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Release: QuickLook, v0.1

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.1
Release Notes

This is our initial release of our QuickLook plugin. It allows you to use QuickLook-generated file previews as images inside Quartz Composer.

It's pretty simple :)

QuickLook-0.1.zip13.41 KB

yanomano's picture
A new James Bond Gadget ?...:)

Hmm..? Word,excel :) Can you explain the benefits to utilize the Quicklook engine inside QC ? (Gain Speed, Reading special formats...etc).. Thanks...

cwright's picture

You can get images of text files, word documents, excel spreadsheets, and anything else that has a QL plugin. The benefit is being able to display those kinds of files. :)

franz's picture
what a brilliant idea

what a brilliant idea !!!! reading text files and excel sheets as plain images is such an awesome feature... now i can make a live gig with my tax advisor. thank you some much ;)

yanomano's picture
my god HTML !!!! ...:)

Ok i see....fantastic...:)

cwright's picture
excel vs kineme3d

Hey, excel can do some impressive stuff if you're willing to put in the time: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3563/microsoft_excel_revolutionary...

ok... so maybe excel isn't such a big deal. it was the first thing to come to mind :)

I'd use it for text files and HTML, personally. And for adding icon decorations to images, so that you can make interfaces that might look like finder...

yanomano's picture
Broswe thru pages ?

How do you browse thru pages ? a future feature ?...:)

franz's picture
structure output

image structure output for multipages .... hehe the guys gonna turn crazy

franz's picture
Directory scanner for QL documents ?

after a quick test, i'm just thinking that a nice addition to this plug. would be an extended "directory scanner" plugin, that could scan all QL-enabled documents within a folder... i also like the icon mode very much.... you rock !

cwright's picture

actually, we've got a directory scanner in the release queue, undergoing some last-minute testing for release in the next couple days if all goes well. This is a wonderful idea -- I'll have to add this as well. It makes perfect sense. :)

yanomano's picture
Lots of formats

With a rapid look to : http://www.quicklookplugins.com/ and http://www.qlplugins.com/ It seems that "c'est byzance !" Lots of surprizing posibilities to read altenatives formats !

franz's picture
C64 QL

.. they even have a C64 iso QL plugin ! (don't tell psonice) (and a "brainsight" , so i guess i'll have to find those scanners back...)

chris: you've open a wide new world

yanomano's picture
Original aspect ratio for Quicklook ?

An "original aspect ratio" output port should be usefull !

cwright's picture

QL doesn't really tell you a default size for an image; you have to explicitly tell it how big you want it, and it draws onto an image of approximately that size. it doesn't tell you how many pages/views a file has either.

so really, this plugin is about "as good as it gets" with QuickLook in its current form :/ A good start though, in my opinion (as y'all have started discovering :)

Installation Instructions

Place the plugin file in
/Users/[you]/Library/Graphics/Quartz Composer Patches/
(Create the folder if it doesn't already exist.)