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    Question Change Default Save As Option

    Is there a way to change the default file extension that comes up when you try to save a scanned document (using the plugin) to .pdf from .jpg? Even changing the default for every save would be fine with me. Thank you for your time and your responses.

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    Perhaps the command-line would suit you better for a scanned image? Although, I doubt it would save you time over changing the format in the dialog. For one image, I'm sure it can't be that bad to choose pdf in the drop-down. You could do a batch scan as well for the one image, but again it probably wouldn't be a time-saver re-opening it.
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    The last-used format (chosen in the drop-down) should stay "on top" -- I don't know of any way to set an actual default.
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    Wink Tweak your INI

    Quote Originally Posted by matera View Post
    The last-used format (chosen in the drop-down) should stay "on top" -- I don't know of any way to set an actual default.
    matera is definitely correct that this behavior occurs. This is unfortunate in your case, since it keeps changing as you use the program for other tasks.

    I checked the ini file, and found the entry responsible for the format setting is stored in SaveIndex, in section [Others]. Values 1-21 are used, which correspond to the position in the format drop-down list. So if you want, you could edit this entry to 15 (PDF) and use this ini for your scans.

    The initial default format for the Save as dialog is 1 (BMP). All other dialogs (capture, batch, scan, etc.) appear to be controlled by other settings, but the initial default is JPG.

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    Default Save As Default file extension jpg... Thanks Skippybox!!!!

    I installed version 4.25 under xp and could not figure out how to set *.jpg as the default Save As file type, *.bmp is the default. I edited "C:\Program Files\IrfanView\i_view32.ini" because I installed irfanview with the same settings for all users, but *I think* the default location is C:\documents and settings\YourProfileName\Application Data\Irfanview\i_view32.ini

    There was only one SaveIndex= in my i_view32.ini file but it was for slide shows only, not still images so I had to type that entry under [Others] and then close and restart ifranview. no log off, no reboot necessary.

    [Others]
    SaveIndex=9
    (To determine the number, I clicked save as, then counted how many times I had to press the arrow key.


    Here's a full listing of my *.ini file with mostly minor changes:

    Code:
    DLL=ENGLISH
    Lang=English
    [Toolbar]
    Skin=Grosberg_24.png
    Size=24
    Flag=523361
    [WinPosition]
    xKoord=165
    yKoord=150
    Width=647
    Height=569
    Maximized=0
    FileRename=756,272,368,177,0;
    [JPEG]
    Save Quality=95
    Save Progressive=0
    Save Grayscale=0
    NoSampling=0
    KeepExif=1
    KeepCom=1
    KeepIptc=1
    ExifOrient=1
    SetSize=0
    FileSize=65.00
    Load Grayscale=0
    ExifRotate=1
    [MultiGIF]
    SaveInterlaced=0
    SaveTransparent=0
    UsePalette=0
    Transparency=0
    PlayAnimation=1
    UseSingleTrans=0
    [Open]
    OpenDir=C:\Documents and Settings\helpdesk\Desktop\
    [MRUD]
    Dir1=
    Dir2=
    Dir3=
    Dir4=
    Dir5=
    Dir6=
    Dir7=
    Dir8=
    Dir9=
    Dir10=
    [Print]
    Option=1
    Left=0.00
    Top=0.00
    Inches=0
    ScaleX=1.00
    ScaleY=1.00
    Centered=0
    Head=0
    HeadTxt=
    Foot=0
    FootTxt=
    FontParam=-13|0|0|0|400|0|0|0|0|1|2|1|49|
    Font=Courier
    Printer=\\sdcDC100\Ricoh_MP_C4500_PCL5c
    Orient=1
    Size=3
    Src=7
    Color=2
    Duplex=1
    SizeTxt=11" x 17"
    [Slideshow]
    StartIndex=0
    AutoDelay=5.000
    RandomDelay=5.000
    SuppressErrors=1
    SaveIndex=0   <----------------- WRONG ENTRY, This is for slideshows only!
    Loop=0
    ShowFilename=1
    LoopAudio=1
    HideCursor=0
    Advancement=1
    PlayInWindow=0
    WindowX=0
    WindowY=0
    WindowW=800
    WindowH=600
    Center=1
    StopAndClose=0
    Text=$D$F $X
    [Others]
    SaveIndex=9 <--- After a certain version, this entry must be typed.  Set "Save As" default to *.jpg {Currently 9=*.jpg} 
    Test=1
    StartOption=2
    StartFolder=D:\Irfanview
    OneInstance=0
    ESCThumbs=1
    ESCExit=1
    SaveChanges=0
    LoopCurDir=0
    JumpOnPageKey=0
    UseUndo=1
    PasteSel=0
    PaletteNearest=1
    VideoSize=100
    UseInternalPlayer=1
    VideoDS=0
    VideoLoop=0
    VideoHidePlaybar=0
    UseQTforMOV=1
    UseQTforPICT=1
    AskDelete=1
    DelToRecycle=1
    JumpAfterDelete=0
    CloseOnDelete=0
    NotUpdateDirIndex=0
    RenameExtension=1
    AskOverwriteSave=1
    DisplaySaveDialog=1
    UseMRUDs=1
    SaveSlideDir=1
    SaveBatchDir=0
    ExternalViewer=
    ExternalViewer2=
    ExternalViewer3=C:\Program Files\IrfanView\i_view32.exe
    ShortExtViewer=0
    PropPage=0
    ShowPNGAlpha=1
    ShowTIFAnnot=0
    ShowFullPath=1
    CenterWindow=0
    RememberWinPos=1
    Unicode=0
    [Batch]
    OutputPath=d:\Irfanview
    SaveExtension=jpg
    Work=1
    RenamePattern0=0##_
    OpenDir=D:\Share\Pictures\Ricoh Copier Afico MP C4500
    UseAdvanced=0
    OpenIndex=1
    RenamePattern1=image###
    [Viewing]
    FullScreen=0
    ViewAll=1
    ShowHiddenFiles=1
    ShowFullScreen=1
    WMult=100
    HMult=100
    TxtPos=0
    TxtAlign=0
    FSResample=1
    FSZoomResample=0
    FSAlpha=0
    FS_RMouse=0
    MultimonStretch=0
    ShowFullScreenName=1
    FullBackColor=0
    HideCursor=0
    FullText=$D$F $X
    TranspText=1
    FontColor=65280
    TxtBgkr=16777215
    FontParam=-13|0|0|0|400|0|0|0|0|1|2|1|49|
    Font=Courier
    FitWindowOption=3
    UseICM=0
    ICMOption=0
    ICMFile=
    UseICMAlways=0
    ZoomFactor=10
    ZoomOption=0
    BackColor=0
    Dither24BPP=0
    EnableGamma=0
    GammaValue=1.00
    EnableBWGamma=1
    BWGamma=0.5
    ContextMenu=0
    [PhotoCD]
    Loading Size=3
    [Edit]
    CutColor=0
    [TXT]
    TXTFileFont=0
    TXTFileFontColor=0
    TXTFileBackColor=16777215
    [Copy-Move]
    AskCopy=1
    AskMove=1
    CopyDir=
    MoveDir=
    [Plugins]
    CRW_Preview=1
    CRW_Canon=0
    CRW_HALF=1
    CRW_AWB=0
    CRW_CWB=1
    CRW_Bright=1.00
    TTF_text=1234567890 - Demo Text
    [Save]
    ShowOptions=1
    Details=1
    [Extensions]
    AllUsers=0
    UseOtherExt=0
    AllExtensions=ANI|B3D|BMP|DIB|CAM|CLP|CRW|CR2|CUR|DCM|ACR|IMA|DCX|DDS|DJVU|IW44|ECW|EMF|EPS|PS|EXR|FPX|FSH|G3|GIF|HDP|WDP|ICL|ICO|IFF|LBM|IMG|JLS|JP2|JPC|J2K|JPF|JPG|JPEG|JPE|JPM|KDC|LDF|LWF|MNG|JNG|NLM|NOL|NGG|GSM|PBM|PCD|PCX|PGM|PNG|PPM|PSD|PSP|RAS|SUN|RAW|RLE|SFF|SFW|SGI|RGB|SID|TGA|TIF|TIFF|WBMP|WMF|XBM|XPM|
    UseAssociatedOnly=0
    CustomExtensions=JPG|JPEG|JPE|GIF|BMP|DIB|TIF|TIFF|PNG|PCX|TGA|PCD|SUN|RAS|ICO|AVI|IFF|PPM|PGM|PBM|LBM|WMF|EMF|WAV|PSD|MPG|MPE|MPEG|MID|RMI|MOV|CUR|ANI|DCX|EPS|CLP|LWF|LDF|CAM|G3|AIF|AU|SND|PSP|PSPIMAGE|ICL|SFW|KDC|RA|MP3|DCM|ACR|FPX|XBM|XPM|DJVU|SWF|FLV|IMG|IW44|WBMP|SGI|RGB|RLE|MED|RLE|SFF|NLM|NOL|NGG|GSM|JP2|JPC|J2K|JPF|FSH|CRW|B3D|WMA|WMV|TTF|SID|MNG|JNG|RAW|ECW|ASF|TXT|WAD|ICS|IDS|CDR|CMX|NEF|NRW|ERF|ORF|RAF|MRW|DCR|X3F|SRF|ARW|PEF|RW2|OGG|DWG|DXF|DDS|JPM|PLT|CR2|DNG|PS|PDF|CGM|SVG|HDR|FITS|HDP|WDP|EXR|WSQ|JLS|WBZ|WBC|
    UseThumbBMP=0
    [StatusBar]
    Text=$M
    Quote Originally Posted by Skippybox View Post
    matera
    I checked the ini file, and found the entry responsible for the format setting is stored in SaveIndex, in section [Others]. Values 1-21 are used, which correspond to the position in the format drop-down list. So if you want, you could edit this entry to 15 (PDF) and use this ini for your scans.
    Last edited by mrbios; 02.03.2010 at 01:36 AM. Reason: corrections.

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