gwenview
Graphics
Score 80%
Description:

Gwenview is a fast and easy to use image viewer/browser for KDE.

All common image formats are supported, such as PNG (including transparency), JPEG (including EXIF tags and lossless transformations), GIF (images as well as animations), XCF (Gimp image format), BMP, XPM and others.

Since 1.3.91, Gwenview can also view SVG images and play videos.

Standard features include slideshow, fullscreen view, image thumbnails, drag'n'drop, image zoom, full network transparency using the KIO framework, including basic file operations and browsing in compressed archives, non-blocking GUI with adjustable views.

Gwenview also provides image and directory KParts components for use e.g. in Konqueror.

Additional features, such as image renaming, comparing, converting, batch processing, HTML gallery and others are provided by the KIPI image framework.
Last changelog:

13 years ago

# New features:

- Settings in the dialog to edit the thumbnail view details are now directly applied, no need to click "Apply" anymore.

- OSD can now display more image information: aperture, focal length, iso and exposure time. Patch by Carles Pina i Estany.

# Fixes:

- Bug 123516: After renaming, thumbnail panel is not updated

- Bug 138467: Crash in Exiv2 readMetadata when reading image saved in Photoshop

- Bug 131162: Autorotate images preference setting is forgotten

- Bug 132556: Gwenview asks to save the wrong file if the modified file is read-only

- Bug 111641: When several printing images in a row, "Keep Ratio" keeps ratio of first image

- Avoid crash when viewing extremely large images.

- Fix optimization compiler flags being disabled for scaling code.

- In fullscreen mode, make sure the cursor does not come back after moving to the next image. Patch by Carles Pina i Estany.

- Bug 130511: In the KParts, make Gwenview translations the active one, to avoid using KDELibs instead.

molecule-eye

7 years ago

Gwenview was fine before, but after some updates (now running KDE 4.4.2 on Kubuntu 9.10) it thrashes my hdd when opening a file. I have to wait at least a minute sometimes, and this is even when the Dolphin folder is already cached for thumbnails. I've also noticed that when you minimize and restore it starts trashing the hdd again. I should report this as a bug, but anyone else seeing this?

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bk12

7 years ago

This is really strange. Do other applications suffer from similar slow down?

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molecule-eye

7 years ago

No, not at all. I wonder what Gwenview is doing when it causes the HDD to thrash away.

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bk12

7 years ago

I have no idea :(. Would be interesting to start Gwenview from a terminal to check whether it prints any suspect message.

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molecule-eye

7 years ago

I get a lot of errors referring to nepomuk and then when I click on a folder it says "error reading file://..." for every file in the folder. This is what is causing the hdd thrashing.

The initial nepomuk errors go away when I enable nepomuk but the main problem persists with all the "error reading..." errors. Odd. Is there any special commands/switches I can use in gwenview to narrow down the problem? (--help doesn't show much.)

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bk12

7 years ago

No command line option I am afraid. This bug about Nepomuk output is on my TODO list. Hopefully I'll address this for KDE 4.5.

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mushero

7 years ago

I have a related problem - I launch gwenview just fine, but then it usually locks up for 30-60 seconds doing who knows what. I can't kill it, can't use menus, etc. until it's 'done' - maybe it's waiting on nepomuk or something (which I have turned off). KDE 4.4.2.

Very annoying as I often load a lot of quick images from email, but then can't exit.

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chemist109

8 years ago

In KDE 3, Gwenview was one of the most stable applications I've ever used. In KDE 4, it crashes frequently. While just cycling through a directory of images, it randomly crashes. I couldn't find a place to comment on the KDE 4 version, so I comment here.

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bk12

8 years ago

http://bugs.kde.org is a better place to report bugs

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randysavage

9 years ago

Gwenview is one of the most frustrating applications I've used under Linux. "Frustrating" because of its propensity to crash. It crashes more than any other application I know of. Sometimes it won't even work 60 seconds before falling all over itself. The problem is, there is nothing else like it. Some other applications are close, even better in certain ways, but when I need to hop from directory to directory I turn to Gwenview time and again. Its not as good as any version of ACDSee, or XnView or many of the other graphic applications for Windows, but for Linux, its one of the best graphic applications there is.

I applaud the programmers, considering I'm sure they've made somewhere between scant and zero dollars off of it. I just wish it didn't have to crash all the time!

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bk12

9 years ago

This is really strange. Most people have a completely different experience of Gwenview.

Can you describe the necessary steps to reproduce your crashes?

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ssuuddoo

10 years ago

dont you people miss the CROP function in gwenview?

I do

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linux3114a

10 years ago

gwenview-1.4.2-1.lotus.i586.rpm
at
http://home.scarlet.be/raoul.linux/

Under DOWNLOAD section

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tdn

10 years ago

Why is gwenview so horribly slow to open and to thumbnail?
Even though I have thumbnail caching enabled it is *very* slow at opening a folder in browse mode.

Also it is very slow to open at all.

I run Kubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn.

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zandrame

10 years ago

The description says gwenview can browse archive collections, but when I open up the program, it doesn't even list archive files (zip, tar, gz, etc). Is there something I am missing? This is the deciding feature for me! Thanks!

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linux3114a

10 years ago

gwenview-1.4.1-lotus.i586.rpm
gwenview-i18n-1.4.1-lotus.i586.rpm
at
http://home.scarlet.be/raoul.linux/lotus.html

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linux3114a

10 years ago

gwenview-1.4.1-lotus.i586.rpm
at
http://home.scarlet.be/raoul.linux/

Under DOWNLOAD section

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citycat

10 years ago

At least can you make different controls for preview and normal browsing? When I setup preview window to "Fit to window" I take also "Fit to window" in browser, but I don't need expanded picture at all screen in browser, but need fit to windowed picture in small preview window! Till 1.0.x I constanlty ask this feature, but nor you, nor ShowImg author didn't implement it :-

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janet

10 years ago

Still a very good viewer - but looks awfully cluttered with that new third toolbar, takes up way too much space. I'd prefer to be able to modify it (actions, icon size, placement, hidden or not).

The toolbar looks useful for the preview in browse mode (but also should be configurable) but is a pain in view mode.

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pupil

11 years ago

RPM for SLED 10:
http://donnie.110mb.com/downloads.php?cat_id=2

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pupil

10 years ago

my webhost domain is temporary inaccessible, because some idiots use it for phising activity.
they provided me with a temporary domain at http://donnie.911mb.com.
if you have trouble downloading the rpm, just replace the 110mb.com with 911mb.com

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linux3114a

11 years ago

gwenview-1.4.0-lotus.i586.rpm

at

http://home.scarlet.be/raoul.linux/

Under DOWNLOAD section

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bk12

11 years ago

Thanks! Will put a news about it on the web page.

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chomee

11 years ago

Hi, I just got 1.3.93 source - and there seems to be a problem with it...

Installation fails for the main library - libgwenviewcore.so.1.0.0. It has been built ok, and is alongside its symlinks in src/gvcore/.libs/ so this seems like a Makefile problem...

Here's the error message:

make[3]: Entering directory `/home/chomee/build/other/gwenview-1.3.93/src/gvcore'
/bin/sh ../../admin/mkinstalldirs /usr/lib
/bin/sh ../../libtool --silent --mode=install /usr/bin/install -c -p libgwenviewcore.la /usr/lib/libgwenviewcore.la
/usr/bin/install: preserving times for `/usr/lib/libgwenviewcore.so.1.0.0': No such file or directory
/usr/bin/install: cannot set time stamps for `/usr/lib/libgwenviewcore.so.1.0.0': No such file or directory
make[3]: *** [install-libLTLIBRARIES] Error 1

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dchipper

11 years ago

The ability to play videos is a neat idea, but the automatic playback gets a little annoying for directories where the first entry is a video.

Is there an option to turn this off? I didn't find any.

PS: Gwenview rocks!

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13 years ago

# New features:

- Settings in the dialog to edit the thumbnail view details are now directly applied, no need to click "Apply" anymore.

- OSD can now display more image information: aperture, focal length, iso and exposure time. Patch by Carles Pina i Estany.

# Fixes:

- Bug 123516: After renaming, thumbnail panel is not updated

- Bug 138467: Crash in Exiv2 readMetadata when reading image saved in Photoshop

- Bug 131162: Autorotate images preference setting is forgotten

- Bug 132556: Gwenview asks to save the wrong file if the modified file is read-only

- Bug 111641: When several printing images in a row, "Keep Ratio" keeps ratio of first image

- Avoid crash when viewing extremely large images.

- Fix optimization compiler flags being disabled for scaling code.

- In fullscreen mode, make sure the cursor does not come back after moving to the next image. Patch by Carles Pina i Estany.

- Bug 130511: In the KParts, make Gwenview translations the active one, to avoid using KDELibs instead.

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