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flimsel is a minimalistic digitial image browser based on the fltk toolkit. It displays thumbnails of images given on the command line. It is intended to be used in digital image processing shell scripts. flimsel uses the very fast epeg library for JPEG thumbnail generation. flimsel outputs keyboard hotkeys and file names of selected images to stdout. Images whose filenames are written to stdin will be reloaded. The script in the examples directory uses this to implement basic image manipulations on selected images.

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  •  15 Feb 2014 10:43

    Release Notes: A crash when called without arguments and some warnings have been fixed. The example script has been updated.

    •  26 Mar 2012 19:44

      Release Notes: A threading-related crash has been fixed, filenames are no longer displayed, and the example script has been improved.

      •  07 Sep 2011 20:43

        Release Notes: Scaling of non-JPEG images and a potential deadlock have been fixed.

        •  17 Dec 2010 21:43

          Release Notes: Lazy and multithreaded image loading have been added to improve performance. The epeg library code has been incorporated to get rid of a workaround.

          •  15 Aug 2009 20:29

            Release Notes: Shortcuts to select all thumbnails and to invert the selection have been added. A redraw problem has been fixed.


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