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All I want... [Oct. 8th, 2004|05:19 pm]
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Is an OS X program that will let me view directories full of JPEGs. I want to be able to scroll up and down the images with the up and down arrow keys, and to go from one to the next (or previous) with the right (or left) arrow key.

Preview won't let me scroll with the arrow keys.
The MozImage extension for Firefox won't let me scroll with the arrow keys.
Safari dumps me to a Finder dialog instead of a nice directory listing with hyperlinks when I try to view a directory.
fink doesn't want to install xv ("Couldn't find package xv") - this one could possibly be sorted with the right line in sources.list, if I knew what that line was.
I have also had "feh" and "xnview" suggested, whatever they are, but they have the same problem as xv.
Someone suggested a CBR reader, but the only OS X one I could find was Comical, and it won't let me open images that aren't zipped or rared or something.

Am I really the only person who's ever wanted to do this? Help!
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[User Picture]From: j4
2004-10-08 09:31 am (UTC)
Is the exact keymapping important? I'd've thought iPhoto did what you want, but it may have slightly different key-mappings.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2004-10-08 09:33 am (UTC)
Can I view things in iPhoto without importing them into it? I'm rather short of disk space (the images are on a CD).
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[User Picture]From: j4
2004-10-08 09:36 am (UTC)
Hmmmm. I'm fairly sure you can, because I think I've viewed pics in iPhoto from my pen-drive. Can look when I get home tonight if you want...
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[User Picture]From: nou
2004-10-08 09:37 am (UTC)
Yes please! I had a look but couldn't see a way to do it.
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From: mzdt
2004-10-08 09:36 am (UTC)
I haven't played with the OS X version (which does exist), but GraphicConverter has a pretty good 'browse' function; not sure if it'll do exactly what you ask, but it's worth a look.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2004-10-08 09:51 am (UTC)
Any idea how I get it to show me a bigger preview? I've got the preview window up with the image in, but I'd really like to see it full-size and scroll up and down it.
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From: mzdt
2004-10-08 10:20 am (UTC)
hmmm - not sure.

if it's for comics, try the slide show option - you can set it to show you the whole image fit to screen, and then show you the next one on a mouse click... no scrolling up and down, though.
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[User Picture]From: aca
2004-10-08 09:55 am (UTC)
I was always fond of ACDSee when I was a Windows user. It would seem they have a Macish version too.

http://www.acdsystems.com/English/Products/ACDSeeMac/index.htm
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[User Picture]From: nou
2004-10-08 10:03 am (UTC)
The best so far! Thank you Adam. Only two niggles and I'm sure you'll be able to tell me how to sort them out:

It steals page-up and page-down for previous and next image. I would like to be able to actually page up and down in the image.

When I scroll to the bottom of an image and then go to the next image, it puts me at the bottom of that one too. Not ideal for reading comics.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2004-10-08 10:05 am (UTC)
Ah, sorted the first - squiggle-up-arrow and squiggle-down-arrow.
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[User Picture]From: shuripentu
2004-10-08 10:39 am (UTC)
If you can get gqview for OS X, it's what I use for perusing photos, and it's reasonably good.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2004-10-08 12:04 pm (UTC)
Preview scrolls between images fine with the arrow-keys here.

Yes - pressing the arrow keys moves between the images. I have A4-shaped images and I want to fit their width to the width of the screen and then use the up and down arrows to scroll up and down the image I'm currently looking at - not between different images.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2004-10-28 12:15 pm (UTC)
Mine doesn't. I guess I may need to upgrade. Once my laptop gets fixed, that is - I poured miso soup in it and my inverter board went.
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[User Picture]From: brrm
2004-10-08 01:36 pm (UTC)
I've just stumbled across SideTrack, which might or might not help with your scrolling issues in some of the apps. uControl may also be of use - does the same, and allows remapping of various keys as well.
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[User Picture]From: lusercop
2004-10-10 04:17 am (UTC)
Someone suggested a CBR reader, but the only OS X one I could find was Comical, and it won't let me open images that aren't zipped or rared or something.

Totally irrelevant, but having spent the latter half of the week in a CBR R3 Bunker, I can tell you that the first expansion of that was "Chemical, Biological, Radiation". I spent a couple of days before that reading up a very interesting document from October 1984 about the electrical and mechanical services of that R3 bunker (in those days called "RAF Ash"). The control systems and their complexity scare me!
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From: hatter
2004-10-11 01:45 am (UTC)
I think the orthoganal uses within the one control system are why you're having problems - cursors to move around an image makes sense, cursors to move back and forth makes sense, but to mix them is weird, in the general case. Now that we know you're looking at comics, where it's essentially one very long document, how about squirting the image locations into an html file (manually or scripted, depending on volume and reuse) and open it in a browser ?


the hatter
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[User Picture]From: rejs
2005-11-28 09:58 pm (UTC)
I'd been using xv for years and had it installed from fink on my mac. But under Ubuntu on amd-64 I ran into problems - it wasn't there by default and I couldn't get the source to compile.

The entity known to some as Twofish suggested gqview, and having played with it a bit, it's great and it's now on most of my systems. You'll need a load of gtk libraries installed to run it under fink, though.
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