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The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Viewers

The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Viewers

Posted Mar 23, 2004 23:36 UTC (Tue) by jimi (subscriber, #6655)
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Viewers

xv is absolutely the best image viewer out there. I may be weird, but I like the widgets it uses. The spacebar to show the next image is perfect. I'm nervous about the day when slackware ceases to include it in it's distribution. Hopefully that day never comes.

Does anyone know if there is any chance of xv's license changing to GPL?


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The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Viewers

Posted Mar 24, 2004 3:33 UTC (Wed) by a_hippie (guest, #34) [Link]

"xv is absolutely the best image viewer out there."

I used xv back in my Potato daze.. It was okay, but I was looking for
something like viewprintPro (an M$ app). I was testing another
distribution that shipped kuickshow and I've been hooked ever since.
Super fast, does slide shows, and I think it has very nice keybindings.
I'de suggest it to anyone who uses KDE.

Wishing you well.

The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Viewers

Posted Mar 25, 2004 1:36 UTC (Thu) by jmason (guest, #13586) [Link]

Yep, kuickshow's my favourite -- Page Up/Page Down to jump through a selection of images, too. However, it doesn't have all the bells and
whistles I enjoyed in the "xv" days.

Agreed BTW about the ee UI. it's a nightmare. You left out the bug whereby you could wind up with some kind of toolbar attached to the image -- sorry, can't remember exactly *how* at this stage -- however, if the image was too small, it would be *scaled* in the X dimension (yes -- the *image* would be scaled) to the width of the toolbar! truly bizarre.

The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Viewers

Posted Mar 25, 2004 18:16 UTC (Thu) by walterh (guest, #19113) [Link]

I really like kuickshow, but there is one thing that
stops me from using it. If I call xv *.jpg in a directory
with many images, xv will open one window and let me
page through the images.
If I do the same with kuickshow, it will open a new window
for each file, effectively killing my system if the
directory is large.

The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Viewers

Posted Mar 25, 2004 18:36 UTC (Thu) by jmason (guest, #13586) [Link]

"kuickshow ." will do what you want. But I agree -- it's a serious UI problem, as that's not obvious.


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