Stand-alone batch convert with GUI

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Stand-alone batch convert with GUI

Post by pdavit » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:46 pm

I would like to ask if it's possible to have the Batch Convert dialog box as a stand-alone GUI front-end for nconvert.

I need it mainly to port it with Total Commander.

Thank you in advance!
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Re: Stand-alone batch convert with GUI

Post by xnview » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:25 am

pdavit wrote:I would like to ask if it's possible to have the Batch Convert dialog box as a stand-alone GUI front-end for nconvert.
Someone interested by that too?
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Post by pdavit » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:20 pm

I'm sure it will become popular at least through Total Commander's community.

http://www.ghisler.ch/board/viewtopic.php?t=1285
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Re: Stand-alone batch convert with GUI

Post by helmut » Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:58 pm

pdavit wrote:I would like to ask if it's possible to have the Batch Convert dialog box as a stand-alone GUI front-end for nconvert.
Why not use XnView's Batch conversion to define the conversion and then export it? (I haven't read the discussion in the TC board).

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Re: Stand-alone batch convert with GUI

Post by pdavit » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:27 pm

helmut wrote:Why not use XnView's Batch conversion to define the conversion and then export it?
Because of integration and speed issues (that's on the human factor, I'm not
implying in any way that XnView is slow). Plus the conversion conditions are
not always the same in order to be using a previously exported batch file.

It will be nice anyway to have a front-end for nconvert without the need to
know the command prompt switches and the like.

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Re: Stand-alone batch convert with GUI

Post by marsh » Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:02 am

pdavit wrote:I would like to ask if it's possible to have the Batch Convert dialog box as a stand-alone GUI front-end for nconvert.

I need it mainly to port it with Total Commander.

Thank you in advance!
What about a command line switch which starts Xnview and displays convert dialog (placing files/directories in list)? You want better image conversion for TC I guess, but does this need nconvert rather than using Xnview itself?

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Re: Stand-alone batch convert with GUI

Post by pdavit » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:06 am

marsh wrote:You want better image conversion for TC I guess, but does this need nconvert rather than using Xnview itself?
True, I need nconvert but the font-end is already there via XnView.

Your other suggestion looks promissing since I use XnView anyway. But that's just me!

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Post by djk » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:45 am

pdavit wrote:I'm sure it will become popular at least through Total Commander's community.

http://www.ghisler.ch/board/viewtopic.php?t=1285
True... I think it would become very popular soon :-)

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Post by xnview » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:46 pm

djk wrote:
pdavit wrote:I'm sure it will become popular at least through Total Commander's community.

http://www.ghisler.ch/board/viewtopic.php?t=1285
True... I think it would become very popular soon :-)
So only the current multi convert dialog from xnview???
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Post by pdavit » Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:16 pm

xnview wrote:So only the current multi convert dialog from xnview???
For starters, yes plz!

If all nconvert switches are covered and we don't need extra options.

Three points:

1. The executable should accept as parameters a file or group of files so that
we could drag & drop the files via TC or Windows and get the list directly
inside the Batch Converter.

2. It would be great if the Batch Converter could fetch images from the clipboard
to automatically convert and compress/resize screenshots. Should be pretty easy
to add.

3. The ability to crop a portion of an image visually. Or even better add somewhere
a preview. This can be useful for many convertion features.

Thanks a lot for all you hard work in advance!

Kind regards,
Panos

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Post by StickyNomad » Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:37 pm

I'd like such a stand-alone nconvert-GUI also very much! Just like pdavit (Hi there, pal!) mainly to integrate it with Total Commander for quick conversion. So if necessary efforts allow it, I'd really appreciate if this would be implemented.
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Post by pdavit » Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:55 pm

Any news on this Pierre?

Is this on your to-do list?

Kind regards,
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Post by xnview » Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:08 am

pdavit wrote:Any news on this Pierre?

Is this on your to-do list?
Yes, but currently i work on next version of XnView...
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Post by xnview » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:33 pm

pdavit wrote:Any news on this Pierre?

Is this on your to-do list?

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I'll release batch convert as standalone application with next release 1.90...
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Post by Stitscher » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:54 pm

Wow, great news. :)

Thanks.

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