Image viewer for deleting the bad photos?

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  1. HelenF

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    On Fedora I've been using GPicView which came installed by default. There are two main problems. One, while it keeps the zoom level when flicking through photos, deleting a photo resets the zoom. And the other problem is, it just permanently deletes the photo and doesn't put it in the trash.

    What do you all like using for this? (I don't want one of those things that tries to organize the files for me, just a viewer upgrade.)
     
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    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    If you want trash integration, you're basically going to be limited to your file manager I think. As the writer of external programs I don't even know where it is on the filesystem, but maybe it's a GTK thing, I dunno.

    Personally I use feh to view images because it installed with very few dependencies, and press 'd' if I find an image I want to delete which will render the filename. I then use normal tools (rm on the command line in my case) to delete the image.
     
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    I thought I'd seen trash integration, but it might have just been IrfanView on Windows. If it's difficult, then the app having its own trash folder would be fine. Or being able to quickly rename the file inside the app.

    And ideally don't just remember zoom when flicking through images, but remember pan as well, and remember it separately for different image dimensions (usually only the same dimensions rotated but still).
     
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    FBnil Allan, please replace placeholder text

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    I use wine to install good things like Irfanview. I also use KDE and gwenview does everything you want (at a hefty cost of dowloading also the libs from KDE onto your pc)

    What's wrong with Eye of Gnome? (yum install eog)
     
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    I don't remember exactly, but I found Irfanview's zoom behaviour way less usable than GPicView.

    "What's wrong with Eye of Gnome?" - I don't know, does that do everything I want? The problem is there's a huge number of these things, and I'm trying to narrow down the ones to actually install.

    If gwenview does everything I want, I can try that. I already have KolourPaint, and I think that might be the only KDE application currently on my system, so my KDE libs must be lonely...
     
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    XnViewMP should be able to do what you want (it does have an organizer too, but you can just go through the images 1 by 1 if you want). I'll have to admit I haven't used it a lot on Linux, though.
    Not sure if default zoom settings are what you desire, but they certainly can be set to do what you want.
     
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    May not be the simplest option, but my first choice is the terminal-based Python file manager, Ranger.

    https://github.com/ranger/ranger

    It's fast, has configurable file previews and handy options for batch deletion, moving, copying and renaming. You can also configure custom scripts, for example auto generating thumbnails, moving to specific folders, or optimising for web for selected files (using something like imagemagick)

    I've also added a plugin that adds mime-specific icons (using nerd fonts).
     
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    This is the definitive answer
     
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    For those who do not mind proprietary software, perhaps.
     
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    He spoke about IrfanView so I suppose this is not an issue
     
  12. FBnil

    FBnil Allan, please replace placeholder text

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    @HelenF

    This is gwenview. The sidebar can be hidden. The Copy/Move-To are also hotkeys F8 and F9. The sidebar has a tab to rate and change the exif info and use tags.
    There is a zoom bar, and a zoom lock to lock the images you haven't seen at that zoom level.
    When zoom is locked, even images that are too big are zoomed, which can be made to fit with one button
    I tested a delete, and the images stay zoomed at the level I left them. The imagepicker is nice and supports drag and drop to filemanagers to move/copy visually. Moving over existing files prompts the 2 images with minimal data to confirm overwrite or rename.
    Space is next, backspace is previous.
    In thumbnail mode you have filters (by name/date/rating/tag)... just remember to cleanup ~/.thumbnails ~/.cache/thumbnails from time to time.
    gwenview.jpg
     
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    FWIW, I just tested feh, as lauched by ranger on my system (I dare say that's configurable though). It resets the zoom to 1:1 for every new image regardless when scrolling through them, but in terms of delete functionality, in ranger, it's F8, enter. If you scroll through using feh, you'll have to locate the same file first, but you can always check what it is before deleting it easily enough.

    Edit: The --keep-zoom-vp option to feh does render subsequent images viewed with the same zoom factor, but applies the same zoom to all images whether landscape or portrait or square, and of course you can't go up and down folders within feh.
     
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    You are probably aware of this, but ranger is also handy for showing files across subfolders by flattening using `:flat [depth#]`. I use that a lot.
     
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    I didn't know that, thanks. That works with feh too, since it seems ranger passes feh the list of files in the viewer, even if it consists of multiple directories that have been flattened. I'm completely new to ranger as I only installed it thanks to your recommendation.
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions! I'll go through and try some out in the next few days.
     

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