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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.
Application versions: 
harbour-sailphoto-0.6-1.armv7hl.rpm44.81 KB22/06/2017 - 12:36
harbour-sailphoto-0.6-1.i486.rpm49.54 KB22/06/2017 - 12:38
harbour-sailphoto-0.5-1.armv7hl.rpm44.54 KB12/04/2017 - 23:45
harbour-sailphoto-0.5-1.i486.rpm49.2 KB12/04/2017 - 23:45
harbour-sailphoto-0.4-1.armv7hl.rpm41.19 KB09/03/2017 - 14:59
harbour-sailphoto-0.4-1.i486.rpm45.94 KB09/03/2017 - 15:00

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


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 pncharea 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