Image View

When the rendering process is done the generated image is automatically displayed at the Image view:

Image View

The image name is displayed above the image, and the name's tooltip tells the complete file path.

If the image can not be loaded (either a corrupt image or an unsupported format), a standard "error" image is shown and the error message is displayed below the image.


The four magnifier symbols allow to zoom the image:

  • The first one is a combo box to select a zoom level directly between 5 and 1000 percent.
  • The second one (with the + sign) selects the next higher zoom level.
  • The third one (with the 1:1 label) select the 100% zoom level.
  • The last one (with the - sign) selects the next lower zoom level.

The actual zoom level is displayed at the left side.

Note: depending on the image size and your computer memory there may be an "Out of memory exception" when selecting high zoom levels. In this case start eclipse with a higher memory setting using the -Xmx flag: "eclipse -Xmx1024m" allows eclipse to take up to 1 GB of memory.


If then image is too big to fit within the display area it can be shifted around using 2 methods:

  • Using the scroll bars
  • Shift the image by holding the left mouse button down and move the mouse.

Loading images

Beside the auto load mechanism for rendered images other images can be viewed as well using the Show Image entry at the Package explorer popup menu:
Popup showing images

The following image types are supported:

  • Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG / JPG)
  • Portable Anymap (PBM / PGM / PPM)
  • Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
  • Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
  • Sun Raster (RAS)
  • Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
  • Targa-24 Format (TGA); Targa is supported only for the 24-bit depth version generated by Povray, either with or without an alpha channel!
  • Windows Bitmap (BMP)
  • Amiga Interchange File Format (IFF / LBM)
  • Adobe Photoshop (PSD)
  • Icons (ICO)

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