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Sailphoto is an application to view your images in the folders they reside. Openingpage is a list with saved locations and a combobox with choices home/nemo and mediacard. Clicking one of the choices brings you in the filesystem to select the folders to save in the openingspage. Browsing through the file system you can see the folders and files of the directory you are in. Clicking one of the photos opens a page with the photo large screen.

Press and hold the photo will open a docked panel with play/ pause button and filename. Press and hold the filename will open the image file in the gallery app.

This is an beta release. The gui is largely finished and the performance is much better then the previous release and the orientation issue with the image in filepage is fixed.

Known errors:

  • Search does not function correctly.
Application versions: 
File harbour-sailphoto-0.8-1.armv7hl.rpm48.36 KB22/04/2019 - 01:15
File harbour-sailphoto-0.8-1.i486.rpm52.23 KB22/04/2019 - 01:15
File harbour-sailphoto-0.7-3.armv7hl.rpm45.65 KB07/02/2018 - 00:07
File harbour-sailphoto-0.7-3.i486.rpm49.63 KB07/02/2018 - 00:07
File harbour-sailphoto-0.6-1.armv7hl.rpm44.81 KB22/06/2017 - 12:36
File harbour-sailphoto-0.6-1.i486.rpm49.54 KB22/06/2017 - 12:38

harbour-sailphoto 0.8-1:

  • refactored complete page (more sailfish style)
  • improved page loading (loading a page with many pictures still takes time)
  • font color indication for content of the location :
    • highlight color: location contains folders and valid image files
    • primary: location contains only folders
    • secondary: location contains no folders and no valid image files
  • hide/ show folders in pull down menu (only visible in location with folders and image(s))
  • improved animations of opening/closing the context menu
SearchPage (still does not function correctly)
  • added start and end date as search criteria
  • cancel leads to reset of search criteria
  • press and hold the image will open and close the docked panel (default hidden)
  • only one dockedpanel at the bottom with play/ pause button and filename
  • press and hold filename will open the image file in the gallery app
  • flickable area will be as large as the picture is

harbour-sailphoto 0.7-3


  • small fix to handle database actions correct


  • improved flicking performance
  • added doubleclick to enlarge the image
  • disabled flicking when image is enlarged
  • start slideshowview will shrink the image first
  • slideshow is stopped when app is brought to the background


  • added busyindicator to indicate loading of images in directory with lots of images.

harbour-sailphoto 0.6-1


  • added button to hide buttonrow and header with filename

harbour-sailphoto 0.5-1


  • added button (with gallery icon) to open image in jolla-gallery app

harbour-sailphoto 0.4-1


  • improved animation when image is enlarged and then screen is double clicked: the image will be reduced neatly
  • added slideshow functionality (start/stop button).

harbour-sailphoto 0.3-1


  • improved thumbnail loading performance
  • animation for folderlist height


  • improved image loading performance
  • fixed: orientation of loaded images
  • added filename in pageheader
  • image zoom (limited to 4 times view height and width)


  • fixed: update of search result when searching for the second time with other filetype(s)

harbour-sailphoto 0.2-1

New icon


  • added two coveractions


  • Double click image after resizing results in animated return to screen size
  • Text label as viewplaceholder for image that has filesize zero


  • Image are sorted on time ascending. 
  • Text label as viewplaceholder for image that has filesize zero
  • Fixed: Fileview.height when orientation is landscape and folders are not shown


  • added searchoptions: sort on time and name, ascending and descending
  • search on fileType


harbour-sailphoto 0.1-1

Initial version


rgrnetalk's picture

Thanks Bramba for your nice words. Happy to have the flickering solved and delivered the new version. Enjoy!

Bramba's picture

Hello Richard,

I hope you are very fine! :-)

Do you already have some news about an improvement of that cosmetic deficiency with the flickering images when swiping? Explanation for new readers: If you swipe the pictures in Jolla's Gallery app, the movement is lots more "smooth" - however, the picture-move in Sailphoto seems to be a bit choppy and clipped...

Maybe you can preload the neighboured images into the RAM to make them available for the app more quick?

I'm happy to hear from you! :-)

Thanks a lot for your efforts!

With best regards!

rgrnetalk's picture

Hi Bramba,

The last weeks I have been experimenting on the two issues that make the app not perfect for me: 

  1. the loading time of the view from directories with many pictures without any user feedback (e.g. home/nemo/android_storage/WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Images), and
  2. the choppy and clipped flicking of pictures. 

It is not fair to compare sailphoto with the gallery app, because the last one uses the grillo tracker. Unfortunately is the grillo tracker not available for developers outside Jolla (...). I have been trying to get the same effect in a couple of different ways, but have not yet succeeded. 

So still working on it, but you cannot see the result (yet). 

Best regareds, 


Bramba's picture

Hi Richard,

thanks a lot for your great efforts and your kind answer!

The Grilo-project should be available under LGPL I think. Does this link help you anyhow?

I'm happy to hear from you! :-)

Wish you the very best!

muhislam's picture

Checking this SailPhoto. I guess this is the port from Harmattan Gallery application.

rgrnetalk's picture

Wrong, it isn't ;)

Bramba's picture

Dear rgrnetalk,

thanks a lot for this nice app! :-)

One question from my side: I would love to hide the Sailphoto-menue and also the filenames when watching my pictures. Could you maybe introduce some plain diashow in fullscreen mode, e. g. like Windows "Picture and Fax Viewer"?

I'm seriously looking for some application equivalent to the common Sailfish-Gallery, but WITH the consideration of the existing directory-structure of my images. Sailphoto is definitely very great for this, but you can not watch the pictures without simultaneously displaying the annoying filenames at the top and the Sailphoto-menue at the bottom...

Do you think you could extend the program? That would be great!

Thank you very much for your efforts! :-)

rgrnetalk's picture

Hey Bramba,

New version has a button to hide the annoying filename and menu and show pictures full screen.

Hope you like it!

Regards, Richard

Bramba's picture

Hello Richard,

thank you so much for your great efforts! Your app is like* perfect now! :-)

With best regards!

* The only thing I don't understand is that "unpolished" swipe of the pictures when browsing images in fullscreen mode. If you swipe the pictures in Jolla's Gallery app, the movement is a lot more "smoother" - however, in Sailphoto it seems to be a bit choppy and clipped... Maybe some issue with the engine? :-)

rgrnetalk's picture

The delegate with the flickable and the pincharea is very heavy to load. I'm working on it to get a smoother flick.

asleep's picture

I've waited for so long for this app and finally some1 did it :-D ! I really appreciate it!

Thank you very much!

rgrnetalk's picture

Glad you like it, thanks for the comment!

feodoran's picture

is it possible to add .pdf support?

rgrnetalk's picture

Pdf is a format for documents, why add it to a photo viewer app? (and what's wrong with the documents app for pdf files?)

feodoran's picture

pdf can be used for any kind of graphics. I have a couple of vector graphics (stuff like plots, diagrams, flow charts etc.). With the documents app I can't filter by directory and get a preview of those, which of course make little sense for multi paged documents, but I have single paged figures.

rgrnetalk's picture

I suggest using the filebrowser app to select the directory and open the document. The documents app will be used for showing the pdf...



feodoran's picture

Filebrower does not show previews/thumbnails (or did I miss something?), which is the whole point of your app.

rgrnetalk's picture

Ok, understand the use case now. But Sailphoto uses the nemo thumbnail provider that can provide thumbnails of image files. Pdf format is not an image format so sailphoto will not work for pdfs and adding it means too much work.  

feodoran's picture

I'd like to test this on the Tablet, could you provide an i386 build as well?

rgrnetalk's picture

Here it is.. keep in mind that the gui is designed for phone format only, so the thumbnails will look ridiculous large on the tablet (and maybe the gui will look odd on some other places as well...). 

feodoran's picture

great, thanks!

Actually I like the size of the thumbnails, I would consider this as a reasonable "large thumbnail" setting. I get about 9-15 on one screen.

itdoesntmatt's picture