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README.md

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  ##                          Geeqie x.x                           ##
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  ##              Copyright (C) 2008 - 2018 The Geeqie Team        ##
  ##              Copyright (C) 1999 - 2006 John Ellis.            ##
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  ##                      Use at your own risk!                    ##
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  ##  This software released under the GNU General Public License. ##
  ##       Please read the COPYING file for more information.      ##
  ###################################################################

This is Geeqie, a successor of GQview.

Build Status

Geeqie has been forked from GQview project, because it was not possible to contact the GQview author and only maintainer.

The Geeqie project will continue the development forward and maintain the existing code.

Geeqie is currently considered stable.

Please send any questions, problems or suggestions to the mailing list or open an issue on Geeqie at GitHub.

Subscribe to the mailing list here.

The project website is http://www.geeqie.org/ and you will find the latest sources in the Geeqie repository.

README contents:

  • Description / Features
  • Downloading
  • Installation
  • Notes and changes for this release
  • Requirements

Description / Features

Geeqie is a graphics file viewer. Basic features:

  • Single click image viewing / navigation.

  • Zoom functions.

  • Thumbnails, with optional caching and .xvpics support.

  • Multiple file selection for move, copy, delete, rename, drag and drop.

  • Thumbnail preview of the destination for move, copy and rename functions.

  • On-the-fly renaming for move and copy functions, with formatted and auto-rename features.

  • File grouping (an image having jpeg, RAW and xmp files will appear as a single entity).

  • Selectable exif auto-rotation of images.

  • Single click file copy or move to pre-defined folders - with undo feature.

  • Drag and drop.

  • Collections.

  • support for stereoscopic images

    • input: side-by-side (JPS) and MPO format
    • output: single image, anaglyph, SBS, mirror, SBS half size (3DTV)
  • Viewing raster and vector images, in the following formats: 3FR, ANI, APM, ARW, BMP, CR2, CRW, CUR, DNG, ERF, GIF, ICNS, ICO, JPE/JPEG/JPG, JPS, KDC, MEF, MPO, MOS, MRW, NEF, ORF, PEF, PTX, PBM/PGM/PNM/PPM, PNG, QIF/QTIF (QuickTime Image Format), RAF, RAW, RW2, SR2, SRF, SVG/SVGZ, TGA/TARGA, TIF/TIFF, WMF, XBM, XPM. Animated GIFs are supported.

  • Preview and thumbnails of video clips can be displayed. Clips can be run via a defined external program.

  • 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. Synchronised zoom when multi images are displayed.

  • Pan(orama) view displays image thumbnails in calendar, grid, folder and other layouts.

  • All available metadata and Exif/IPTC/XMP data can be displayed, as well as colour histograms and assigned tags, keywords and comments.

  • Selectable image overlay display box - can contain any text or meta-data.

  • 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. If images have GPS coordinates embedded, you may also search for images within a radius of a geographical point.

  • Geeqie supports applying the colour profile embedded in an image along with the system monitor profile (or a user-specified monitor profile).

  • Geeqie sessions can be remotely controlled from external software, so it can be used as an image-viewer component of a bigger application.

  • Geeqie includes a 'find duplicates' tool which can compare images using a variety of criteria (filename, file size, visual similarity, dimensions, image content), either within a single folder or between two folders. Finding duplicates ignoring the rotation of images is also supported.

  • Images may be given a rating value (also known as a "star rating").

  • Maps from OpenStreetMap may be displayed in a side panel. If an image has GPS coordinates embedded, its position will be displayed on the map - if Image Direction is encoded, that will be displayed also. If an image does not have embedded GPS coordinates, it may be dragged-and-dropped onto the map to encode its position.

Downloading

Geeqie is available as a package with some distributions.

However Geeqie is stable, and you may download the latest version (if you have installed git) from here:

Either: git clone git://www.geeqie.org/geeqie.git

Or: git clone http://www.geeqie.org/git/geeqie.git

For Ubuntu and other Debian-based systems, this script will download Geeqie sources, all dependencies, and compile and install Geeqie. You may also select which optional libraries to install.

Installation

List compile options: ./autogen.sh --help

Common options: ./autogen.sh --disable-gtk3,

Compilation: ./autogen.sh [options]; make -j<no. of cpu cores>

Install: [sudo] make install

Removal: [sudo] make uninstall

Note:

The zip and gzip files at geeqie.org and GitHub contain only the sources - they cannot, by themselves, be used to install Geeqie.

It is recommended to always use git clone git://www.geeqie.org/geeqie.git to download Geeqie. After installing Geeqie you may delete the folder you have cloned Geeqie into.

However if you leave the folder intact, whenever new features or patches are available, execute:

git pull; sudo make uninstall; sudo make maintainer-clean; ./autogen.sh; make -j<no. of cpu cores>; sudo make install

Only the changed sources are downloaded, which makes this a quick operation.

Your configuration file, history file and desktop files are not affected by this process.

Notes and changes for the latest release

See the NEWS file in the installation folder, or Geeqie News at GitHub

And either the ChangeLog file or Geeqie ChangeLog

Requirements

Required libraries:

GTK+ 3.00
    www.gtk.org
    enabled by default
    disable with configure option: --disable-gtk3
or
GTK+ 2.20
    disabled by default when GTK+3 libraries are found.
    enable with configure option: --disable-gtk3
    optional items map display and GPU acceleration are not available
    with GTK2

    Note: GTK+3 is still somehow experimental. It is needed for some
    features but we have several complains about the GTK+3 usability.

    So if you need a stable version, you are advised to compile it
    with GTK+2. If you want to play with the cool new features, use
    GTK+3.

Optional libraries:

lcms2 2.0
or
lcms 1.14
    www.littlecms.com
    for color management support
    enabled by default
    disable with configure option: --disable-lcms

exiv2 0.11
    www.exiv2.org
    for enhanced exif support
    enabled by default
    disable with configure option: --disable-exiv2

lirc
    www.lirc.org
    for remote control support
    enabled by default
    disable with configure option: --disable-lirc

libchamplain-gtk 0.12
libchamplain 0.12
libclutter 1.0
    wiki.gnome.org/Projects/libchamplain
    for map display
    enabled by default
    disable with configure option: --disable-map

libclutter 1.0
    www.clutter-project.org
    for GPU acceleration (a check-box on Preferences/Image must also be ticked)
    enabled by default
    disable with configure option: --disable-gpu-accel
    explicitly disabling will also disable the map feature

lua 5.1
    www.lua.org
    support for lua scripting
    enabled by default
    disable with configure option: --disable-lua

librsvg2-common
    for displaying .svg images

libwmf0.2-7-gtk
    for displaying .wmf images

(see also "Additional pixbuf loaders" in the References section of the Help file)

awk
    when running Geeqie, to use the geo-decode function

markdown
    when compiling Geeqie, to create this file in html format

libffmpegthumbnailer 2.1.0
    https://github.com/dirkvdb/ffmpegthumbnailer
    for thumbnailing camera video clips
    disable with configure option: --disable-ffmpegthumbnailer

libpoppler-glib-dev 0.62
    for displaying pdf files
    disable with configure option: --disable-pdf

ZoneDetect
    For displaying timezone and UTC/DST time offset
    Download file:
    https://github.com/BertoldVdb/ZoneDetect/raw/master/database/timezone21.bin
    and copy to the location of the Geeqie ancilliary files, which is usually:
    /usr/local/lib/geeqie/

Code hackers:

If you plan on making any major changes to the code that will be offered for inclusion to the main source, please contact us first - so that we can avoid duplication of effort. The Geeqie Team

Known bugs:

See the Geeqie Bug Tracker at https://github.com/BestImageViewer/geeqie/issues