Does anyone know of a basic program that would allow me to view folders of photos on my iMac? There used to be a slideshow program you could download for free that offered the simple service of allowing you to click on any given folder and look at each image in a slideshow. There's iPhotos but I don't want to have to pop open iPhoto and add any new pics in those folders as well as add them to photos on my harddrive. I just want to keep my photos in their specific folders on my harddrive and be able to boot up a slideshow program to view them whenever folder I want to.
Can anyone recommend anything?
Much, much thanks for any help. Much appreciated.
I was looking for the same thing on Windows. There's Adobe Bridge which comes with Photoshop and/or the Creative Suite but that makes copies of your images to a specified folder and resizes the images for a gallery (either PDF or in your web browser as an HTML gallery or a Flash gallery).
If you know Flash and Actionscript you can make an XML-based slideshow by creating an xml directory listing and using that as a foundation for your Flash gallery without disturbing your hard-drive structure. The downside is there's a memory limitation to what is displayed in your slideshow if you don't code properly. Which is my current problem with creating this type of slideshow. Hopefully I will learn better coding practices or someone can recommend a good solution along these lines for me with coding snippets for assistance.
That's PERFECT Conroy! And it allows me to go full screen as well! Great! Thanks very much. And I appreciate being allowed to post a question that wasn't necessarilly Photoshop relavent here. I'm just really familiar with this particular community.
And good luck finding something for Windows Marker.
For a slideshow viewing on your local machine, Bridge works without needing to generate copies (going to PDF or Web Galleries). Go to View> Slideshow (Ctrl/Cmd+L) to view either selected files or whole unselected directory.