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Phoenix Slides

Version 1.5.7

Image browsing/slideshow application.

4.7
Based on 33 user ratesRead reviews & comments
Free
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Phoenix Slides overview

Phoenix Slides is a fast, full-screen slideshow program/image browser for flipping through folders or disks full of images. Phoenix Slides also does lossless JPEG transformations and can display EXIF data.

Features:
  • Fast (pre-cached) full-screen slideshows
  • Rotate/zoom in slideshow
  • Fast JPEG thumbnails (uses Epeg)
  • Lossless JPEG rotation
  • View EXIF data, JPEG comments
  • Search subfolders (recursively) for images
  • Move files to trash, set image as desktop
  • Supports drag and drop, Finder aliases

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What’s new in version 1.5.7

Updated on Apr 02 2024

  • Improve slideshow image quality; draw correctly to HiDPI/"retina" displays
  • Fix crash when loading thumbnails for some DNG files
  • Fix regression: "Show Large Images at Actual Size" not working
  • Add a line to the slideshow cheat sheet documenting option-arrow (goes to next/previous slide in order while in random mode)

Information

License

Free

Size

878 KB

Developer’s website

https://blyt.net/phxslides/

Downloads

87196

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.13 or later
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Tim27
Tim27
Jan 21 2024
1.5.4
0.0
Jan 21 2024
0.0
Version: 1.5.4
This is a good simple viewer app. Just wish it supported EPS files.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Nov 28 2023
1.4.8
5.0
Nov 28 2023
5.0
Version: 1.4.8
Minimalistic image browser. Very lightweight, which is a big plus. Few nice and useful features, like rotate, flip, to make progressive JPG which is useful on slow connection. I wish the "info" feature, instead of going to right click-services-info could be made as a separate clickable feature, placed for example in the top right corner of the window. Otherwise 5 stars!
bothendsburningman
bothendsburningman
Mar 10 2023
1.4.7
0.0
Mar 10 2023
0.0
Version: 1.4.7
The best slide viewer. Only wish is that I could get it out of full-screen. To do anything else I have to quit and restart.
mzulgis
mzulgis
Nov 19 2020
1.4.5
5.0
Nov 19 2020
5.0
Version: 1.4.5
Just tried this - seems very good and stable. Impressive.
Josh-C-
Josh-C-
Jul 18 2018
1.4.2
5.0
Jul 18 2018
5.0
Version: 1.4.2
Still works great even though it hasn't been updated lately.
Tim27
Tim27
Jan 21 2017
1.4.2
0.0
Jan 21 2017
0.0
Version: 1.4.2
Is that screenshot from Mac OS 10.5?
Robio
Robio
Dec 1 2016
1.4.2
5.0
Dec 1 2016
5.0
Version: 1.4.2
Near-perfect app. Intuitive, has quite a few features for its size, and gets the job done without bloat. I'm in Phoenix Slides 50 times for every one time I launch the native Photos. The only problem: In El Capitan, the preference to always launch showing the same folder isn't working. No matter what I do, upon launch I'm taken to the most recent folder I visited, not the folder I chose in Preferences.
Ugeorge
Ugeorge
May 24 2016
1.4.1
5.0
May 24 2016
5.0
Version: 1.4.1
This is by far the best image browser - slideshow viewer for mac, and it's free. I have used it for years, never found a better tool, even among commercial software. Thanks to the developer. for its continued effort.
lcymudion
lcymudion
Apr 15 2016
1.4
0.0
Apr 15 2016
0.0
Version: 1.4
Developer here. DO NOT download the app from this page, MacUpdate has started bundling adware into a weird custom installer. Just download it directly from the official Phoenix Slides web page.
Dualist
Dualist
Mar 17 2015
1.4
5.0
Mar 17 2015
5.0
Version: 1.4
Finally a slide show player that actually does a great slide show without some gotcha. Works properly with multiple monitors in Yosemite. Loops the slide show properly AND loops GIFs for a designated period of time. I have tried MANY apps, even commercial ones that call themselves shareware, and none that I have found so far actually do a decent job of handling GIFs in a slide show. PHOENIX SLIDES does. And it's light weight and free. Interpolation of small images could possibly be improved, but I'm not complaining.
Ahawkes
Ahawkes
Dec 10 2014
1.4
4.5
Dec 10 2014
4.5
Version: 1.4
Phoenix Slides lets you create a full screen slide show on the app's current display while still using another display for active work. So I can write this review while a full screen slide show plays on another monitor. Phoenix Slides lets you drag and drop a folder onto the dock icon to set it up for a slide show. It does not, however, seem to be able to remember the delay you set for auto-advance.
Marba
Marba
Aug 21 2014
1.4
5.0
Aug 21 2014
5.0
Version: 1.4
I have used this for many years. Of all simple browsers, this is the best. It is very quick, very easy, very simple conceptually.The best feature is the hierarchical directory/folders display. Developer is also responsive. Wish that Apple will buy this and make it available to all. Thank you.
Robio
Robio
Jan 11 2014
1.3
5.0
Jan 11 2014
5.0
Version: 1.3
MU is out of date on this app. As of 2014-01-11 there's an update at http://blyt.net/phxslides/. I'm excited to see that too — I thought this was abandonware, and an update to my favorite photo viewer/navigator makes me sooo happy. Now that I know it's still alive, I'm off to make a donation.
Quantumpanda
Quantumpanda
Feb 12 2013
1.2.8
0.0
Feb 12 2013
0.0
Version: 1.2.8
The download and developer site links are not working. Lookup for "blyt.net" on my local DNS server returns no records. Cache lookup at OpenDNS returns 72.52.194.210, but reverse lookup on that IP address returns "titanium.tritoncore.com". Google's last cache of blyt.net was Feb 2, 2013. I was able to find an active download link for the current version (1.2.8) at http://mac.softpedia.com/progDownload/Phoenix-Slides-Download-8284.html. Choose the "Softpedia Secure Download" link, as the regular link tries to get it from blyt.net. I hope that this is a temporary outage and not a permanent disappearance, since this last version was released only four months ago. The developer had said that they were halting development, but their comment on this page implies that they were not planning to leave this program to become abandonware.
ac-doctor
ac-doctor
Oct 27 2012
1.2.8
5.0
Oct 27 2012
5.0
Version: 1.2.8
I have been a longtime mac for more than three years, and it makes me sad that i did not discover this AMAZING LIFE CHANGING software earlier. I am doctor and i study and review my study material with the help of images and slides. I used to use picasa syncing, web syncing so much more just for the use of using the slideshow function. In one masterstroke Pheonix Slides has won over all of them. I was most amazed when i saw that you can use slideshow even with the accuracy of decimal points. Thank you so much, my friend, for helping me with such a wonderful software. It has changed my life and my studies. Excellent!
Dr-Girlfriend
Dr-Girlfriend
Oct 15 2012
1.2.8
0.0
Oct 15 2012
0.0
Version: 1.2.8
Sad news: apparently this will be the last version of Phoenix Slides. From the developer's website: "What happened to the "donations" button? I am grateful to everyone who has contributed over the years: localizers, icon designers, bug reporters, and all those who made donations. Unfortunately, circumstances prevent me from actively continuing development of Phoenix Slides in the foreseeable future, and I think it is appropriate to retire the donation button. If you like Phoenix Slides, and you appreciate the fact this incredible piece of software is available to you for free (I am being very modest here, of course), I encourage you to pay-it-forward, as appropriate to your means and your talents. You are still welcome to contact me for whatever reason, of course." Thanks for all your hard work over the years, Dominic. Best wishes to you.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jul 28 2012
1.2.7
5.0
Jul 28 2012
5.0
Version: 1.2.7
Very fast and very useful browser.
friautz
friautz
Jul 24 2011
1.2.6
5.0
Jul 24 2011
5.0
Version: 1.2.6
Agree with many here, still the best! Even fast when i browse through 100s of pictures.
yaniyani2011
yaniyani2011
Apr 4 2011
1.2.6
5.0
Apr 4 2011
5.0
Version: 1.2.6
Phoenix is the fastest image viewer around. Not even the best free image viewer, but the fastest image viewer overall. And believe me, I've tried them all! Bridge, Lightroom, Aperture, Bibble Pro, Photo Mechanic. Most of the free one. Phoenix is defenitely a classic, that I keep coming back to. If you like the clear and fast working of Phoenix, you'll love Easyfind. The fastest file browser on the Mac. It's free and finds more files than Spotlight. Also works on a powerPC.
guran
guran
Feb 20 2011
1.2.6
5.0
Feb 20 2011
5.0
Version: 1.2.6
It's the only photo viewer for mac that has the ability to easily brovse through directories and preview the images. It's the best I've used.
ozkb
ozkb
Apr 2 2024
1.5.7
3.0
Apr 2 2024
3.0
Version: 1.5.7
The_Blinded
The_Blinded
Dec 11 2023
1.5
4.0
Dec 11 2023
4.0
Version: 1.5
zlazkow
zlazkow
Nov 28 2023
1.4.8
5.0
Nov 28 2023
5.0
Version: 1.4.8
raymondipso
raymondipso
Feb 26 2022
1.4.7
4.0
Feb 26 2022
4.0
Version: 1.4.7
franticfreddie
franticfreddie
Dec 17 2021
1.4.7
5.0
Dec 17 2021
5.0
Version: 1.4.7
mzulgis
mzulgis
Nov 19 2020
5.0
Nov 19 2020
5.0
Version: null
Josh-C-
Josh-C-
Jul 18 2018
5.0
Jul 18 2018
5.0
Version: null
Robio
Robio
Dec 1 2016
5.0
Dec 1 2016
5.0
Version: null
Ugeorge
Ugeorge
May 24 2016
5.0
May 24 2016
5.0
Version: null
Dualist
Dualist
Mar 17 2015
5.0
Mar 17 2015
5.0
Version: null
Ahawkes
Ahawkes
Dec 10 2014
4.5
Dec 10 2014
4.5
Version: null
Marba
Marba
Aug 21 2014
5.0
Aug 21 2014
5.0
Version: null
httsleo
httsleo
May 8 2013
5.0
May 8 2013
5.0
Version: null
cka3o4h1k
cka3o4h1k
Dec 12 2012
5.0
Dec 12 2012
5.0
Version: null
ac-doctor
ac-doctor
Oct 27 2012
5.0
Oct 27 2012
5.0
Version: null
mwab
mwab
Oct 3 2012
4.0
Oct 3 2012
4.0
Version: null
Christian-Schwang
Christian-Schwang
Aug 3 2012
5.0
Aug 3 2012
5.0
Version: null
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jul 28 2012
5.0
Jul 28 2012
5.0
Version: null
beta.lab
beta.lab
Jul 28 2012
4.5
Jul 28 2012
4.5
Version: null
friautz
friautz
Jul 24 2011
5.0
Jul 24 2011
5.0
Version: null
yaniyani2011
yaniyani2011
Apr 4 2011
5.0
Apr 4 2011
5.0
Version: null
guran
guran
Feb 20 2011
5.0
Feb 20 2011
5.0
Version: null
Elmarco
Elmarco
Sep 19 2009
4.0
Sep 19 2009
4.0
Version: null
Ang
Ang
Aug 31 2009
5.0
Aug 31 2009
5.0
Version: null
Magosilvan
Magosilvan
Mar 24 2009
5.0
Mar 24 2009
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Oct 20 2007
5.0
Oct 20 2007
5.0
Version: null
Jstrait
Jstrait
May 17 2007
4.0
May 17 2007
4.0
Version: null
Planet
Planet
Mar 22 2007
5.0
Mar 22 2007
5.0
Version: null
Nadamac
Nadamac
Dec 15 2006
5.0
Dec 15 2006
5.0
Version: null
Sjj-public
Sjj-public
Nov 28 2006
4.3
Nov 28 2006
4.3
Version: null
Ironman
Ironman
Sep 7 2006
2.8
Sep 7 2006
2.8
Version: null
Castle
Castle
Jun 6 2006
5.0
Jun 6 2006
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Sep 18 2005
4.8
Sep 18 2005
4.8
Version: null
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