Graphic Inspector 2.5

Provides information about bitmap and vector picture files.
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Graphic Inspector is intended to provide information about picture files. In this regard, the tool supports a wide range of formats, including not only bitmap but also vector image types. Likewise, the application lets you explore file attributes, such as size, resolution, dimensions, width, height as well as EXIF metadata.

Graphic Inspector’s interface is very similar to that of a file manager. On the left, you can browse folders in a tree-like structure. Then, the main panel in the center shows the list of files in the currently selected folder. It is displayed in table form, and you can go to Settings and decide which columns are shown. Likewise, by selecting one of the files listed, you can view its properties in the panel on the right.

Regrettably, I had some difficulties the first time I used the tool. When I opened the folders, nothing was shown. Then, I realized there was a small Scan Folder button but it did not work either. So, I tried the contextual menu, and voila, there was a Scan Folder command, which did work. Likewise, the button to load search filters is rather elusive. In general, the interface layout probably needs a redesign to make it friendlier.

Probably the best feature of this tool is the possibility to create checkup presets, which act like filters so that only the files matching specific criteria are shown. Those criteria include file size range, resolution range, color model, types of fonts and metadata tags. And, best of all, it lets you apply filtering rules, such as “kind contains EPS JPG”. This combination of criteria and rules lets you define exactly what files you want to explore. Moreover, it is a quick way to find files with undesirable properties.

All in all, Graphic Inspector has the potential to boost your productivity if you are one of those users who need to work with long list of images. Luckily, there is a 30-day trial version with no feature limitations, an opportunity not to be missed.

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Pros

  • Allows using checkup presets
  • Supports both bitmap and vector images
  • Explores a long list of file properties
  • Lets you find problem image files easily

Cons

  • Interface needing redesign to make it friendlier

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