Filter

Use a Aldus Rev. 1 filter to load the file. The next field (>>) hould be used to select the filter; if the list is blank, use the Hunt for filters button to search for filters on your system.

OLE

ThumbsPlus should attempt to attach to an OLE server for the file type to render it as a metafile or bitmap. Select the appropriate server from the next (>>) field.

Susie Plug-in

ThumbsPlus will attempt to load the image using the specified Susie Plug-in.

Cerious Plug-in

ThumbsPlus will attempt to load the image using the specified ThumbsPlus Plug-in. You can write your own ThumbsPlus Plug-in for your own proprietary file type by using our Plug-in API. For more info, visit our web site at: http://www.cerious.com.

Photoshop Plug-in

ThumbsPlus will attempt to call an Adobe Photoshop Plug-in to load the file type. Adobe Photoshop Plug-ins are available only on systems with Adobe Photoshop installed.

LEAD Tools

ThumbsPlus will use the LEAD Tools library to load the file image data.

Poly Image

ThumbsPlus will use the Poly Image library to load the file image data.

 

Edit file using. Select the method ThumbsPlus will use to open files for editing (File | Edit).

 

None

ThumbsPlus should not attempt to launch an editor for this file type.

Association

Use the Windows File association to launch the program to open the file. If you don't select a specific item from the next list  (>>), ThumbsPlus will use the file extension to attempt to locate an association.

Command

Enter a specific command to edit the file. You can use '%F' in the string as a token to be replaced by the file name.

Association (Edit)

Use the Windows File association to launch the program to edit the file. If you don't select a specific item from the next list (>>), ThumbsPlus will use the file extension to attempt to locate an association.

 

Print file using. Select a method for printing the file type. If it can be loaded into ThumbsPlus, the Internal method will work. Otherwise, you can disable printing the file type by selecting None.

 

Associate with ThumbsPlus. Check this option to associate the file type with ThumbsPlus. File types that have been associated with ThumbsPlus will be opened using the view utility tpview.exe when they are double-clicked on in Windows Explorer.

 

Linked (associated) file extensions. You can set up file types as "linked" to other file types, so that copying, moving, deleting or renaming the "master" type will automatically do so for the linked types. By default, .CRW, .CR2 and .MRW files are linked to .THM files. You can associate multiple types using semi-colons; for example:.THM;.XMP

 

Hunt for filters & plug-ins. Click on this button to search for Aldus Rev. 1 filters and Adobe Photoshop Plug-ins on your system. Aldus Rev 1 filters are available when Load file using is set to Filter. Adobe Photoshop Plug-ins are available (on systems with Adobe Photoshop) when Load file using is set to Photoshop Plug-in.