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koan
post Feb 16 2011, 01:15 PM
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I would like to announce a new project that I have been working on for a little while now: December.

For a long time I have been taking the SD card from my camera to browse photos using my Zaurus. I'm not keen on PhotoStorage (clunky interface even if it was translated). I'm been using the Qtopia imageviewer but I have always suspected it doesn't take advantage of the EXIF thumbnail. Furthermore, if the photo is in a different orientation to the screen then it always comes out bad: squeezed to fit rather than rotating it because a user can just use his hand to turn the Zaurus.

I was thinking it would be cool to have something like a camera OS on the Zaurus to flip through images quickly. Also, whenever I go somewhere with my other half as soon as I take a photo she wants to check it out and make sure it is "satisfactory". If you go to get a coffee or lunch she wants to get the camera out and review all the images. This kills the camera battery so if I could do this on the Zaurus then it would save battery and the screen is better too.

So here it is, the first release of December. It's not perfect but it doesn't crash and it's mostly complete. Please be aware that when opening the grid view December has to load up to 16 thumbs into memory and Zaurus memory is not particularly fast. Video files don't have thumbs so they must be generated and opening the full screen view means generating a scaled image which can be slow if you are looking at a several megapixel image.
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koan
post May 19 2011, 12:25 PM
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December 0.3 is now available to download.

I noticed that in the detail view you have to use the cursor keys or jog wheel to browse through the images so I added some back and forward buttons to use with the stylus.

A feature that I planned from the start is bookmarking. Tap the star icon to add a bookmark, tap and hold the star icon to get the bookmarks menu. You can rename bookmarks, delete them or adjust their order.

I decided that I needed to add support for JPEG-JFIF images. If you open one in the detail view you can see the size but no thumbnail. If you open in full view mode a thumbnail will be created and stored in memory (never stored on disk). Remember that December caches thumbnails so if you load a lot of image thumbnails (e.g. by using the grid view to page through a directory) then it will be dropped from memory. This may sound complicated but in general usage you probably won't notice it unless you keep hundreds of images in a single directory. Besides, December is meant for DCIM, not really general purpose browsing.
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