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##                          GQview 2.0.4      (December 2, 2006) ##
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##              Copyright (C) 1999 - 2006 John Ellis.            ##
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##                      Use at your own risk!                    ##
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##  This software released under the GNU General Public License. ##
##       Please read the COPYING file for more information.      ##

Author: John Ellis <>

======== README contents:

    * Requirements
    * Notes and changes for this release
    * Installation
    * Description / Features
    * Documentation (keyboard shortcuts)
    * Editor command macros
    * Additional comments
    * Translation status
    * Credits

======== Requirements

  GTK+ >= 2.4.x:

======== Notes and changes for this release            [section:release_notes]

  Changes in 2.0.4:

    - Make sort menus display choices as radio group instead of checkbox.
    - Use white background for transparent images when printing.
    * Fix occasional crash in icon view when removing files.
    * Always use aligned memory access in EXIF parser, fixes crash
      with BUS error on sparc.
    * Fix progress bar warning when removing files while loading
    * Fix image count in full screen information overlay.
    * Fix memory leak when unable to start a slideshow.

  New features in 2.0:

    + Search utility.
    + Ability to assign keywords and comments to an image.
    + Printing, including proof sheets.
    + Support for the Thumbnail Managing Standard, on by default.
    + Fullscreen support for multihead configurations.
    + Fullscreen can now delay showing next image until it is loaded.
    + Image information now viewable in fullscreen (I key).
    + Extensive user manual.
    + Command line control of existing GQview process.
    + Collections are now updated when moving or renaming a file.
    - Shift + Click on an image will start mouse scrolling.
    - Control + Arrows will jump to respective edges of image.
    - Slideshow interval precision is now .1 second.
    - Find duplicates by checksum now uses MD5 algorithm.
    - Exif sidebar can now be customized.
    - Sort manager now has symlink option.
    - Sort manager can now add images to collections.
    - Window maximization state now retained between sessions.
    - Clean up all dialogs.
    - Added hidden option scroll_reset_method (see docs chapter 10.7).
    - Maintenance utility for caches and data used by GQview.
    - Utility to create thumbnails ahead of time in one step.
    - Now requires GTK+ >= 2.4


    For translation status list, see further below.

    Version in perenthesis indicates first appearance of feature or change.

    (1.5.6) The "shared thumbnail cache" is a proposal to unify the method
    of storing thumbnails, so that they are compatible between different
    applications. Using this option will allow GQview to share it's
    thumbnails with, and use thumbnails from, other applications. Current
    releases of GNOME (through nautilus and gthumb) and the gimp use this
    new thumbnailing system. The latest draft of the thumbnail standard
    is located on in the standards section, and links to:

    The shared thumbnail standard and GQview's classic mechanism can
    not be used at the same time, enabling the "use shared thumbnail cache"
    option will disable the use of classic thumbnails and use the new
    shared thumbnails.

    (1.5.6) Collections contained in $HOME/.gqview/collections are now
    updated when moving or renaming files, even if the collection is not
    open at the time.

    (1.5.6) The new option to the keep the full screen window above other
    windows is only available when using at least GTK+ 2.4.0

    (1.5.5) Dialog buttons are now ordered as recommended by the GNOME HIG.
    The GNOME Human Interface Guidelines live at:
    To restore the old button order you must be using GTK 2.6 and set
    the "gtk-alternative-button-order" key to TRUE in the gtkrc file:
    by changing or adding this line:
       gtk-alternative-button-order = 1

    (1.5.5) The dithering option is now a hidden option, to change it
    please refer to section 10.7 of the manual (help -> contents).

    (1.5.0) Keywords and comments can now be entered for a file. Two places
    allow keyword and comment entry. The first is via the new image details
    sidebar accessed with (Ctrl-K), and the second is a details tab in the
    properties dialog. If multiple files are selected, two buttons are
    available: One allows adding the keywords to the selected files, the
    other replaces existing keywords with the new keywords.

    Keyword and comment metadata is stored in $(HOME)/.gqview/metadata, and
    mirrors the existing filesystem tree. Metadata filenames have a suffix
    of .meta appended. If 'cache into .thumbnails' is enabled, metadata is
    stored locally to the original file in a hidden subfolder ".metadata".
    If write permissions do not allow local saving of metadata, GQview falls
    back to the default $(HOME)/.gqview/metadata location.

    (1.5.0) Search dialog (F3 key) types:
       Path       searches files in the entered folder.
       Comments   searches all file metadata stored in ~/.gqview/metadata.
       Results    searches the current list of results, allowing refinement.

    (1.3.6) Drag and drop has been significantly improved, with a few
    changes. Button 1 will now initiate a drag, button 2 will still work
    for this, the difference is button 2 will not change the selection.

    (1.3.6) A middle button click will now toggle selection of clicked item.

    (1.3.5) UTF-8 and filenames: GQview works fine if your filenames
    correctly match the prefered locale encoding (LANG environment
    variable), and prints errors on the console when they do not.

    (1.3.3) Safe delete does not include undo, you will need to go to the
    trash folder and retrieve the file(s) manually. The files can be viewed
    by clicking the view button near the safe delete option in the preferences
    window. Files moved to the trash folder are prefixed with a 6 digit
    number. Lower numbers are older, and deleted (permanently) first when the
    trash size limit is reached.

    (1.3.2) New in 1.3.2 are sidebars for exif data display and a sort
    manager. Exif (ctrl + E) should be self explanatory. The Sort manager is a
    directory list that allows copying or moving the displayed image to that
    destination with one click of the button - very helpful when visually
    sorting many images into subdirectories. To edit, reorder, or remove items
    in the sort list, use the right click menu. The keyboard can also be used
    by moving the focus to the desired button, then pressing menu/ctrl+f10 key
    to display the popup menu, or shift+up/shift+down keys to change the
    button location in the list. Items can also be added to the list by
    dragging a directory onto the list.

  Code hackers:

    If you plan on making any major changes to the code that will be offered
    for inclusion to the main source, please contact me first - so that we
    can avoid duplication of effort. A good example is porting any part of
    GQview that uses deprecated widgets to GTK2 widgets, there are already
    several such patches floating around. This is especially true if the
    change is listed in the TODO!
                                             -John ( )

  Known bugs:

    see the TODO file.

======== Installation

  Compilation: ./configure ; make
  General install: make install
  Removal: make uninstall

    - To build an RPM binary:

         on RedHat 6.x, 7.x use 'rpm -tb gqview-x.x.x.tar.gz'.
         on RedHat 8 and 9 use 'rpmbuild -tb gqview-x.x.x.tar.gz'.
         on other rpm distros, it depends on which version of rpm is used, if
         the option fails with the rpm command, try rpmbuild.

      Where the resulting package is placed is distribution specific, for
      example in RedHat it is placed in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/{architecture}/

======== Description / Features

  GQview is a graphics file viewer. Basic features:

    - Single click image viewing / navigation.
    - Zoom functions.
    - Thumbnails, with optional caching and .xvpics support.
    - Multiple file selection for move, copy, delete, rename, drag and drop.
    - Drag and drop.
    - Slideshow.
    - Full screen.
    - Ability to open images in external editors (configurable).
    - Collections.
    - Comparison of images to find duplicates by name, size, date,
      dimensions, or image content similarity.
    - EXIF support.

======== Documentation (brief)                         [section:documentation]

  Keyboard commands:
    [PageDown], [Keypad PageDown]      next image
    [PageUp], [Keypad PageUp]          previous image
    [Home], [Keypad Home]              first image in list
    [End], [Keypad End]                last image in list
    [Tab]                              tab completion in path entry window
    [Escape]                           cancel completion in path entry window

  Keyboard commands valid when image has focus (image has black rectangle)
    arrow keys, [Keypad arrows]        pan image
    [Shift] - arrow keys               pan image faster
    [Space]                            next image
    [Backspace] , B                    previous image

  File menu related:
    [Ctrl] - N                         new window
    C                                  new empty collection
    O                                  open collection
    D                                  open a Find Duplicates window
    [Shift]- P                         open Print dialog
    [Ctrl] - F                         new folder
    [Ctrl] - C                         copy file
    [Ctrl] - M                         move file
    [Ctrl] - R                         rename file
    [Ctrl] - D, [Delete]               delete file
    [Ctrl] - W                         close window
    [Ctrl] - Q                         exit GQview

  Edit menu related:
    [Ctrl] - 1 .. 0                    run external editor
    [Ctrl] - A                         select all files
    [Ctrl] - [Shift] - A               unselect all files
    [Ctrl] - P                         display image properties window
    [Ctrl] - O                         configure Options
    ]                                  rotate image clockwise
    [                                  rotate image counterclockwise
    [Shift] - R                        rotate image 180 degrees
    [Shift] - M                        mirror image (horizontal)
    [Shift] - F                        flip image (verticle)

  View menu related:
    +, =, [Keypad +]                   zoom in
    -, [Keypad -]                      zoom out
    Z, [Keypad /]                      zoom to original size
    X, [Keypad *]                      zoom to fit within window
    W                                  zoom to fit width of window
    H                                  zoom to fit height of window
    1, 2, 3, 4                         zoom to Nx (3 = 3x)
    9, 8, 7                            zoom to -2, -3, -4, respectively
    T                                  toggle thumbnails in list view
    [Ctrl] - L                         display files as list view
    [Ctrl] - I                         display files as icon view
    [Ctrl] - T                         toggle tree view of directories
    R                                  refresh list
    L                                  (Un)float file selection area
    [ctrl] - H                         (Un)hide file selection area
    [Ctrl] - K                         toggle Keywords sidebar
    [Ctrl] - E                         toggle EXIF sidebar
    [Ctrl] - S                         toggle sort manager sidebar
    F, V                               toggle full screen
    S                                  toggle slide show
    P                      	       (Un)pause slideshow
    [Ctrl] - V                         display current image in new window

  Collection windows:

    arrows, [Keypad arrows]            move selection
    [Shift] + arrows                   select multiple images
    [Ctrl] + arrows                    move without changing selection
    [Space]                            select only image with focus
    [Ctrl] + [Space]                   toggle selection of image with focus
    [Home], [Keypad Home]              move focus to top of images
    [End], [Keypad End]                move focus to end of images
      (shift and ctrl work with Home, End, PageUp/Down as with arrows)
    [Ctrl] - A                         select all images
    [Ctrl] - [Shift] - A               unselect all images

    [Delete], [Keypad Delete]          remove selected images from collection
                                       (does not delete file)
    [Ctrl] - L                         add images from main window file list

    [Ctrl] - T                         toggle display of icon filename text

    N                                  sort collection by name
    D                                  sort collection by date
    B                                  sort collection by size (bytes)
    P                                  sort collection by location (path)
    I (*)                              sort collection by name numerically
                                   (file1 file10 file2 -> file1 file2 file10)

    [Enter], [Keypad Enter]            view image with focus in main window
    V                                  view image with focus in new window
    [Ctrl] - 1 .. 0                    open selected image(s) in editor

    S                                  save collection
    [Ctrl] - S                         save collection as...
    A                                  append to collection...

    [Shift] - P                        print selected images...

    [Ctrl] - C                         copy selected files...
    [Ctrl] - M                         move selected files...
    [Ctrl] - R                         rename selected files...
    [Ctrl] - D                         delete selected files

    [Ctrl] - P                         display image properties window

    [Ctrl] - W                         close window

  Find Duplicates window:

    [Ctrl] - A                         select all images
    [Ctrl] - [Shift] - A               unselect all images
    1                                  select group 1 duplicates
    2                                  select group 2 duplicates

    [Ctrl] - L                         add images from main window file list
    C                                  add selected images to new collection

    [Delete], [Keypad Delete]          remove selected images from list
    [Ctrl] - [Delete]                  clear window

    [Enter], [Keypad Enter]            view image with focus in main window
    V                                  view image with focus in new window
    [Ctrl] - 1 .. 0                    open selected image(s) in editor

    [Ctrl] - C                         copy selected files...
    [Ctrl] - M                         move selected files...
    [Ctrl] - R                         rename selected files...
    [Ctrl] - D                         delete selected files

    [Ctrl] - P                         display image properties window

    [Ctrl] - W                         close window

  (*) This is a compile time option enabled when strverscmp is found.

  Mouse image control:

    Button 1                           view next image
    Button 2                           view previous image
    Button 3                           context menu

    Button 1 drag                      scroll/pan image
    Button 2 drag                      initiate drag and drop

    Wheel up/down                      change to previous/next image
    Wheel up/down + [Shift]            scroll image up/down
    Wheel up/down + [Control]          zoom image in/out

======== Editor command macros                               [section:editors]

 Any one of the following filename markers may be used:

    %f  Replaced with list of selected files, may occur once.
    %p  Command is run once for each selected file, may occur multiple times.
   none When neither %f or %p exist, list of files is appended to command.

 Use of the following to display output window for the command:

    %v  Display result of command in output window, must occur as first two
        characters in the command, or immediately after the "%w" macro.
    %V  Like v above, but when used with %p, only displays output window for
        multiple files. The output of a single file is suppressed.

 Additional macros:

    %w  Prevent full screen from deactivating when command is executed,
        must occur as the first two characters.

======== Additional comments:

  Advanced options:
    These options are not adjustable in the preferences window, to change
    them edit $(HOME)/.gqview/gqviewrc while GQview is not running. An option
    becomes 'advanced' when it is removed from the user's visibility, and
    only remains so that those few users that really want it will not complain
    about it's removal :)

  lazy_image_sync: false
    Set true to enable the old behavior of lazy image updates when changing
    directories. (viewed image will remain until a new file is selected)

  display_dialogs_under_mouse: false
    Set true to force dialogs to display under the current mouse position,
    note that this goes against the preference set for the window manager.

======== Translation status:

 (as of 2.0.4)

   Please send po files/patches in gzipped form to ensure data integrity.

   Note: completion % in the chart below may not be quite correct when fuzzy
         translations exist but do not appear in the source.
         comp % = trans / (trans + fuzzy + untrans)

Language     Comp (%)  Trans   Fuzzy Untrans  Warn
ar                67     449     150      70
be                99     668       1       0
bg                99     667       2       0
ca                99     667       2       0
cs                99     667       2       0
da                20     138     287     244
de                99     667       2       0
eo                99     668       1       0
es                99     668       1       0
et                30     204     284     181
eu               100     669       0       0
fi                99     668       1       0
fr                99     667       2       0
hu                55     374     187     108
id                31     208     285     176
it                99     667       2       0
ja                99     667       2       0
ko                17     114       1     554
nl                99     668       1       0
no                25     169     297     203
pl                90     606       1      62
pt_BR             99     668       1       0
ro                57     388     189      92
ru                99     667       2       0
sk                97     655       1      13
sl                23     155     303     211
sv                99     665       3       1
th                24     161     296     212
tr                10      71     287     311
uk                26     180     293     196
vi                99     668       1       0
zh_CN.GB2312      25     169     297     203
zh_TW             99     668       1       0

======== Credits                                             [section:credits]


     Grzegorz Kowal <>
     Zbigniew Chyla <>
     Emil Nowak <>
     Wit Wilinski <>
         for Polish translation

     Christopher R. Gabriel <>
     Di Maggio Salvatore <>
     Costantino <>
         for Italian translation

     Sandokan <>
     Ivan Priesol <>
     Mgr. Peter Tuharsky <>
         for Slovak translation

     Rodrigo Sancho Senosiain <>
     Ariel Fermani <>
         for Spanish translation

     Eric Lassauge <>
     Jean-Pierre Pedron <>
     Pascal Bleser <>
     Nicolas Boos <>
     Nicolas Bonifas <>
         for French translation

     Fâtih Demir <>
         for Turkish translation

     Kam Tik <>
     Abel Cheung <>
     S.J. Luo <>
     Tetralet <>
         for Traditional Chinese (Big5) translation

     Junichi Uekawa <>
     Oleg Andrjushenko <>
     Michael Bravo <>
     Sergey Pinaev <>
         for Russian translation

     Guilherme M. Schroeder <>
     Vitor Fernandes <>
     Herval Ribeiro de Azevêdo <>
         for Brazilian Portuguese translation

     Shingo Akagaki <>
     Yuuki Ninomiya <>
     Sato Satoru <>
     Takeshi AIHANA <>
         for Japanese translation

     Matthias Warkus <>
     Thomas Klausner <>
     Danny Milosavljevic <>
     Ronny Steiner <>
         for German translation

     Matej Erman <>
         for Slovene translation

     MÃtyÃs Tibor <>
     Koblinger Egmont <>
     Sári Gábor <>
         for Hungarian translation

     Wu Yulun <>
     Charles Wang <>
         for simplified Chinese translation

     H.J.Visser <>
     Tino Meinen <>
         for Dutch translation

     Lauri Nurmi <>
         for Finnish translation

     Ilmar Kerm <>
         for Estonian translation

     Volodymyr M. Lisivka <>
         for Ukrainian translation

     Birger Langkjer <>
         for Danish translation

     Torgeir Ness Sundli <>
         for Norwegian translation

     Jan Raska <>
     Michal Bukovjan <>
         for Czech translation

     Phanumas Thanyaboon <>
         for Thai translation

     Harald Ersch <>
         for Romanian translation

     pclouds <>
         for Vietnamese translation

     Tedi Heriyanto <>
         for Indonesian translation

     Vladimir Petrov <>
         for Bulgarian translation

     Hans Öfverbeck <>
         for Swedish translation

     Youssef Assad <>
         for Arabic translation <
         for Catalan translation

     Hyun-Jin Moon <
         for Korean translation

     Pavel Piatruk <>
         for Belarusion translation

     Piarres Beobide <>
         for Basque translation

     Antonio C. Codazzi <>
         for Esperanto translation

 Fixes, additions, and patches:

     Eric Swalens
     Quy Tonthat
         for Exif support.

     Diederen Damien <>
         for .xvpics thumbnail reading support.

     Nick Rusnov <>
     Ryan Murray <>
         for man page.

     Martin Pool <>
         for sort by number, misc. improvements.

     Jörg Mensmann <>
         for Xinerama support patch.

     Vadim Shliakhov
         for miscellaneous fixes.

         Thanks to the users for finding GQview useful.