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Win7 Ultimate vs Win7 Pro

May 18, 2014, 22:16
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Win7 Ultimate vs Win7 Pro
I just found a nice reason to run GIMP under Win7 Ultimate.

With Win7 Pro, image files are displayed with GIMP icons. Not very informative.
With Win7 Ultimate, image files are displayed with images of the file's content.
In other words, if the file is an image of a horse (horse.png), the icon of the file will look like the horse.
IMO - This is a lot more helpful.

Just thought I'd share what I had learned by accident.

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Win7 Pro 64bit > Gimp 2.6
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May 19, 2014, 06:59 (This post was last modified: May 19, 2014 07:00 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Win7 Ultimate vs Win7 Pro
(May 18, 2014 22:16)Highlander Wrote:  With Win7 Ultimate, image files are displayed with images of the file's content.
In other words, if the file is an image of a horse (horse.png), the icon of the file will look like the horse.
IMO - This is a lot more helpful.

Just thought I'd share what I had learned by accident.

Same with win 8 & 8.1 ^_^ if you can get past the STEEP learning curve of win 8 OS.
(they've improved descriptions of where everything is though)

As for the scrolling to change icon size, .. that works in win 8/8.1 too Smile or you can right-click an empty space in the folder & go to

View > Extra large icons ; medium ; small ; etc... ; list ; detail ; tile or content

Win 8 seems to be less resource hungry to boot

That .XCF viewer plugin sounds great, I'll have to check it out! *fingers crossed it works for win 8!

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