Slideshow - launch image?

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Slideshow - launch image?

Postby JeffL » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:40 pm

I'm sorry if this has been covered, I've searched and have not been able to find any way to launch XnView with the current image in a slideshow, is this possible?

I thought instinctively it would be doubleclick the image, but that simply ends the slideshow.

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Re: Slideshow - launch image?

Postby JeffL » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:55 pm

Anyone? Any way to launch the current image in a slideshow into the full XnView window?

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Re: Slideshow - launch image?

Postby XnTriq » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:45 pm

Welcome aboard, Jeff.

Depending on your configuration (Tools » Options… » Keyboard/Mouse » Keyboard), the space bar (and Pause) are the shortcuts for Quick Slideshow in view mode. Is that what you're looking for?

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Re: Slideshow - launch image?

Postby JeffL » Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:44 pm

Thanks for the reply.

No, this does not seem to be what I am looking for.

I set a slideshow to run in a 320 x 240 window, and it works beautifully.... but what I am wanting is a way to open the current image into XnView. Instead of displaying in the small slideshow window, I would like to select a given image into the full application window.

Does that make sense?

Thanks again for your help

Jeff

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Re: Slideshow - launch image?

Postby XnTriq » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:15 pm

So you'd like to have a specific image in a slideshow to be opened in XnView while the slideshow is running?
Are we talking about a “stand-alone” slideshow (Create » Slide Show... » Create SCR/EXE...)?

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Re: Slideshow - launch image?

Postby JeffL » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:34 pm

XnTriq wrote:So you'd like to have a specific image in a slideshow to be opened in XnView while the slideshow is running?

Yes, exactly!

Are we talking about a “stand-alone” slideshow (Create » Slide Show... » Create SCR/EXE...)?

I saved it as an .SLD file and executed that. Saving as an .EXE results in a massive file, as I have 5000+ images in that folder.

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Re: Slideshow - launch image?

Postby XnTriq » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:45 pm

JeffL wrote:I saved it as an .SLD file and executed that.

I don't think that's currently possible.

Related request: Load/Save slideshow list to a text file?

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Re: Slideshow - launch image?

Postby JeffL » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:01 am

XnTriq wrote:
JeffL wrote:I saved it as an .SLD file and executed that.

I don't think that's currently possible.

Related request: Load/Save slideshow list to a text file?


That was my fear. I see from that thread, the requester also wanted to zoom the current image in the slideshow, that's something I was also hoping for.

And, since you pointed out about the .EXE/.SCR (versus the ,SLD that I am using), I think this is also the reason I see another icon in the taskbar, which is a "Ghost" XnView window, while the .SLD is running. If I close this window, the slideshow exits too. I would really like to have no XnView frame window running while the .SLD is running, and, also be able to zoom the current slideshow image, AND, be able to click that image to then launch XnView with that image.

Sounds like none of this is currently possible, but hopefully this can be implemented.

Thank you again for your answers.

Jeff


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Re: Slideshow - launch image?

Postby JeffL » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:58 am



Thanks. I see from the second link, this very request was asked in 2010... :( after 7 years I'm afraid it may not be very high on the priority list

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Re: Slideshow - launch image?

Postby XnTriq » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:15 am

JeffL wrote:I see from the second link, this very request was asked in 2010... :( after 7 years I'm afraid it may not be very high on the priority list

Since Pierre's the only developer of all these free programs, he has to set priorities. The main reason why I put these lists together is to give him an overview of what kind of enhancements have been requested the most. So who knows — perhaps he'll consider implementing this in one of the next versions.

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Re: Slideshow - launch image?

Postby JeffL » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:17 am

Thank you again for your help, very much appreciated.


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