Phoenix Slides
Phoenix Slides
1.4.5

4.7

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Phoenix Slides1.4.5

13 November 2019

Image browsing/slideshow application.

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

What's new in Phoenix Slides

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

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33 Reviews of Phoenix Slides

5
Josh-C-
18 July 2018
Version: 1.4.2

Most helpful

Still works great even though it hasn't been updated lately.
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5
Josh-C-
18 July 2018
Version: 1.4.2
Still works great even though it hasn't been updated lately.
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Tim27
21 January 2017
Version: 1.4.2
Is that screenshot from Mac OS 10.5?
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5
Robio
01 December 2016
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.
(0)
5
Ugeorge
24 May 2016
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.
(1)
lcymudion
15 April 2016
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.
(4)
5
Dualist
17 March 2015
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.
(0)
4.5
Ahawkes
10 December 2014
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.
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5
Marba
21 August 2014
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.
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4.5
Robio
11 January 2014
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.
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Quantumpanda
12 February 2013
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.
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5
ac-doctor
27 October 2012
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!
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Dr-Girlfriend
15 October 2012
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.
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5
Jazzyguy
28 July 2012
Version: 1.2.7
Very fast and very useful browser.
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5
friautz
24 July 2011
Version: 1.2.6
Agree with many here, still the best! Even fast when i browse through 100s of pictures.
(0)
5
yaniyani2011
04 April 2011
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.
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5
guran
20 February 2011
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.
(0)
Dedwarmo
26 September 2009
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.
(0)
4
Elmarco
19 September 2009
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.
(0)
5
Ang
31 August 2009
Version: 1.2.6
Good bye Iphoto ! This software ROCKS ! Absolutely perfect.
(0)
5
Magosilvan
24 March 2009
Version: 1.2.5
Still the fastest, the simpler yet powerful: the best!
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5
Roro01
20 October 2007
Version: 1.2.4
THE BEST ONE Very fast, efficient & useful.
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Onlyone-Jc
02 August 2007
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!
(0)
4
Jstrait
17 May 2007
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.
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5
Planet
22 March 2007
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.
(0)
5
Nadamac
15 December 2006
Version: 1.2.2
I've used them all but Phoenix Slides is probably (one of) the best free image viewers. Thanx a lot!
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4.25
Sjj-public
28 November 2006
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!
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Kevin-Mckenna
26 October 2006
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.
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2.75
Ironman
07 September 2006
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.
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4.5
Ironman
06 August 2006
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.
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5
Castle
06 June 2006
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
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Jojoman
06 January 2006
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.
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Jojoman
06 January 2006
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
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4.75
Anonymous
18 September 2005
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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4.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
License: 
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