Congratulations on the new hdmake utility version !! RRS feed

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  • For those who missed it see here: http://hdview.spaces.live.com/default.aspx

    A great new version indeed, the multicore support is wonderfull, the new list file for srcgrid is so much easier to use when dealing with large number of files.

    And you also fixed two problems I had with the old version.

    The previous version would not take more than a 1000 files or so , I fed this one with a list of 2025 images, and it took them without a hitch

    In the previous version when using srcgrid, all images had to have the exact same resolution. Now if the last column has a different width or the last row a different height, it does not seem to bother hdmake which is great.

    Performance wise, assembling a 40,000 x 40,000 pixel composition made of 9 images (3x3), took 70 sec to read and 370 sec to process (2 cores running), and about the same time to process the same 40kx40k composition, but made with 2025 images (45x45)

    Congratulations and Thank you !

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 6:29 PM

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  • It's great indeed!
    I have a stupid question: I cannot use the gridsourcefile option, what is the format for the grid file?

    I created it this way:

    c:\image1.jpg c:\image2.jpg

    c:\image3.jpg c:\image4.jpg

    but I always get the help page -I'm probably missing something stupid...

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 9:02 AM
  • I just use Notepad to create a file.txt with all the images names, one on each line. I even used Excel to generate the file names automatically with a formula, then cut and paste them into a notepad file.


    I have not tried a full path (c:\...) because I run hdmake with a batch file from my file folder (I copied hdmake into windows\system32 folder so it can be accessed from anywhere), but it should work the same.


    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 5:27 PM
  • Thanks Scrambler, turns out it was simpler than I thought. As you said hdmake expects the files in a single list (from the upper left corner of your composition).
    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 8:37 PM