What It IsThe suggestion from Bork read:I've got a lot of clip art now. I need a way to wade through it to find the cool and weird pictures. The printed book that came with the package doesn't do the art justice.So, this is a little utility that will snarf all of the image files in a folder (and any subfolders), display their titles in a list, and let you look at the images and decide whether to keep them or throw them away.
For fun, point it at some of the system or developer directories, or at a random application directory, and see what's lurking in there. Or use it to explore a friend's machine and see what kind of
pornfreely available graphics they collect.
- 1.0 : fixed really annoying problem where images saved with scaling showed up too small. (December 11, 2002)
- 0.5 : it works! Wrote the bulk of it during a class at the Big Nerd Ranch. (March 25, 2002)
DownloadDownload Application (v1.0), 113K (compressed disk image format)
Download Application (v0.5), 63K (compressed disk image format)
Known Problemsin 1.0
- If you close the main window, you won't be able to get it back without restarting. Choosing to load a directory of images at this time will require you to force-quite the problem. (click on the icon in the dock until a menu shows up)
- Transparency in GIF files isn't being used
- Moving files to the trash sometimes fails. Folks on cocoa-dev have seen similar problems, so it may be a NSWorkspace issue
- Some images won't display at all
- The Busy cursor doesn't appear while you're loading huge directories.
Items of interest about the code
- The NSImageView's support of changing the image scaling on the fly is broken (at least in Mac OS/X 10.1.3), so there is a reimplementation of that class (
- Looking at the bitmap image representation to find the true size of the image
- Use of a category on NSTableView to fix a system problem where views won't take initial keyboard focus unless they (claim to have) a text editing cell associated with them.
- (ab)Use of NSWorkspace and NSFileManager to move files around the file system and to the trash
- using an NSOpenPanel to choose directories