Photo is a fast, fancy and highly configurable image viewer written in Qt.
Besides supporting most popular image formats like gif, jpeg, png, bmp, tiff, xpm and so on, Photo can also perform some basic image manipulation like rotating, flipping or zooming, display exif information and comes with a beautiful interface. When opening an image, you can quickly switch to another image in the same folder by using the thumbnails displayed at the bottom:
The menu is hidden by default and can be accessed by pointing the mouse to the top right edge of the screen. In the same way, the exif information is initially hidden and is displayed when your mouse goes near the top left screen edge. Since Photo is highly customizable, you can change how the menu is displayed and other UI settings from the Photo preferences.
Other Photo features:
tumbnail cachecan be closed to the system traycommand line optionscustomizable keyboard shortcutsbasic file management: rename, delete, move, copy
Install Photo in Ubuntu
Ubuntu Quantal, Precise and Oneiric users can install Photo from a PPA, using the instructions below:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install photo
Note: the above PPA contains a lot of KDE packages – if you don’t need them, you can remove the PPA after installing Photo:sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:samrog131/ppa
For other Linux distributions, see the Photo downloads page.
To make Photo the default image viewer under GNOME / Unity, open System Settings and select Photo under Details > Default applications > Photos.
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