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Old 02-02-2004, 02:17 AM
Lotto
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Default Slideshow from within folders?

I need a program that will slideshow from within folders. I store a year's worth of pictures on a CD and each group of event photos is in a named/dated file. I'd love to be able to select folders and slideshow without opening each folder. Is there such a monster?
 
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Old 02-02-2004, 02:45 AM
Suhit Gupta
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I believe ACDSee will do that for you, check it out at http://www.acdsystems.com/English/index.htm. I don't believe it is free though, and I can't think of one off the top of my head.

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Old 02-02-2004, 04:10 AM
JR
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Thumbs Plus does it as well. As with ACDSee, it's not free either. Most people I know have one of the two on their PC's for viewing pics.
 
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Old 02-02-2004, 06:42 AM
Godsongz
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I've used Thumbs Plus since the first version and have always loved it, but I'm looking now at Thumbs Plus and Picasa cohabitating on my hard drive and wondering if I really need both.
 
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Old 02-02-2004, 08:12 AM
Jason Dunn
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I'm not really familiar with Thumbs Plus - how would you guys rank it against Picasa or ACDSEE? Any distinct advantages?
 
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Old 02-02-2004, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason Dunn
I'm not really familiar with Thumbs Plus - how would you guys rank it against Picasa or ACDSEE? Any distinct advantages?
I haven't used ACDSee for a while, but I consider ThumbsPlus more of a photo editor and Picasa more of a photo viewer and "tweaker".

Picasa has a great UI (it's strongest selling point). It makes viewing the pictures enjoyable. It's polished.

ThumbsPlus is a little more functional. You can do batch edits and create wallpaper (stretched, centred, etc.). I also find it faster than Picasa. On the other hand, I find the red eye remover on Picasa much better than ThumbsPlus (I'm a version behind though).

And you can add keywords in ThumbsPlus.

For me, I use ThumbsPlus myself (it has a lot of shortkeys too which I like) mostly on my computer. Picasa is on my wife's computer. That's where I keep all of our digital photos and tweak them (remove red eye, crop, etc.). If I had to have one, I'd probably keep ThumbsPlus. Having said that, I am happy with my Picasa purchase as well.
 
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Old 02-02-2004, 05:22 PM
Godsongz
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Thumbs has a huge range of file formats, and easy conversion between any of them. Fantastic batch abilities too. I have a batch set up to take all selected photos (whatever format), rotate them to landscape (if needed), resize & resample to 320x240, save to a 75% quality jpg (itsy bitsy teenie weenie file size) and dump the result to a syncronized directory with my PDA's SD Card (while retaining the unchanged original in the original location). All at the touch of the F11 key. Great timesaver for creating low-res (but full screen) slideshows in Imageer on my 2215, and not filling up my SD card in the process.

Thumbs is nowhere near as slick and pretty as Picasa. Its more of a workhorse image application.

(wow I used a lot of parentheses, so I'll borrow one of my favorite sig lines from PPCT, can't remember whose this is, but I loved it)
Parenthetical remarks (however relevent) are (usually) unnesessary
 
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Old 02-03-2004, 11:51 PM
Lotto
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Thanks guys! will look at both of these this week. Was hoping for a freebie or was hoping one program might have it all.
 
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Old 02-04-2004, 03:30 AM
Jason Dunn
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Thumbs Plus sounds a lot like ACDSEE, which does basically everything you guys have talked about - although pressing F11 to trigger a macro like that sounds cool. ;-)
 
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Old 02-04-2004, 03:54 AM
Mr. MacinTiger
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Default Pics2Exe?

:?:
Not sure if Pics2Exe has this feature yet or now, but I used it up until last year and really liked it.

http://www.wnsoft.com You may want to check it out!
 
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