Pixx

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Pixx

#1 Post by webfork » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:39 pm

Synopsis: A really simple program, pretty good file support. It also enables image smoothing disable, which is a (minor) issue with JPEGview (https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums ... 997#p62997)

Requires: dotNET 4.6s

Issues:

* Open in external editor didn't work
* Saves no settings between sessions, so I couldn't modify the background at startup

Wishlist:

* Rotation options
* Auto-sizing
* Open license

Status: Portable, writes no settings.

VT:
https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/9fa89 ... /detection

Sites:
http://apps.vecode.net/pixx/
http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-S ... Pixx.shtml

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Pixx

#2 Post by smaragdus » Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:31 pm

Preamble
There are all kinds of portable image viewers for every taste- feature-rich, sophisticated ones and simple, bare-bones programs. Some time ago I came upon a very basic but promising one- Pixx, it does not offer much but is light and works well. As far as I know there are users who like such plain and easy programs which do not offer much customization but do the job they are designed for well.

Synopsis
Pixx is a humble image viewer, it's small, fast and feature packed.
With Pixx, you'll be able to view your images. And that's all.
Features
THE ULTIMATE IMAGE VIEWER
Display your pictures with a customizable level of zoom and navigate larger images easily, just by dragging them around.
32-bit PNG images with alpha transparency are fully supported.

PRACTICAL NAVIGATION
Move around large image collections easily, just open an image and all the other supported files on the same folder will be added to the navigation list.
Use the toolbar buttons or the arrow keys on your keyboard to change the current image.
You may also open the navigation panel to choose an specific image.

EXTERNAL EDITOR
Open the currently selected image on your favorite editor.
Pixx autodetects some of the most popular graphic editors but you may also add your own applications.

COMIC BOOK FILE SUPPORT
Do you have a large collection of compressed comic book files?
Pixx has support for CBZ, CBR and CB7 formats as well as compressed image libraries (ZIP, RAR and 7Z).
These formats can be navigated as if they were regular folders, without extracting your images!

AND SPEAKING OF ARCHIVE FORMATS...
Pixx supports encrypted archives, so when you open one of these files you'll be prompted for the correct password.
Isn't that awesome?

SCALING MODES
If you work with pixel-art images, you'll notice that other viewers tend to smooth them when you zoom in or out.
With Pixx, you can choose between two filtering options: Interpolate (good for regular images) and Pixel-perfect (good for pixel-art).
No more blurries!

SWITCHABLE BACKGROUND
Pixx has three background modes: Transparent, light and dark.
You can switch between them in a fast and easy way, so your images will always look perfect no matter which background color the have.

ANIMATED GIF FILES
Meme lovers, we heard you.
Starting from version 1.2, Pixx has support for animated GIF files.
Can i haz a cookie?
Links Downloads
Direct download link for Pixx version 1.4 (released on 2018-07-21).

Images
Pixx version 1.4 - program window (static image):

Image

Pixx version 1.4 - menu bar (animated image):

Image

Pixx version 1.4 - program in action (static image):

Image

Pixx version 1.4 - program in action (animated image):

Image

Pixx version 1.4 - program in action (animated image):

Image

Pixx version 1.4 - opening password-protected 7Z archive (animated image):

Image

Pixx version 1.4 - about (static image):

Image

Portability
Pixx is portable by design- it saves no settings, it does not write to AppData and to Windows registy. The log file (Pixx.exe.log) is not created by Pixx but by CLR (Common Language Runtime).

Instructions
  • Download the archive (pixx-v1.4.zip as of version 1.4);
  • Extract the archive to a folder of your choice;
  • Run the executable (Pixx.exe);
Requirements
Pixx works under Windows 7 or higher and it requires .NET Framework 4.5 or higher.

License
Pixx is closed-source, unrestricted freeware.

Note
Pixx is tiny- it is 2.80 MB uncompressed (the executable- Pixx.exe, is only 168 KB).
Pixx is light- under Windows 8 x64 it uses about 25 MB of RAM.
I tested Pixx with normal and password-protected ZIP and 7Z archives and it did work fine with both.
I have several ideas for enhancement of the program but the developer cannot be contacted.

Alternatives
A couple of programs with similar functionality:
Details
File details for Pixx version 1.4 (released on 2018-07-21):

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Name: pixx-v1.4.zip
File Size: 1315343 Byte(s) (1.25 MB)
Modified Date: 2018-07-21 19:37
MD5: 2db51ff2c28a9d137af19bf6058d57bc
SHA1: 70cefcb6aa53554aa4581993cb0766dea03e0068
SHA256: 39c4feac0251fa3ff4664c2ee662d2b79531c32dfefd11232eac8692df6d269b
SHA384: 057c2fb8c63245ded9f60ad6f27cde5644fb772dd59fe194dd4cc5210577bd45a32954b49ac240f77d0b5c36c3d10ccf
SHA512: accc6de3390ed58cd4ac6c124c7596f16de59278c25ca9789dbceddc12369bef7c8984aa9a3e05185990387d36359e6dd0f1eb94499ebd9ad5161f7ceb467bb1
RIPEMD160: 899d9f52fcd35829400d5623c3d568dbdf9cacec

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Re: Pixx

#3 Post by pst.freeware » Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:51 am

@smaragdus: Thanks and - f*** you, too ;)

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Re: Pixx

#4 Post by webfork » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:40 am

So I posted about this before but there's almost no comparison my initial note and your very thorough review. Anyway, I merged the two threads.

Thanks for the update and all the detail -- the program seems to have come a long way since I initially posted about it.

Does it support APNG?

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Re: Pixx

#5 Post by smaragdus » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:36 pm

@webfork
Thanks for merging the threads and please excuse me for the double post- I have somehow missed yours, I am sorry.
Unfortunately Pixx does not support animated PNG (APNG) and this is one of the features I would like to suggest to the developer but unfortunately he cannot be contacted.

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