Freeware Friday: Phoenix Slides

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Does waiting for iPhoto drive you crazy? Phoenix Slides is a lightning-fast photo browser/slideshow program that also does lossless JPEG transformations and can display EXIF data. This may be just what you’re looking for!

Phoenix Slides
Mac OS X 10.3 or later
Current version 1.21
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Phoenix Slides is fast. Really fast. It runs through folders of images creating thumbails while iPhoto is still hunting for your photos.


If you want to view images as a slideshow, there are many options with Phoenix Slides. However, they are not intuitive. To get the most of this program, open the help and read the Slideshow section. Pressing 1-9 on the numeric keypad lets you set up an automatic advance in 1-9 seconds; pressing the spacebar advances the slides manually. Shift+I shows the EXIF data.

Lossless JPEG transformations are a snap. Rotate, flip, or make the JPEG progressive without losing data, or you can strip EXIF or other markers if you wish.

If you are looking for a program that is fast to replace iPhoto for quick photo searches, give Phoenix Slides a try.

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