gthumb, gnome default image viewer.

March 19th, 2007 mysurface Posted in gthumb, X11 | Hits: 23214 | 3 Comments »

I read a blog post mention about gthumb being better than gqview. Therefore, I give it a try, seems that was installed by default of ubuntu. Before run it, I read the manual, to see what it capable of

man gthumb

Amazingly, I didn’t find anything informative, and it is relatively short. Okay, never mind. I load it up by typing gthumb. The control is slightly deferent from gqview (examples here) but some common operation such as fullscreen, next image or previous image share the same keystroke with gqview.

Seems you might not able to get it from manual, I have a simple common operation list over here


f or v        Fullscreen
z             Original size
=             Zoom in
-             Zoom out
i             Info tag
l             Flip vertically
m             Flip horizontally

PageUp or b   Previous image
PageDown or n Next image
Home          First image
End           Last image

Delete        Delete current image
Ctrl c        Comment
Ctrl w        Quit

As you can observed, both gqview and gthumb having almost the same keystroke. You may notice the slight slow to load up gthumb for the first time. And gthumb will only display the picture when the picture is fully cached into its internal memory. Therefore, when you try to go to next image very fast by rapidly pressing ‘n’, it sometimes it fail to go at your speed. But one thing I wanna highlight here is, gthumb support animation gif, where in gqview, the gif will stay still instead of animate.

[tags]image viewer, gnome apps[/tags]

3 Responses to “gthumb, gnome default image viewer.”

  1. gThumb isn’t a command line application, so “man” isn’t where the manual is.

    Look in the “Help” menu.

    And for keyboard shortcuts, try “Help > Keyboard Shortcuts”.

  2. Thank You

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