Can XnView open archive file?

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zero11187
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Can XnView open archive file?

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Can XnView open pictures in *.rar files ? It can open *.zip files but sometime it have error "Format of the file *.zip/rar could not be determined"
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Re: Can XnView open archive file?

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Yes, you need to install the addon
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Re: Can XnView open archive file?

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I found it. But when using it, I open first picture in a *.rar file, when I switch to next pictures, it show strange pictures which I don't know where are they
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Re: Can XnView open archive file?

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zero11187 wrote:I found it. But when using it, I open first picture in a *.rar file, when I switch to next pictures, it show strange pictures which I don't know where are they
Unfortunately archives are not fully supported in XnView and switching to next or previous file in view mode doesn't work. You need to open each file separately for viewing from the archive.

The "strange pictures" you see, are probably other pictures in your temp directory. XnView uses your temp directory to temporarily store the file you are vieving from the archive, so when you try to switch next picture XnView just shows whatever file there might be in you temp directory.
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Re: Can XnView open archive file?

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Can I ask XnView would improve archive support addon in the future ? I really like XnView and really need this addon
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Re: Can XnView open archive file?

Post by osiris2258 »

I have been requesting proper support for this for over a decade.