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Gwenview in KDE SC 4
Original author(s) Aurélien Gâteau
Developer(s) KDE
Stable release 4.14.3 (November 11, 2014; 6 months ago (2014-11-11)) [±][1]
Written in C++ (Qt, KDELibs)
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform KDE Platform
Type Image viewer
License GNU GPL

Gwenview is an image viewer for the KDE Software Compilation desktop environment. The current maintainer is Aurélien Gâteau. The word "Gwen" means "white" in the Breton language and is commonly used as a first name. While it was available in K Desktop Environment 3, the KDE SC 4 version has a simplified user interface, making it more suitable for quickly browsing through collection of images. It provides a full-screen interface that can be used to display images as a slide-show.

Major features include:[2]

  • Directory browser
  • Image, SVG and video support
  • Easy to use interface[3]
  • Metadata comment editor
  • Thumbnail image view of current directory
  • Import images from external storage
  • Use of KIPI (KDE Image Plugins Interface) plugins for manipulating images
  • Filtering based on file type, file name pattern, and date.
  • Share images to social networking sites[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "KDE Ships Applications and Platform 4.14.3". KDE. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Aurélien Gâteau (2012-12-04), Changes in Gwenview for KDE SC 4.10, 
  3. ^ Chris von Eitzen (2012-01-25), KDE SC 4.8 arrives with enhanced power management, The H, archived from the original on 6 December 2013 
  4. ^ Chris von Eitzen (2011-01-27), KDE SC 4.6 final released, The H, archived from the original on 8 December 2013 

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