I have a new version ready for testing.
This is a complete rewrite of the complete addon (addon-code, script, skin, scrapers, ...). So please give me feedback if all works as it should - there could be some bugs...
The most important new feature is the always wanted SLIDESHOW
Mode! And in slideshow mode there is also zooming (via number-keys) possible.
To start a slideshow just press play ('p' on keyboard) and the slideshow will start. To get this working I had to rewrite the addon to be able to additional act as a plugin. This makes it also possible to use The Big Pictures as source for the built in slideshow screensaver (unfortunately it is not possible to set an image-plugin as source - but you can do it manually by editing the "path" var in the settings.xml of the screensaver, more later). For best experience you have to enable "pan and zoom effect" in the xbmc picture settings.
Next thing you will notice is the completely new cache method, the addon now stores all photo sets and albums in a dedicated json cache-file. The album cache holds the list of albums for 1 hour and the photo sets are persistent cached.
I also rewrote the help-function. You will now see the help-screen on every addon start (solved via addon-settings-dialog) - until you set "don't show the help again".
The skin-file is also rewritten and the addon should now have a smoother scrolling.
Another logic improvement some of you asked for works now: When going back from a photoset to the albums list you will be redirected to the parent album and not the first one.
You can download the new version for eden here: https://github.com/downloads/dersphere/s....0.0-2.zip