Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

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Re: Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

Postby JohnFredC » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:14 pm

For tablets, at least a tree + thumb panel + preview. For me that is the most efficient way of managing my images.

For now I use QuickPic because it is fast and convenient for quickly viewing images, but its UI for file management is hopeless. So, for managing photos I currently have X-Plore which is excellent in most respects except, of course, no simultaneous thumbs and preview.

It's a lot of development work, for sure, but Android dominates these days and will for the foreseeable future. Any XnView image management development in that arena, however tentative, will pay off in the long run.
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Re: Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

Postby xnview » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:27 pm

I think to make a version for Android, but don't know yet if it's better to make XnViewFX, or an image management...

Could you please, tell me which features are needed??
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Re: Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

Postby oops66 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:02 pm

xnview wrote:I think to make a version for Android, but don't know yet if it's better to make XnViewFX, or an image management...
Could you please, tell me which features are needed??
Hello,
For an Android "XnViewMP" version, for me the most interesting thing is to be able to view (so mostly a Viewer function in full screen) a network album with the same DBs of the classic XnViewMP version (so from the network via WiFi (with app. like "AndSMB" ) or from a local micro-sd-card) ... so mostly in full screen mode due to the smalls screens , so maybe at the beginning with, a slide show functionality, zoom functionality, ...

See here too:
"XnView MP can work on a LAN with multiple users simultaneously accessing the same data store". (see here M.Th. post)
viewtopic.php?f=60&t=29287

.... What do you mean exactly by XnviewFX (the FX?) ;-)
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Re: Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

Postby xnview » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:47 pm

oops66 wrote:.... What do you mean exactly by XnviewFX (the FX?) ;-)

Effect :) the version on iOS
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Re: Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

Postby JohnFredC » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:20 pm

xnview wrote:Could you please, tell me which features are needed??

IMO it is not necessary to overly emphasize designing the UI for small (aka phone-) sized devices. Think tablets! Think tablets! An "XnView" for Android would fill a huge gap in the marketplace just by including basic image tasks combined with flexibility in regard to Browser layout. That last part is key.

AFAIK, no other Android app has the following sort of UI architecture:

    0. Simultaneous view of panels: folder tree, thumbs, view, info
      The most-used layout for me would be: tree, thumbs, view. But other workflows might need view, info only (for instance) or just view.

      Swipe-in from an edge to display a panel in split screen with the previous panel(s). Each edge (top, bottom, left, right) would "contain" a single panel, user would decide which edge <-> which panel in twoorientations: portrait, landscape.

    2. Touch Navigation via folder tree

    3. View synchronized with selection in thumbs
      Display Hidden Preview | Zoom preview

A full implementation should include the following functionality:

    4. Single/Multiple Select

    5. Save As/Copy To/Move To
      With Favorites/History

    6. Delete file(s)

    7. Rename / MultiRename
      With Favorites/History

    8. Resize image
      With Favorites/History

    9. EXIF/IPTC View/Edit

    10. Export As

    11. Gamma/Brightness/Contrast

    12. Open with | Share To
      With Favorites/History

Etc...
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Re: Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

Postby JohnFredC » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:23 pm

Oh yes, and Navigate from any panel
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Re: Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

Postby JohnFredC » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:25 pm

Oh yes, and Navigate from any panel

... which means: Next Image/Previous Image gestures are supported in view and info
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Re: Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

Postby oops66 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:51 pm

xnview wrote:...Effect :) the version on iOS
Ah ok ;-)
JohnFredC wrote: 0 to 12 ... which means: Next Image/Previous Image gestures are supported in view and info
+1 for the 12 points, ... 13-) with maybe a geotagging localization map function ?
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Re: Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

Postby xnview » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:12 am

JohnFredC wrote:2. Touch Navigation via folder tree

3. View synchronized with selection in thumbs
    Display Hidden Preview | Zoom preview
[/list]

what do you means?
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Re: Suggestion: Pocket XnView (PXn) - for Android, iPhone OS

Postby JohnFredC » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:36 pm

xnview wrote:
JohnFredC wrote:2. Touch Navigation via folder tree

3. View synchronized with selection in thumbs
    Display Hidden Preview | Zoom preview
[/list]

what do you means?


2. Touch Navigation via folder tree

The same behaviors which characterize the XnView desktop browser should pertain to the "apad" browser also:

Selecting (touching) a folder in tree will display its contents in thumbs. Selecting (touching) a folder thumb in thumbs (if user option to display folders in thumbs is true) highlights the corresponding folder in tree.

3. View synchronized with selection in thumbs
    Display Hidden Preview | Zoom preview

In thumbs, if the user selects (touches) a thumb, image displays in view. If view is not currently displayed (i.e., not tiled with thumbs), view displays "full screen".

In view or info, if user swipes to next or previous image, selection in thumbs moves to correspond, even if thumbs is not visible.

Other things:

When the display is tiled with more than one panel (thumbs, view for instance), double tap on a panel zooms that panel full-screen. A second double tab restores it.

Tree must show hierarchical folder tree with collapsible/expandable nodes, not the commonly used flattened "tree".

Touch and hold on a panel displays a popup tool panel appropriate for the panel. I like the idea of a popup circular tool panel centered on the finger tip with tool icons at different points of the compass.

No chrome!!!! 8)
John


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