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This is the distribution of gThumb, an image viewer and browser utility for the GNOME environment. Information about gthumb can be found at http://live.gnome.org/gthumb. What is gThumb ============== * gThumb is an image browser + Browse your hard disk showing you thumbnails of image files. + Thumbnails are saved in the same database used by Nautilus so you don't waste disk space. + Automatically update the content of a folder. + Copy, move, delete images and folders. + Bookmarks of folders and catalogs. * gThumb is an image viewer + View single images (including GIF animations). Supported image types are: BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, TGA, ICO, XPM. + Optional support for RAW and HDR (high dynamic range) images. + View EXIF data attached to JPEG images. + View in fullscreen mode. + View images rotated, flipped, mirrored. * gThumb is an image organizer + Add comments to images. + Organize images in catalogs, catalogs in libraries. + Print images and comments. + Search for images on you hard disk and save the result as a catalog. Search criteria remain attached to the catalog so you can update it when you want. * gThumb is an image editor + Change image hue, saturation, lightness, contrast and adjust colors. + Scale and rotate images. + Save images in the following formats: JPEG, PNG, TIFF, TGA. + Crop images. + Red-eye removal tool. * gThumb is an advanced tool + Import images from a digital camera. + Slide Shows. + Set an image as Desktop background. + Create index image. + Rename images in series. + Convert image format. + Change images date and time. + JPEG lossless transformations. + Find duplicated images. Licensing ========= This program is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL). You can find a copy of the license in the file COPYING. Compiling ========= In order to build this program you need a working GNOME environment version 2 or greater, with the development tools installed properly. The following is the detailed list of libraries you need: * glib version >= 2.16.0 * gtk version >= 2.18.0 * gthread * gmodule * gio-unix * gconf version >= 2.6.0 * intltool version >= 0.35.0 * unique version >= 1.1.2 While not mandatory, these libraries greatly increase gThumb's basic usefulness: * exiv2 version >= 0.18 (embedded metadata support) * gstreamer version >= 0.10 (video support) * libjpeg * libtiff (jpeg and tiff writing support) These libraries are optional: * clutter version >= 1.0.0 * clutter-gtk version >= 0.10.0 (These libraries provide enhanced slideshow effects.) * libopenraw version >= 0.0.8 (This adds some support for RAW photos) If dcraw is present (and is in your executable search path), gthumb can view full RAW photos. Extensions ========== gThumb has a plug-in system for extensions. Some standard features are implemented as extensions and are supplied with the standard distribution. Users may write (and share) additional extensions. See http://live.gnome.org/gthumb/extensions for details. Download ======== * Tar archives can be found here: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gthumb * If you know what git is and how to use it, you can download and compile the latest development version using the following commands: git clone git://git.gnome.org/gthumb cd gthumb ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr CFLAGS="-ggdb" make sudo make install More development information is available at http://live.gnome.org/gthumb/development 18 January 2010