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Seymour - photo viewer/organizer

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:08 am
by smaragdus
Seymour is a free and portable photo viewer/organizer with some basic editing capabilities.

About Seymour:
Did you always want a program for browsing images but there was literally no such software available? Don't fret, there's...
Seymour features:
Distinguishing features
- Scripting support to enhance functionality
- Good search features including searching by visual similarity, image features, regular expressions, text search, categories etc.
- Caching to speed up browsing and viewing
- Customizable thumbnail styles for different images
- Highlight/select/tag images according to image features
- Sorting and grouping features
- Tagging (categories assignment) including Copy/Paste/Clear
- Support for the new Waifu2X upscaling method
- Some options to enhance usability on touchscreens/tablets
Seymour links: - home page - history - documentation - software page forum - publisher - publisher ... mour.shtml - Seymour at Softpedia

Seymour downloads: ... eymour.rar - Seymour direct download link

Seymour screen-shots:
- Seymour window:
Seymour 0.9.8 - 2015-12-14 - 001.png
- Seymour settings:
Seymour 0.9.8 - 2015-12-14 - 002.png
Seymour portable:
Download Seymour.rar archive, extract it and run Seymour.exe. All settings are stored in INI files in data sub-folder inside Seymour folder. Seymour also creates Seymour.db and Thumbs.db files in program folder. All documentation and scripts can be found in docs and scripts sub-folders.

Seymour license:
Seymour is free but not open-source.

Seymour note:
Seymour is still in early stage of development but it looks very promising. The developer is very friendly, helpful and open to suggestions. Here I would like to thank him for
* Added support for automatic JPEG rotation according to EXIF orientation
(UseEXIFRotation setting in Seymour.ini; enabled by default)
which is an extremely important feature for me. If a folder containing a great number of images is browsed indexing can take a bit longer.

Re: Seymour

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:19 am
by I am Baas
Portable but not stealth...


Re: Seymour

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:36 am
by smaragdus
@I am Baas
Thanks, I edited my previous post.

Re: Seymour

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:10 am
by hukka
While I never specifically intended Seymour to be portable, it's programming-wise very simple to make it save additional settings to a file instead of registry, so I will make the next version fully portable.

Re: Seymour

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:56 pm
by smaragdus

Welcome to the forum. It is always great when developers choose to participate in the discussions here. I suppose that a portable version of Seymour which leaves Windows registry untouched (we call such programs Stealth here) will be much appreciated by the community. A program which does not write to Windows registry is more likely to be added to The Portable Freeware database ( I suppose you may find interesting stuff here. Keep the good work on Seymour and thanks for joining the forum.

Re: Seymour

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:12 am
by hukka
smaragdus wrote:@hukka

Welcome to the forum. It is always great when developers choose to participate in the discussions here. I suppose that a portable version of Seymour which leaves Windows registry untouched (we call such programs Stealth here) will be much appreciated by the community.
Thanks for the welcome! Just posting a heads-up - the fully portable/stealth version 0.9.9 of Seymour is now available. Writing to the registry was replaced with writing a Window.ini in the Seymour directory. If the file doesn't exist your previous setup is restored from registry (if applicable) so you retain the settings from a previous version.
In addition, Seymour can now perform reverse image searches from the Internet using Google and the Waifu2X image scaling feature was updated.

Re: Seymour

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:57 am
by smaragdus

Great news and excellent work. I can confirm that Seymour version 0.9.9 retrieved settings from registry and created Window.ini file in program folder. After I deleted Seymour registry strings and restarted Seymour these string were not recreated so it seems that now Seymour is fully portable and stealth.

I have a suggestion- what about adding an option for a slide show? If implemented you may put a slide-show icon in Seymour tool-bar plus a slide show context menu (Play or Slide Show) when the user right-clicks on an image. Also you may add a slide show menu in Seymour settings where the user can define the seconds per slide (interval between images). You may also add options for transition effects (no transition effects, random transition effects, selected transition effects. You may define a hot key for slide show, perhaps CTRL+P (Play) or CTRL+S (Slide Show).


Re: Seymour

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:59 am
by smaragdus
Full change log for Seymour version 0.9.9:
Version 0.9.9

* Added a function to perform a reverse image search on Google (does the same
as uploading the image on the Google Image search webpage)
* Updated Waifu2X wrapper to reflect newest version:
- Resize dialog allows choice between line art and photographic images
- New version of DLL and model files
- Download link for Waifu2X support files changed: ... aifu2x.rar
* Seymour is now fully portable and doesn't write to the registry


* Fixed incorrect behaviour of Cancel button when a save confirmation dialog
was displayed in Image Editor window
* Minor GUI tweaks and fixes

Re: Seymour

Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:27 pm
by hukka
smaragdus wrote: Great news and excellent work. (...)
I have a suggestion- what about adding an option for a slide show?
Thanks for verifying it works as intended. As for the slideshow suggestion, I've personally never seen any use of such a feature (note - personally!), so adding it is not a priority for me, however I think it could be implemented as a script. 'Complex' transition effects (with two different images visible simultaneously) might not be possible for now due to the way Seymour works internally, and I might have to add some timing functions to the scripting engine, but otherwise it should be doable.

Re: Seymour 0.9.10

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:20 pm
by smaragdus
Seymour at version 0.9.10, changes:
Version 0.9.10
A couple of Direct2D bugfixes:

* Fixed fullscreen display not being pixel perfect on Nvidia GPUs
* Fixed display of PNGs containing an alpha channel
* Fixed incorrect dimensions of fullscreen lowres image preview shown while
loading the fullsize image (Still wrong for animated gifs)

Re: Seymour

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:11 pm
by webfork
I really missed out not testing this program sooner. Very well designed program.

While I know this program probably isn't being worked on anymore but I really liked bits of it so wanted to make some feature requests in the event that it comes back into development:

Main window
* Ability to batch modify screen size (maybe via scripts menu)
* Scripts menu text doesn't fit onto the window on Win7x86
* Metadata editor / removal

Edit view
* CTRL+Z to undo operations
* More save/compression options

Image view
* Inside image view, auto-crop when drawing a rectangle (or similar common function)

... also an open license so maybe someone could carry the program forward would be great.