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image manager feature... well worth?

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I tried FastStone Image Viewer, which is good for organizing, previewing and editing images (through an external app: Paint.net). And I now windows vista will have an image management feature. Actually paint.net allows image preview, through fileopen dialog (using thumb images). This allows me to do the same that with FastStone (previewing images).

But I wonder how important or well worth is adding a more complete feature to paint.net for managing images. I mean, since it's said windows vista image manager will be very powerfull, will it be better than paint.net ?

This question is only intended to make Paint.net the best imaging software... :)

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Yes, I have reviewed the main features of windows vista and I haven't seen nothing "revolutionary". I think most of its features already exist in XP or as freeware, or are only improving them. In addition, PC does look like as if it had vista (I downloaded vitrite and yahoo gadgets). But specifically, about imaging, does somebody know what will vista give that XP doesn't already have? (So we can suggest improvements to Paint.NET)

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I'm not sure where this thread is trying to go at all. Like I already said, Paint.NET will not be extended to add file or image management features. Paint.NET is an editor, not an organizer. This is a concscious feature exclusion on my part in order to keep the application focused instead of adding features at random. (What's next ... an mp3 player?)

Please use something like Windows Photo Gallery (in Vista), Picasa, or ACDsee, or whatever, if you want this type of functionality.

The image previewing "feature" in Paint.NET is just the Thumbnail view in the standard file dialog that Windows provides. It isn't really a feature of Paint.NET, it's just a byproduct of using a standard file browsing UI for the File->Open command.

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