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Old 11-15-2005, 05:09 AM   #1
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viewing jpeg images in kde

This is what happens when I don't take notes.

I am having a problem setting up in KDE to view jpeg images in kde-3.4.92 on a 10.2 box. I can't remember this problem in prvious versions of slack/kde

Saturday I could not get jpegs to preview as icons in konqueror and kuickshow would not load them for viewing on my workstation. Fiddling around I did something which gave me the previews and kuickshow was working again.

Tonight I tried to get the problem resolved on my daughter's desktop and I can't seem to figure out how I did it on the weekend.

If anyone else has had this problem I'd be very interested in how you sorted it out.

Old 11-15-2005, 09:15 AM   #2
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Perhaps it has to do with the preview option, when you first started KDE, it makes you go through a configuration wizard, on how KDE will do certain things, like if you want windows or mac-like keyboard shortcuts, mouse behavior, window styles. Try re-running that wizard again, I think it is under the utilities section, dig around there, I can't remember off the top of my head, and Im not in windows right now, since Im not at home. There should be a point in the wizard where you come to a section on what KDE will do, like have sound effects, windows effects, and there should be an option there to enable to preview files such as images, text, etc. I KNOW it has to be there, just sorry that I sound so vague, but again, I know for a fact it has to be in the configuration wizard of KDE.
Old 11-15-2005, 12:30 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. You can get to the Desktop Configuration wizard from Settings in the main menu.

However, I've been there already and played around to no avail. I think it is either something to do with mime types and/or the qt library paths which can be modified with qtconfig. I remember fiddling with both of these on my box.

There seems to be a problem with recognising and/or processing jpegs. For example, on my box, in konqueror, when the pointer is placed over the image icon a popup appears listing file type/size/etc. This does not occur now in her PC.

I'll probably ssh over my ~/.kde tonight and see what happens when I substitute it for the existing. At least I'll be able to narrow down the problem if everything is ok with my kde configs.
Old 11-15-2005, 02:00 PM   #4
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try Settings> Configure Konqueror go to Behavior tab and check "Show file tips" and "Show previews in file tips"

Old 11-15-2005, 02:56 PM   #5
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I have a similar question. In KDE the picture previews work fine for low resolution images, ie 1280x960. However, previews fail to load for images that were taken with a 5MP camera (2560x1920?). Would appreciate any ideas that anyone can think of. Thanks.
Old 11-15-2005, 03:30 PM   #6
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yuchai, this probably happens because your high quality images are >1MB in size. KDE is usually set to show previews for images <1MB only for performance reasons.

you can increase the file size in the control center >> KDE components >> File Manager >> Previews & Meta-Data



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