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gThumb is an image viewer, organizer, and browser utility for the GNOME Desktop.

It was originally based on GQView, and is designed to have a clean, simple interface.

 gThumb 3.4.0

Free to download



Paolo Bacchilega, Michael J. Chudobiak and contributors


System Requirements
GTK+ version 2.8.x

libexif >= 0.5.12 (view EXIF data)
libtiff (save images in TIFF format)
libjpeg (more saving options for the JPEG format)
libgphoto2 >= 2.13 (import photos from a camera)

gThumb News, SourceForge Project Page, Mailing List

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Features include:

Image Viewer

  • View single images (including GIF animations). Supported image types are: BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, ICO, XPM
  • View EXIF data attached to JPEG images.
  • View in fullscreen mode
  • View images rotated, flipped, in black and white

Image Browser

  • Browse your hard disk showing you thumbnails of image files
  • Thumbnails are saved in the same database used by Nautilus so you don't waste disk space
  • Automatically update the content of a folder
  • Copy, move, delete images and folders
  • Bookmarks of folders and catalogs

Image Organizer

  • Add comments to images
  • Organize images in catalogs, catalogs in libraries
  • Print images and comments
  • Search for images on you hard disk and save the result as a catalog. Search criteria remain attached to the catalog so you can update it when you want.

Image Editor

  • Change image hue, saturation, lightness, contrast and adjust colors
  • Scale and rotate images
  • Save images in the following formats: JPEG, PNG, TIFF, TGA

Advanced Tool

  • Export photos to various popular websites including Facebook, Photobucket, Picasa Web Album and Flickr
  • Import images from a digital camera
  • Slide Shows
  • Set an image as Desktop background
  • Create index image
  • Create web albums
  • Rename images in series
  • Convert image format
  • Change images date and time
  • JPEG lossless transformations
  • Find duplicated images
  • Write images to CD/DVD
  • Fully documented
Bonobo Component
  • Image viewer component. Differences with the EOG component: display GIF animations; print the image and its comment

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