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Old 09-27-2008, 11:56 AM   #1
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"Thumbnails in GIMP????"


Hallo!

Im new with Linux (and Gimp)!!

I have used Windows for many year but now im trying to learn Linux (if possible).

Could GIMP look like the picture program im used to. ACDSee and Element 5 for exampel. To the left Explorer and to the right thumbnails on the pictures in the folder which is open. I can not find it.

If not i know i can download XN-view for Linux. I think I can find more similar programs made for Linux. Im going to install from a USB-stick. Something to think about??

Best regards,
Walter
 
Old 09-27-2008, 12:15 PM   #2
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I dont really understand you question Irfanview is like what you described you were looking for, check that out.

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Old 09-27-2008, 12:41 PM   #3
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You can use as well Showimage if you're under KDE
 
Old 09-27-2008, 02:06 PM   #4
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From the description I can't really make out what you want to do. If you just want a thumbnail view before opening them, just use the icon view in Nautilus (ctrl-2), and if you want you can associate the filetypes (jpg, png, gif) with gimp (right-click preferences)

If it's just for organizing and simple editing then you might want to take a look at fspot or picasa.
 
Old 09-27-2008, 03:27 PM   #5
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Hallo everyone!!

Thank you very much for your answers! From your answers I understand that I was unclear. You do not really understand me. I am sorry about that. I am not surprised!!

What I ment is exactly was oskar wrote: "I want a thumbnailview before opening them".

If I use for exampel ACDSee under Windows I can click om "View-Folders". Then I could se all the folders on my computer (explorer). If I then open one of my folders with pictures I could see all the pictures in that folder as miniatures on the right part on the screen. My first question was: Is that possible whith GIMP?

I know about Irfanview. I have it on one of my Windows computers. Thats what I mean!
I also have Google Picasa. Thats not exactly what I mean.
Nautilus and Showimage and fspot I do not know so much about. I shall read about them on the webb.
Perhaps I must install a new program? I hoped I could use GIMP because I already have it on my computer.

oskar wrote: you can associate the filetypes (jpg-png-gif) with GIMP (rightclick preference). Just now I could not find it. I shall try to find it!!

Best regards,
Walter
 
Old 09-27-2008, 04:01 PM   #6
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GIMP is similar to Photoshop---ie serious image processing.

The best substitute that I have found for ACDSee is Digikam. You might also want to see if ACDSee will run under WINE (or Crossover)
 
Old 09-27-2008, 08:15 PM   #7
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There are many ACDSee alike programs in Linux, including XNView and Gthumb. As far as I know, there is none which offers all the features of ACDSee, but different programs offer different features. A few together come close to ACDSee.

If you don't like XNview and or Gthumb, google for "acdsee clone linux" and you find at least 20. Look at the bright side, you don't have to pay for them. Maybe one of the simpler programs fits all your needs. Most of the programs insist of 'importing' the images in albums or so. I hate that, I just want a plain view of my folder. Gthumb comes close.

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Old 09-28-2008, 10:35 AM   #8
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Thank you!

Hallo pixellany and jlinkels!

Thank you for your answers! I have now after some trouble downloaded and installed all three programs. Digikam, XNView and Gthumb. As jlinkels wrote: "Different programs offer different features". Now I have everything (and a little more) I need (plus GIMP).

XNView I know about. Digikam and Gthumb was new for me. Two excellent programs. Thank you very much for your tips.

Best regards from
Walter
 
Old 09-28-2008, 12:55 PM   #9
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thunar (xfce's file browser) also just shows a thumbnail as the icon for images. if Im understanding you right you don't need this feature in gimp but in your filebrowser. what distro/WM/filebrowser are you using?
 
Old 09-28-2008, 02:38 PM   #10
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Hallo Steve!
Thank you very much for your answer!

I do not know if you read my first question. As you understand I am a beginner with linux (with a little help)

You write: "you do not need this feature in GIMP. The truth is : "I can not find it". If it exist. If so where?

You ask about distro/VM/filebrowser.

I have two "distro" (on two computers with widows uninstalled.). One called DebEX-Debian swedish (209 MB). Systemrequirement 512 MB RAM.I am not sure you know it. I downloaded it from a big swedish linuxwebsite: http://linux.exton.net/content.php?content.53. On a HP-computer with 1MB RAM and AMD 2,2. The preinstalled filemanager is xfee and I can from the program install konqueror, nautilos and appfinder. The VM is something called xfsamba4.

On another computer, a little bit older (512 MB RAM and uninstalled Wme), i have Puppy Linux 4.0 Dingo in english. The preinstalled filemanager is ROX-filer. I think you know all about Puppy Linux Dingo. http://www.puppylinux.org.

Perhaps I could insatall Thunar instead of Rox-filer

I hope this will answer your questions!

Best regards
Walter
 
Old 09-28-2008, 02:49 PM   #11
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The preinstalled filemanager is xffm. Nothing else!!
 
Old 09-28-2008, 04:33 PM   #12
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xffm used to be the default xfce filemanager it was replaced by thunar a while ago. thunar is much better. any of the good file managers (konqueror for kde, nautilus for gnome or thunar for xfce) should be able to show thumbnails for icons. I don't see how this could be a function of gimp because if I read your question right you want to 'see' the pictures before you open them in gimp.
 
Old 09-28-2008, 07:41 PM   #13
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Hallo again Steve!

You are right: I want to see the pictures before I open them!

My Debex Debian Swedish have something called xfce4 and filemanager xffm. Now you have learned me that thay have change to thunar and that thunar is better. I think its not so difficult to uninstall xffm and after that install thunar. Exton write: "itvery easy to create an own system (uninstall-install) with Debex Debian swedish as base". I learn something each day! May by, some day I change "distro".

pixellany give me some very useful links and tips about digikam. So did oskar and Hammett!

Best regards.
Walter
 
Old 09-28-2008, 10:06 PM   #14
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I'm running xfce 4.4.2 on gentoo. so we are using the same Desktop environment. get thunar I used to use rox as my file manager because I couldn't stand xffm. thunar is my favorite filebrowser on any os. you need a plugin to do the thumbnails but it even does thumbnails for video files and it is totally intergrates with xfce4. no need to switch distro just get thunar.
 
  


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