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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

gThumb 3.2.3

The Gnome Desktop image viewer gThumb 3.2.3 has been released for months. It brings Flickr access via Facebook / Google accounts as well as other bug fixes.

This release was built on dhor’s PPA a couple hours ago, so you can easily upgrade gThumb 3.2.3 in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint.

What’s New in gThumb 3.2.3:

  • Flickr: allow to use a facebook or google account. (#703534)
  • Thumbnail list: images drawn with wrong offset. (#702538)
  • Fixed the video player stopping after saving a screenshot.
  • Fixed saving of TGA images.
  • Fixed the size of the toolbar in fullscreen mode.
  • Show the cursor again after stopping the slideshow.
  • Web services: do not delete the previous account when creating a new one.
  • translations update: Russian

Upgrade gThumb 3.2.3

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gthumb

gThumb 3.2.3 ubuntu

Once installed, you may want to remove this PPA because it’s ‘highly explosive’:

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