Toucan for Mac instantly creates a slideshow of any images you open with it. This basic app comes with a free trial and offers a novel feature that allows you to display a folder's images as a slideshow. What's great is that every new photo placed in the folder gets automatically added to the slideshow and presented on the next slide.
Toucan for Mac features no main window. Instead, files are opened either through the menu bar or by dropping them on top of the app's icon. When we tested this with a folder containing a few pictures, we were presented with an instant fullscreen slideshow where we could zoom images in and out. Any images added while the slideshow is running are successfully shown as the next slide. In the software's preferences you can adjust the length of slides and choose among 11 transitions, including a shuffle mode. The app supports zooming and multiple monitors.
If you're looking for an app that can continuously stream newly added images to a folder and show them fullscreen, you've found it in Toucan for Mac. Its accessibility and support for multiple displays make it appealing to casual users who want to show off some vacation photos, as well as to professionals who need a monitor that continuously displays newly added content.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Toucan for Mac 2.1.
From Boudewijn Pelt:
Toucan is made to show your images quickly, with minimal fuss. The easiest way is to use it is to put Toucan in the Dock and drag a folder of images on it. Toucan will then scan the folder and show the images. Alternatively you can start Toucan and open a folder or selected images using the Open menu. By pressing the + key, the image is zoomed to 1:1. One pixel in the image is 1 pixel on the screen. When zoomed, you can drag around the image with the mouse by pressing the Ã?Â¢?? key. Exit the zoomed state by pressing the - key. If you start a slideshow with a single folder of images, Toucan will automatically watch this folder for new images. As soon as a new image is detected, it will be shown at the next slide change. If you add multiple folders or individual images, this does not happen. This allows you to make a hot folder where you can drop in images that will be shown automatically. Useful for fares or parties. It also works great with a wifi enabled camera.