Dual Screen image viewer?

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Jan 6, 2012
  1. stealthfire
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    Which homebrew viewers are able to view a picture on both screens of the DS? Perferably one that reads picture files as is (eg. jpg, png, etc.).
    I've got Moonshell 2, iReader and cbds, moonshell 2 doesn't seem to have any function to use both screens while the converter for cbds has a tendency to compress the picture files, making details look pixelised. iReader's basically the same as moonshell.

    I've got scans of a book I want to read on the DS. On cbds, the words look somwhat pixelised and hard to read. On moonshell, the words show up fine, but I have to keep scrolling left and right. I cannot decrease the resolution, otherwise it becomes unreadable. I figured that if I could read it on both screens and sideways, I'd have a lot less scrolling to do.
     
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    Use DSLibris and ebooks instead of scans.
     
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    Well, how am I supposed to convert scans into an ebook then? I don't have OCR software.
     
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    In the CBDS converter software, try messing with the advanced settings. You can usually increase the size of the scaled-down versions but be warned that this may cause crashes if you run out of RAM.

    I believe that Moonshell used to have an option to use both screens, but that may have been way back in version 1.6. My memory is really hazy on this one. Try checking the various configuration files that come with Moonshell, as it may not be something configurable from within the application itself.
     
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    I can resize the pictures via batch process on my own image editors, so is it possible to force the converter to not compress the pictures at all? I've been fiddling with the settings, but I don't see much difference.
     
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    It kind of might take a little bit of testing (and it would be nice to hear the results if you try it), but you should be able to make a custom .cbds...IIRC there are like 4 folders or something and two were for thumbnails (left and right or something) and the other ones were just the pictures themselves. I'm not even sure if it was compressed or not (so possibly you might need to use winrar or some other program that can archive with just "store" and no compression) but you can take a look at it and try by making a .cbds file (small would be quicker) and then renaming it to .zip...
     

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