Ubuntu – Installing gThumb Image Viewer


Some time ago I installed Viewnior as a fast and light-weight image viewer. In this role it worked well but I missed the extra functionality that I was used to from using Irfanview on Windows.

gThumb is an image viewer and browser that includes an importer tool for transferring photos from cameras. Installation is very simple – open the Terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gthumb

As you can see gThumb can perform some basic image editing, including the ability to crop images:

gThumb also includes a thumbnail viewer and can even find duplicate images – the full list of features is here.

To get my .jpg images to open with gThumb I simply found a .jpg file and right clicked on it and selected Properties. Then I clicked on the Open With tab and selected gThumb Image Viewer from the list.

gThumb looks like a great Irfanview alternative!

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