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The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Viewers

The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Viewers

Posted Mar 24, 2004 3:33 UTC (Wed) by a_hippie (guest, #34)
In reply to: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Viewers by jimi
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to Image Viewers

"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.


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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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