poll / advice on thumbnail size

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snowman1
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poll / advice on thumbnail size

Post by snowman1 » 27 Jul 15 21:19

My thumbnail file is pretty big - 15GB. Now I know there are some other threads on this subject but I am wondering what all you PSUers out there have your thumbnail settings set to - size and quality.

Mine are currently 1280 / 95%.

My aim is to have a preview picture that is big enough to use for appraisal, rating, editing etc without resorting to the picture itself, so I can use PSU "offline" if travelling.

Related to this, can anyone tell me what operations cause PSU to fetch the actual image file? E.g. full screen viewing? editing? slideshow?

[related threads I found:
- http://forum.idimager.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=23093
- http://forum.idimager.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=23082
- http://forum.idimager.com/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=23210
]
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Hert
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Re: poll / advice on thumbnail size

Post by Hert » 29 Jul 15 6:35

If your goal for the previews is to work with PSU while traveling then a lower quality would be sufficient. Maybe 85%?

When you open the image in the Viewer it will be read full size. So does full screen, and the editor. There's a setting for that (click lower Options button in the Viewer->Load full size images and by defailt it is ticked) so make sure you have it switched on. Also when in Travel Mode no full size images are loaded anywhere.
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HaraldE
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Re: poll / advice on thumbnail size

Post by HaraldE » 30 Jul 15 9:24

My values are as follows:

Preview Size 640
Preview Quality 95

Maybe I should also say that I never use Travel mode since all my images are on my D drive. And this D is an extra drive inside my portable Lenovo Thinkpad

Regards, Harald

snowman1
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Re: poll / advice on thumbnail size

Post by snowman1 » 30 Jul 15 23:11

Thanks both
Harald, that's a excellent solution :-) Mine are all on a NAS drive accessed wirelessly. As well as when travelling my thoughts were for a big enough preview not to be always pulling big picture files over the wifi, though I may have simply transferred the problem by making the previews nearly as big as the pictures :-)
Hert, thank you very much that is really useful information and opens up a number of practical possibilities for me.

I will experiment with some settings.

Cheers
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