Sorting all of your images could never be easier or faster, Geeqie will get the job done in no time at all. With Geeqie navigation is as quick as possible, and images can be viewed in many ways.
Geeqie also offers a variety of ways to manage and interact with your files to keep your collection organized. The advanced features offered with Geeqie make this, in my opinion, the best image viewer available for Linux.
Just use the commands below in your terminal to install Geeqie Image viewer today.
$ sudo apt-get install geeqie
First I will point out all of the primary components of the Geeqie image viewer interface.
After opening Geeqie you can first browse for a folder containing an image collection from the folder pane. After clicking on a folder all the files will be displayed in the file panel, and images will be displayed in the image pane. You can change images either by clicking on a new one from the file pane, or you can left click on the image display area, the mouse scroll button also works to change files. There is also a home folder icon above the folder pane as well as a back icon that you can use for convenience when working with folders. Above the folder area there is a direct text entry field that you can also use to quickly jump to any location on your system.
The menus at the top of the Geeqie window offer a variety of ways of interacting with your files. The first menu is your file menu where you can open new files or folders, find duplicate files, move or copy images, delete or rename images, or quit Geeqie. The go menu will let you navigate through your image collections, you can move to the next image, the previous image, the first image or the last image in the collections. The select menu offers different ways of selecting images, or marking images for selection. There is also an edit menu, although Geeqie is not a text editor, you can rotate images, flip images, mirror images, or view images with different color options. From the zoom menu you can zoom in or out on images, split the main view screen to view multiple images, adjust thumbnail options, and much more. And there is a help menu if you have further questions.
Many parts of the main Geeqie window are customizable or movable, you can even make certain parts float separately in their own window. From the edit menu you can look in the preferences section for the configure this window button. Here you can select different layouts for the Geeqie file, folder and image display area. You can also drag the dividers between each area to increase the size of specific parts of the main display.
This area will display the contents of the highlighted folder. From the view menu you can select list view, or icon view which can display thumbnails of your images as well. You can use the CTRL and SHIFT buttons to select multiple files, and you can drag files directly into different folders.
There is a small toolbar available above the folder pane which will speed up commonly used actions. From the toolbar you can go back one folder, go to your home folder, reload the current folder, adjust the zoom, or open the preferences. You can view folders either in list view which will display the current folder subdirectories, or in tree view which will display all folders.
Image Display Area
This is where the highlighted image will be displayed. Image sizes and orientation can be manipulated quickly using keyboard shortcuts. You can also pan around images if they are zoomed in. This pane can be split into multiple views so that more than one image can be displayed at the same time.
The status bar will display important information and will change as you interact with files. The status bar shows a progress bar for loading thumbnails, the total file count, file sizes, image details, and zoom information.
Geeqie has a large number of keyboard shortcuts, but several shortcuts only work with certain Geeqie windows. Not all shortcuts are listed.
Open Image In Main Window
This will open the highlighted image in the main window.
Opem Image In New Window
Will open the highlighted image in a new window.
Select All Images
Use this to select all images in the current directory.
Ctrl + A
This will copy the selected image to a new location.
Ctrl + C
Will move the highlighted image to the location you choose.
Ctrl + M
Use this to rename images or directories with Geeqie.
Ctrl + R
You can delete images with this shortcut.
Ctrl + D
Close the current window.
Ctrl + W
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