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 3.3.4, which works only on GNOME and Cinnamon, being compatible with GNOME 3.16:
- Image viewer: added ‘fit to height’ button.
- Drag&Drop: move files by default.
- Ask confirmation before moving files with a drag&drop operation.
- Make ‘delete files’ and ‘trash files’ asyncronous.
- Use the default gtk+ style for message dialogs. Use the header-bar for request dialogs.
- Changed ‘adjust contrast’ shortcut to ‘a’. ‘h’ is now used to fit to height.
- Added a symbolic application icon.
- Fixed comment pane style with gtk+ 3.16.
- Show the app menu on the headerbar if the shell doesn’t show it.
- Preferences dialog: fixed extensions activation/deactivation.
Bug-fixes and updated translations:
- Webalbums: do not exit if a fatal error is issued
- Build failure on x32 (kilobyte)
- Image viewer: the overview quickly appears and disappears sometimes.
In this article I will show you how to install gThumb 3.3.4 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 3.3.4 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