gThumb – image viewer and browser for the GNOME Desktop

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 has a plug-in system for extensions. Some standard features are implemented as extensions and are supplied with the standard distribution.

The software is published under an open source license.

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.

Support: News
Developer: Paolo Bacchilega, Michael J. Chudobiak and contributors
License: GNU General Public License v2


gThumb is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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