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    Sep 2012

    xv zgv xzgv and gimp

    For over a month now I've been doing almost all my work on this old laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and by and large it's been fine. Yesterday, I had to modify an image for a book cover. Hitherto, I would have used xv or inkscape, and I went looking to install xv. Google turned up zgv, so I installed that. Turns out it works directly with the graphics without X, and I lost control of my system temporarily. When I got back, I installed xzgv, but that turned out to be a viewer, without functionality to modify the images. Finally, I installed gimp, and got the job done, at the expense of a bit of a learning curve. It's a really fine piece of software, but almost does too much, and there was at least one obvious thing
    I might have wanted to do that I couldn't see how to do. Since it didn't matter yesterday, I let it go after a quick read through the manual.

    My question is: Next time I have to edit an image file, is there something I can install that looks a bit more like xv?

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    Re: xv zgv xzgv and gimp

    I don't know xv, but I assume you do realise that inkscape is available for ubuntu, and as you seem to know that and have used it in the past, why not use it now?
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 16.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo --- Wireless-Info --- SolvedThreads

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    Sep 2012

    Re: xv zgv xzgv and gimp

    I like xv, and have been using it for over 20 years. It's shareware, written by a John Bradley, and allows easy browsing and editing of images.
    Someone just sent me a .deb installation file for it, and I've installed it and it's fine.
    Since it's not gnu copyleft, I guess I should not upload the .deb here.
    I suggest people who want it should search for it:
    and the documentation:

    I'm going to mark this thread closed now.

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