This viewer creates a huge frame around the picture whenever the mouse even gets close to the picture. That’s right, you don’t even have to mouse through the picture before you get a hideous one inch thick black bar around the entire thing.
Overall, now the best photo viewer out there
With this update, Picture Window has become the most flexible app of its class. See a photo appear from a time you’d like to remember? No problem, just right-click to show it in the finder where you can then thumb through other photos taken from that same trip or outing. Your photos appear in a frameless window on your desktop. It can be resized, moved, and if desired, set to always stay on top. Unlike other apps, this one has coped well with my libary of 8,000 photos. Just point it at a directory, and it will find pictures from all the subfolders. It also works with iPhoto albums.
I really like it!
I must say I really like the app! It’s exactly what I was looking for: the ability to constantly slideshow my huge (21,000) collection of photos. And it does it elegantly, without a space-hogging, ugly frame. And I like that it stays out of your way by hiding when I hover the cursor. Thanks for the good stuff!
A great way to enjoy your huge collection of photos
Picture Window continues to improve, and works perfectly with my large folder tree of 9,000 photos. This latest version is also running well on my beta copy of OS X Yosemite. If you’d like a simple viewer that works well, this is it.
Flaky and inconsistent
I'm writing this here because there is no support forum and a pretty pathetic web page for "support" - just "email us" - nothing of substance.I'm running this on the latest version of Lion, and sometimes it's good and sometimes it's very flaky and unpredictable.For example, on certain folders, it inexplicably displays the slideshow images WAY too small - it shows tiny versions of them rather than full size (or at least sizing them to fit the window they are in.) Also, some slideshows are impossible to quit. Click the red (X) and nothing happens. Eventually have to force-quit the program.Good potential but it's not there yet. Wish I didn't have to pay $5 to find that out.[Update 2/2013: I've since upgraded to Mountain Lion, and now the program simply crashes as soon as I select a folder with which to "create a slideshow".]