Newgen Pictures V2 Widget v1.1
Published: January 15, 2012
Update: Fixed the fullscreen slideshow where images of different aspect ratios were stretched
Lo, and behold, the Pictures V2 widget! Read below to see what features are available.
You can now set the folder path, change the background image and set the number of rows for the icons. Drag is also working. Clicking at the bottom of the screen will bring up a simple search bar, filling it up and hitting enter will narrow down the number of images in the list.
Clicking on any of the images will bring it to full view. Left click anywhere on the screen and drag it and release to the left or right to go the next/previous image. Clicking at the bottom of the screen will bring up the info bar as shown above, with a slideshow button (picture changes every 7 seconds), and 2 edit buttons (edit with paint, or edit with a program of your choice).
Memory used by this widget when browsing through the image list will be freed, making it a big plus.
Be warned though, loading takes a little longer when there are more than a few thousand pictures, and may start to jam up if there are way too many pictures (for eg, 10,000+).
Let me know if there is anything that can be improved upon, or if there are any bugs.