Some of you may be surprised to know that Windows Photo Viewer and Office Picture Manager are not the only ways to view and edit image files 🙂 Here are three of my favourites:
1) Irfanview has been updated to version 4.35. You can download from CNET here. This is a superfast image viewing and editing program. I love it for its highly adjustable batch image processing ability.
You can download all the current plugins from here. This includes a new plugin that will allow Irfanview to open DXF files, as per this list. The DXF plugin is provided by BabaCAD – they also provide free CAD software for download at http://www.babacad.com/index.html
In Revit, we often have to input RGB values for various color properties, such as shaded view colors for a particular material, or if you want a specific Paint color for a rendered material. To do this, you can use Paint.NET and the Color Picker tool – the resultant properties include the RGB values you need.
However, you may obtain a sample image of a material, but the color is irregular. For example, you scan in a paint sample and there is a color variation in the scanned image. Or perhaps you simply want to take a detailed pattern sample image and find out the average color of a particular part of that image.