Phoenix Slides
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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
What's New
Version 1.3:
  • thumbnails load immediately when you scroll to them
  • you can now change from random to sequential during a slideshow
  • code-signed to run with Gatekeeper on OS X10.7 or later
  • limit placed on number of thumbnails automatically loaded (This avoids app crashes.)
  • hit option-left/up and option-right/down to jump to the previous/next sequential slide while in random mode
  • added visual indicator when looping a slideshow
  • now shows empty screen when removing last slide (instead of going backwards)
  • autorotate setting saved across launches
  • autorotate setting available in slideshows as well
  • disabled use of scrollwheel/scrolling to advance slideshows (this feature didn't play well with the Magic Mouse)
  • relative paths (not just file names) are shown at the bottom of the browser window
  • handles mixed-case file extensions (.JpEg)
  • JPEG menu items now correctly enabled even if first selected item is not a JPEG
  • fixed "show file names" menu item checkmark
  • fixed exception when mounting a new disk
  • fixed exception when user typed a dead key (e.g., Option-e)
  • fixed erroneous "there is a new version" message when the server returns a bad HTTP status code
  • updated to exiftags 1.01
  • improved French and Italian localizations
Version 1.3:
  • thumbnails load immediately when you scroll to them
  • you can now change from random to sequential during a slideshow
  • code-signed to run with Gatekeeper on OS X10.7 or later
  • limit placed on number of thumbnails automatically loaded (This avoids app crashes.)
  • hit option-left/up and option-right/down to jump to the previous/next more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.3 or later



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Phoenix Slides User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Robio reviewed on 11 Jan 2014
MU is out of date on this app.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.
[Version 1.3]

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Robio replied on 11 Jan 2014
Looks like I spoke too soon. A couple hours later, and MU has the update.
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+4
Quantumpanda commented on 12 Feb 2013
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.
[Version 1.2.8]


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ac_doctor reviewed on 27 Oct 2012
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!
[Version 1.2.8]


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+400
Dr.-Girlfriend commented on 15 Oct 2012
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.
[Version 1.2.8]

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Gold Mountain Software (developer) replied on 16 Oct 2012
Thanks for the well wishes! Basically I just got a "real" job, and though I would like to continue updating Phoenix Slides (and I will try to arrange it such that I can!) I don't like to make promises I can't keep. At any rate soliciting donations will probably be seen as some sort of conflict of interest anyway, so it was time for that button to go...
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Dr.-Girlfriend replied on 25 Oct 2012
This is exactly why I feel it is so important for regular users to chip in -- no matter how small or large the amount -- to developers who provide a really good product. We all take advantage of "free" software, but please remember that there's a real person (or persons) on the other end who have bills to pay just like we do. Just because something is labelled "freeware", that doesn't mean you should keep using it forever without showing your appreciation for a truly killer app that makes your life easier. Donate whatever you can, when you can, so that awesome developers like Dominic can make developing killer apps their "real job".

I can easily skip going out to eat every once in a while to show my appreciation for some of the excellent freeware developers who make my workday so much easier. I hope you can too. Peace!
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+700

Jazzyguy reviewed on 28 Jul 2012
Very fast and very useful browser.
[Version 1.2.7]


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+4

friautz reviewed on 24 Jul 2011
Agree with many here, still the best!
Even fast when i browse through 100s of pictures.
[Version 1.2.6]


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+1

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yaniyani2011 reviewed on 04 Apr 2011
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.
[Version 1.2.6]


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guran reviewed on 20 Feb 2011
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.
[Version 1.2.6]


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Dedwarmo commented on 26 Sep 2009
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.
[Version 1.2.6]


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+3

Elmarco reviewed on 19 Sep 2009
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.
[Version 1.2.6]


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httsleo rated on 08 May 2013

[Version 1.2.8]



-5

cka3o4h1k rated on 12 Dec 2012

[Version 1.2.8]



+7

mwab rated on 02 Oct 2012

[Version 1.2.7]



+11

Christian Schwang rated on 03 Aug 2012

[Version 1.2.7]



+4

beta.lab rated on 28 Jul 2012

[Version 1.2.7]


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Date:11 Jan 2014
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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


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