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Old 01-30-2010, 02:18 AM   #1
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Question installing irfanview on linux mint 7 gloria


Hello everyone im new to linux 48 hours actually lol i love the system but it is alot different then windows xp. i wanted to install irfanview for my photos and i cant figure this out. i have wine in my menu bar what do i need to do now?
Thanks for your help
 
Old 01-30-2010, 02:52 AM   #2
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dont worry everyone starts from zero.

With my experience with wine, its work fine for small programs and exe but it create problem for complex exe required also other support like dll etc.
I have seen irfanview with my XP CD, but did not use it.

there are so many tools present for linux.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 02:57 AM   #3
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thanks for answering i use it to downsize my photos. and would really like to get it going but i just cant figure out the whole terminal thing and how to install programs on here
 
Old 01-30-2010, 03:50 AM   #4
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It seems you are using Linux Mint for your purposes. You can easily install Wine from the package manager of your distribution and then use it to install irfanview. But keep in mind that Wine is an emulator and windows programs might now always work the way you want or the way they run natively on windows. You might not get the performance or they might not work completely.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 04:59 AM   #5
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depending on what you need to do to photos there are a bunch of LINUX photo editors
ranging from " The Gimp"( and a few others) to the "crap-ware" that is preinstalled on windows.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 07:52 AM   #6
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You don't have to use the command line to install packages.
I guess, Mint has the excellent Package Manager ' Synaptic '.

Just use the Search for " photo "

And do not expect IrfanView to work in wine.

About command line :
.. example resizing a photo 4000x3000 to 800x600 :
convert -resize 800x600 big.jpg new-small.jpg

The convert command is in package ' imagemagick '.
Converts, etc. :
DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PDF, PhotoCD, PNG,
Postscript, SVG, and TIFF.
.....
 
Old 01-30-2010, 09:47 PM   #7
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Thanks for your help im am using the gimp software now. i just need to see about getting my camera and printer to work
 
Old 01-31-2010, 12:24 AM   #8
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for gimp , and most other things there is ufraw
http://ufraw.sourceforge.net/
for importing raw camera images.

and gimp plugin

for a printer almost ALL are supported in cups( common unis printing)

cannon is about the only exception ( cannon scanners mostly )
What brand is the printer?
 
Old 01-31-2010, 02:30 PM   #9
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i got my camera to work, my printer is canon pixma i2600 what exactly is cups? thanks
 
Old 01-31-2010, 11:57 PM   #10
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CUPS is common unix printing system. It has printer administration console via a web browser. You can install your printer from there.
Type this for its url

http://localhost:631
 
  


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