Droid needs a photo viewing app, desparately!


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  1. drumtrucker

    drumtrucker Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    the built in viewer in Droid is a joke. someone should be fired. Maybe they wanted to leave a need for developers, because it is really, really weak.

    The included viewer in Astro file manager is better. If it would turn of notification bar, it would be acceptable as a bare minimum.

    'picture viewer' is a little better but still weak, especially since it doesn't find pictures for you, you have to type in paths. (edit: discovered you can pan zoomed photo by tap and hold till buzz indicates you are in pan mod. Would be better if would LOCK in pan mode till another tap; as is releases pan when you lift finger)

    This Droid screen is a great photo viewer, but so far I can't find a decent app.

    Want automatic search with resulting thumbnails to navigate through (built in gallery does). I just reinstalled Picture Viewer and found that if you long press a thumbnail in Gallery, it will let you choose which program you want to use for slideshow, but if you choose view, not slideshow, it reverts to native viewer. The main objection to native viewer are the icons that pop up every time you touch picture. Really ugly.

    The slideshow in picture viewer is manual, you have to flick yourself, but that works for me.

    Want to autorotate and to flick through.

    Want a slideshow that will pause if you tap and resume if you tap again.

    This I could live without, but would be nice if you could zoom in (like in picture viewer) and ALSO be able to pan (drag) around while zoomed (which picture viewer does NOT offer).
     

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    drumtrucker Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    While it does not provide file exploring capability, you can launch it from Astro file manager or andExplorer after finding your way..Would be alot nicer if it would auto search like act1video player. You can launch from Gallery, but only by choosing slideshow, choosing view launches the horrible native viewer.

    You can pan a zoomed picture (tap and hold to start panning) and in settings choose exit panning state method. Choices are:
    1. Lift finger (don't like that method)

    2. Time-out

    3. Tap screen

    I thought I would prefer tap screen and chose it first, but it was hard to get it to release. Seemed very picky about what constituted a tap. So after a couple of minutes of trying to figure that out decided to try 'time-out' and was pleasantly surprised to discover it to be the best, because the time starts from last finger lift and is only 1 or 2 seconds till you feel the buzz indicating it has left pan state.
     

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