Speedy photo browsing on Win 7

Started Apr 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Use image browsing software....
In reply to philmcgee, Apr 29, 2013

philmcgee wrote:

I regularly browse folders containing several thousand JPEGs of typical resolutions of 800x1200 pixels. My PC runs Windows 7 on an Intel i7 with 8GB RAM and an Intel 520 series SSD, and my monitor is a Dell U2711 at 2560x1440. Graphics card is an AMD HD4650.

I was wondering if getting a faster graphics card would speed up browsing the thumbnails on full-screen at 'Extra Large Icons' settings? Is the time that it takes to repaint the thumbnails after a page-down more dependent on W7's reading the files in from disc on each page-down (rather than reading ahead and caching), or is the graphics card the bottleneck?

I assume you are using my cptr/explorer instead of a special browsing SW.

I use Faststone (freeware) portable, which makes this process exponentially faster. It also offers some basic editing.

Some recommend fast picture viewer, but I thought it was terrible.

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There is simply too much beauty in the world to photograph it all, but I'm trying.

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