This tab allows you to control the various settings for viewing files.
Standard. Check this option to pick one of the standard ThumbsPlus cursors for use in all view windows.
Crosshair (+). Check this option to use the + crosshair cursor. The cursor point is indicated by vertical and horizontal intersecting lines.
Crosshair (x). Check this option to use the X crosshair cursor. The cursor point is indicated by diagonally intersecting lines.
Color. Use this button to select the color of the selected crosshair cursor.
Dither 24-bit in highcolor mode. When this option is selected, ThumbsPlus will dither truecolor (24-bit) images for display on high-color devices. This improves the appearance of some 24-bit images, especially those with smooth gradient fills.
Dither metafiles. Windows Metafiles generally include 24-bit color information. On 256-color palette-based displays, these colors will be dithered. ThumbsPlus generates (up to) 236-color palettes for displaying metafiles, resulting in much smoother displays. However, generating the palette and modifying the metafile display to take it into account slows the display process down. Select this option if you are in a hurry. Also select this option if you are using a 16-color or 24-million color display driver, or if you get strange results displaying or thumbnailing metafiles.
Scale bi-level images to Gray. When this option is selected, ThumbsPlus will scale bi-level images to grayscale for display. This improves their appearance considerably, but may be too computationally intensive for slower processors.
Resample images when reduced. Check this option to cause ThumbsPlus to resample the display image when reduced (zoomed out below 100%)..When image dimensions are reduced, rows and columns of pixels are eliminated from the image. This removal of pixels can cause aberrations in the image known as moire patterns. The resample operation is used to properly interpolate colors when making an image smaller and thereby prevent the appearance of these moire patterns.
Show selection mask. Check this option to cause ThumbsPlus to mask the unselected areas of an image in a view window.
Show gridlines when zoomed. Check this option to display pixel grid/dots for images when zoomed to or above 4 times normal.
Automatically crop. Check this option to automatically crop borders on displayed images. See: Autocrop.
Show full path in title bar. Check this option to have the full pathname of the open file display in the view window's title bar (window caption).
Show toolbar. When you check this item, ThumbsPlus will display a toolbar on each view window.
Show status line. When you check this item, ThumbsPlus will display a status line on each view window.
Show view bar. When you check this item, ThumbsPlus will display the viewbar on each view window.
View Window. Select a background color for the view window area that is not covered by the open image.
Metafile. Select a background color for transparent metafiles.