Posted Mar 23, 2004 23:30 UTC (Tue) by JoeBuck
In reply to: XV rocks
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Viewers
I have also had a fondness for xv going back a long time; it's a well-designed program, and I've been looking around for a decent free replacement for some time. Of the free programs, I like gthumb the best; there are some things that gthumb does better than xv (particularly the fullscreen and slide show modes). xv still wins for its quick image-editing operations and its ability to delete files. It's one of the few things keeping me out of Stallman's Church of Emacs (that and the Macromedia Flash viewer, which my six-year-old can't live without, since she loves the games on the Nick Junior site).
One feature neither gthumb nor xv have is a drag-and-drop that will let me easily select a picture and attach it to an email message. As gthumb is a Gnome program, I expected this to Just Work.
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