Technical information about image files

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Technical information about image files

#1 Post by spicydog » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:57 am

Does anybody know a program that does the same as MediaInfo but for image files (jpg, bmp, png, gif, etc.)?

I would need something (ideal would be in a tooltip like MediaInfo or a menu in the Windows context menu) that shows the selected image file information (size, color-depth, format, etc.).

I have tested ShellPicture (by Babex) but I am allergic to shareware developers (that, in general) who UPX unknown stuff into .exe/.dll files, so I stopped using it.

Suggestions are welcome :mrgreen:

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Re: Technical information about image files

#2 Post by bassiliin » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:09 am


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#3 Post by infimum » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:48 am

spicydog wrote:(ideal would be in a tooltip like MediaInfo or a menu in the Windows context menu)
Is this portable?

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#4 Post by spicydog » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:09 am

bassiliin wrote:ExifToolGUI maybe?
Thanks bassiliin, very nice tool, but let's say that ExifTool (hence the name) is primarily focusing on the metadata part (90%) and marginally (10%) on the remaining info which I am actually more interested in.

Additionally, the readings for some non-Exif data is not fully reliable, for example images in RGB/A (alpha channel) 32 bits are reported by ExifTool as 8 bit... :oops:

So, again many thanks for your recommendation, but in this particular case I prefer to continue searching... If you (or anybody else) has any other suggestion I am more than happy to follow it.

BTW, it would be great if also the .ico format would be supported.

Have a good day :mrgreen:

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Re: Technical information about image files

#5 Post by spicydog » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:19 am

infimum wrote:
spicydog wrote:(ideal would be in a tooltip like MediaInfo or a menu in the Windows context menu)
Is this portable?
No, indeed it does not sound like a feature belonging to a truly portable application, but just like in the case of MediaInfo (which is also present here on Portable Freeware) I believe that a specific user would compromise on the portability front if these are the features that he/she is looking for.

Thanks to infimum for pointing that out and for giving me the opportunity to clarify that I would not mind to have to compromise if I would find an application (also not fully portable) which does what I need.

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Re: Technical information about image files

#6 Post by m^(2) » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:51 am

For JPEGs there's http://www.impulseadventure.com/photo/jpeg-snoop.html
Don't know if it's portable.
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#7 Post by spicydog » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:32 pm

m^(2) wrote:For JPEGs there's http://www.impulseadventure.com/photo/jpeg-snoop.html
Don't know if it's portable.
Amazing tool to discover all details about JPEGs, thanks buddy ;)

I'll be happy to hear other suggestions too... Possibly 1 app that supports the following formats (in this order of importance): png, bmp, ico, jpg, gif... any additional format will be a plus, but I would already be very happy with the listed ones.

The details that I am really interested to know (about individual/batch image file/s) are:

Designation: A random value example <<-- Notes

Dimensions: 32x32
Pixel depth: 32 Bits per pixel <<-- Also designated as "bpp" or "color depth" or "bit depth"
Colors: RGB with Alpha Channel <<-- Also designated as RGB/A

Any additional detail will be a plus, but I would already be very happy with the listed ones.


Thanks again for your help :mrgreen:

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#8 Post by Hydaral » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:06 pm

Not a tooltip integrated into the OS, but IrfanView has all this type of stuff configurable in it's thumbnail view.

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#9 Post by I am Baas » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:13 pm

m^(2) wrote:For JPEGs there's http://www.impulseadventure.com/photo/jpeg-snoop.html
Don't know if it's portable.
No, it's not. Writes to the registry.
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Re: Technical information about image files

#10 Post by lautrepay » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:37 pm

Maybe XnView Shell Extension could help you... :?:

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Re: Technical information about image files

#11 Post by tproli » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:08 pm

I second Irfanview too. Open the image and press "i" - without the quotes of course :)

Alternatively, you can use
i_view32.exe c:\test.jpg /info=c:\test.txt

which writes image info to file. Probably it's not what you're after but perhaps gives you some hints.

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#12 Post by spicydog » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:01 pm

lautrepay wrote:Maybe XnView Shell Extension could help you... :?:
lautrepay you are the man!!!

Great tip.... Exactly what I was looking for (even more actually)... This shell extension supports all the image formats that I am working with!

Sorry for the Irfanview fans but this round was definitely won by a single XnView dll file.

Thanks again to all participants to this thread :mrgreen:

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#13 Post by spicydog » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:26 am

Hi lautrepay,

Since you are apparently using XnView Shell Extension too I wanted to ask you if you also noticed that pretty often (randomly) the rotate/flip command fails to actually rotate/flip images.

At least on my system (XP Pro SP3) that is happening with all formats.

Thanks

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Re: Technical information about image files

#14 Post by lautrepay » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:59 am

spicydog wrote:Hi lautrepay,

Since you are apparently using XnView Shell Extension too I wanted to ask you if you also noticed that pretty often (randomly) the rotate/flip command fails to actually rotate/flip images.

At least on my system (XP Pro SP3) that is happening with all formats.

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Hi Spicydog,
In my Vista 64 SP2 everything works fine. I tested several files and several different formats, and on read-only files too.
I can rotate and flip all the files that XnView is able to write.
I just can't use that functions in xcf (the Gimp native format) files because XnView can't write them, but I still can preview and convert those ones.
But I repeat my tests in my sister's laptop with XP SP3 and the erratic behaviour of the extension is exactly how you describe (and I wasn't able to change the language too).
Tomorrow I will download and install the last beta of XnView to see if the errors in XP are fixed.
(Sorry for my english)

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Re: Technical information about image files

#15 Post by spicydog » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:45 pm

lautrepay wrote:Hi Spicydog,
In my Vista 64 SP2 everything works fine. I tested several files and several different formats, and on read-only files too.
I can rotate and flip all the files that XnView is able to write.
I just can't use that functions in xcf (the Gimp native format) files because XnView can't write them, but I still can preview and convert those ones.
But I repeat my tests in my sister's laptop with XP SP3 and the erratic behaviour of the extension is exactly how you describe (and I wasn't able to change the language too).
Tomorrow I will download and install the last beta of XnView to see if the errors in XP are fixed.
(Sorry for my english)
Hi lautrepay,

Your English is better than mine :mrgreen:

Thanks (also to your sister) for taking the time to carry out the rotate/flip tests... Should you find a solution (for XP SP3) please PM me the details (or post them here).

Have a good day :mrgreen:

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