Topic: Newbie tearing hair out

I download the simpleviewer and extract the zip files but nothing actually DOES anything  sad  Which is the executable to fire this baby up, and how can I make a shortcut to launch it?
Also going nuts with Adobe, on 3 different 'puter at 2 locations I try to lad Flash 9 (and even 7 from archives) and get an endless loop of "check ok to terms" "download" and then it simply reloads the "download page" and waits for me to "accept terms". I can use the demo simpleview on the demonstration page, so I'm assuming I have a new enough version of Flash?
Simpleview is exactly what I was looking for and now it's just teasing me :cry:  TIA for all help.
Glenn

Re: Newbie tearing hair out

Have you read this page?

Ben

View your PicasaWeb albums in SimpleViewer using [url=http://benhughes.freehostia.com/picasaviewer/]PicasaViewer[/url]

Re: Newbie tearing hair out

To see the gallery in the downloaded files,  double-click the 'index.html' file.

Felix Turner
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: Newbie tearing hair out

Have you read this page?

Yes, several times but it's like reading the manual to the radio of a car you're locked out of. If there's a specific line there that I seem to be missing, please feel free to point it out, thanks.

Re: Newbie tearing hair out

To see the gallery in the downloaded files,  double-click the indexfile.

When I do that I get a working demo version with all thumbnial pics the same, and the viewer/download button in the lower right, but nothing in the way of a toolbar or anything like that. If I right click a thumb I get a Flash settings box but that's about it.
I'm sure I'm missing something obvious, should I just grab the demo from the index link and edit it as HTML?
Thanks,
Glenn

Re: Newbie tearing hair out

It sounds like you're seeing exactly what you should be. What's this toolbar you expect to see?

Ben

View your PicasaWeb albums in SimpleViewer using [url=http://benhughes.freehostia.com/picasaviewer/]PicasaViewer[/url]

Re: Newbie tearing hair out

Bingo. My misunderstanding from the start. I though Simpleviewer was usable to build the page itself, as well as import from other programs. Looks like it's not what I was looking for after all. Thanks for the help  smile

Re: Newbie tearing hair out

SimpleViewer won't build the page for you, lets face it, its *free*! But you can use some of the application plugins (such as Picasa, iPhoto, RapidWeaver, Aperture, Lightroom).  And I find the buildgallery.php quick and easy to use. I can set up a gallery of 100 images in just a few minutes.

Anyway its entirely up to you...

Regards
Phil
http://www.phillipnorman.com

Re: Newbie tearing hair out

Yes, and if you want to manage albums etc, you can use SimpleViewerAdmin, FlickrViewer, PicasaViewer etc, all also free smile

Ben

View your PicasaWeb albums in SimpleViewer using [url=http://benhughes.freehostia.com/picasaviewer/]PicasaViewer[/url]

Re: Newbie tearing hair out

This is true, thanks for the input. I really didn't care about cost, just wanted a "click & shoot". I'm not all that thrilled with my current MS Front Page & WS_FTP Pro. Heck, Corecomm is an ISP that has a really nice one for their customers, but it's unreliable since their server keeps crashing and/or being unavailable for access. You click to create an album, click add photo, browse, upload, and it's done. Big photo and row of thumbs on a slider bar below to change the big photo, any pic smaller than 2 meg works and it automatically compresses them with little quality loss. Was looking for something like that. I'm 51 and spent a bunch of my life programming PLCs robots, pick&place stuff, etc. I just don't want to do that on my own time lol . I just want a hammer, not a nailgun wink Thanks again,
Glenn