Projects / xzgv


xzgv is a GTK+/Imlib-based picture viewer for X, which supports most popular image formats. It provides a thumbnail-based file selector, and allows panning and fit-to-window methods of viewing. It has mouse support as well, but can be used solely from the keyboard.

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Recent releases

  •  13 Dec 2008 14:02

    Release Notes: This release updates xzgv to GTK 2.0. Some functionality has been lost in the process, principally the ability to change the brightness, contrast, and gamma of viewed pictures.

    •  24 Sep 2003 13:51

      Release Notes: Various bugs were fixed. Support for EXIF picture orientation was added.

      •  21 Apr 2001 22:40

        Release Notes: This release adds faster rendering for large images, faster TIFF reading, faster recursive thumbnail updates, tagged file navigation, PRF support, and several bugfixes.

        •  05 Nov 2000 23:22

          Release Notes: This release adds support for gamma adjustment and setting the sorting order non-interactively. Several bugs have been fixed, including portability fixes.

          •  20 Aug 2000 14:55

            Release Notes: A memory leak was fixed, and the (optional) MMX code works again. Thumbnail-reading behavior was improved. Decoupled (axis-specific) scaling was added. Clicking on an image now moves to the next one.

            Recent comments

            16 Jun 2002 10:48 rus

            Re: How about some file saving support?
            xzgv is a viewer, not an editor. You might want to try using Gimp, netpbm, or ImageMagick for image editing. Or if your images are generated by the camera as JPEGs, you might want to try jpegtran which can do a few simple things losslessly.

            15 Jun 2002 11:57 rwa2rwa2

            How about some file saving support?
            This app is awesome! If anyone remembers the good old CGA/EGA/VGA/SVGA image viewers from the DOS era, zgv has all of the speed, ease of use, simplicity, and keyboard support from that bygone era, and xzgv brings it to X! It's much nicer than xv, and I can get my digital camera pictures rotated, cropped, and scaled much faster than in anything else. Unfortunately, after all that, I can't get it saved!


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