Sailphoto

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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.

In slideshowview you can hide buttonrow and header with filename. Press and hold the picture will bring them back again.

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:

  • in filespage the height of the folderlist is not changed when the contextmenu (dis)appears and files are shown.
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Application versions: 
AttachmentSizeDate
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
File harbour-sailphoto-0.5-1.armv7hl.rpm44.54 KB12/04/2017 - 23:45
File harbour-sailphoto-0.5-1.i486.rpm49.2 KB12/04/2017 - 23:45
Changelog: 

harbour-sailphoto 0.8-1, next release with possible changes:

FilesPage
  • color differences in the files page: white for the folders with folders and/or files, ambience color for the folders without.
  • improved animations of opening/closing the context menu including the adaption of the height of the folderlist (increase/ decrease) and the height of the grid with the pictures (decrease/ increase)
  • filedir icon in header is hidden when there are no files and folders in the directory
SearchPage
  • trying to get start and end date as search criteria and present the search result in the files page.
FilePage
  • keeping the flickable area as large as the picture is.
  • changed the two docked panels into 1 at the bottom that is hidden by default. The panel can be opened by press and hold the image. The panel had the play/pause slideshow button and the image filename. Press en hold the image filename will open the picture in the gallery app.

harbour-sailphoto 0.7-3

FolderPage

  • small fix to handle database actions correct

FilePage

  • 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

FilesPage

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

harbour-sailphoto 0.6-1

FilePage

  • added button to hide buttonrow and header with filename

harbour-sailphoto 0.5-1

FilePage

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

harbour-sailphoto 0.4-1

FilePage

  • 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

FilesPage

  • improved thumbnail loading performance
  • animation for folderlist height

FilePage

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

Search

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

harbour-sailphoto 0.2-1

New icon

Coverpage

  • added two coveractions

FilePage

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

FilesPage

  • 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

SearchPage

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

 

harbour-sailphoto 0.1-1

Initial version

Comments

teleshoes's picture

this is still the best image-viewing app for sailfish, but whats the point, really, if its not open. i personally would pay good money for this if it was.

rgrnetalk's picture

I have had some of my other apps open and ready for donations as well. The amount of work it costed set against the donation amount made me decide to close those apps again. Sorry.

(And apart from that I'm not really satified with the app myself, but seeing the new Gallery, maybe I should put some more effort into it ;-)

teleshoes's picture

i also have the capital-letters-only dir bug in sdcard. also, its been 6months; are you sure you dont wanna open the source and accept patches and donations? ;)

these filesystem bugs are probably fairly trivial to fix for someone who can reproduce them already

rgrnetalk's picture

Hi teleshoes,

I have looked into this a little bit further and it seems that there are two things happening at the same time: on my xperia x the ordering is not logical (ABCabc), looks like the sorting isn't correct.

And the directories that has a dot in it (e.g. .android_secure isn't shown), but I think that's because the

QDir::NoDot | QDir::NoDotDot is used.

If you have other insights, please let me know.

regards, rgr

rgrnetalk's picture

Hi teleshoes,

Thanks for your comments. I haven't looked into this bug because silta stated that using a 32Gb sd card fixed the issue for him. Another work around is to rename the folders in your SD-card.

Please try this first.

regards,

 

silta's picture

Hi rgrnetalk,

I tried to use this app on my Xperia X, but unfortunately it doesn´t detect my photos on sdcard.

I can see the list of folders up to the last before the pictures folder and then a running circle for more than one hour and nothing happens. Inside the pictures folder are 11 subfolders with less than total 200 images. Filesystem of sdcard is ext4.

Any advices?

Thanks, silta.

rgrnetalk's picture

That's strange, no problems with my Xperia X. Could it be the filetype of the photos on the SDcard is not recognized? Sailphoto supports: [ "*.bgm","*.BGM","*.bmp","*BMP","*.bpm","*.BPM", "*.gif","*.GIF", "*.jpeg","*.JPEG" , "*.jpg", "*.JPG" , "*.pgm", "*.PGM" , "*.png", "*.PNG" ,"*.ppm", "*.PPM" , "*.svg", "*.SVG" ,"*.xbm", "*.XBM"]?

silta's picture

Hello,

I figured out the following by scanning the sdcard:

1. it skips folders with small written letters and only detects folders with capitalized names

2. it stucks with running circle after detecting the first five capitalized folders.

After renaming the most folders before "Pictures" to small written names, it detects the Pictures folder witthout any problem. This happens only on sdcard. In home/nemo/ it detects all folders without problems.

Edit: I have to say that I use a 64GB sdxc sdcard. After changing to a 32GB sdhc card it detects all folders on it.

Strange, indeed.

 

rgrnetalk's picture

Sorry for spamming you with so many versions...

TamarindoJuice's picture

transifex link please?

Hans_Moser's picture

Its a nice programm, but i have one question about the search order.

ist it possible to have "name in ascending order" as a default?

i already use the exif data as filenames.

rgrnetalk's picture

Using the search you should be able to change the order, however I think it's broken. I have been focusing on getting a more smoother flicking in the filepage.

Hans_Moser's picture

Of course i am able to chnange the search order.

But it would be nice, if the App remembers my last change.

rgrnetalk's picture

Next version will have search options settings (save your search preferences)

teleshoes's picture

hi! is this opensource? i cant find code anywhere. app is awesome, but-
the order of photos on sailfish X is wrong; it does (4,5,6, 1,2,3) instead of (6,5,4, 3,2,1). id like to.fix this, but ;)

rgrnetalk's picture

Thanks for the compliment. Unfortunately, it's not open source. I will fix the sorting with the next release. (Still trying to get it harbour compliant ;-)

Bramba's picture

Hi Richard,

I'm very sorry about annoying you so many times... :-)

I found another tiny cosmetic deficiency yet: When pictures are in portrait mode instead of landscape mode, they are getting compressed/sprained in the thumbnail view.

You can easily test that by yourself: Put in a picture from a human in portrait mode. This picture will optically get compressed to fit into the square height of the tiles. Therefore the human is shrinked what is looking a bit weird... :-)

Just wanted to tell you about it... :-)

Wish you the very best!
Bramba

rgrnetalk's picture

Thanks, I will look into this. Still trying to get view correct with a good performance.... 

Bramba's picture

Hi Richard,

already some news about your great app? :-)

Wish you the very best!
Bramba

rgrnetalk's picture

Hi Bramba,

Thanks for your continuous support and patience. I started in a new job so few time left for development. It looks like I have a working sollution now and I will try to publish it within the coming weeks.

Best regards, rgrnetalk

Bramba's picture

Hi Richard,

great job! You are the man! :-) Thanks a lot for your amazing efforts and solving the problem! This flickering issue now really belongs to the past! :-) How can I get your IBAN to donate you a small thank you for your work?

Wish you the very best!
Bramba

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!
Bramba

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, 

Richard 

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?

https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Grilo

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

Wish you the very best!
Bramba

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! :-)
Bramba

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!
Bramba

* 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? :-)

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