best way to display photos
hv at tbz-pariv.de
Tue Aug 25 08:40:56 CEST 2009
Some years ago I had the same problem.
I wrote a simple app with pygtk. You get get it from here:
The next pictures get loaded in background. Switching from
one image to the next is faster then in some other apps. But
somehow it is not ready for the public. I guess I am the only
one who uses it.
Flags are symlinks in the home directory .local/share/app/gthumpy. This
means you should not move your images, otherwise the flags get lost.
I don't think it will work on ms-windows, but it could be ported.
Or you use mirage:
It is a pygtk image viewer. You can define shortcuts that execute user defined
> I have several thousand photographs that I need to quickly classify,
> all by myself. After extensive searches, I have been unable to find
> anything to my liking, so desire to write something myself. I'm
> thinking about displaying a photo and waiting for keystrokes to tag
> it; 'i' for interior, 'e' for exterior, etc., while hitting space or
> enter will advance to the next photo. My big question is, what's the
> best way to display the photos. I've used PIL in the past, but IIRC
> it uses an external program. Pygame is the next obvious choice, but
> like PIL it requires an add-in. That leaves Tkinter. Has anyone used
> it to display .JPG files, perhaps with rescaling to fit my screen?
> How is its performance? Is there any other possibilities that I've
> missed? Thanks.
Thomas Guettler, http://www.thomas-guettler.de/
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