Geeqie

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Geeqie
Geeqie - Logo.png
Screenshot Geeqie 1.0.jpg
Developer(s) The Geeqie community
Stable release 1.1 / August 13, 2012; 22 months ago (2012-08-13)
Development status Active
Written in C
Operating system Unix-like
Type Image viewers
License GNU General Public License
Website geeqie.sourceforge.net

Geeqie is a free software image viewer and image organiser program for Unix-like operating systems, which includes Linux-based systems and Apple's OS X. It was first released in March 2010, having been created as a fork of GQView, which appeared to have ceased development. It uses the GTK+ toolkit.

Features[edit]

  • Viewing raster and vector images, in the following formats:
3FR, ANI, APM, ARW, BMP, CR2, CRW, CUR, DCR, DNG, ERF, GIF, ICNS, ICO, JPE/JPEG/JPG, JP2/JPC/JPX/J2K/JPF, JPS, K25, KDC, MEF, MPO, MOS, MRW, NEF, ORF, PCX, PEF, PBM/PGM/PNM/PPM, PNG, PTX, QIF/QTIF (QuickTime Image Format), R3D, RAF, RAS (Sun raster), RAW, SR2, SRF, SVG/SVGZ, TGA/TARGA, TIF/TIFF, WBMP, WMF, X3F, XBM, XPM [1]
  • Images can be displayed singly in normal or fullscreen mode; static or slideshow mode; in sets of two or four per page for comparison; or as thumbnails of various sizes. Animated images only have their first frame displayed.
  • All available metadata and Exif/IPTC/XMP data can be displayed, as well as colour histograms and assigned tags, keywords and comments
  • Panels can be docked or floating
  • Tags, both predefined and custom, can be assigned to images, and stored either as image metadata (where the file format allows), sidecar files, or in directory metadata files. Keywords and comments can also be assigned.
  • Basic editing in the form of lossless 90/180-degree rotation and flipping is supported; external programs such as GIMP, Inkscape, and custom scripts using ImageMagick can be linked to allow further processing.
  • Advanced searching is available using criteria such as filename, file size, age, image dimensions, similarity to a specified image, or by keywords or comments
  • Custom colour profiles can be applied.
  • Geeqie sessions can be remotely controlled from external software, so it can be used as an image-viewer component of a bigger application.

Reception[edit]

Geeqie has been generally well received in the technical press. A 2012 review in Free Software Magazine said it is "highly recommended, if not best in class".[2] A 2011 Linux Insider review awarded it 5 out of 5 stars.[3] A 2010 Linux Magazine review called Geeqie an "indispensable tool", "lightning fast".[4] A 2012 Libre Graphics World review noted that Geeqie seems to be "the only up-to-date JPS and MPO viewer on Linux right now".[5] A negative review in 2010 from Tom's Hardware said it "doesn't offer much more than system default apps".[6]

GQView[edit]

GQView is the predecessor to Geeqie. It had been developed from 1998 to 2006 by John Ellis, the last release being in December 2006.[7] Efforts to contact Ellis since then proved unsuccessful, so a group of interested developers forked the GQView code, adopted the name Geeqie, and set about enhancing it.[8] In some Linux distributions (such as Debian[9] and its derivatives), the gqview package is a shortcut to Geeqie.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Geeqie source code and preferences dialogue
  2. ^ Bob Mesibov (2012-07-31). "Compare two images easily with Geeqie". Free Software Magazine. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  3. ^ Jack M. Germain (2011-06-07). "Geeqie Image Viewer Geeks Out on Features". Linux Insider. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  4. ^ Dmitri Popov (2010-07-15). "A Perfect Image Juggler: Geeqie". Linux Magazine. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  5. ^ Alexandre Prokoudine (2012-08-14). "Geeqie image viewer gets stereoscopic images support". Libre Graphics World. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  6. ^ Adam Overa (2010-12-02). "Image Viewers". Tom's Hardware. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  7. ^ "GQview". Sourceforge. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  8. ^ "Geeqie Image Viewer". Sourceforge. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  9. ^ "Debian - details of package gqview in wheezy". Debian. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 

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