Ticket #77 (accepted enhancement)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Thumbnail view

Reported by: ff3lockez@yahoo.com Owned by: alamaison
Priority: minor (e.g. uncommon, cosmetic, has workaround) Milestone: 1.0 Version 1
Component: frontend Version: 0.4.2
Keywords: Cc:


Please add a thumbnail view to Swish. I have yet to find any free FTP program that allows the viewing of thumbnails of remote images. In that Swish is integrated into Windows Explorer, it seems like a very appropriate feature for it.

The ability to actually open a remote file would of course also be very useful, but that feature is so obvious that I assume you are already working on it.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by alamaison

I would love to have thumbnails in Swish but have not yet found a reasonable way to do it. Explorer displays thumbnails if a preview handler is installed for that file type. However, this only works if Explorer can get a real filesystem path to the file it wants to preview (presumably so that open(), read(), etc. work on it).

Swish files don't exist on your local machine until you copy them over. Instead, it presents them as 'virtual' files to Explorer via IStreams which the previewer doesn't handle (no, I don't know why - strange seeing as their interfaces have such similar operations). This is also why FTP, Zip folders and other 'virtual file' explorer extensions don't show thumbnails either.

I would be very happy to hear any suggestions for coaxing Explorer to preview IStreams.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by alamaison

  • Priority changed from major to minor
  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Milestone set to 1.0 Version 1
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