A-foto (afoto)

Karamba & Superkaramba

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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)

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trebol-a

15 years ago

Update theme!!

No-random and more coming soon! ;)
Please report any coments....

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Caio

15 years ago

Hi,
I like your theme very much, it make my destop more...familiar :-)
But...I've tried to set more than one photo, saying to karamba.desktop to open your themes on startup, but when I login to my kde, in each theme opened in automatic I found always the same photo.
How can I open more themes with different photos?

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trebol-a

15 years ago

:O
is rare, i think is a mistake of karamba not a theme, because when you open a theme "a-foto" karamba create a file call "afoto.rc", when you open a second theme is create "afoto-2.rc", "afoto-3.rc" .... etc.. in this file contain the filename/folder of source, and the position in screen etc.... Every time you open a second theme, third theme them read a "xxxx-2.rc" "xxxx-3.rc" etc....

This files are saved in " ~/.superkaramba/a-fotoXX.rc".

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Caio

15 years ago

Is strange, but if I look in my .superkaramba dir I can see only one configuration file, named "afoto.rc", even if I open two times the same theme for watch different photos.
However, I have created a second file in the same dir, named afoto-2.rc, writing different path (to another photo) and different parameters, but when I login it starts two istance of theme but always with same parameters(those of afoto.rc).
I don't know if is the right method, but in order to launch more themes of superkaramba at login, I call the superkaramba binary followed by one path theme in karamba.desktop file, in a row like this:
"Exec='/usr/bin/superkaramba' /path/to/theme", and then in the bottom of the configuration file of this theme I put one line for each theme I want to open automatically, like this:
"THEME PATH=/path/to/others/themes".
Here is where I launch more istances of your theme.
It is clear?
Is possible to start theme with line command parameters?

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trebol-a

15 years ago

yes, is posible, look:
http://www.trebol-a.com/publicar/afoto01.jpg

But i dont understand because you use the command line... when you exit kde desktop, superkaramba remember last status, do not?

Do you have permisions in superkaramba folder?
What is your superkaramba version?

I have used Superkaramba 0.37 on KDE 3.4.2 and SUSE 10.

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pchelper

15 years ago

can you add an option for a non random view of the pictures?

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liquidat

15 years ago

I really like it!

But you should add recursive search. I assume that the most people here around use digikam for their daily photo-work, and that they have one folder for each album stored in one main folder.

The best would be to have check boxes to include exactly these folders I want/to exclude all folders I don't want.

Keep up the nice work :-)

liquidat

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trebol-a

15 years ago

Yes, i agree with you... just i working in this, but I prefered make it without extra menues, very simple (drag+SHIFT, by example), like the theme... but my knowlegde about python (by the moment :D ) are very poor.

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lenooh

15 years ago

where did you get that cute little cat? how old was he on the picture?

:-)

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trebol-a

15 years ago

Well.... this little cat is now a big fat cat!! :D
The photo have about two years, more photos here, http://www.trebol-a.com/?id=61

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cyberclaus

15 years ago

A very good work and I like it very much. Use it on folder with a lot of images from different holiday trips. Sometimes there's a picture I would like see better. A 'middle-click' on the image could open it in kview or kuickshow. And that's only a few lines of code.
Please think about that.

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trebol-a

15 years ago

thanx everybody,
yes, is a good idea, i have working in this features!!

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AustinK

15 years ago

This is pretty cool. A very simple idea executed perfectly.

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ViRgiLiO

15 years ago

Simplemente genial: sencillo, elegante, configurable y bello. Enhorabuena.

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trebol-a

15 years ago

I think what recursive scan directory was a problem not a improve, especially when you have a lot of picture in a folder/subfolder (like me)...
When i find a elegant mode for solve this i will pass the version 1.1 !! :D

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Gracias,...
sospecho que el modo no-recursivo de escaneo de directorios vá a echarlo en falta mucha gente,por eso, te contesto en ingles (mas o menos :D )...

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ViRgiLiO

15 years ago

Por cierto, sería perfecto si al seleccionar un directorio con varios subdirectorios, se escanearan éstos para mostrar todas las imágenes contenidas en ellos. De modo que no se quede limitado a mostrar sólo las imágenes de 1 sólo directorio.

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tuxxland

15 years ago

Very nice . I like it. Keep up the good work !!

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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)

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