CocoaSlideShow
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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

Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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CocoaSlideShow User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Frank-O'Connor reviewed on 28 Jan 2014
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
[Version 0.6]


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+5
Cherrypie commented on 06 Dec 2009
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.
[Version 0.5.7]


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+20
Barry Coony commented on 14 Aug 2009
Is there a zoom feature?

In general a good app !
[Version 0.5.7]


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TalatHarb commented on 14 Jul 2009
Now runs on PPC G4
[Version 0.5.4]


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Jaherz commented on 23 Jun 2009
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.
[Version 0.5.2]


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TalatHarb commented on 23 Jun 2009
Doesn't run on G4; only for x86?
[Version 0.5.2]

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Seriot.ch (developer) replied on 23 Jun 2009
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?
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TalatHarb replied on 23 Jun 2009
The error message is "Sie können das Programm „CocoaSlideShow_0_5_2“ nicht öffnen, da es nicht auf dieser Architektur unterstützt wird."
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TalatHarb replied on 23 Jun 2009
ah, macupdate and diacritical characters :-(

The message just says application not supported on this architecture.
My Mac is a PowerPC G4
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+2
Seriot.ch (developer) replied on 25 Jun 2009
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
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+5
cherrypie commented on 30 Nov 2008
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.
[Version 0.5]

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Seriot.ch (developer) replied on 01 Dec 2008
What an excellent idea! I must admit I had never thought of it. I'll try to implement it some day. Best regards, Nicolas
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Nicolas Seriot replied on 04 Mar 2009
Ok, drag and drop is implemented in 0.5.1. Multiple file drag and drop is still to be implemented.
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+25

kedos reviewed on 09 Oct 2008
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.
[Version 0.4.6]

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kedos replied on 09 Oct 2008
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.
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+27
syharris commented on 31 Jul 2008
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.
[Version 0.4.6]


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+1

CityOnFire reviewed on 13 Feb 2008
Thank you very much for making this great application!

I'm a professional photographer and I've used FFView to quickly look through and edit down a shoot's worth of images but this app is my default now.

I'd love to see the ability to simply move a selected set of images into a new folder rather than only being able to Export (copy the images).

Secondly, I'd love to be able to have the app remember that I've rotated images and display them that way (at least for that one session) after having moved onto another image. And also to be able to select multiple images and perform a rotate function on them at once.

Keep up the great work... with the above features I would gladly be a long-term paying customer.

Daniel Perlaky
City On Fire
[Version 0.4.3]


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G. I. had trouble on 07 May 2008
Crashes on start on 10.4.11.
[Version 0.4.4]


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+4
Philipz had trouble on 20 Aug 2007
Drag'nDrop doesn't work. Dropping pics on the icon (whether in the dock or on the desktop) doesn't do anything, doesn't even highlight the icon.
Keep up the good work; very good idea (from the developer of SimpleView, a similar but older application).
[Version 0.2]

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Seriot.ch (developer) replied on 20 Aug 2007
You're right. For now CocoaSlideShow only handles *folders* dropping on its icon, not singles files. This will be fixed in the next release.
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Seriot.ch (developer) replied on 20 Aug 2007
If you can't wait the next release, you can change the file info.plist inside the bundle for this one : http://seriot.ch/temp/Info.plist.zip, CocoaSlideShow will then open any image file you drop on it.

Nocki-&-Yogie rated on 18 Sep 2011

[Version 0.5.8]


Downloads:18,031
Version Downloads:2,572
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Free
Date:12 Feb 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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