NANY 2012 Entry Information
|Supported OSes||Windows XP and later|
|Author||Jody Holmes (Skwire Empire)|
Simple image viewer that will allow viewing of all images in a folder and subfolders.
- View all images in a folder and subfolders.
- Keyboard-driven operation.
- Unicode-path compatible.
- Two thumbnail modes with configurable thumbnail size.
- Slideshow function with configurable time interval.
- Set an image as your wallpaper in one of four modes: scaled, stretched, centered or tiled.
- Add shortcut to SendTo menu option.
Download the zip file and extract its contents into a new folder. Run RecursiView.exe to start the application.
Using the Application
Use the Browse button to load a folder. Alternately, you can drag-n-drop a folder onto the interface. The first toolbar button controls whether or not subfolders are scanned. Various other actions are available via the toolbar, right-click menu and hotkeys.
Delete the folder you unzipped it to. The application doesn't write any of its settings to the registry. However, to set a wallpaper, it does have to set three registry entries. These are the standard ones that any image application must use when setting a wallpaper.
What this application is NOT
- It's not the fastest image viewer out there and it wasn't written to be. I couldn't find an image viewer that allowed me to view ALL images in a folder and subfolders so I wrote RecursiView. It was written as an efficient way to look through a folder structure and set an image as a wallpaper.
- Itâ€™s not the most RAM-friendly image viewer when displaying thumbnails. Getting thumbnails to display in an AHK listview is quite a trick to begin with. So, when the thumbnail modes are used with a lot of images in the list, RAM usage will go up. This is a â€śdeal with itâ€ť issue since I donâ€™t plan to try and streamline it.
- Itâ€™s not an image editor in any capacity. There are no image zooming, smoothing, resizing or other image editing features in RecursiView. You can, however, easily configure RecursiView to send an image to an image editor for processing. Also, from RecursiView, you can also easily open an image in your default image viewer.