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Hard Drive making loud sounds when rendering tiff images

  1. #11


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    Install Icaros and set it to handle .tiff files and whatever else you want it to do thumbnails for.

    You'll never look back. Good job Brink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Are you running a system cleaner (e.g. CCleaner)?

    If yes, check that the clean "Thumbnail Cache" option isn't selected.

    Tif file previews take a long time to generate on my W7 setup.
    I suspect that it is related to the file size.

    Another option is to work on smaller groups of pictures.
    Create a folder and only copy a small number of files to it and set that folder's View to thumbnails.
    Keep the rest of the pictures in a separate folder and set the View to something other than thumbnails.
    I don't use any reg cleaners; in fact advocate against them.

    I've a 36.3 meg Nikon camera (D800E) in which I shoot in a RAW format that produces 70+ meg files. During Photoshop edits, some of those files can grow upwards to 850 meg as I use layers to do edits at times. Not the most efficient way to work but it works for me.

    Anyway whether I keep them on the PC drive, or on a backup dive, they still need to be read when I view them. And regardless of viewer used they still need to be cached to view them as thumbnails. Seems Window 8 has an issue with large tiff files where 7 didn't, or if it did, it wasn't so noticeable.

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Install Icaros and set it to handle .tiff files and whatever else you want it to do thumbnails for.

    You'll never look back. Good job Brink.
    Well at this point in time it seems it doesn't matter the viewer... I've tried Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, Windows Photo Viewer. None of them will work if 8 has to struggle to read large tiff files.

    Anyway I'll do some net research and see what I can come up with.

    Thanks for the inputs.
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    It's not a viewer. It's an Explorer hook that handles thumbnails instead of letting Windows do it.

    In my experience, sooooooo much quicker/better, including from network shares.
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    Thanks but I prefer to figure out why 8 isn't doing what it's supposed to do instead of just ignoring it. However I'll keep your solution in mind.

    Peace
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    Install Icaros and set it to handle .tiff files and whatever else you want it to do thumbnails for.

    You'll never look back. Good job Brink.
    Perhaps I'm missing something because Icaros doesn't seem to be working. Installed Sharky's Codecs which Contains it....

    Click image for larger version

    Perhaps it doesn't work under Windows 8.1?
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    Enable thumbnails.
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    How? I thought I did???
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    I didn't install the newest version you have yet, but probably click enable thumbnails button.

    In the version I have, it looks a little different, but basically, there is an option to enable it or disable it. (In effect, a toggle switch.)

    In your pic, the 1 looks lit up which I guess would mean on, but I'd play around with clicking stuff anyway, to see. lol

    Oh yes, I know now. Stop explorer.exe with Task Manager. Start it again with Task Manager. (Type explorer.exe)
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    I'm actually having a conversation with Sharky now over here - About Icaros

    Anyway this it the package I installed which contains the newest version of Icaros (2.3.0 alpha)...

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    I know of his work over the past many years and am aware of the attention to detail he exhibits in his packages, but I think this statement is a little overboard and misguided:

    "Yep, but it is my opinion that any site the promotes registry cleaners as good things
    is a bad site to get assistance from because they have an obvious lack of knowledge."

    That's technical profiling (as in like, racial profiling.) lol
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