John’s Background Switcher has been steadily stockpiling some very nice wallpapers. With one downside of them being named by hashes of URLs. I tried to pester John about this, well I wasn’t convincing enough I guess.
Since most of my wallpaper management is looking up specific pic or one of specific color I wanted some convenient way to navigate that pile for a while. Strangely there are zilch tools with even basic sort by color (Picasa is one of few). I had to practically raise ImageSorter from the dead with Wayback Machine and Google.
What it does
App scans folder for images and displays them in overhead view, distributed by color.
Such map of images can be dragged around, zoomed in/out and even turned into a circular globe-like view.
Images can be selected individually or in bulk (mouse with Shift) and there are several actions for selection available from context menu.
Main function works quite fine and being rare one (as it turned out) this is already nice.
App is also quite snappy (tested on 600+MB worth of 1920×1080 wallpapers), it works with cache of downsized thumbnails, rather than original images.
It also highlights duplicate or similar images nicely, but VisiPics is levels better for that.
Ancient and huge pain to procure. Other than main function it is very basic and hardly convenient for generic image navigation and manipulation.
It kinda does what I wanted, but is boring otherwise. Just doesn’t give that wow-this-is-nice-to-use feeling.
The only alive download for latest stable versions I found is imagesorterv2_xp.zip here:
I have no remote idea what that site even is. Grilled download through VirusTotal so it should be free of nasty surprises.
If anyone knows something better for this – I’d be happy to check it out.