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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Speed

Phoenix Slides is fast. Really fast. It runs through folders of images creating thumbails while iPhoto is still hunting for your photos.

Features

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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