ShowImage
Graphics
Score 65%
Description:

ShowImage is a simple KDE based image viewer using the maximum space inside its window without cluttering the window with menubar, toolbar or statusbar.
It is my replacement for the KDE3 tool kuickshow.
You simply act via the keyboard (rotate, zoom, etc.) or via the context menu (right mouse click).
You can view a single image or browse through a full directory, optionally in fullscreen mode.
Last changelog:

1.10 - 18.Dec. 2016 11 months ago

Ported to KDE Frameworks5

blurymind

4 years ago

let me know when you do, I would love to get this feature :)

Thanks for adding it!

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undecidable

5 years ago

There is a problem with the page: The full names are not appearing beside the downloads. Even when I download all the packages labelled amd64 they all download as showimage_1.6.3-1_amd64.deb, so I cannot see which ubuntu/debian version they belong to. They used to tell me 11.04, 10.10 etc.
I use this package almost every day - thanks!

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mkoller

5 years ago

you are right, but this is a problem of the whole kde-apps site.
I can only try to contact the site admin.

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undecidable

5 years ago

apologies, had not realized this. Just went to your page!

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mkoller

5 years ago

you can go directly to the openSuse build service repository:
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/martinkoller/

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undecidable

5 years ago

Thanks for the link. I had tried inspecting the dependencies of the control files to see if I could work out which was for Ub 12.04 but they were so different I couldn't understand - now I realize why - there are opensuse and debian amd64 builds in there!

The xUbuntu_11.10.deb installs fine on Kubuntu 12.04 and works well.

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ithilion

5 years ago

Thanks for a great app!
> make fitToPage/origSize persistent for a session
That's fine. But what do you think about a smarter behaviour? I mean rendering by default small images at 100% scale and big ones fitted to screen, both in window and fullscreen mode? This is already implemented in many viewers.

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mhogomchungu

5 years ago


Finally, i have been looking for kuickshow replacement since forever since kuickshow seem to be abandoned. Thank you very much for creating this.

I usually have a bunch of pictures in a folder and i go through them to decide which one to keep and which one to delete. The tool currently does not have an option to delete an image and hence i am forced to use it to look at the picture and then to go to the file manage to delete it if i dont want to.

It will be great if a context menu option to delete a picture and a shortcut feature will be added. Kuickshow had it and it was my most used feature.

Thank you.

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mkoller

5 years ago

I'll have a look. Hopefully I find some time...

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trebor

6 years ago

animated gif's aren't animated with showimage

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undecidable

6 years ago

thanks very much for the .deb's !
also makes uninstalling / upgrading easier.

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undecidable

6 years ago

A hint for deb/kde distributions.
a. Add a menu entry:
showimage %f
b. Amend settings / file associations to open .jpg, .png
with that menu item.

Can now double click on image (or multiple images).

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undecidable

6 years ago

Trying to install from source on Kubuntu 11.04.
Getting cmake errors as below.
I installed kdelibs and kdelibs-dev
(kdelibs-dev since removed),
but am still getting the error.
What other dependency do I need to know about?

thanks

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CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-2.8/Modules/FindKDE4.cmake:98 (MESSAGE):
ERROR: cmake/modules/FindKDE4Internal.cmake not found in
/home/mc/.kde/share/apps;/usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde4-profile/default/share/apps;/usr/share/kde4/apps
Call Stack (most recent call first):
CMakeLists.txt:3 (find_package)
-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
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mkoller

6 years ago

Looking into /usr/share/cmake/Modules/FindKDE4.cmake I find the comment:

# Please look in FindKDE4Internal.cmake and KDE4Macros.cmake for more information.
# They are installed with the KDE 4 libraries in $KDEDIRS/share/apps/cmake/modules/.

I'd say you definitely need the kdelibs-devel package and the qt-devel package.

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undecidable

6 years ago

"Looking into /usr/share/cmake/Modules/FindKDE4.cmake"
thanks for the hint - I hadn't picked that up from the err message.
Anyway I tried it, but FindKDE4.cmake is not really meant for humans.

At your suggestion I did install :
. kdelibs4-dev (which installs 83 other packages)
. libqt4-dev
. qt4-dev-tools
. libqt4-gui
total of over 100 packages,
but same error.

Not being a developer,
can't guess what else I am missing.
If I work it out, I will post.

thanks
mc

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undecidable

6 years ago

"Looking into /usr/share/cmake/Modules/FindKDE4.cmake"
thanks for the hint - I hadn't picked that up from the err message.
Anyway I tried it, but FindKDE4.cmake is not really meant for humans.

At your suggestion I did install :
. kdelibs4-dev (which installs 83 other packages)
. libqt4-dev
. qt4-dev-tools
. libqt4-gui
total of over 100 packages,
but same error.

Not being a developer,
can't guess what else I am missing.
If I work it out, I will post.

thanks
mc

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mkoller

6 years ago

I found the following page:
http://techbase.kde.org/Getting_Started/Build/Distributions/Debian

Maybe it's this package: kdesdk-scripts ?

As this is a specific distribution problem, please ask the question on a kubuntu forum.

I'm using openSuse so I can't really help you here - sorry.

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undecidable

6 years ago

Don't worry, thanks.

Added that also, still nok.
Messed around too long already,
abandoning effort for the moment.


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undecidable

6 years ago

Problem is, cmake gives no hint as to what is missing.
one could spend years (well, days anyway) installing red herrings.

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mkoller

6 years ago

I'm trying to build xUbuntu packages on openSuse build service now and while fiddling with that I found the missing package.

It's kdelibs5-dev NOT kdelibs4-dev which seems to be the development package for the old KDE3)

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undecidable

6 years ago

Perfect, thanks very much.
The other 4 libraries I tried above were not needed,
only kdelibs5-dev.

Really is like kuickshow, which I also missed, but better.

(replying here above your response as there was no "reply" button to your answer)

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google01103

6 years ago

I have KDE preferences set to open windows centered on the screen but ShowImage opens in the upper left conner ignoring my KDE settings - think default KDE settings show be read and used when available

regards,

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mkoller

6 years ago

You're right, this is a bug.
I've already fixed it and will upload a new version.

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google01103

6 years ago

just dl'ed and tested and it opened as it should - centered

thanks,

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veeall

6 years ago

Can it zoom-in related to coordinates of a mouse cursor? It seems to do it, until picture gets cropped, then it reverts to zooming related to top-left corner coordinates of a window.

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Zooming with mouse scroll works much better now, though with touchpad and multitouch scroll, imho, it is better to just pan a picture rather than zoom or browse, because theres almost no physical feedback of how much is being scrolled with touchpad - especially when cpu lags a bit - one can skip images when browsing, zoom in too much etc. And, also, +1 for panning because with touchpad both vertical and horizontal scrolling is possible.

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Theoretically, i think image previewer app should always be centered on the screen, since it is often launched for just a couple of seconds and users focus is mostly at the center of a screen.

I think, picture itself should be zoomed in and out relating to coordinates of a mouse cursor, while pictures frame (or window) should, at the same time, be resized relating to center of the screen, this should keep pictures from "jumping around" when browsing and zooming.

Sorry, for being pushy, take it for what it is - just an opinion. Thanks for a nice app!

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1.10 - 18.Dec. 2016 11 months ago

Ported to KDE Frameworks5

6 years ago

27.Sep 2014 - 1.9
- added "Open With" menu to open in other image manipulation app or also to open the containing folder in a File Manager
- uses now exif information in images to show the image correctly rotated
- some smaller bugfixes

26.Sep 2014 - 1.8.2
- fix window positioning taking top/left limits into account

26.May 2013 - 1.8.1
- sort files by name using natural sorting (e.g. file1, file2, file10, file20)

06.April 2013 - 1.8
- let mouse buttons for next/prev image be configurable
- let all actions to quit the app be configurable

05.April 2013 - 1.7
- new actions: delete file, copy image to clipboard, goto first, goto last

12.Sept. 2011 - 1.6.3
- make fitToPage/origSize persistent for a session

29.August 2011 - 1.6.2
- add MimeType definition of images which can be opened with showimage to the .desktop file
- provide .deb packages via the openSuse build service

23.August 2011 - 1.6.1
- do not force a window position on startup

17.August 2011 - 1.6
- Shortcuts configurable
- Setting for "wheel to browse" insted of zoom; Ctrl Modifier to do the "other" action
- window repositions on zoom that mouse cursor stays inside window
- overlay controls on mouse hover at top or bottom area
- fullscreen commandline option
- click == next image
- auto-hide cursor after 2 seconds
- zoom level in titlebar
- smooth scaled images
- Space for fullscreen toggling

8.August 2011
rpm Packages are now available via the openSuse build service

6.August 2011 - 1.5
- std. KDE properties dialog added
- saveAs, navigating through files in directory, Keyboard navigation improved
- improved fullscreen handling
- new key bindings (e.g. Enter or Escape to quit)

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