FocusOn Image Viewer

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FocusOn Image Viewer

#1 Post by billon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:03 pm

http://www.pintosoft.com/en/foni

Yet another Korean image viewer, something between Imagine and FastStone Image Viewer
Lightweight and fast free image viewer for Windows
Quickly view and simply edit photos
Free for everyone - personal and commercial use
Automatically organize your pictures by date
Edit photos without damaging the original
Sharing photos on Blogs, Twitter, Facebook
Over 100 image formats supported
Can read/write PDF/AI/EPS/PS and XPS (if Ghostscript is installed)
Based on Image Magick, so supports many image formats, full list
E.g., can read/write SVG

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Re: FocusOn Image Viewer

#2 Post by Midas » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:18 am

Nice find, billon. 8)

FocusOn Image Viewer (Foni[?]) is a well rounded image utility in briefest testing, focusing in ease of use and online integration with blogs, email, twitter and Facebook. From the start, SVG capability is worth a feather in its cap.

IMHO, with some further tweaking of its interface (see below) it might evolve into a perfect option for the purpose...
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Current version is v1.8 -- the first natively portable it seems, according to changelog (see http://www.pintosoft.com/en/post/foni1.8_en).

BTW, the main download link will only yield the installer; you'll have to click further down on the "portable" text to get the archives.

Wishlist:
- ability to launch directly into full screen viewer;
- customization of the toolbar (buttons shown/order, small/large icons, text labels/tooltips);
- customization of thumbnail viewer backgrounds...
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Re: FocusOn Image Viewer

#3 Post by __philippe » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:10 am

@Midas

Pretty nice illustration of FocusOn ImageViewer capabilities.
Shame this tool does not display Exif|IPTC metadata as well. Until it does, I'll gladly stick with good ole Imagine...;-)

BTW,
Could you resize the screenshot to fit the customary page width, Pretty Please ? :roll:

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Re: FocusOn Image Viewer

#4 Post by Midas » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:34 am

__philippe wrote:Shame this tool does not display Exif|IPTC metadata as well. Until it does, I'll gladly stick with good ole Imagine...
  • Oh, but it does: try "Shift+I" and see how you fare... ;)
__philippe wrote:BTW, Could you resize the screenshot to fit the customary page width, Pretty Please?
  • Granted! :mrgreen:

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Re: FocusOn Image Viewer

#5 Post by __philippe » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:52 am

Midas wrote:
  • Oh, but it does: try "Shift+I" and see how you fare... ;)
Oh boy, do I fare well indeed with this new toy !... :o

"Shift+I" alone uncovers several nifty, intuitive functions :
  • Adjust (Manual) Brightness | Contras | Gamma | Color temp | Red | Green | Blue
  • Filter  Auto-Adjust | Sharpen | Blur | Monochrome | and more...
  • Text    Insert any text and move it at will within an image
  • Exif    Display full exif metadata

Also, the file selection pane includes a "Text-filter", very handy for quick file lookup
(would have preferred a case-insensitive search, tho...)

All in all, a most valuable trove in a long while !

Give our man billon a cigar ! 8)
Midas wrote:
  • ...(screenshot resize request)...Granted! :mrgreen:
Ta ! Feeling much relieved already :twisted:
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Re: FocusOn Image Viewer

#6 Post by __philippe » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:24 am

Midas wrote:...BTW, the main download link will only yield the installer; you'll have to click further down on the "portable" text to get the archives.

Alternatively, one can just unpack the installer, for instance:

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C:7z x FocusOnIV_1.8_en.exe

7-Zip 9.22 beta  Copyright (c) 1999-2011 Igor Pavlov  2011-04-18

Processing archive: FocusOnIV_1.8_en.exe

Extracting  $PLUGINSDIR\System.dll
Extracting  $PLUGINSDIR\UAC.dll
Extracting  $PLUGINSDIR\nsDialogs.dll
Extracting  $PLUGINSDIR\modern-wizard.bmp
Extracting  $PLUGINSDIR\modern-header.bmp
Extracting  Uninstall.exe
Extracting  ImageMagick_LICENSE.txt
Extracting  ImageMagick_NOTICE.txt
Extracting  vcomp140.dll
Extracting  foni1033.dll
Extracting  fonires.dll
Extracting  fimage.dll
Extracting  foni.exe

Everything is Ok

Files: 13
Size:       14050803
Compressed: 4285784
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Re: FocusOn Image Viewer

#7 Post by __philippe » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:40 am

Wonder if anyone else noticed FocusonImageViewer keeps creating multiple "magick-1.*" files
differentiated by a seemingly random string extension, such as:
  • magick-1.357720872715uAQFXpJLu8iL
    magick-1.357720872715-_HQgUZFQGTx
    magick-1.357720872715v6mRBqgoN2j_
    ...
Magick-1.* files generation seems to be triggered after the "Text" function (under SHFT-I)
has been used to enter character strings into an image, which is later saved.

Can anyone confirm ? :roll:

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Re: FocusOn Image Viewer

#8 Post by __philippe » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:01 pm

Just exchanged email with FocusOn Image Viewer (FIV) developers, who assured me that those funny "magick-1"
files are merely a side-effect of using ImageMagick built-in library, and can be safely deleted after FIV ran.

I also submitted a few suggestions,...which they promptly agreed to implement in an upcoming FIV release ! :o 8)

1 - "Text-filter" search bar: option to make the Text search case-INsensitive
2 - "Add text to image" edit tab: option to save modified Font/Color/Size attributes
3 - "View details" files selection main panel:
  • option to save modified columns width/positions
  • add a new column to mark every file containing EXIF metadata with a CameraEXIF tag
      (shades of imagine...;-) )

Wait and see... :)
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Re: FocusOn Image Viewer

#9 Post by Midas » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:43 am

Nice going, _philippe. 8)

You could perhaps also make them aware of our little discussion here at TPFC...

Moreover, your exif button isn't linked with https... :roll:

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Re: FocusOn Image Viewer

#10 Post by __philippe » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:09 am

@Midas

I'll be damned... :o
Would you believe the very same thought fleetingly entered my foggy mind while writing the mail suggestions to FIV's developers ?... :cry:

...only to be rescued in the nick of one NYC microsec before hitting SEND,
...thus allowing this innocent self-reference to hopefully find its merry way to the appropriate recipient's attention ... :D

PS
Appreciate the tactfully subdued reminder, but it was really meant that way.
Just recycling some convenient static illustration from a former post of mine, plain cut&paste sloth, No Button Today(*), am afraid...;-)
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Re: FocusOn Image Viewer

#11 Post by Midas » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:21 am

OK, I get it. It' just that when you do that I get this...
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Re: FocusOn Image Viewer

#12 Post by __philippe » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:05 pm

@Midas

Colour me perplexed, but I, for one, don't really get it... :roll:

The inline "CameraEXIF" tiny tag image in my above post dated 16 Nov 2017 21:01 is not clickable,
it is merely displayed as a tiny icon, on my system, at least. (works the same under XP an Win7, BTW)

Do I understand correctly your screenshot warning message is produced as a result of clicking my post "CameraEXIF" tag ?

On the other hand... :idea:

Considering two code snippets extracted from:

1 - MY original post

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http://i42.tinypic.com/zilp51.png
2 - YOUR warning message

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https://s8.postimg.org/bunrnasj9/https.png
One can see that
  • clicking URL#1 does correctly display the expected tiny image
  • clicking URL#2 does indeed display your warning message
Now, the question is :
Where is that mystifying URL#2 of yours coming from :?:

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Re: FocusOn Image Viewer

#13 Post by Midas » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:13 am

__philippe wrote:Do I understand correctly your screenshot warning message is produced as a result of clicking my post "CameraEXIF" tag?
  • Nope, just displaying it suffices... :(

    :idea: The answer to this riddle is simple: tinypic.com doesn't support direct https linking, while postimage.org does.

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Re: FocusOn Image Viewer

#14 Post by __philippe » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:24 pm

Right, but the riddle is only half answered, and the question remain:

Why would the innocuous URL http://i42.tinypic.com/zilp51.png built into my above post
magically turn (on your side) into evil https://s8.postimg.org/bunrnasj9/https.png , to our mutual annoyance ?

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Re: FocusOn Image Viewer

#15 Post by webfork » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:09 pm

__philippe wrote:Right, but the riddle is only half answered, and the question remain:

Why would the innocuous URL http://i42.tinypic.com/zilp51.png built into my above post
magically turn (on your side) into evil https://s8.postimg.org/bunrnasj9/https.png , to our mutual annoyance ?
If you connect to a page with some resources encrypted and not others, some browsers will throw up an error. There are a long list of reasons for this that I realize don't seem to apply to viewing a page about a freeware program. As the tinypic link isn't encrypted, that's something that prompts the error.
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