Live Preview tool

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Live Preview tool

Postby anddee2k on Sun May 10, 2009 7:19 am

I got the Eye-Fi with the idea that it would be cool to have the photos I'm taking automatically display on my laptop in real-time. How nice would it be to be able to check focus, zoom in on details, etc. on something less clunky than my camera's LCD? Of course, it never occurred to me that the Eye-Fi might not magically do the thing that I've just made up the idea for it to do. Doh!

So I put together a tool which does this. Just select a folder to watch, and this program displays the latest image uploaded to that folder. It has a full-screen, chrome-less mode too.

I'm not selling this or anything, but it was useful to me, so I'm putting it online in case it's useful to anyone else here. The C# source code is available too.

Oh and just to warn you, there's a feature that I'm still experimenting with, that could surprise you if you're not expecting it: Tagging and Deletion. Press Delete or Backspace and the current picture is deleted (to the Recycling Bin). Press Up and the current picture gets a " - GOOD" appended to it's filename. Press Down and get " - BAD".

Here's the link: http://anddee2k.net/Previewer/Previewer.exe

Source code: http://anddee2k.net/Previewer/Previewer-0.01-src.zip

Any comments or ideas?

- Andy
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby eyeFrank on Thu May 14, 2009 4:11 am

Great Tool !!! Exact what i am looking for...

But is it possible to show upright format pictures right? That would be perfect.

Frank
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby anddee2k on Fri May 22, 2009 7:57 pm

Give this version a shot:

http://anddee2k.net/Previewer/Previewer-0.02.exe

I just added the ability to read camera orientation data from the image file, and rotate the display 90, 180, or 270 degrees to match. I'm not sure about the upside-down orientation though, since my camera doesn't seem to report that.

Andy
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby Light-Impression on Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:50 am

Woooooowwww .... that is the tool what I need and it works great.
I like the feature "bad" :-)

But for a perfect tool I need one feature more. If it possible that I can switch between my saved pictures? (to compare the last pictures) For example I press the left arrow and a go a picture back and if I press the right arrow I go one picture forward (and if I make a new picture the programm shows the new one.)

Oh .. and I find a little mistake (but it is no problem). Never delate the picture-folder. The programm need this folder to run. First switch the folder, then delate the old one.

Greatings from Germany
Steffen
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby Ballonplooien.net on Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:57 am

thanks, this tool is awesome! really works super.
I'm using with a Nikon D60 and rotation works perfect.

One thing maybe, can you add some option to create slideshow with new pictures if they arrive and randomise other pictures if no picture is uploaded? (evt. where there is a possibility to change time of change "2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, ...)

already super good work!

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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby simsek73 on Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:29 am

I have got problem with this tool.
what is wrong here
WinXP Prof. All SP install
P4 RAM 2GB

Informationen über das Aufrufen von JIT-Debuggen
anstelle dieses Dialogfelds finden Sie am Ende dieser Meldung.

************** Ausnahmetext **************
System.ArgumentException: Der Pfad hat ein ungültiges Format.
bei System.IO.Path.NormalizePathFast(String path, Boolean fullCheck)
bei System.IO.Path.NormalizePath(String path, Boolean fullCheck)
bei System.IO.Path.GetFullPathInternal(String path)
bei System.IO.DirectoryInfo..ctor(String path)
bei Previewer.frmPreview.getNewestJPG(String Directory)
bei Previewer.frmPreview.timerImageUpdate_Tick(Object sender, EventArgs e)
bei System.Windows.Forms.Timer.OnTick(EventArgs e)
bei System.Windows.Forms.Timer.TimerNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
bei System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Geladene Assemblys **************
mscorlib
Assembly-Version: 2.0.0.0.
Win32-Version: 2.0.50727.3603 (GDR.050727-3600).
CodeBase: file:///c:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll.
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Previewer
Assembly-Version: 1.0.0.0.
Win32-Version: 1.0.0.0.
CodeBase: file:///G:/Previewer-0.02.exe.
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System.Windows.Forms
Assembly-Version: 2.0.0.0.
Win32-Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000).
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll.
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System
Assembly-Version: 2.0.0.0.
Win32-Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000).
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll.
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System.Drawing
Assembly-Version: 2.0.0.0.
Win32-Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000).
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll.
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System.Windows.Forms.resources
Assembly-Version: 2.0.0.0.
Win32-Version: 2.0.50727.3053 (netfxsp.050727-3000).
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms.resources/2.0.0.0_de_b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.resources.dll.
----------------------------------------
mscorlib.resources
Assembly-Version: 2.0.0.0.
Win32-Version: 2.0.50727.3603 (GDR.050727-3600).
CodeBase: file:///c:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll.
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************** JIT-Debuggen **************
Um das JIT-Debuggen (Just-In-Time) zu aktivieren, muss in der
Konfigurationsdatei der Anwendung oder des Computers
(machine.config) der jitDebugging-Wert im Abschnitt system.windows.forms festgelegt werden.
Die Anwendung muss mit aktiviertem Debuggen kompiliert werden.

Zum Beispiel:

<configuration>
<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>

Wenn das JIT-Debuggen aktiviert ist, werden alle nicht behandelten
Ausnahmen an den JIT-Debugger gesendet, der auf dem
Computer registriert ist, und nicht in diesem Dialogfeld behandelt.
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby Blondie09 on Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:08 am

This is great! Thank you :D
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby jeffopus on Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:58 pm

Can you give some other place to download this tool, the link you have goes to a generic webhosting search page.
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby hyachts on Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:09 pm

jeffopus wrote:Can you give some other place to download this tool, the link you have goes to a generic webhosting search page.


I have a copy of the executable I can email you if you want - PM me your address. Works great - nothing fancy.
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby wikapuki on Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:56 am

This is what I have done with 2 free tools and a cmd script. Its so bodgy but works ;-)

1) Download IrFanView a free image viewer http://www.irfanview.com/ and install
2) Download Directory Monitor a free Directory and file monitoring tool http://www.deventerprise.net/Projects.aspx and install
3) Save this batch code as AutoViewImage.bat in folder C:\Program Files\Common Files or any other palce of your liking.
Code: Select all
@Echo Off
"C:\Program Files\IrfanView\i_view32.exe" %1 /one /fs

4) Run (if not already running) Directory Monitor and add the eye-fi folder as a folder to monitor.
5) Tick New Files
6) Tick Monitor Events of Sub directory aswell
7) Browse to where you saved AutoViewImage.bat OR jest enter this path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\AutoViewImage.bat
8) Click Save Button
9) Take a photo and wait....

There are other options in Directory Monitor like minimise to tray etc.

Thats it, next photo uploaded should appear as fullscreen /fs

Also under IrFanView Options --> Full Screen Slideshow --> Tick Hide Mouse Cursur and you can add option $Ex in the Text box to show Exif information.
Last edited by wikapuki on Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby simsek73 on Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:50 am

hallo wikapuki ( i love you) it is great

"C:\Program Files\IrfanView\i_view32.exe" %1 /one /fs

/one only one picture windows
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby wikapuki on Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:34 pm

Thank you ;-) for the /one

If anyone gets the above to work without needing the batch file please let us know.
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby qdeath on Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:43 am

http://anddee2k.net/Previewer/Previewer-0.02.exe
This link is no longer available. Can someone please upload this file?
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby hyachts on Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:40 am

qdeath wrote:http://anddee2k.net/Previewer/Previewer-0.02.exe
This link is no longer available. Can someone please upload this file?


If you PM me your email address I can send you a copy. I wouldn't be comfortable just uploading it somewhere without hearing from the guy who developed it.
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby MadDawgJ on Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:15 pm

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1508&p=6423#p6423

Here's the folder action script and instructions I use on my Macs

Goes to full screen in Preview as each photo is received and you can look back through all of them
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby rick79 on Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:55 pm

May I also get a copy of the exe- email is heyrickc@gmail.com

I was told by support staff (Eye-fi) to download FastStone for PC in order for me to enjoy "live preview" when I do remote shooting in the studio. I want my pictures to show full screen for instant approval from model. I cannot seem to find the feature to display full screen and always pick up the latest capture without having to interfere with the software & mouse.

Thks a lot - much appreciated.
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby mshell56118 on Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:57 am

please send me the exe file mshell***56118@***comcast.net
without the****
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby lotek on Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:32 am

I tried to download this nice piece of software but all I got was a website displaying this message-
This domain may be for sale

Is there an alternative download site please?

Thank you
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby ontario23 on Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:33 pm

thanks for the links
great tools
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby nrinzema on Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:34 pm

Try downloading it here: http://cl.ly/1Ac

I am using cloud app to host it. www.getcloudapp.com

Cheers!
Nate
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby nrinzema on Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:30 pm

Here is a simple script you can use on a mac, it is a folder action. Any new pics that hit the folder are opened in preview.
http://cl.ly/Pjj
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby arne on Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:45 am

I have put together a javascript slideshow that runs fullscreen in the browser and updates with new images added to the folder automatically. Designed to work with the upload-to-FTP-service provided by Eye-Fi and needs PHP support. Can be used as a slideshow that automatically adds new images to the roll, or to show only the last image added and pause until a new image is added. Works on all devices including phones and tablets as long as they have an internet connection. Can run on several clients simultaneously.

The script also works locally on a Windows machine without webserver and PHP with the help of a DOS batch script, but if this is what you want there are probably better options available.

See viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2800
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby Muadiv on Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:11 am

Hey, could you please share a link with the source code?

thanks
best regards
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby golot7 on Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:49 pm

Anyone got the source code?
I would like to continue developing this - adding more features and so on!
Please mail me at my gmail: golot7
Thanks alot!
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Re: Live Preview tool

Postby soontorb on Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:19 pm

Can I still get the source code? if anybody still has it please email to my gmail: soontorb thanks in advance!
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