Phoenix Slides
Phoenix Slides
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Phoenix Slides for Mac1.4.5

13 November 2019

Image browsing/slideshow application.

What is Phoenix Slides for Mac

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

What's new in Phoenix Slides

Version 1.4.5:
  • Minor update for 10.15 (Catalina) compatibility

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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.
Dedwarmo
Dedwarmo
Sep 26 2009
1.2.6
0.0
Sep 26 2009
0.0
Version: 1.2.6
This program is only 824 kb! I love compact programs. But when Phoenix Slides scales up small images during the slideshow the scaling is low quality. There is no smoothing to the scaling so you see aliasing. Lacks some features that more expensive slideshow programs have, but otherwise works well.
Elmarco
Elmarco
Sep 19 2009
1.2.6
4.0
Sep 19 2009
4.0
Version: 1.2.6
Simple and efficient as said below. Works very well. Lacks : sub-folders settings, an option for file info not showing, and a simple transition effect.
Ang
Ang
Aug 31 2009
1.2.6
5.0
Aug 31 2009
5.0
Version: 1.2.6
Good bye Iphoto ! This software ROCKS ! Absolutely perfect.
Magosilvan
Magosilvan
Mar 24 2009
1.2.5
5.0
Mar 24 2009
5.0
Version: 1.2.5
Still the fastest, the simpler yet powerful: the best!
Guest
Guest
Oct 20 2007
1.2.4
5.0
Oct 20 2007
5.0
Version: 1.2.4
THE BEST ONE Very fast, efficient & useful.
Onlyone-Jc
Onlyone-Jc
Aug 2 2007
1.2.4
0.0
Aug 2 2007
0.0
Version: 1.2.4
Absolutely fantastic image browser. It's fast, and hasn't crashed once (10.4.10)! My only suggestion is for larger thumbnail support, of sizes up to the actual size of the images being browsed. It would be great to be able to use the thumbnail size slider to fully preview an image, or series of images, without actually opening it/them in Preview. Keep up the good work! You've done a great job! Thanks!
Jstrait
Jstrait
May 17 2007
1.2.4
4.0
May 17 2007
4.0
Version: 1.2.4
Can't beat the price. Good well written app. Missing basic transition options though. Just a simple 'cross-fade' would be nice.
Planet
Planet
Mar 22 2007
1.2.2
5.0
Mar 22 2007
5.0
Version: 1.2.2
Phoenix Slides is amazing fast, the handling by shortcuts is very Mac-like and ergonomic. It offers lossless JPEG rotation, excellent slide shows even with exif-tags - and no annoying, growing cache like iPhoto- in short: The best image viewer for the Mac around. Dot.
Nadamac
Nadamac
Dec 15 2006
1.2.2
5.0
Dec 15 2006
5.0
Version: 1.2.2
I've used them all but Phoenix Slides is probably (one of) the best free image viewers. Thanx a lot!
Sjj-public
Sjj-public
Nov 28 2006
1.2.2
4.3
Nov 28 2006
4.3
Version: 1.2.2
Phoenix Slides is fast and fantastic, but it is a tad complex for basic users. I wish it had a toolbar for slideshow navigation and zooming, rather than depending on keyboard commands (of course, keeping the keyboard commands too) and I'd like to see an option for it to automatically jump in the browser to a loaded CD when a CD is loaded, preferably seeking out the first folder on it with photos in it. That would be uber great. Also I'd like see it change the default behavior to be to *not* show the EXIF info Window. For my Mom and Sister, that's information they don't need and that just makes the program seem more complicated. Still, this is a fantastic program as-is and the price is definitely right. Much better than using Preview, especially when viewing pictures on a CD!
Kevin-Mckenna
Kevin-Mckenna
Oct 26 2006
1.2.2
0.0
Oct 26 2006
0.0
Version: 1.2.2
Everyone is saying it, but I'll say it too: this thing is fast. Amazingly fast. Need a quick look into your iPhoto library? This is the way to go. The browser's mix of column view and icon view is just perfect. In less than 20 seconds I found photos I'd forgotten about from months ago. Free? You're kidding me! Definitely a must-have app for anyone's Mac.
Ironman
Ironman
Sep 7 2006
1.2.1
2.8
Sep 7 2006
2.8
Version: 1.2.1
UPDATE !! some weird bug with my Intel Mac: in fullscreen mode, it freezes and there is no way to force-quit. So I am making a 2nd review to lower my previous rating.
Ironman
Ironman
Aug 6 2006
1.2.1
2.8
Aug 6 2006
2.8
Version: 1.2.1
I was looking for a shareware slideshow app then I reached this page by chance. It does exactly what I need. Excellent, for a freeware picture-oriented app. Many paying softs in this genre are not so good.
Castle
Castle
Jun 6 2006
1.2.1
5.0
Jun 6 2006
5.0
Version: 1.2.1
Best and fastest image viewer for OSX. My only gripe with it is that you can't do an automated slideshow, and can't set how long each slide should play for. I can get it to do that, anyway :P
Jojoman
Jojoman
Jan 6 2006
1.2.1
0.0
Jan 6 2006
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
Will, nothing is perfect.... This app uses quite a bit of memory, maybe that is why it is fast. I used app called MemoryStick to show my current memory status, and while using PS it is consuming every possible memory on my system. For me this is ok, because when I browse photo, I like to see it quickly.
Jojoman
Jojoman
Jan 6 2006
1.2.1
0.0
Jan 6 2006
0.0
Version: 1.2.1
The fastest image viewer on Mac. Compared to FFView, Comicbooklover, Preview, JView. This is perfect for people who keeps pictures in simple directory structure and want to move within a large set of photo quickly. If PS provide the feature to show only one thumbnail instead of the whole directory, it will be even faster. Speed of displaying photos on my USB connected HD is just as fast as the ACDSee version on my PC. Good Work
Guest
Guest
Sep 18 2005
1.2
4.8
Sep 18 2005
4.8
Version: 1.2
This thing is fast, I am quite impressed with it, tried most of the image browsers (xsee, ImageBrowser, imagebrowser, cocoviewx) and this one just impressed me on speed, it loads the thumbnails fast for imaging, you can change the thumbnail size, get exif data. But it was the speed that did for me, quick and responsive to view many directories for that one picture.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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