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#1 2017-07-11 22:01

crosscourt
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4 lightweight image viewers for the Linux desktop

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#2 2019-03-02 18:12

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Re: 4 lightweight image viewers for the Linux desktop

I've been using Shotwell. I like the ability to edit the properties of the picture. The way the photos are organized makes more sense than a few of the others I've tried. Gwenview, isn't my favourite.

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#3 2019-03-02 21:21

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Re: 4 lightweight image viewers for the Linux desktop

Shotwell is also my favorite for the same reasons you mentioned.

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#4 2019-03-03 07:17

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Re: 4 lightweight image viewers for the Linux desktop

Having decided to drop WINE I have spent a bit of time looking for something as good as FastStone - and even Picasa.

So far the closest I have come is XnViewMP. Under the hood it's qt base and seems to work OK though some of the editing tools are a bit clumsy. I mostly use it for a quick run through the pics before handing over to Darktable for editing.

Shotwell is very good for jpgs.

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#5 2019-03-03 10:02

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Re: 4 lightweight image viewers for the Linux desktop

I have used ristretto for quite some time now for when I want to view images. I found it to be adequate for my needs, and I use gimp for editing.

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#6 2019-03-03 18:45

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Re: 4 lightweight image viewers for the Linux desktop

Ive used Ristretto and ImageMagick with good results and use Gimp quite a bit recently with some projects.  Shotwell is very good with jjpgs but Picasa was my original favorite.  I dont use Wine as much as I use to particularly since Im gaming natively in Linux these days.

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#7 2019-03-25 07:24

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Re: 4 lightweight image viewers for the Linux desktop

It's worth mentioning that the Plasma version of Gwenview is a major improvement over the old KDE 3.x version. Once all the bugs are ironed out Centaurus Plasma looks like being a good platform for graphics - but only if they can sort out the present qt release which is killing the use of Digikam. The issues have all been sorted further upstream but if Buster freezes as it is right now with the qt bug baked in then it will be bad news.

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#8 2019-03-25 18:00

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Re: 4 lightweight image viewers for the Linux desktop

Ive used Gwenview but not with Q4OS.

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#9 2019-05-11 21:48

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Re: 4 lightweight image viewers for the Linux desktop

I have tried many image viewers, but there is one, which is the best for me - ksquirrel-trinity.
It is very fast, very functional and convenient to use. I definitely suggest all to try it!
Gwenview is a bit slow and sluggish in my opinion.
XnViewMP is also very good, but it is heavy if you need just image viewer, not image editor.
Ristretto for some reasons did not worked well for me.
So my top 4 is:
1. Ksquirrel-trinity
2. Mirage
3. XnViewMP (dropped from 2 to 3 because of heaviness and absence in repositories)
4. Shotwell

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#10 2019-05-11 23:57

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Re: 4 lightweight image viewers for the Linux desktop

I have tried a great many image viewers. Ultimately, they were all decent. Lately, I switched to DigiKam for it's many nifty features and to make it easier to proof my photos. DigiKam comes with an image viewer, ShowFoto, which I find quite good. Has all of your basic features, plus some minor editing leveraged from DigiKam, plus excellent MetaData views and such. If you use one, it makes sense to use the other.

Previously, I primarily used Nomacs.

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