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CocoaSlideShow is a simple, open-source, fast image viewer, spiritual son of Slides!

It has neither Ken Burns effect nor Minuet in G but features Apple Remote support, fullscreen mode, GPS mapping and user metadata edition.

What's New

Version 0.6:

New features

  • Slideshow now loops by default (Brewster K.)
  • Code is signed for OS X 10.8 Gatekeeper


OS X 10.6 or later

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Frank-O'Connor Member IconReview+142

It's OK, but on my late 2012 iMac running Maverick it won't recognise my internal HD. Recognises the Bootcamp volume. Finds external volumes. But only presents me with rigid list of locations on my Macintosh HD volume rather than the volume itself. I find that a tad annoying.
On the upside ... it's quick, responsive and presents most photo collections very well

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Version 0.6
Cherrypie Member IconComment+5

Still a great app, always one of my first downloads when I set up a new Mac.

As much as I don't want to sound ungrateful, because I'm totally not, I'm going to go into what I'd like out of this app in future. It's an awesome peice of software and when a dev goes to this effort for the good of everyone it's greatly appreciated. I just hope for more improvements to make the app more universally useful.

Firstly this is more a bug, the slideshow speed setting seems locked at 1 second (has been like this for a few revisons), changing the value in preferences doesn't seem to alter the slideshow speed.

Now onto the good stuff.
I run on a 1920x1080 screen, so being able to enable image "scale to fit" in windowed mode would be handy (perhaps with a "do not auto-scale beyond xxx% option) as lower resolution images are quite tiny on my display and I'm often using the program to not only browse photos but images used in development (having +/- zoom control in windowed mode would be nice too). I do work on a linux based cell phone os, typically this involves little buttons, touch screen keyboards, icons etc. all of relatively small resolutions (as would be expected when limited by a pocket sized touch screen). Cocoaslideshow for the most part allows me to quickly flick through these and find the appropriate base item to work on or a revision I'm happy with, but having these auto zoomed in windowed mode would allow detecting differences much faster as by default most of these items take up only a few cm of on screen real estate.

Ability to display animated gifs would also be very handy. It's not a great format I know, but it refuses to die and I'm always needing to work with them. I suspect if that's the case for me, it's the case for others, plus missing support of a relatively common format is always going to stick out like a sore thumb on an app like this.

Once again, great app, and many thanks to the developer, hope my criticism is constructive and not too blunt.

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Version 0.5.7
Barry Coony Member IconComment+26
Barry Coony

Is there a zoom feature?

In general a good app !

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Version 0.5.7
TalatHarb Member IconComment+57

Now runs on PPC G4

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Version 0.5.4
Jaherz Member IconComment-2

Does not run a PowerPC G5 4 x 2.5 GHz - OS X 10.5.7.
Downloads but the icon (universl circle qith a line thru it) indicates athat it is the wrong version and will not run PowerPC.

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Version 0.5.2
TalatHarb Member IconComment+57

Doesn't run on G4; only for x86?

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Version 0.5.2
Seriot.ch (developer)

Yes it does, at at least it should!

CocoaSlideShow is compiled as a 10.4 Universal application so it should run gracefully on 10.4 / 10.5 and PPC and Intel.

If you do not experience the expected behaviour, please describe what happens. Does it crash? Can you see something in Console.log? What is your machine?


The error message is "Sie können das Programm „CocoaSlideShow_0_5_2“ nicht öffnen, da es nicht auf dieser Architektur unterstützt wird."


ah, macupdate and diacritical characters :-(

The message just says application not supported on this architecture.
My Mac is a PowerPC G4

Seriot.ch (developer)

It seems that version 0.5.2 doesn't work on several PPC machines.

The binary is actually compiled for both architectures (proof below).

Moreover, I tested version 0.5.2 successfully on a MacMini with PowerPC.

I'll release a new version quite soon and I hope it will fix the problem.

$ curl -O http://cocoaslideshow.googlecode.com/files/CocoaSlideShow_0_5_2.app.zip
$ unzip CocoaSlideShow_0_5_2.app.zip
$ file CocoaSlideShow.app/Contents/MacOS/CocoaSlideShow
[...]/CocoaSlideShow: Mach-O universal binary with 2 architectures
[...]/CocoaSlideShow (for architecture ppc): Mach-O executable ppc
[...]/CocoaSlideShow (for architecture i386): Mach-O executable i386

cherrypie Member IconComment+5

Great app, has been a favorite of mine for ages now, very quickly allows me to work through large folders of images and find what I want.

The one thing I'd love is better integration with Mac OS, so I can drag and drop images listed in the app to other locations, Mail.app etc.

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Version 0.5
Seriot.ch (developer)

What an excellent idea! I must admit I had never thought of it. I'll try to implement it some day. Best regards, Nicolas

Nicolas Seriot (developer)

Ok, drag and drop is implemented in 0.5.1. Multiple file drag and drop is still to be implemented.

kedos Member IconReview+46

out of all the image viewers i've tried, this has been my favorite for what i need. the icon is butt ugly and the interface could use some enhancing, but it does the job. also, those rotate icons confuse me. they're different in every other imaging program on the mac and i always accidentally rotate images the wrong way in cocoaslideshow. i'd also like to be able to get info on an image, and maybe even have a little more functionality (crop, straighten). overall, great software.

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Version 0.4.6

i forgot to mention, something else i would really love to see is the option for different views. thumbnail view would be great to have.

syharris Member IconComment+49

Generally works ok with my Mac's 10.4.11(no crashing).
Slideshow speed is unstable....regardless of what speed I set, images change at about once every 1/2 second and even faster.
Would be nice if image info could be shown along with image itself.
I much prefer Xee, also free.

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Version 0.4.6
G. I. Member IconComment+38
G. I.

Crashes on start on 10.4.11.

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Version 0.4.4
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Version 0.5.8
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Downloads 18,456
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License Free
Date 12 Feb 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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