Planned Features in the future

  • Add sharing functionality
  • Import media from iPhone
  • Add printing functionality
  • Add current folder path
  • Switch in thumbs view: thumbs or filenames list
  • Add sorting functionality in panel
  • Add Trackpad swipe gesture for prev/next navigation
  • Add basic file operations: delete 
  • Add thumbs item count
  • Add adjustable thumbnail size slider
  • Clean and uniform all left panel sections with toggle switch
  • Display waveform on Audio
  • Add slideshow, incl. settings for animation type to left panel: Ken Burns, Fade, etc.
  • Add menu dialog: open recent folders
  • Add menu dialog: support
  • Support for RAW image format
  • Add UI themes. Switching between bright and dark theme

 

Feel free to send us a your wishlist or proposals in the comments section below

31 thoughts on “Backlog

  1. Well I just bought phiewer pro and I cannot find the checkbox for turning music on/off at all for slideshows. I did find it in the free version. Help.

    1. Hi Michael,
      the checkbox is still there. Maybe you cannot see it because you haven’t the panel scrolled to the bottom position? See this gif of my panel scrolling to the slideshow music checkbox…
      panel scoll

    1. Hi Dirk,
      I am currently working on multi selecting thumbs for copying, deleting and printing on Phiewer PRO. So this will be released with the next update.

  2. You might like to know that, I guess due to some bugs in SMB2, Phiewer has trouble accessing NAS folders on SMB-mounted servers. The workaround is to mount the drive with CIFS, which uses SMB1. That solves the problem for Phiewer. But other non-sandboxed apps don’t have this problem requiring the workaround, fyi.

  3. Bei mir dauert es immer ein paar Sekunden, bevor ein Bild geöffnet wird. Als erstes öffnet sich das Fenster, quasi sofort, 1-2 Sekunden danach hat der Startbildschirm innerhalb des Fensters fertig geladen und erst 1-2 Sekunden danach wird das Bild angezeigt. Also zwischen dem Doppelklick auf die Bilddatei in Finder und der tatsächlichen Anzeige vergehen >2 Sekunden. Ist das normal oder woran könnte das bei mir liegen?

    Wenn Die Bilder sofort öffnen würden, man zB per Rechtsklick ein Bild zum Wallpaper machen, den Zoomfaktor zB rechts oben sofort sehen und man das Blättern mit MagicMouse Gesten deaktivieren könnte, wäre Phiewer noch besser als es so schon ist 😀

    Kudos!

    iMac Late 2015
    MacOS High Sierra
    Phiewer Download Version

    1. Hi Andrew,
      thanks for the feedback. I will answer in english so everyone can understand…
      Loading time on app startup within 2 sec is normal. If Phiewer is opened there will be no more delay if you open a file or for example drag an image into the viewport.
      Set an image as wallpaper is a very good idea, I’ll give that a try within the next releases, also showing the zoom factor and disable/enable touchpad/magic mouse gestures.

  4. Hi zinne
    have installed phiewer 1.7 and also bought the pro version. These apps are coming close to my favourite Windows based picture viewer “Fast Picture Viewer” which i’m missing since switched to Mac – thank you!
    My wishlist:
    – the setting in the preference pane “none” does not work -> falls back to “normal” in both apps.
    – a feature of zoom in while clicking the mouse (centered to the mouse pointer location) to a adjustable predefined zoom factor is missing. It should display zoomed while holding the mous button and return to previous scale when release the button. That would be very useful!
    – In order to fasten the operation of picture change you could think of some kind of preloading pictures from storage (next or previous depending on direction) this could save wait times for disk/file load operations. (this is perfectly implemented in “Fast Picture Viewer”)

    1. Hi Felix, thanks for your feedback. I’ll fix that bug that the transition effect will not be saved correctly. Zooming and Preloading is already on my list, thank you.

  5. Hello, I downloaded Phiewer 1.7.0.dmg from the website, and it still sandboxed. It asks to open every file/folder. Also, when I grant permission, it just keeps asking over and over.

    1. Hi Lou,
      the actual downloadable version 1.7.0 isn’t sandbaxed. Maybe you have still the AppStore version running besides the downloaded version… You can check what version you are running by opening the Preferences. If there is an “Update” tab then you have the unsanboxed version. (Mac ApStore version doesn’t have this tab, because Apple rejects Apps with their own update functionality)

  6. Hi zinne,
    One missing feature I don’t understand is what I believe to be the super obvious trackpad pinch-to-zoom! Keyboard is nice and all, but at times you just want to have a closer look at a detail in particular. The current “+”/”-” scheme only allows to zoom in/out from the picture’s center, which is not always what a user wants.
    Also, I think a “reset” button would be welcome: for example, once you’ve rotated a picture, you have no way of putting it back the way it was originally (apart from rotating three more times, I know, but that’s just an example).
    In any case, great product, my go-to when I need a quick way to look or present pictures.
    Best.

  7. This app does not work. I downloaded the app from the App Store, it asks permission to open folder for EVERY image making it useless for multiple file viewing. It did not render thumbnails for my Sony RAW files. I looked for how to download an unsandboxed version on this site, I may be missing it but the link is nowhere to be found.

    Suggestions
    SUPER DISSAPPOINTED, not ready for prime time.

    1. Hi Wayne,
      I’m sorry you feel SUPER DISSAPPOINTED. Yes the sandbox issue is a thing that I am currently working on. You can just open a folder and not every single file, then the permission dialog will not be shown.
      Or to solve it completely as you have already mentioned you can just download the unsandboxed version directly:
      It’s the SUPER FAT GREEN BUTTON on http://phiewer.com with the label DOWNLOAD

    1. Hi John, if you mean the scaling of the image inside the Phiewer window, no. But I will include some scaling options within the next releases.

  8. This app is great, but it has one annoying issue: it keeps asking for folder open permission each and every time I double click on a photo.
    I tried several other apps and they only asked once, then they worked perfectly.

    I even bought the Pro version of Phiewer and it still asks for permission to open the current folder, each time I open a photo, it is very annoying and it only happens with Phiewer. Any help would be appreciated. Also, it would be nice to have an option to disable the transition effect between photos, that quick fade in fade out get distracting.

    Thanks

    1. Hi John,
      thanks for the feedback. I know the folder permission issue, it’s because of apples sandbox restrictions and the framework Phiewer is built on does not support bookmarks yet. I will see how this can be solved in the forthcoming releases. For a quick solution you can just open the folder with Phiewer, then no extra permission to read the folder contents will be prompted.
      I think it’s a nice idea to have control for the transition effect, thanks for that one. I think I will include it in the next releases

  9. I just downloaded the program and found that it sorts file names differently than the Mac does. I have a folder with photos named numerically from IMG_9285 to IMG_10408. I chose “Name A-Z” from the sort menu, and was confused to see IMG_10000 appear first, while the Mac file list puts them in numerical order, Phiewer puts all of the IMG_1XXXX files ahead of the IMG_9XXX files. It would be more consistent to have the files appear in the same sort order as they appear in the Mac file list. Thanks!

  10. Needs three more features to be really usable.

    1. An obvious way to turn the music off in slide show mode.
    2. A way to randomize through the items in any mode rather than stepping through in file order.
    3. A way to delete an item from the FOLDER. I use tools like this to look quickly for unintended trash sometimes.

    Thanks

    1. Hi Chasbo,
      cool feedback, thanks. You’re right, the music on/off checkbox could be a bit more obvious. I’ll change this within the next release. Point 2 and 3 is already on the list for the planned features in forthcoming releases.

    1. Hey Alexander,
      thanks for the feedback. We also thought about showing subfolders. With a bit of conceptual work, how this feature could look like, maybe this will find its way into a forthcoming release.

      1. And one more suggestion: may be add function in “Controls” menu – “Open folder from previous session” or add possibility to open appointed folder when i open app.
        Have a nice day!

        1. Yeah thanks for that 🙂 A menu point “open recent folders” is already planned. Previous locations are stored since the first version. If you choose a folder or a file, Phiewer will open this location on the next start. The default path is /User/Images

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