A-foto (afoto)

Karamba & Superkaramba

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Description:

A-foto (afoto) is a theme (desktop widget) that shows slide-shows of framed miniatures of your favorite pictures on your desktop.

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- Drag files, folders, WebCam or internet image URLs directly into the A-foto window.
- Choose one of 15+ beautiful frame styles.
- Control picture size and slideshow frequency.
- See A-foto in your language. (English, Spanish, French and Russian)
- Contribute your own frame styles.
- Extend functionality with your own plug-ins.

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Visit http://code.google.com/p/a-foto/wiki/Welcome

Talk to us at #superkaramba channel on IRC.

Search for a-foto on kde-look.org - Get more frames.
Last changelog:

13 years ago

Minimum Requirements:
http://code.google.com/p/a-foto/wiki/Requirements
- Python version 2.3.5
- SuperKaramba 0.41 (KDE 3.5.5)


Known Remaining Issues:
http://code.google.com/p/a-foto/wiki/GettingHelp
- Flickr plugin is NOT STABLE. It may delete all your files and burn the computer down. Make sure you have backups before dropping Flickr links onto A-Foto.

Thank you for helping improve a-foto by running afoto in console ('superkaramba afoto-1.6.skz') and sending ALL output to one of the authors.

1.6 (June, 2007)
- Fixed minor issues for users using file-based locking and signalling.
- Gave up trying to make DCOP-based locking and signalling work for everyone. Created LITE version that does checks on simple level, with hope of avoiding "Trying DCOP" hangs. If main package does not work for you, try LITE version.

1.6RC versions (February - April, 2007)
- added status message to startup procedure for easier bug-tracking.
- changed the "status" and "error" images to be more appealing.
- new feature: Edge-guard. Keeps photos from sliding beyond the edges of the screen.
- allow to use fractions of minutes.
- Plug-in support
- Internet (http-based) image and WebCam file plugin.
- Now, no "already running" message under Beryl/Compiz.
- Improved ordering mechanism. No more broken disorder when SK.quit()

1.5 (January 20, 2007)
- Added support for Unicode paths.
- bumped the required SK version to 0.41

1.5.rc (December 17, 2006)
- Starting a second instance of A-foto from SuperKaramba interface no longer breaks afoto. (As an unfortunate side effect, starting additional afoto instances by other means is not safe, hence the warning message inclusion.)
- A-foto settings now try to keep "historical priority." The last afoto closed will the the first opened.
- Introduced optimizations to skip unneeded image rotation / manipulation when not needed.
- Fixed problem with occasional improper EXIF-based orientation.
- Prepared the ground for enabling plug-in support for Flickr, webcam and other photo source variations.

1.5 beta versions (May - Jul 06)
- Enabled EXIF-based auto-rotation
- Added "Pile" frame style
- Enabled Unicode, Gettext-based translations
- Added Spanish and Russian translations.
- "recursive" scanning of dropped folders for images.
- Implemented centering of photos relative to the applet origin.
- This is an extensive rewrite with the goals of: simplification of photo sources management, and removal of visual and procedural imperfections.
- Now, there are 2 viewing modes: single photo (One photo stays forever.) and slide show (Shows photos from the dropped folder.)
- Picture frames now live in ~/.superkaramba/afoto/temas. Put YOUR custom themes there.
- Three new themes by Christian Kreibich

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v1 (December 4, 2004)

ti22

14 years ago

how do put a photo in the widget then?

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suslik

14 years ago

how do put a photo in the widget then?

Drop it.

Psst, Alberto, please, make the introductory pic more clear.

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misterdim

14 years ago

Hi !

In the next few days, I'll experiment a new experience... I'll be "father" ! So, I prepare my desktop to display the most beautifull baby in the world ;-) ! I found your theme which is very cool !

Ideas :
- Could be nice to have a preview for frames or a "apply"
- Could be nice to have in the configure menu the ability to chosse the pictures directory (I found out the usage of drag/drop after a while ;-) ).

Have a nice day

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suslik

14 years ago

- Could be nice to have in the configure menu the ability to chosse the pictures directory (I found out the usage of drag/drop after a while ;-) )

Would a clear introductory picture help with the "How do I add pictures?" problem?

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Falstaff31

14 years ago

And a fast one too.
Thanks

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Falstaff31

14 years ago

And the latest version runs very well.
Now if you could find a way to get the recursive/muti-folder input back...
Also a small improvement would be to define the position of the center of the displayed image, instead of the upper left corner. that way, when swithching from an horizontal to a vertical image, the display would stay "in the same place".
Great theme anyway, adds a nice touch to any desktop.

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trebol-a

14 years ago

Yes, but let me explain other idea (I think better.. :D )

The "anchor point" is determinate by the position in screen. If the position is top-left, the anchor point is identical inside the theme, the picture will resize to bottom-right.
If the position is center-bottom, resize to center-top.
I think this mode is more flexible and simple (or intuitive :D )
yes?

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suslik

14 years ago

Yeah, agreed.

We just have to define how close you would be to the edge to fall under the "edge" exception. Is it 0 pixels from side of screen, 20? ...

Why am I asking this, just make the user choose. :)

If no one does it, I'll put it in some time mid June.

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suslik

14 years ago

Now if you could find a way to get the recursive/muti-folder input back...

Will do that in a couple of days. I'll need a small brake from studying anyway.

Also a small improvement would be to define the position of the center of the displayed image, instead of the upper left corner. that way, when swithching from an horizontal to a vertical image, the display would stay "in the same place".

Interesting idea. And quite easy to do, but... Will have to jerk the theme back and forth with each resize, which may be an issue if the image is next to the edge of the screen... Alberto, what do you think about this one?

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adz21c

14 years ago

When it changes to a different image it refreshes over my currently displayed applications till i click on the window for example ... I am sure it didn't do this in 1.0. I am currently running 1.45

Example ... with my picture blurred for persons privacy :-).
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stuart.burton2/issue.jpg

Other than that I think this is a good idea :-)

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no0dle

15 years ago

Hello,
I've downloaded version 1.4 and I really can't manage to display only one single photo (I don't want a random display). I've tried everything, but still can't figure it out. What exactly do I have to do?

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trebol-a

15 years ago

Yes, i had a error in a function. Update please at the new version 1.45

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perrone

15 years ago

can i turn off auto reflesh each minute?

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trebol-a

15 years ago

Edit your file .theme and change refresh value. Default is 60000 (milisecs)

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hispocratic

15 years ago

What is the value for no refresh? If I put 0 I get a infinite refresh loop, the same if I put 6000000000, so, what is the correct value?

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krj

15 years ago

It's definitely one of the best Karamba themes I've ever seen. Simple and powerful. Thanks a lot! :)

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Divilinux

15 years ago

it's possible setting a slide-show with a timer control??

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trebol-a

15 years ago

yes, is a great idea!!
thanx!

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trebol-a

15 years ago

Just i have update theme. I hope all bugs are removed...

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perrone

15 years ago

i just have 1.3r

how ican i select single file?
i press midle button and.........

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trebol-a

15 years ago

i just have 1.3r

how ican i select single file?
i press midle button and.........

From show one image only, you must drag&drop any image in "replaced mode".

If your superkaramba theme is blocked over the desktop, you need only one click, or doubled click if your theme isnt blocked.

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trebol-a

15 years ago

Hi all,
ok! i get notes of your comments! :-)

TIF, recursive, uppercase ... buff, i will see, .. ;)

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marthy

15 years ago

very good theme!
it'll be perfect if theme could scan and slideshows pictures in subfolders of the main directory.For example ./pictures is or source directory.It'll show pictures inside ./pictures/2004, ./pictures/2005 ect ...
Could you add .Tiff & .Tif support too ?
great work.

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trinket

15 years ago

I like this work, but have little problem: why not all photo are open?

all photo in folder have similar size... i dont known

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pchelper

15 years ago

there is a small bug like error in the code.
when it searches pics it looks for .png anf .jpg
the problem is that linux is case sensitive.
hope he will fix that in next release (should, it is only adding two simple line to the code).

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13 years ago

Minimum Requirements:
http://code.google.com/p/a-foto/wiki/Requirements
- Python version 2.3.5
- SuperKaramba 0.41 (KDE 3.5.5)


Known Remaining Issues:
http://code.google.com/p/a-foto/wiki/GettingHelp
- Flickr plugin is NOT STABLE. It may delete all your files and burn the computer down. Make sure you have backups before dropping Flickr links onto A-Foto.

Thank you for helping improve a-foto by running afoto in console ('superkaramba afoto-1.6.skz') and sending ALL output to one of the authors.

1.6 (June, 2007)
- Fixed minor issues for users using file-based locking and signalling.
- Gave up trying to make DCOP-based locking and signalling work for everyone. Created LITE version that does checks on simple level, with hope of avoiding "Trying DCOP" hangs. If main package does not work for you, try LITE version.

1.6RC versions (February - April, 2007)
- added status message to startup procedure for easier bug-tracking.
- changed the "status" and "error" images to be more appealing.
- new feature: Edge-guard. Keeps photos from sliding beyond the edges of the screen.
- allow to use fractions of minutes.
- Plug-in support
- Internet (http-based) image and WebCam file plugin.
- Now, no "already running" message under Beryl/Compiz.
- Improved ordering mechanism. No more broken disorder when SK.quit()

1.5 (January 20, 2007)
- Added support for Unicode paths.
- bumped the required SK version to 0.41

1.5.rc (December 17, 2006)
- Starting a second instance of A-foto from SuperKaramba interface no longer breaks afoto. (As an unfortunate side effect, starting additional afoto instances by other means is not safe, hence the warning message inclusion.)
- A-foto settings now try to keep "historical priority." The last afoto closed will the the first opened.
- Introduced optimizations to skip unneeded image rotation / manipulation when not needed.
- Fixed problem with occasional improper EXIF-based orientation.
- Prepared the ground for enabling plug-in support for Flickr, webcam and other photo source variations.

1.5 beta versions (May - Jul 06)
- Enabled EXIF-based auto-rotation
- Added "Pile" frame style
- Enabled Unicode, Gettext-based translations
- Added Spanish and Russian translations.
- "recursive" scanning of dropped folders for images.
- Implemented centering of photos relative to the applet origin.
- This is an extensive rewrite with the goals of: simplification of photo sources management, and removal of visual and procedural imperfections.
- Now, there are 2 viewing modes: single photo (One photo stays forever.) and slide show (Shows photos from the dropped folder.)
- Picture frames now live in ~/.superkaramba/afoto/temas. Put YOUR custom themes there.
- Three new themes by Christian Kreibich

(list shortend for presentation purposes)

v1 (December 4, 2004)

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