Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Free picture viewer

If you've looked at Google today you may have noticed that they're offering a Windows program as a download; Picasa, which seems to be a rather nice image viewing and sharing program. I've tried it on my PC, and it works fairly well; doesn't catalogue .gif files unless you tell it to, and insists on sorting things by date before directory, which is a bit of a nuisance, but if you can work with that it's okay.

One interesting but potentially embarassing thing it can do is show every picture that's still in your browser cache, which might be handy if you look at a picture, forget to bookmark it, then want to go back to it. Rather useful provided your cache isn't full of porn etc.; for some reason mine currently seems to be full of pictures of Sabrina (see yesterday's entry) which is harmless enough, but some people might want to be a little more careful.

Also on the subject of images, here are some more for Twisting the Hellmouth's user interface

"Gentlemen, just parachute to the enemy complex, use thermite to get into the command bunker, rescue the kidnapped scientists, and get out. A child of ten could do it..."

Remember Superstar? I just liked the idea of Jonathan as a super-competent secret agent telling everything how things should be done...

"Just who did you call a mudblood?"

This one's a scene from my story Bring Me The Head of Harry Potter; Dawn and Kennedy treat an older Draco to a small lesson. I started out with a picture of the actor and aged him a little by darkening his hair and adding stubble and a small moustache, think it works reasonably well.

"So like I said, I got tired of the beer in Sunnydale (hic) and thought I'd try a bar a little further away..."

This was originally Clem and Spike, I think the change works reasonably well.

"Note to self. Religion, freaky."

I found the Buddy Christ picture while looking for something else, and this just felt right somehow...

"Kate could see his face reflected in the window, so she was sure he wasn't a monster..."

Whatever did happen to Kate anyway post Angel S2? Here's a nasty idea. I think the picture is from Hannibal.

Anyway, let me know what you think.

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