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Gnome image viewer and organizer gThumb 3.8.2 was released a few days ago with app menu improvements. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher.

gThumb 3.8.2 uses menu instead of popovers for menu buttons on the header bar, so the drop-down menu now has icons, and accelerator keys.

Gnome shows focused application’s icon and name with a drop-down menu in the top panel. In gThumb 3.8.2, the top panel app menu options are merged into the header bar menu button.

The new release also improved webp support. You can now open webp image from files’ context menu (‘Open With Other Application’). Or simply set gThumb as default image viewer to open webp in file’s Properties dialog (‘Open With’ tab.).

gThumb 3.8.2 changelog:

  • Use menus instead of popovers for menu buttons on the header bar.
  • Align menus to the right for menu buttons on the right side.
  • Search: show the matching files during the search operation.
  • Rename dialog: activate on enter.
  • Added image/webp support in .desktop file.
  • Translation updates and some bug-fixes.

How to Install gThumb 3.8.2 in Ubuntu:

While gThumb in Ubuntu main repository is always old, Dariusz Duma’s PPA maintains the latest software packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and Linux Mint 19.x.

1.) Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for terminal from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) for sudo prompt and hit Enter to continue.

2.) If an old version was installed, upgrade it using Software Updater:

or run commands in terminal to install or upgrade the image viewer:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install gthumb

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, either open Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab, or run command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:dhor/myway

And you can remove gThumb via command:

sudo apt remove gthumb gthumb-data

This quick tutorial shows how to install the latest Gthumb image viewer and organizer 3.8.1 in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Ubuntu 19.10.

Gthumb is a free open-source image viewer and organizer with editing options for the Gnome desktop. The latest so far is Gthumb 3.8.1 that features stability improvement and updated translations.

While Ubuntu main repository offers an old version of the software, here’s how to install the latest Gthumb 3.8.1 via Dariusz Duma’s PPA.

1.) Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for terminal from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) for sudo prompt and hit Enter to continue.

2.) If an old version was installed, upgrade Gthumb using Software Updater:

or run commands in terminal to install the image viewer:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install gthumb

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, either open Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab. Or run command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:dhor/myway

And you can remove Gthumb via command:

sudo apt remove gthumb gthumb-data

gThumb 3.3.3

Quick tutorial shows how to upgrade to the latest gThumb image viewer and organizer in Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon.

gThumb is a free and open-source image viewer, browser, and editor for Gnome Desktop. While Linux Mint 17.1 still provides gThumb 3.27, the latest version has reached the 3.3.3 release with new image tools, bug fixes and translations updates.

gThumb 3.3.3 in Linux Mint

New features and user visible changes:

  • Allow to apply the embedded color profile for jpeg images.
  • New image tools: special effects; curves.
  • Unified ‘equalize histogram’ and ‘adjust contrast’: show a preview of the various contrast filters.
  • Grayscale tool: show a preview of the different filters.
  • Fixed the interface style when used with gtk+ 3.14
  • File propery view: use a switcher; added a details page that show all the metadata, show only the important exif fields in the properties page.
  • UI changes to the preferences dialog: use a sidebar instead of a notebook to avoid a large dialog with some translations; better spacing; removed the Ok button.
  • Video player: save the screenshot without showing the dialog. Allow to set the screenshots location in the extension preferences dialog. Show a message in the statusbar after saving.
  • Gear menu: use the new icon if using gtk+ 3.13 or newer

Bugs fixed:

  • video player: do not hide the mediabar when using the volume control
  • Forbidden when trying to upload to Flickr (#732557)
  • Build against either webkit2gtk-3.0 or webkit2gtk-4.0 (Dominique Leuenberger)

How to install / upgrade gThumb in Mint Cinnamon:

1. Open terminal and run below command to add the Webupd8 PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:webupd8team/gthumb

gthumb-ppa

2. Open Update Manager from menu, click “Refresh” button and then you should see the gThumb 3.3.3 available for upgrade (make sure you have upgrade to mintupdate 4.8.1).

upgrade-gthumb

Select it and click Install Updates.

gThumb 3.3.1

GNOME image viewer and browser utility gThumb 3.3.1 has been released recently, which is the first release of the development series that will lead to the next major version 3.4.

gThumb 3.3.1 contains below new features and user visible changes:

  • Use a GtkHeaderBar instead of a menu and a toolbar.
  • Use the dark theme.
  • Better raw image support, using libraw instead of libopenraw.
  • Image viewer: show a frame around the image; use an overview window to scroll the image instead of the scrollbars;
  • better quality for zoomed out images.
  • Faster image loader for big images.
  • Media player: hide the mediabar after a timeout.
  • Filterbar: added buttons to view the selections.
  • File properties: show only the basic properties, allow to
    show all of them.
  • Image tools: use a grid layout for the buttons
  • Use a separate dialog for the file tool options.
  • Use symbolic icons everywhere.
  • Added a custom tiff loader.
  • Add a rating-based filter. (Louis-Marie Mouton)
  • App menu: removed ‘keyboard shortcuts’.
  • Histogram view: save and restore the scale type.

It also fixed below bugs:

  • Help: fix calling help from withing the application. (Dominique Leuenberger)
  • Fixed saving of TGA files
  • Fixed the video player stopping after saving a screenshot.
  • Rotating image destroys XMP and IPTC metadata
  • Command line ignored for the second window
  • Empty Options dialog after Canceling it once
  • Buttons with label toolbutton1 and toolbutton2 in Bookmark window
  • Default parameters for image resizing are misleading (Christian Krause)
  • Fixed broken window layout with gtk+ 3.10
  • Find duplicates: fixed crash when using a predefined directory (Christian Krause)
  • gThumb crashes when attempting to play a video. (Christian Krause)
  • Flickr: allow to use a facebook or google account
  • Thumbnail list: images drawn with wrong offset
  • Facebook: fixed authentication.
  • configure: fixed unrecognized option –disable-libjson-glib
  • Removed the use of many deprecated functions.

The Source Tarball is available at:

https://download.gnome.org/sources/gthumb/3.3/

If you’re on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, you can try gThumb 3.3.1 by adding Andrew’s test PPA (Only for test purpose!).

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal and run below command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/test

Then install the image viewer after checking for updates:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gthumb

Once installed, you may remove the PPA via:

sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:nilarimogard/test

NOTE: This PPA is maintained by Webupd8 Team and is only for test purpose. Packages will be moved or removed at any time. Use it at your own risk!

gThumb 3.2.4

The latest gThumb image viewer and browser 3.2.4 fixed important bugs and updated translations. Among the bugs fixed, we can mention an error when rotating JPEG images, window layout issues with GTK+ 3.10, a crash when opening the preferences dialog, a crash when trying to play a video under special conditions, a crash when moving or copying files, and a crash when using a predefined directory.

The PPA updated just a few hours ago with the new release for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint, Pear OS, Elementary OS.

gThumb 3.2.4 in ubuntu 13.10

gThumb 3.2.4 in ubuntu 13.10

gThumb 3.2.4 changelog:

  • organize folder: fixed missing tag icon
  • rotation: removed old workaround for modal dialogs
  • message dialog: set a max label size
  • message dialog: activate the text wrap
  • image rotation: fixed error when using libjpeg_turbo
  • web albums: fixed dialog layout
  • bookmarks: fixed the dialog layout
  • rename series: expand the file list
  • fixed crash when opening the preferences dialog
  • rotation: fixed the image position when rotating
  • Updated Latvian translation
  • about dialog: use the 256 pixel icon instead of the scalable one
  • fixed the browser-mode icon of 16 and 24 pixels size
  • simplified the svg of the scalable app icon
  • Fixed rendering of the color scales
  • Fixed broken window layout with gtk+ 3.10
  • Updated Indonesian translation
  • print: do not destroy an unowned image
  • find duplicates: fixed crash when using a predefined directory
  • fixed crash when copying or moving files
  • selections: avoid possible deadlocks

To get started installing / upgrading the app, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command below to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

Then install gThumb 3.2.4 after checking for update:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install gthumb