Preferences

In the playlist window you can find the button to open the program preferences. Changed preferences are stored between program runs. The preferences dialog is organized into a number of tabs each with settings for a different aspect of the Inzomia image viewer.

General tab

The General tab contains preferences that do not belong to a specific category.

Preference

Description

Use magnetic windows

Snap windows to each other and the desktops edges

Show help for image buttons

Enable tooltips for the flying buttons in the image window

Hide cursor when not moved

Hide the cursor after a few seconds if you have not moved it.

Show full path

Show complete pathname to the image in the image window titlebar instead of only the name of the image.

Stop browser popup windows

Prevent web pages creating new browser windows.

Select viewer skin

Select which of the installed skins to use.

Use the Inzomia viewer to open known images

If you have a default image viewer installed the Inzomia viewer will only be available from context menus and not by double-clicking. This option never removes another viewers association. When the viewer is used from the window shell you get a right menu item when clicking an image, folder or zip file from the windows explorer. If you do not have another image viewer installed the Inzomia viewer will be launched when an image is double clicked. If the Inzomia viewer is already running the clicked image will be added to the current playlist.

Performance tab

The Performance tab contains preferences to improve performance on your computer.

Preference

Description

Filtered zoom

Filtering makes the images look smoother when it is enlarged. If you have a really old computer filtering can make viewing slower.

Always 16 bit thumbs

Always use few (16 bit, 65536) colors for the thumbnails. Requires program restart to take effect. If you have large playlists this can make a big difference in the amount of memory used by the Inzomia image viewer. If your desktop is set to use 16 bit color thumbnails will be 16 bit regardless of this option.

Preload next image

Preload the next image in the playlist automatically. Directly when an image has been loaded the next one in the playlist is loaded and decompressed in the background. When the next image is shown it will be available right away since it is already decompressed and ready in memory.

Preloading images does require the next image to be decompressed in memory and this can be a problem on computers low on memory. While the next image is decompressing viewing may also be a little slower than with the option turned off.

Preloading is turned on as default and we recommend you keep it on unless you experience problems.

Navigation tab

The Navigation tab contains preferences to control how you pan and zoom the image in the image window

Preferences

Description

Inverse navigation

Invert panning direction.

Size window to image

Set the image window size to the same size as the displayed image but not larger than the desktop resolution.

Zoom toward image center

Always zoom toward/from the center of the image instead of from the cursors position.

Playlist tab

The Playlist tab contains preferences for the playlist window.

Preference

Description

Do not add images smaller than

When a file is added in some way to the playlist the size of the file is compared to this value. If it is smaller than the value it will not be added to the playlist. Use this function for example to ignore thumbnails when adding a folder with images

Do not add images starting with

When a file is added in some way to the playlist the filename of the file is compared to the string. If the filename begins with the entered characters it will not be added to the playlist. Use this function to prevent adding thumbnails generated by software that prefixes the filenames for thumbs, for example ZoomStudio.

Thumbnail size

Set the size of the thumbnails in the playlistwindow. When the size is changed the program will need to be restarted.

Ask to save changed playlist

If checked the program display a save dialog at exit if the playlist isn’t saved?

Clear old playlist on load

If checked the program clears the previous playlist when a new playlist is loaded or dropped. If it is not checked the new playlist will be merged with the old, the current,  playlist.

Show index number

If checked the index number of the image will be drawn next to the filename in the playlist.

Scroll playlist

If checked the playlist window will scroll to show new thumbnails as they are generated.

Auto save playlist

If checked the program will save the current playlist when the program closes. The playlist is saved to the path you enter. The next time you start the program the playlist will be loaded.

Slideshow tab

The Slideshow tab contains preferences for controlling slideshows. Preferences for transitions in general and in slideshows are selected on the preferences tab.

Preference

Description

Display time

Set the number of seconds to display each image in a slideshow.

Random order

Play the slideshow in random order. All images will be shown one time before the order repeat..

Transitions tab

The Transition tab contains preferences to control how the current image should be moved out and how a new image should move in. There are only a few settings in the transition tab but its possible to combine them in many ways to combine unique effects.

Preference

Description

Navigation

Show transitions during normal viewing. For example when you open a new image.

Slideshow

Show transitions when playing a slideshow.

Fullscreen

Show transitions in fullscreen mode. This is an extra option to turn of slideshow or navigation transitions in fullscreen mode. Fullscreen transitions require a decent amount of video memory to run smoothly. If you have a computer that is less than 4 years old there should be no problem with this option

Time (move out)

The time it takes for a old image to move out

Scale (move out)

Decide how much larger/smaller the image should be when it moved out

Direction (move out)

Select the major direction to move out the image to

Random in direction (move out)

Use random variation to the main direction

Rotate (move out)

Decide if the image should be rotated by a random angle when it moves out

Time (move in)

The time it takes for a new image to move in

Scale (move in)

Decide how much larger/smaller the image should be when it start to move in

Direction (move in)

Select the major direction to move in the image from

Random in direction (move in)

Use random variation to the main direction

Rotate (move in)

Decide if the image should be rotated by a random angle when it moves in

Shortcuts tab

From the shortcut tab it is possible to change the key combinations assigned to commands in the viewer. You can also add shortcuts to a number of commands that do not have default shortcuts. There are four possible shortcut categories for commands, one general category and one for each window. The general category will be active if the viewer is active while the window categories require that its window is selected. Changed key combinations are stored in the windows registry as other options.