The app I wanted to review today is called PhotoGun, an image enhancement app available on the Mac App Store for a penny below $ 8.00. It's over my threshold to waste money to test an app, and I didn't see the trial version link until early today. A look at PhotoGun is coming soon. Instead, I spent time over the weekend using PixVeew, a very fast but simple photo protector that also prints contact sheets (yes, some of us still use printers).
Don't ask me how to pronounce PixVeew (I'm guessing picks-view ), but it doesn't matter. Considering it's free, you'll probably appreciate what it does. It is an image viewer that scans through folders of images and makes it easier to view .jpg, .png, .gif and .bmp files (which also makes it great for graphic designers with lots of pictures and icons in a library), but, Strangely enough, not RAW files.
Open a folder of photos and you get a viewer. Select the photos you want and print a contact sheet. The only warning I can see with the free version vs. the upgrade in the app to the Plus mode is the number of images that can be printed.
PixVeew also has other features, including an option to display images in slideshow mode. In fact, the PixVeew app icon is an old-fashioned slideshow, but the app doesn't reveal new grounds for slideshows (time slides per slide, but no list of transitions).
However, images or images in the preview viewer can be easily moved to the trash can, and images can be converted or compressed into .jpg files. There is no numerical compression setting; just the standard slider that varies from minimal to maximum.
You won't be blown away by the functional tool in PixVeew, but if all you need is a simple viewer with a slide show, and an option to print contact sheets, that's as good as anything.