Cornice Portable Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on October 9, 2008 - 1:23pm

Cornice logoCornice Portable has been released. Cornice Portable is an image viewer packaged as a portable app so you can view and show off your pictures while on the go. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

Read on for more details...


Cornice Portable ScreenshotCornice Portable is a free, easy to use image viewer with lots of great features:

  • Detail and thumbnail view for images
  • Image preview
  • Automatic recognition of images, with a variety of formats supported
  • Bookmarks
  • Full-screen view
  • Zooming and rotation
  • Slideshow
  • Good keyboard navigation
  • Image loading from zip archives
  • EXIF data support

Learn more about Cornice...

Developer Wanted!

We're actively seeking a Python developer to enhance Cornice. We'd especially like to fix an EXIF data-handling bug and add multilingual support. If you're interested, please contact us and let us know. Installer / Format

Cornice Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Cornice Portable is available for immediate download from the Cornice Portable homepage. Get it today!

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Thank you John. I'll try it right away.

"What about Love?" - "Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate." - Al Pacino in The Devils Advocate

if you release a new App, could you also create the german page, fill it with the content of the english page and make me the author?
Ißll then translate it.
This way I dont have to ask Marko to do it every once in a while...

"What about Love?" - "Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate." - Al Pacino in The Devils Advocate

gracia a todo esto programadores. por este trabajo tan creativo. bueno estre mas a prendan es mejor para esteded porque conocimiento es poder saludos...!


I don't know if customizes their apps or if they just make current apps portable. So this possibly is the wrong place to post this.

I would suggest the following:

*Add a screensaver mode to the program so that when it is minimized and hidden as a tray icon, after a certain amount of time a "slideshow" will automatically appear and play.
*Add a password field to the screensaver so that only those with the password can turn off the programs screensaver.

"frames can't catch you when you're movin' like that" - Jack Johnson

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we only package the Apps (mostly) without touching them.

So the right place would be the Cornice homepage where you'll find the developper's email address.

"What about Love?" - "Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate." - Al Pacino in The Devils Advocate

Perfect, Cornice is an excellent display of images.
Some time ago I made the translation into Spanish.
I leave here the link to the archives of language I did, and that it sends to the author at the time.
I hope to be able to incorporate CornicePortable.

Perfecto, Cornice es un exelente visor de imagenes.
Hace un tiempo atras hice la traduccion al español.
Dejo aca el link a los archivos de idioma que hice, y que envie en su momento al autor.
Espero pueda incorporase a CornicePortable.

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In testing, Cornice does not use the language files anyway due to a bug in the code where it never updates what language the OS environment is, so it's a bit moot at the moment.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

on my german OS it switch to the lang folder de and
on my polish OS it switch to the lang folder pl (automatically)

what does not working exactly? In this release you
have to compile the german PO file to a MO file
Than you have Cornice in german on a german OS

OK, just include the new languages into the PortableApps version
and Cornice is correctly multilingual than!

Installed Cornice and it ran fine on XP computer at office. Nice app. Tried on Vista home computer and strangely it opens a Windows Live ID login box. What the...? Where is that coming from? Had to close the service through task manager. Reinstalled, disabled virus scanner and so forth with no success.

Also the help.html file currently packaged with Cornice has links to KeePass.

Any ideas on Vista failure?