PATCH IT NOW ADOBE!!!
It would be nice if they would, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
Something you could consider as a workaround, assuming you have Windows, is to get a codec pack that knows how to read the various image formats and put up thumbnail images in Explorer (which hosts the File - Open and Save dialogs).
The image preview in the File Open is the operating-system’s responsibility. I use the FastPictureViewer Codec Pack that Noel suggests—not the viewer, just the codecs:
You are incorrect, ssprengel. The image preview was in the previous version of Photoshop (5.1) which was released just a little over a year ago. I'm running on the same Operating System (Windows 7) and PS 5.1 displays the image preview just fine. In fact, I have to use PS 5.1 to locate files because I'll be damned if I have to use Bridge.
To all those who simply say get a third party solution FOR WINDOWS to work around a problem on the part of ADOBE, you need to rethink your approach to this. We the customers are the ONLY ones who can hold Adobe responsible for their cheap labor developers overseas who tend to omit features that were in previous releases (Extract filter comes to mind). HOLD ADOBE ACCOUNTABLE - don't simply find solutions and give them a pass. They charge WAY TOO MUCH for their software for us customers to just lay down and take it.
I sense a bit of frustration. It's understandable. I've expressed some of the same myself on occasion.
Ssprengel and I have suggested this solution to you as it actually improves many things beyond just working around the omission in Photoshop functionality.
Even with Photoshop CS5 and earlier I had added the codec pack. The codec pack provides more than just an image preview in Photoshop dialogs, as it adds awareness of the image to all Windows functions, including the Windows Photo Viewer for example. Like you, I prefer not to use Bridge. Consider this Explorer window:
You're certainly welcome to not buy the upgrade to Photoshop CS6. No one's twisting your arm. Unfortunately, your alternatives are... ??? And keep in mind if you do skip Photoshop CS6, the upgrade to Photoshop CS7 will be hugely more expensive.
...They charge WAY TOO MUCH for their software for us customers to just lay down and take it.
You don't have to take it. You can test the trial first and then decide if it is worth purchasing.
...a third party solution FOR WINDOWS to work around a problem on the part of ADOBE...
I perceive it to be the responsibility of the OS to show image thumbnails so that I can visually determine which image to open whether I am in Finder/Explorer or in Photoshop. Have you posted your rant on Windows forums as well?
You can add missing thumbnails to Windows for free with 'sagethumbs'.
Guys, you're missing the whole point of this thread, while proving my point at the same time, very odd. I have no doubt that the Windows solution is nice, otherwise you wouldn't be pushing it so hard. For me, I need my files displayed in detail view so I can see the dates, which are just as important as the thumbnails. So your fix isn't a good fit for me.
Many would argue that Adobe is the only real dog in the race, so "don't buy it if you don't like it" is non sequitur. We have even more responsibility to tell vendors what is wrong with their software BECAUSE Adobe is the only real dog in the race. Add to that the practice of premature release for market share, a practice Corel made famous, and you get nonsensical mistakes like this - and yes - it was a mistake to leave out the image preview.
PECourtejoie, I will do that. Thanks for the link. A helpful response too ;-)
...Thanks for the link. A helpful response too ;-)
It is easier to evoke helpful responses when we avoid yelling in all caps and expecting things done "YESTERDAY!!!".
Adobe released Photoshop CS6 as a public beta. That would have been the time to suggest changes. Now that we are well outside of the development phase, it seems unlikely that you are going to see a response to "PATCH IT NOW ADOBE!!!"
Try again with CS7. That is when your feature request made today in the feature request section might appear.
The all caps were NOT directed at YOU Don (except for in this line ) - besides, it's not as if a forum lurker could fix the problem, lol!!! It was obviously directed at Adobe.
Those of us in the real world don't have time to TEST products, we USE them, so when new releases are available, there is a rational expectation that common sense features that were in the previous version will still be in the next one. How hundreds (if not thousands) of so-called BETA testers didn't notice the image preview missing escapes me.
And do yourself a favor: don't read too much into the use of all-caps. It's way too overrated
I assumed that your CAPS were directed at us users because if you really wanted to contact Adobe directly, you would not be posting in this user forum.
...How hundreds (if not thousands) of so-called BETA testers didn't notice the image preview missing escapes me...
Maybe it is because you are overrating this topic and there isn't really a great concern. Or maybe you neglected to read the related, existing discussions in this forum.
Or maybe...just maybe...you take yourself too seriously on these 'user forums' - think that's a possibility my friend? Anyway, I came here and did what I set out to do, and I also followed PECourtejoie's advise, which was spot-on. Don't take it too personally that I didn't follow YOURS!
I'm very dissapointed that Adobe have taken this route. A similar thing happened when Sony bought out Sonic Foundry and completed destroyed their popular audio editor Soundforge by scrapping lots of grandfathered US features. By ommitting basic UX features that long time users like myself have come to expect it's insulting to have people suggest we ask Adobe to include what we've already been used to having (and have repeatedly paid for) in some future update.
I'm with OmegaPhase. I'm guessing BETA testers would assume that Adobe couldn't possibly ommit basic functionality and so didn't bother repoprting, or maybe they did and it was ignored?
Either way its ludicrous for Adobe to do this and I'm wondering what else they have overlooked in what in my opinion is not really that much of an improvement on CS5. I for one will not be buying this upgrade. Once my trial has expired I'll be going back to CS5, unless of course I find out about an update that addresses this issue. Are you listening Adobe?
It's a shame because I was interested in the new pricing model for the subscription service which I think is the right way to go, especially after I blew a grand on the CS5 creative suite a couple of years ago.
Nothing was overlooked.
Both OS vendors are cracking down on what they allow us to modify in the open and save dialog boxes.
Photoshop started the process of removing things that aren't going to be allowed, and the preview was one of those things.
I once spent a lot of energy in various forums about the icon displays. In the end,I paid for a good third party app that does the job in Windows x64 and I have just about forgotten about it. Done and done. Works with PS CS6 File > Open nicely.
Would I like Adobe or Microsoft to pull it out of their hat for free? Absolutely,but if there are technical and political issues that will not allow for it,I'll take the third party route. I always have since the days of MSDOS. This one is called Ardfrey PSD Codec,but in all fairness I'd like to ask other members to post their codec recommendations. It is better than getting upset with Adobe and providing constructive answers is the point of these forums.
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