The Palm OS image viewer market has undergone a lot of changes over the last few years, as conversion-based applications were replaced by applications that work with native image files from memory cards. Resco came to the market after AcidImage(review) and GrxView(review) – lets see how the program stacks up:

The program has a very flexible interface that somehow mimics the classic Windows explorer. The folder bar can be made wider and smaller – and can be removed from view, too:
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Images can be displayed in a variety of styles. The size of the thumbnails can be adjusted in the Preferences:
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Thumbnails can be cached in RAM, not crapping up the Palm’s memory card with hundreds of useless files – Resco’s PhotoView does a great job here:
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A long tap on an icon brings up a menu with a variety of options(shown here for files on a memory card – RAM files have less options). Copying, etc files is done via drag and drop – multiselection can be activated in the main menu beforehand:
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When opening an image for viewing, Resco usually doesnt load the image in its full size. Instead, it scales the JPEG down a bit. A variety of options aid you when viewing images. You can adjust brightness, contrast and color hue easily in addition to zoom and rotation – innovative features everywhere! Disabling autorotation(preferences) is a good idea though…
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A really cool extra feature of Resco ImageView is its Slideshow module. The ‘normal’ slideshow module impresses with very creative effects and music support – this video has a few of them:
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The real kicker feature is the custom slideshow module. It allows you to choose display time, sequence, transition effect and music – you can even insert text slides. This video shows a little custom presentation:
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This review focussed on version 2.41.2 of RescoViewer. I tested the program on a Palm Tungsten T3 and a Treo 600 – and it worked very well on both. The program needs about 400k of RAM or VFS storage…

Overall, RescoView is an image viewer that can definitely give the established competitors a run for their money – if you are willing to invest a bit of time into learning how to use it to its best. Get the trial version and see if it suits you by all means!

Related posts:

  1. Resco Photo Viewer update – now with image editing and multisend
  2. Resco Photo Viewer updated
  3. Resco Explorer review
  4. GrxView 3 review
  5. Resco Neeews! – the (p)review

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