Great image viewer. I like it. Keep up the good work.
I am very interested in trying Gimageview. Got a config error.
checking for GTK - version >= 1.2.6... no
*** The gtk-config script installed by GTK could not be found
*** If GTK was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
rpm -qa |grep gtk
Seems I have a higher version of GTK than required but fails on config test. Any ideas?
i discovered gimv only a few days ago and it has already blown me away.
at last an image viewer worthy to replace xzgv.
i have been searching for long to find an imageviewer that could rival xzgv in memory use and simplicity. i have tried many others, but all used more resources and did not make the cut on my small machine.
on top of that gimv also supports the .xvpics thumbnail format from xzgv and gimp and it handles files without extensions, while at the same time allowing a window layout close to that of xzgv.
nice features are that the thumbnail view has tabs so that you can quickly switch between multiple folders. it fixes all issues i have with xzgv (proper file dialogs, don't hide nonimage files (i was always irritated to think that a directory was empty when in reality it contained other files), slideshow mode).
and while it has a few more bugs than xzgv, they apply to features that xzgv doesn't even have.
also tried gthumb and gqview.
gthumb uses more memory, does not seem to allow mixing directories and images in the thumbnail view, and, i guess it's supposed to be a feature: it only loads thumbnails for image icons that come into view. that makes browsing an image directory very slow as you have to wait every time until the thumbnail image is loaded. it handles exif nicer than gimv, but that's about it.
gqview also needs more memory than gimv.
it autoloads the first image in a directory, which is not always desired if you just want to take a quick peek because that costs time and resources again.
it has the same file/dir split as gthumb, supports .xvpics only to read (and appears to scale them, ugh)
the kde options gwenview and showimg need so many resources already at startup that their features aren't even worth discussing.
i have not seen any development on gimv for the last year. i hope that will change again, there is great potential. i submited a bunch of bugs and feature ideas...
Great Image Viewer!
This is a great image viewer. It has many configuration options, supports all common formats and is very flexible, and fast. I should not that I wrote
a Patch to fix some problems there (http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1169071&group_id=39083&atid=424295).
A few changes I'd love to see...
To begin, GImageView is great :)
That being said, if the following changes could be made, then I'd really be happy with it.
Firstly, I would like it if, when you open an image directly with gimv, (eg. $ gimv /home/me/mypic.png) that you could also then access other images in /home/me/ by pressing page-up and page-down; right now you can only do this if you view /home/me/mypic.png by double clicking on it from inside GImageView.
Secondly, I would also like it if I could set the image-window to always start in full-screen mode. Please also consider making it so that the image automatically gets refreshed to go to the biggest size that fits (if that's your desired option) when you toggle to and from full-screen mode.
Thirdly, I would like it if you could make it an option that double-clicking on an image in "image-view-mode" toggles back to the directory+thumbnail view.
I would also like to know if you wouldn't consider making the splash-screen a configurable option (and not a compile-time option).
Lastly, I want to thank you for this excellent program. I use it all the time, and I really like it :)
Re: Wonderful software, but...
Yes it's a GeForce.
Maybe I'll take your sources and have a look at it, if you don't mind. May there is a way I can help you...
Re: Wonderful software, but...
> ...I'm using a multi-headed system (2x
> CRT / Twinview). In Fullscreen mode, the
> pictures are splittet over the desktops.
> Is there any possibility to tell gimv to
> use just one of the displays in
> Fullscreen? (E.g. by telling it just to
> use a screen range of 1280x1024 or
> thx, mafi:)
Hi mafi. Your video card is GeForce, isn't it?
Sice I also use Twinview, I will look for the method of realizing it.However, for the moment, I cannot promise to realize it.
Please wait for a while.
Wonderful software, but...
...I'm using a multi-headed system (2x CRT / Twinview). In Fullscreen mode, the pictures are splittet over the desktops. Is there any possibility to tell gimv to use just one of the displays in Fullscreen? (E.g. by telling it just to use a screen range of 1280x1024 or whatever...)
Re: Slideshow Always starts from first picture...
> Not sure this is a problem or a
> The slide show always starts with first
> picture, whatever the preferred sorting
> is. I think that its better to start
> the slideshow from the current picture
> selected. It happens on RH8.0 when
> browsign images from a CD.
It is a feature.
But I will add the option to do it a to a future version.
Slideshow Always starts from first picture...
Not sure this is a problem or a feature.
The slide show always starts with first picture, whatever the preferred sorting is. I think that its better to start the slideshow from the current picture selected. It happens on RH8.0 when browsign images from a CD.
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