AJView is a simple image viewer for Mac OS 10.5/6. AJView will not modify images.
[Update: I lost the source files for much of this application a year ago. The latest version is a rewrite. Some of the functionality and bugs differ from what’s written below.]
After launching AJView, open a folder via the menu (File => Open Folder…), or by pressing Command-O.
The main options for viewing can be found in the View menu. Other options can be found in the preferences (File => Preferences, or by pressing Command-,).
||Lock zoom to current level. The level of zoom will be applied to subsequent images viewed.
||Fit images to the current window. This setting applies until the zoom level is changed.
|+ or =
||View the image at actual size
||Toggle full-screen mode
|←, ↑ or b
||View the previous image
|→, ↓ or n
||View the next image
|⌘← or ⌘↑
||View the first image
|⌘→ or ⌘↓
||View the last image
||Rotate image clock-wise by 90 degrees (buggy)
Full-screen mode can also be accessed by double-clicking the main or thumbnail images. Double-clicking during full-screen mode also returns the view to a normal window. Full screen mode can also be closed by pressing the Esc or Q keys.
The thumbnail sizes can be controlled by moving the slider bar located below the thumbnails.
Images viewed in the normal window are scrollable if the size/zoom level is larger than the viewing panel. Move two-fingers on the touch-pad to scroll around the image.
AJView attempts to automatically rotate images according to the Orientation meta-data. This works for photos from Nikon cameras, but is untested on other cameras.
*Big nasty bug to fix* Full screen mode kills scrolling. Scrolling isn’t available in full-screen mode, and becomes unavailable when returning back to the standard window.
- Scrolling sometimes jumps on the first image
- The zoom level is lost during image rotation
- Transparency is not properly handled
Fix big nasty scrolling bug above
Add thumb zoom level to preferences
- Add recursive folder loading to preferences
- Fix transparency (or remove support for transparent images altogether)
Add scrolling indicators
- Support mouse scrolling
- Add in-window folder navigation
- Add pre-fetch mechanism to speed up image viewing
- Add ‘open with’ function on right-click
- Add Meta-info panel
Requires Mac 10.5 Leopard or Mac 10.6 Snow Leopard
Download AJView here. Open the DMG file and drag AJView into your Applications folder.
Automatially: drag the application folder into your favourite application deletion utility, such as AppZapper,
Manually: drag the application folder into the trash. Delete the file com.ajsoftware.AJView.plist found in home_directory/Library/Preferences.