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Looking for program similar to Image Fox

by prvk / January 15, 2009 6:26 AM PST

Hi everyone.

A while back, I purchased Image Fox from ACD Systems as a stand-alone utility. What it did was.... When saving an image with XP's standard "save as" window, Image Fox was attached to the right side of the save window, and created thumbnails of any image in the save window that was already on your harddrive. That way, if you had an image that had the same name as the one you wanted to save, you could go to that filename in the save window and click on it to see if it was the same as the one you were trying to save, or not. I'm now having trouble with Image Fox, ACD Systems no longer sells or supports it, and a remove and re-install does not cure the problem. I'm wondering if there are any similar applications available. I've looked and searched, but can't find any. Any help or pointers would be appreciated. Thanks a bunch.


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Tell us more
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 15, 2009 7:54 PM PST

What problems are you having with this software?

The fact that it is no longer supported should not be a difficulty if it is still working, so perhaps there is something can be done to 'fix it'.

Also, it may be the problem is elsewhere with your Windows system other than that software itself so more details of what is happening may help.


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Image Fox problems
by prvk / January 16, 2009 1:08 AM PST
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Hi Mark.

When XP starts (Image Fox was in Startup), I get the following message: "Plug-in 'IDE_ACDStd.apl' could not be loaded. Some features of Image Fox will not work correctly without this plug-in". I have removed and reinstalled IF twice now, the second time after going through the registry and deleting all the keys associated with IF. None of this helped. I went to ACD System's knowledge base and d/l'ed a new copy of the file and installed it, to no avail. I've been thinking of trying to initiate a repair of XP with recovery console, but haven't quite gotten that far yet. I just haven't convinced myself that it's an OS problem.

If it matters, I built this machine a few months ago, and it has been running flawlessly, until this issue came up. I'm running XP Home with an Intel 2.6 mhz quad core and 4 gb of RAM on an ASUS P5Q Pro motherboard and an ATI Radeon Saphire video card.

I'm open to all pointers and suggestions. I really like Image Fox and do not want to replace it, but at this point, I'm really leaning toward the idea that IF is somehow broken, and I can't get a new copy of it, since nearly all online references to it point back to ADC, who no longer sells or supports it.

Thanks for your support. Happy


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Plugin problems
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 16, 2009 4:05 AM PST
In reply to: Image Fox problems

Like you, I don't think this is an OS problem, but I have never used IF, so I know nothing about it.

However, Googling both Plugin 'IDE_ACDStd.apl amd Image Fox Plugin 'IDE_ACDStd.apl, I can see that this is a problem that has been raised before.

It may be that IF could not find the plugin "IDE_ACDStd.apl". One resource I found suggested that a newer version of ACDSee had created a different folder for the plugin, and the files in that new folder were copied to the original plugin folder, then the software was run and pointed to the older folder.

Can you do a search of your files for IDE_ACDStd.apl? If you find it and it is not in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\ACD Systems\PlugIns folder, copy it to there. Then open the IF software, goto Tools > Plugins, and make sure you can point to the correct folder.

That was from GeekStop here;

If that doesn't work, then I would uninstall again, go through the Registry and delete all IF and ACDSee keys, (as long as you have no other ACDSee products installed, and make sure you know how to backup the Registry and recover from a crash, if need be), and then hunt down all related folders and files and delete those. Remember, in Windows XP, there may also be some folders in your Account Profile folders.

After that, reboot the computer before attempting to re-install. That will update the registry of all the changes.

I hope that helps.


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