i solicited the gimp forum because I thought that gimp might open the .jp2
files, but we are indeed digressing from the purpose of this forum. my
tablet does not have an external keyboard and the touchpad keyboard lacks
many keys found on a physical keyboard - ESC is absent in particular. i
also don't have a physical mouse. as you say, this discussion has
progressed well beyond the purpose of this forum so i will make do with
your helpful suggestion that i should not be using "slideshow." Thank you
for your help. however, i will tell you that i have invoked 'add all' and i
do see the content of the first few pages *only* - and only in full screen
- by tapping the screen.
/s/ Neal Weissman
On Sat, Oct 3, 2015 at 2:31 AM, Bob Long <b...@oblong.com.au> wrote:
> Neal Weissman wrote on 03/10/15 15:00:
> > i've attached a .png screen capture; hopefully you can see it.
> > you can see that the .gz unzipped to 517 .jp2 files. i can only reason
> > to deal with these 517 sequential files as a slideshow .. can you think
> > of another way?
> We are getting off topic here for a GIMP list, anyway...
> A slideshow does not seem to be the way to do it. There is no guarantee
> that you will have finished reading the page before the next image appears.
> Simply open the first "page" (or the page you are up to) of the book as
> a single image in Irfanview. Not as a slideshow. Then when you have read
> the page there should be left/right arrows on a toolbar. Or, use
> left/right arrows on the keyboard.
> Show us a screen shot when you open that first image.
> But I see you have selected the slideshow without automatic timed
> advance, so it should work that way.
> Once you start the slideshow, do you actually see the content of the
> Have you done "Add all" to select all the images for the slideshow?
> > i can see no way to display a slide show other than 'fullscreen';
> > fullscreen seems to be the only way that irfanview will display a
> > slideshow. but fullscreen obliterates access to the the touchpad
> > keyboard and the iv toolbar and obliterates access to almost everything:
> > the only option that i can still control is 'shutdown' and 'restart'!
> > ... nor do i have a mouse.
> Again, what device are you using? Is it some sort of tablet without
> physical mouse or keyboard?
> > although i repeatedly opted for it, the toolbar does not contain the
> > buttons for 'next page' and 'previous page' - even if i were able to
> > access it.
> When you say you don't have a mouse, do you mean you don't see a mouse
> pointer when in full screen? That's possible. Hitting the "ESC" key
> should exit slideshow mode, I think.
> Bob Long
> > /s/ Neal Weissman
> > On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 7:33 PM, Bob Long <b...@oblong.com.au
> > <mailto:b...@oblong.com.au>> wrote:
> > Neal Weissman wrote on 03/10/15 02:32:
> > > irfanview is indeed lauded for being plenary but i haven't had
> > > with it: irfanview's toolbar should as you say contain a “proceed
> to the
> > > successor page” button but i don't see it - i only see a “progress
> > > the next *file* ” button. also, the toolbar appears only in one or
> > > views - the default view is full screen which does present the
> > I don't understand your distinction between successor "page" and
> > You say your "book" consists of many images, one per page. As far as
> > image editors/viewers are concerned, an image is a file (ignoring
> > complications like layers).
> > I've never known Irfanview to default to starting full screen, but
> it is
> > an option in the preferences, anyway.
> > Even when you are in full screen, the left and right keyboard arrows
> > navigate backwards/forwards to the next image in the directory.
> > Attempting to read a book by individual images seems to be the root
> > problem. Perhaps try converting them to something like an .epub
> > format and then use an e-book reader. I've not ever done that from
> > images, but there are converters out there. But even that will have
> > difficulties, given the text will not be able to flow to suit screen
> > size.
> > > and iv is most unfriendly to touchpad keyboards. thus, iv has thus
> > > been of no use to me although it was one of the first that i tried
> > > that's why i'm still searching. (btw, many softwares - including
> > > Windows! and Google's Gmail- are inconsiderate of touchpad
> > Can't help you there. What exactly is the device you are using?
> > --
> > Bob Long
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