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    Image Viewing Software
    Hi,

    I recently moved from Ubuntu Linux to Mac OS X 10.5 (mac book pro). I have felt the need for a lightweight image viewing software in OS X.

    I have 25 GB of photos which I stored /User/daniel/Pictures.

    If I import them to iPhoto, iPhoto creates an extra copy in its own folder, meaning that two copies of the same photos exist. (Am I right in assuming this ..please correct me if I wrong ).

    If I open a folder with lots of photos, I want an ability to just view one pic and then after do a slide show type of thing. There are bunch of software in Linux and pretty sure that max has too. Its just that I don't know them.

    Please advise me to overcome this problem of managing my photos of 25 GB.

    Many Thanks.

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    There is an option under preferences for iPhoto. Uncheck the box that copies imported photos to the iPhoto library. This is why you're getting duplicates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diffuser78 View Post
    If I open a folder with lots of photos, I want an ability to just view one pic and then after do a slide show type of thing. There are bunch of software in Linux and pretty sure that max has too. Its just that I don't know them...
    You can't do that in Preview?

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    So can it be done using iPhoto ,i.e. open a picture in a folder and enable slide show. I have a strong feeling that there should be something in mac, (either in iPhoto or some other app).

    Any comments.. ?

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    Hi diffuser78, I believe that what you want is Xee, a nice image viewer along the lines of Linux's feh or qiv - you can open an arbitrary image in a folder of images and then navigate back and forth through other images as you like.

    You may also wish to see JustLooking, which I mention in this thread. It has similar attributes, and in addition is color space aware, as Preview is.

    I agree with you - I don't like either Preview or iPhoto for routine image viewing, but then I came to Mac from Linux as well.

    Since you are a convert from Linux, you may wish to see my Linux to Mac Switchers Guide. I haven't updated it in a year or so now, but it is still pretty relevant to the recent switcher. Enjoy!
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    Haven't got my Mac with me at the moment but from memory you can select a bunch of images in finder, open them in preview, then hit CMND+F for a fullscreen slideshow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacBurg View Post
    Haven't got my Mac with me at the moment but from memory you can select a bunch of images in finder, open them in preview, then hit CMND+F for a fullscreen slideshow.
    That worked for me. Thanks. But I will also evaluate other alternatives too.

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    You might like to check out -

    PicturePopPro


    Its very handy being only a right click away and works with RAW files too, I had a dig around on the website to see if it supports ICC profiles but couldn't find any info.

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    iView media pro is also a nice app for photo viewing

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    iView
    exists no longer. iView was purchased by Microsoft and is being sold as part of the Expressions Suite. You can buy Expressions Media 2 (digital imaging program) as a separate stand alone program. After switching to Mac I was in dire need of such a program. I tried Mediadex but (for me) it was flaky and had zero support. So far, EM2 has been stable, tons of support and works well for me.

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    I use Phoenix Slides. Small, simple, easy to use.
    There are tons of slideshow apps. Do a search at macupdate.com.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac57 View Post
    Hi diffuser78, I believe that what you want is Xee, a nice image viewer along the lines of Linux's feh or qiv - you can open an arbitrary image in a folder of images and then navigate back and forth through other images as you like.
    I would like to second this recommendation.

    I come from years of PC use and when I switched to a MacBook Pro, I went searching for all the accessory programs I'd come to rely on. For image viewing, I've always liked ACDSee... in fact, I use the simpler version 2.43 more often than ACDSee Pro 2.

    In trying out all the Mac viewers I could find that came close to ACDSee, I settled -- gladly -- on Xee. Great little program.

    Don

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    Before iview media pro I did use Xee, but found it to be very unstable

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    Xee has one big fault - it is not color space aware. So, if your image has an embedded color profile, even sRGB, Xee renders the colors all wrong. I keep Xee around for casual image viewing, but when I want to view my digital photo albums, I now use JustLooking which is the closest I can come to Xee with color space awareness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac57 View Post
    Xee has one big fault - it is not color space aware. So, if your image has an embedded color profile, even sRGB, Xee renders the colors all wrong. I keep Xee around for casual image viewing, but when I want to view my digital photo albums, I now use JustLooking which is the closest I can come to Xee with color space awareness.
    Hey dude..Just Looking is what I was Just Looking for. Awesome and light weight viewer. Preview should be more versatile and more options should be included.

    Thanks a zillion.

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