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    GPicView, extremely fast image viewer for Gnome

    GPicView is an extremely fast and user-friendly image viewer for Linux desktop. (deb package for Ubuntu is provided)

    There are already tons of feature-rich image viewers on Linux desktop, so why do we need a new image viewer here?
    Try it yourself, and you'll know why.
    GPicView is not aimed to be powerful. It tried to be as slim as possible, and features lightning fast start-up.
    This is very important while you just want to see what's inside the image file.

    Here is a screenshot:

    * Extremely lightweight and fast with low memory usage
    * Very suitable for default image viewer of desktop system
    * Simple and intuitive interface
    * Minimal lib dependency: Only pure GTK+ is used
    * Desktop independent: Doesn't require any specific desktop environment
    * Open source, licensed under GNU GPL

    GPicView is aimed to replace the default image viewer of current desktop systems.
    Fast-startup, low memory usage, and simple user interface make it a good choice for default viewer.
    The user interface is apparently inspired by the default image viewer of Windows xp.
    So GPicView should be quite friendly to users previously using Windows.

    How to make GPicView the default image viewer of the system?
    Just run the following command line in terminal:
    xdg-mime default gpicview.desktop `grep 'MimeType=' /usr/share/applications/gpicview.desktop | sed -e 's/.*=//' -e 's/;/ /g'`
    NOTE: xdg-utils is needed here. It's a tool released by Portland project of Most modern Linux distros have this tool installed by default.
    Last edited by PCMan; November 25th, 2007 at 11:19 AM.


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