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Old 01-27-2009, 10:17 AM   #1
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Irfanview install failed - help needed


I was looking for batch image resizing and have experience using Irfanview, a Windows only s/w. So I installed Wine. Then I downloaded and attempted to install Irfanview, 3 times now with the same errors. Here's the errors:
cherry@cherry-comp:~/Desktop$ wine iview423_setup.exe
err:module:import_dll Library MFC42.DLL (which is needed by L"Z:\\home\\cherry\\Desktop\\iview423_setup.exe") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"Z:\\home\\cherry\\Desktop\\iview423_setup.exe" failed, status c0000135

Please advise. Thanks
 
Old 01-27-2009, 10:43 AM   #2
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1) Why not instead use one of the multiple linux solutions available for resizing? Sure Irfanview is a great product, but shouldn't you learn how to do things natively? You didn't mention what distro and desktop you're running, but gwenview for kde with the kio-multimedia-plugins offers batch processing, for example. You can also use things like the imagemagick convert utility, if you're willing to go cli, or even the the gimp, in cli mode or with the proper gui plugin.

2) Wine can use native windows .dll files if necessary. Get yourself a copy of MFC42.DLL from somewhere and put it in your wine-windows system folder. This will probably be all you need, but you can also run winecfg and play with the version and dll loading settings if you want.
 
Old 01-28-2009, 10:02 AM   #3
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1) Why not instead use one of the multiple linux solutions available for resizing? Sure Irfanview is a great product, but shouldn't you learn how to do things natively?

My problem is that I don't know the equivalent in the OSS world for Irfanview. I did look at Xnview but did not see batch processing. I have well over 400 photos I want to resize. I do prefer to do this natively but it was also somewhat of an experiment to see if I could run Wine since I had never done it before.

You didn't mention what distro and desktop you're running, but gwenview for kde with the kio-multimedia-plugins offers batch processing, for example.

I am running Ubuntu 8.10 with the Gnome desktop. I'm a bit of a newbie but I think I can run programs meant for KDE on the Gnome desktop. I'll look into gwenview.

You can also use things like the imagemagick convert utility, if you're willing to go cli, or even the the gimp, in cli mode or with the proper gui plugin.

Sorry, I don't know what "cli" means. I do use GIMP but do not know of a way to batch process. Thanks for the URL for svenfoo. I'll go have a look at it.

2) Wine can use native windows .dll files if necessary. Get yourself a copy of MFC42.DLL from somewhere and put it in your wine-windows system folder. This will probably be all you need, but you can also run winecfg and play with the version and dll loading settings if you want.
When I saw the error requiring a .dll file, I wasn't too happy. I suspected that meant I would need something from a Windows installl and I am not running Windows. If I decide to go forward with this experiment it looks like I'll need to find someone with Windows who will let me extract the file.

Thanks for your reply.
 
Old 01-28-2009, 10:38 AM   #4
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It's not really necessary to have a Windows install if you only need a file or two. There are a number of "dll download" sites you can use to get what you need. Windows users sometimes need them too, you know, what with accidental deletions and stuff. Just make sure you get it from one of the bigger, more reputable sites.

But I still recommend learning the native ways to do things first. It's better for you in the long term.
 
  


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