KDE 4: Gwenview
The default KDE image viewer has received quite some love from developers. The interface has change a lot, making it less cluttered, and there have been add some new little features.
Gwenview in KDE 3.x when opening an image used to show more information than what you actually wanted, so now when you launch it trough clicking the file in Dolphin/Konqueror it'll open just with the toolbar and the photo, nothing more, no sidebars, no anything. Screenshot of course:
That view mode you saw, is the "View" without the Information Sidebar.
Simple, right? But if you open Gwenview directly you'll get a different look, with far more data and options, incluiding a nice preview and Information sidebars. Screenshot:
The Dolphin kpart for Gwenview is simply amazing, it's beautiful, the little bar under it allow you to change the size of folders and preview, but it does it like iPhoto, totally animated.
Then, there it's the Browse view, which is essentially, the preview sidebar without the big view image part, mandatory screenshot:
And there is even more, if you hover a file it will give some nifty options, look:
It aloud you to see the image fullscreen, rotate it clock wise and inverse.
And there are even more improvements. What if I rotated an image or modified it?
That's what you'll get, a simple non-intrusive notification:
And, not being good enough, the images that have been modified get a little save button under them, always visible, and inclueded in the hover mini options too:
If you go into fullscreen mode and move your mouse to the top, you'll get this little nice looking pop-up with basic options:
Gwenview has the same dialog Okular has:
What if you want to save a part of an image as a new one? Easy, you just need to use the crop feauture under edit menu. You can easily use your mouse, or use coordinates.
You can resize images too, with a simple, still useful dialog, under edit too:
And, at last, the simple, almost empty, configuration dialog...:
Hey, wait, in those two last screenshots, the windows behind got darker. Why?! We'll get to that eventually :P
Once again we had come to an end, I hope you enjoyed it :)
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