Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know gThumb is the default application for vieweing images on the GNOME desktop environment. Among others, it enables the users to export images to Flickr, Photobucket, Facebook or PicasaWeb, has some features for basic photo editing (crop, resize, rotate), allows the users to import images from digital camera and has support for both WebP images and videos.
The latest version available is gThumb 3.3.3, which works only on GNOME and Cinnamon, coming with a bunch of changes, including:
- 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 property 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
- video player: do not hide the mediabar when using the volume control
- Forbidden when trying to upload to Flickr
- Build against either webkit2gtk-3.0 or webkit2gtk-4.0
In this article I will show you how to install gThumb 3.3.3 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (using GNOME), Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca and Linux Mint 17 (using Cinnamon).
Because it will be soon available via PPA, installing gThumb 3.3.3 on Ubuntu GNOME 14.10, Ubuntu GNOME 14.04, Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the gthumb package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/gthumb
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gthumb
Optional, to remove gthumb, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove gthumb
Or, you can also disable the PPA, remove gthumb and downgrade all the packages that got updated via this PPA to their original versions, from the official repos:
$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:webupd8team/gthumb