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BBFileScout 0.6.5 Adds Thumbnails Option for Images

001_InitialScreenWithDeviceRootsThe very popular donation-ware file manager BBFileScout has just been updated to version 0.6.5 which adds a feature that many will be interested in. The application is under active development which is why we keep mentioning it. This latest version adds thumbnail support for images that you can enable or disable in the options. The app will show you a 128 pixel preview of the image in the folder if you so desire kind of like the default RIM file viewer. This more or less fixes the last shortcoming of BBFileScout compared to the native RIM file editor. Sorry for the lack of screenshots but my MacBook is acting up for some reason…

From the change log:

  • Thumbnail support for images (if enabled in BBFileScout options)
    BBFileScout is able to display a small (depending on the selected font site) preview of supported image files.
    Please note that this option could eat up a lot of performance of your device, if you open a directory that contain a large number of images that have a file size which is larger the 500KiB. In order to avoid serious performance problems the search result will not display thumbnails for images.
  • BBFileScout will display a 128px preview of image files in the details dialog [Key shortcut: I] The thumbnail creation could take some moments – so please be a bit patient.
  • Select your favorite folder icons
  • When you have chosen ‘Ask each time’ in the ‘When destination exist’ option then it can become quite inconvenient when you will be prompted for plenty of files and you have to select each time the option of your choice. This have been improved: BBFileScout will now remember the first made choice and for the next time the dialog will be displayed the ‘OK’-Button is automatically focused.

As a reminder, BBFileScout is a free, donation-ware application where the developer asks that you donate as much as you feel the application is worth, at this link. You can download it OTA here.

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  1. I really like this software. It fills a huge void that the Blackberry software leaves open. I do, however, have a couple of critiques:
    – I’m not sure how useful the thumbnail feature is. I think the thumbnail got its name because on a computer screen it’s about the size of a thumbnail. These are more like freckles. It also takes a painfully long time to load. One of the reasons I love this software because my many images loaded on my card cause the native BB picture viewer to take literally minutes to load. So I’d rather this doesn’t compromise the speed.

    – The KiB acronym used for kilobytes is kind of weird looking. The convention is usually kB or KB. And of course MIB for megabytes really doesn’t make any sense.

    – There are a lot of cool shortcut keys. It would be nice if the list were accessible somewhere inside the software, on a help screen of some sort. It would also be cool if some of the conventional shortcuts worked like T- Top, B-Bottom or Space – Page Down.

    Thanks again for the great work.

  2. large files need long loading times… there is no way to speed that up – but i have already worked on a different priority system for thumb loading… -> also the Thumb size can be selected in the next version of BBFileScout

    Re: KiB/MiB:

    ShortCut help:
    yes that’s something that will be added in the future…

    • Sounds good.
      And I guess I stand corrected on KiB and MiB. Honestly, I’m in IT and development and I had never seen that before.

  3. Emac does an awesome job on this app. It is already the best file manager on BB and keeps getting better.

    BTW don’t beat yourself up over that copyright icon business. It seemed to it was an honest mistake that you fixed quickly. You should have been given the courtesy of a private notification.

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