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Irfanview nearest equivalent for linux [closed]

Irfanview nearest equivalent for linux [closed]

IrfanView is a wonderful freeware Windows swiss-army-knife for image viewing & editing.

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Guest [Entry]

I heart IrfanView. Although for Gnome, I use gthumb as my Linux equivalent. It doesn't have the myriad of swiss-tools that IV has, but quality scaling, cropping and color adjustment suits me well enough. I do love how gthumb imports photos from my camera :D
Guest [Entry]

"AlternativeTo.net

Personally, I think Picasa from Google is pretty good, although it is not open source."
Guest [Entry]

"Firstly Irfanview is free and always has been. Where the OP got the notion that it is otherwise I don't know.

Second - the is no viable alternative. XNview sucks at best and wielding GiMP is this case is like opening PhotoShop to simply look at a file and maybe rename it (total overkill).

Most of the native Linux apps I have looked at want to behave like Lightroom - import everything their own folders and image database, not my structures or ad-hoc folders. I forget which one (but it was in several top-10 reviews), where I wanted to add jPeg comments - easy in Irfanview... the comments ended up in some meta archive for that app, not as part of the image. And so it goes on.

I have found that Irfanview's author is quite open to positive encouraging comments. If he is approached nicely (not so as to anger him), he may even create us a native Linux version. Thinking especially as the Season of Disaster is about to birth Windoze 8."
Guest [Entry]

The standard answer is GIMP of course. But you might also like ImageMagick for batch processing.