Another interesting viewer for images on Linux – Geeqie.

2010-09-16 294 words 2 mins read

Here is the description:

Geeqie has been forked from the <a class="zem_slink" title="GQview" rel="homepage" href="http://gqview.sourceforge.net">GQview project with the goal of picking up development and integrating patches. It is an <a class="zem_slink" title="Image viewer" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_viewer">image viewer for browsing through graphics files. Its many features include <a class="zem_slink" title="Point-and-click" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point-and-click">single click file
viewing, support for external editors, previewing images using <a class="zem_slink" title="Thumbnail" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thumbnail">thumbnails, and zoom.

First off, this is one image viewer with a lot more features than <a class="zem_slink" title="Eye of GNOME" rel="homepage" href="http://www.gnome.org/projects/eog/">EOG or any such light weight image viewer. So, my experience was that it was a little slower in loading images (bigger than 5MB) and opening folders with more than 150 images. Here is a brief of the image viewer with screenshots.

<img class="size-medium wp-image-2485" title="Screenshot-DSC_0437.JPG-Geeqie" src="http://blog.amit-agarwal.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Screenshot-DSC_0437.JPG-Geeqie-300x174.jpg" alt="Screenshot-DSC_0437.JPG-Geeqie" width="300" height="174" />

<img class="size-medium wp-image-2486" title="Screenshot-DSC_0437.JPG-Geeqie-1" src="http://blog.amit-agarwal.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Screenshot-DSC_0437.JPG-Geeqie-1-300x174.jpg" alt="Screenshot-DSC_0437.JPG-Geeqie-1" width="300" height="174" />

<img class="size-medium wp-image-2487" title="Screenshot-Metadata-Geeqie" src="http://blog.amit-agarwal.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Screenshot-Metadata-Geeqie-300x202.jpg" alt="Screenshot-Metadata-Geeqie" width="300" height="202" />

<img class="size-medium wp-image-2488" title="Screenshot-PanView-Geeqie" src="http://blog.amit-agarwal.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Screenshot-PanView-Geeqie-300x199.jpg" alt="Screenshot-PanView-Geeqie" width="300" height="199" />

One of the things that I was sceptical about is that the <a class="zem_slink" title="Metadata" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metadata">meta-data view window is not dock-able and is a separate window, but then it is compensated with the amount of data that is displayed in the meta-data window.

I specially like the pan view and the quad view 🙂

So, I would say that it is worth exploring this Image Viewer to see if this would fit your needs better than others.

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Authored By Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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