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| | Looking for GOOD picture viewer/slide shower
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Summary: I've searched in this and other forums. I've looked around many different Internet sites. I've downloaded some samples to try but I still cannot find a picture viewer/slide shower that does what I want.
Hi, I'm Ken and this is my first post to the forums although I've been reading them for a month now and been using PDAs/Phones for years now (started on a Newton 100!). I'm currently using a BB 8300 "Curve" through AT&T and, admittedly, this is my first attempt to really get to use a Blackberry. For the past 5+ years, I've been a Microsoft Windows Mobile/PocketPC/CE (or whatever they keep changing the name to) user.
On the WM5/6 devices, I used a program called "Resco Picture Viewer" which did everything I wanted. I could load a bunch of pictures and step through them showing them all in a size that would ALWAYS "fit" my screen (big pictures shrunk down to fit my screen size). I didn't have to zoom in or out of each picture nor convert them before loading them.
I could also run a slide show which would randomly or sequentially show the pictures in the folder which would advance to the next picture after a specified delay or a key press (my choice). Again, all pictures would fit to my screen without having to edit each picture.
On the BB, the best I could find were programs that would let me load pictures on the PC and then move them to the BB. I had to individually edit each picture to the right size. If I have a folder of 100 pictures, this simply isn't going to happen. I don't mind running a conversion program that would take a folder like c:\pictures and move it to my BB in a new folder and all of them resized but I'm not going to add each picture one by one nor edit each one.
I saw requests in these forums for good picture viewers but none of them really compared to what I am used to. I understand that pictures may be much larger than necessary for a BB screen so again, I'm willing to put it through a process but it shouldn't have to be manual. Additionally, the slide show function should allow random or sequential viewing. The most important thing, though, is that I want the pictures (in regular or slide mode) to FIT my screen, either by real-time scaling or through a 1-time conversion when they are loaded.
It is, of course, possible that I missed something in someone's program or just didn't find the feature that was there but not where I expected it to be. I know that I am a semi-novice on the BB (although this is my first, I've been setting them up for 5 years for people at my company so I'm familiar at least with the interface, usage, and configuration of them) and that not everything in WM5/WM6 is going to have a BB equivalent (and vice versa) but I would think that there would be something like this.
Can anyone make any recommendations? Thanks for any help or just for reading this!