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The only app that can login to Dropbox, Facebook, Flickr, LifePics, and SmugMug. All five at once if you like.

(You can explore Flickr without logging in.)

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Start a slideshow.

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Full camera support, including movies. Shots go to the Camera Roll.

 

ScreenshotPhotoLibrary

Access your Photo Library.

FTP

Send photos with FTP from your Mac or PC directly to WidePhotoViewer—no need for an online account. Gets around all the limitations of the Photo Library.

 

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Upload directly to Flickr, Facebook, SmugMug, or LifePics.

 

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Download photos from Flickr, Facebook, SmugMug, or Dropbox (JPEGs only) so you can view them offline.

 

pano

Show panoramas wider than the screen. Drag to pan.

 

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Choice of grid and full-screen views.

 

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View titles, descriptions, comments, and camera (EXIF) info.

 

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Edit titles and captions directly, and save them to Flickr or SmugMug.

 

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Add albums, groups, sharegroups, or people to the QuickList for one-click access.

 

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Email a link to a set or sharegroup for access in any browser or for adding to the recepient's WidePhotoViewer QuickList.
selection

Make selections and send them to yourself or the photographer. Perfect for showing portfolios to clients.

LRplugin

Automatically mark selected photos in Lightroom
with the WPV-Selector plugin (extra cost).


WidePhotoViewer is a photo viewer that's "wide" in two senses:

  1. You can view photos on Flickr, Facebook, and SmugMug. (It's the only iOS app that does all three.)
  2. You can view panoramic photos that are much wider than the screen, something Apple's Photos app and most others won't do.

Accessing your own photos and those of your contacts or friends is quick. You can add photographers, groups, sets/albums/galleries, and SmugMug sharegroups to the main QuickList to make accessing them quick, too, even if they're not contacts or you're not a member of the group.

There's a powerful Flickr explore menu for Interestingness, Recent from Everyone, Getty, Commons, and Galleries. And, you can search for photos and groups by tag.

Some other notable features are:

  1. View your own photos or those accessible to friends, family, or the public
  2. Quickly access your contacts/friends, groups, favorites, and recent photos
  3. Start a slideshow with a choice of timing
  4. View photos in a grid (with adjustable sizes) or full-screen
  5. View the title and description for any photo or set
  6. View comments and EXIF data
  7. Browse to the Flickr/Facebook/SmugMug page for any photo
  8. Email links to Flickr sets or SmugMug sharegroups
  9. Download photos to the Photo Library (as used by Apple's Photos app)

You can view the sample photos or those publicly available on Flickr or SmugMug without logging in, and you can explore on Flickr, too. You also see your own photos and those of your contacts/friends if you do login. (Facebook always requires logging in.)

You can view photos as a slideshow, setting the time to your liking. You can also turn the info display (title, date, owner, description, comments, and EXIF) on and off.

WidePhotoViewer shows panoramic photos by filling the screen vertically so you can scroll side-to-side to pan the image. Only photos that aren't panoramic (less than 2:1) are scaled to fit on the screen, so WidePhotoViewer works well for normal photos, too.

To optimize photos for WidePhotoViewer, size them to a height of 768 pixels (assuming an iPad in landscape orientation), and let the width be what it will. Use a JPEG quality of no more than about 70% of its range.

Because the photos that WidePhotoViewer is intended to show may be large, it might take as long as several seconds to download each image, especially very wide panoramas. For example, one of the sample photos is 5046x768, greater than 6:1 (1.4MB JPEG; 11MB expanded).

To speed up displaying, WidePhotoViewer automatically prefetches photos, so in many cases there's no wait for downloading.


To see the WidePhotoViewer help page, click here.

(This product uses the Flickr, Facebook, SmugMug, LifePics, and Dropbox APIs but is not endorsed or certified by Flickr, Facebook, SmugMug, LifePics, nor Dropbox.)

Website and WidePhotoViewer software ©2010 by Marc Rochkind. All rights reserved. WidePhotoViewer is a trademark of Marc Rochkind.

The following copyright notice applies only to the ObjectiveFlickr and LFWebAPIKit components:

ObjectiveFlickr ©2006-2009 Lukhnos D. Liu.
LFWebAPIKit ©2007-2009 Lukhnos D. Liu and Lithoglyph Inc.

Both ObjectiveFlickr and LFWebAPIKit are released under the MIT license, the full text of which is printed here as follows. You can also find the text at: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php.

[This paragraph applies only to ObjectiveFlickr and LFWebAPIKit] Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

Portions Copyright (c) 2010 Michael Waterfall (NSString+HTML.m)

DiddyFtpServer has been modified for use with WidePhotoViewer. The modified code is available for download as a ZIP file for interested developers. The license agreement is here.

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