Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Quick Tip - A better way to handle heavy raster images

Isn't it really painful to work with huge raster images? Those who have worked previously know how irritating it can be. But you can reduce the pain to a certain extent by using some of the availabe options. Switching off the image preview is one of them.

As you can see, it takes time to generate the thumbnail preview of the image. The bigger the image size, the longer it takes to generate the preview. You can switch off the preview by clicking on the 'Hide Preview' button on top right corner of the dialog box. Once you have switched it off, the button caption will change to 'Show Preview'. When you finish processing the big files, you can turn the preview on by clicking on it.

I often work with large tiff images and this feature saves a lot of time for me.

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