From Andreas Schwarz:
gBrowser is an image browser/organizer with which you can view and organize your digital image collection (or collections!). Its layout is based on your file system; what you see in the Finder is what you see in gBrowser, but in a much more convenient way. It includes many other features, such as slideshow capability, the "Image Viewer" (very useful on multi-monitor setups, it can be used as a non-linear slideshow or just to more easily view pictures as you browse your collection), a utility to create slideshow screensavers, free and friendly tech support, and much, much more.
What's new in this version:
- Did some significant optimizations so that loading files and related stuff is much, much faster. Those of you with folders full of thousands of images, rejoyce :-).
- Modified the slideshow stuff a bit. Since selecting a huge number (thousands) of files (usually when selecting many folders with many files and choosing the recursive option) could cause the app to freeze for uncomfortable amounts of time, the slideshow setup is now threaded and you will see a progress window before the s... See all new features
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Version: gBrowser 2.0b22
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
i just reviewed it on the previous post.
"Great image browser, simple and versatile"
Version: gBrowser 2.0b6
Browses Finder folders directly (no need to import).
Generates thumbnails quickly.
Lots of sort options.
Displays images with transparency correctly.
Customizeable background color.
Can move, rename, and delete files and folders directly in gBrowser.
Nothing. (There was one sort option I felt was missing, but the developer added it in when asked.)
gBrowser is a fast, simple, and versatile image browser. Things I like about it:
Views images directly from the Finder without importing them into a database (like iPhoto). Changes you make in the Finder show up immediately in gBrowser. You can also perform Finder actions in gBrowser, including moving, renaming, and deleting files and folders.
You can bookmark your favorite Finder folders. There is also a separate free add-in that puts a "Browse Images" link in the Finder sidebar to quickly open the currently viewed folder.
Thumbnails are generated quickly. I review folders with hundreds or even thousands of images, and the thumbnails are available in just a few seconds. Like iPhoto, there is a slider to quickly adjust the size of the thumbnails.
There are a ton of sort options, including name, date (mod, created, or EXIF taken), megapixels, image height or width, file size, kind, resolution, and more. Any sort can be done in ascending or descending order.
Textures with transparency display correctly. Other image browsers I've tried either showed a corrupted image or subsituted a color for the transparency instead of letting the background show through. (Even iPhoto doesn't display transparency in thumbnails.) You can also opt to have the images cast a shadow, and the shadow correctly follows the edges of the transparency... a huge help when an image closely matches the browser's background color.
The background color can be changed to suit your needs. Different colors can be used for the thumbnail browser, the image view, and slideshows.
You can select what text information displays below the thumbnail, including name, dimensions, file size, date, kind, and more. The font can be adjusted to suit your needs.
Hotkeys for easy keyboard navigation.
Easy to view individual images. Double-click to open image in a separate window, or in a separate image viewer of your choice. There is also a full-screen image viewer and a slideshow option.
And best of all, the developer is very responsive. There was a sort option I wanted that wasn't available, and he issued an update with it the day after I made the suggestion.
"I so wish this was still in development"
Version: gBrowser 1.5b22
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This was a great product that seems to have been left to die. Two years later I still haven't seen anything better, and it's a shame the developer is MIA.
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