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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Tuesday May 20, 2003
11:44 PM

Knots.

[ #12343 ]
Dear Log,

Sheer frustration is using a basically okay program with a buggy GUI. LView is that program for me today -- it's been around for about ten years (starting out as a simple bitmap editor, but now woozy with vectors and layers and whatnot), and keeps sprouting new features. But it's buggy in horrible ways that are totally impossible to demonstrate without actually videotaping the screen, because they're all about select this, click there and dry tragging to there, choose "Paste" from that menu, etc. It's like trying to write a prose description of how to make a shoelace-tying knot, except worse.

Maybe I should have known it was a cursed program when I saw that it doesn't support PNG, not even just for save-as.

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  • I a very old version (1.D2/32), which is supports win32. LView started back in the win 3.x days, perhaps even earlier. There is no doubt it is dated, but if all you're looking for is a jpg/gif viewer that can crop images and acquire the occassional scanner, it does the job efficiently and VERY QUICKLY. I tried to use the newer versions, but there was too much bloat. I use the Gimp for more serious image manipulation and graphic creation. I wish I understood how to make anti-aliased text in Gimp.

  • I'm a big fan of IrfanView [irfanview.com], it works great and the batch processing is a lifesaver.