`Photo` Is A Fancy Image Viewer Written In Qt [Ubuntu PPA]

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:

photo image viewer
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.

photo image viewer
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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    Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment `Razor Qt` Reaches Version 0.5.0

    Razor Qt is a lightweight desktop environment – think of it as LXDE, but using Qt. It doesn’t come with its own window manager and its developers recommend using it with Openbox, but it should work with any window manager like Kwin, Metacity, etc.
    Razor Qt 0.5.0 has been released yesterday, bringing lots of new features and performance improvements. For instance, there’s a new appearance GUI for configuring themes:
    razor qt
    Another important change is the introduction of a notification daemon which comes with its own configuration tool, used to set the notifications position on the screen as well as some advanced settings uder which the user can set the expiration time, spacing or width:
    razor qt
    Razor Qt 0.5.0 also comes with its own LightDM login screen greeter:

    razor qt

    The greeter is not set when you install Razor Qt. To use it, you need to edit “/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf” and set “greeter-session=lightdm-razor-greeter”, then save the file and restart the computer.

    Other changes included with Razor Qt 0.5.0:
    new panel applets: cpu monitor, lm sensor, volume control that supports alsa or pulseaudio, color picker, network monitornew keyboard shortcut configuration toolthere’s only one Razor Qt session now and the window manager can be configured through the Razor Qt config toolsplit config session window, due new session autostart changes, featuring better system tray supportnicer razor-config app layoutbetter integration with window managers from fvwm familynew desktop widget: notepadarchitecture changes to prevent RTTI related crashes and suppor for all Qt versionshuge performance optimizatonsmore

    Install Razor Qt in Ubuntu
    Ubuntu users 12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 11.04 or 10.04 can install the latest Razor Qt by using its official PPA:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:razor-qt
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install razorqt
    Once installed, log out and select “Razor Desktop” from the login screen.

    For other Linux distributions, see the Razor Qt installation page.

    For more info, see our initial Razor Qt post.

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