Geeqie: A Lightweight Image Viewer on Ubuntu
Today there are multiple software applications that specialise in Image editing. However a complete solution i.e. software equipped with all the necessary utilities and editing tools that you might ever need, is quite rare. One such complete solution in Image software is Geeqie Image Viewer. Why is Geeqie unique though there are functionally rich software available?
It is light weight and it consumes very little of your system resources such as memory and disk space. Latest version Geeqie 1.0 is now available in Ubuntu as well.
Geeqie is a lightweight software that provides a slew of features that pretty much helps us to maintain and edit our digital photo collections without using too much of the systems performance. Thus the software is the perfect choice for use in Netbooks and tablets.
So let us take a closer look at the Geeqie Image Viewer. It is very fast and has a superb interface that makes it ideal for smaller display screens like that in Netbooks. The software is capable of supporting out of the box RAW files that is achieved via the UFRaw Software. And a much more interesting perspective is that the software can convert RAW files to JPEG format which is especially useful if you want to upload or share your snaps online in web service such as Flickr.
While using the software to view an image, users can avail themselves of an utility called Image Overlay that displays vital information about the current picture such as basic EXIF data and its Histogram. They can also use commands to bring up the Meta data of the image which depicts the entire EXIF data of the selected photo.
Another unique feature of Geeqie Image Viewer is the Pan View. It allows users to see the photos as a timeline or a calendar or even view their pictures in a folder hierarchy. Now isint that something cool?
As with majority of Image Viewers today Geeqie offers functionalities such as Slideshow, Zooming, Word Wrap, Sorting and much more. Geeqie also offers a special Marks feature that is designed to make the sorting process easier and hence results in better image filtering.
Geeqie Image Viewer is definitely an intuitive and complete Image Viewer that does not mug up your Systems resources and you would probably not care too much if it misses out on some of those features in other image editing software. Ubuntu platforms is getting much better with such user friendly packages getting integrated to it.
How to Install Geeqie
sudo apt-get install geeqie
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