gthumb 2.11.1 released

gthumb 2.11.1 is now available for download at:

be5293b9abc9dde4e8dd5accbca979f46bb6423be8f7d017e9911e0f856d8091 gthumb-2.11.1.tar.bz2 e059e91bd2adde23a642774ac2f655ed0c66b4213790d5a076f2ea4cb251d11f gthumb-2.11.1.tar.gz

This is the first development release in a series leading to gthumb 2.12

What is gthumb

gthumb is an image viewer and browser utility for the GNOME environment.
The README file distributed with the tar archive contains a complete list of features and the instructions to compile the source.

Overview of changes from gthumb 2.10.11 to 2.1.1

   New features and user visible changes:

   * Added a video/audio player.  Added ability to take a screenshot of
     the current video.
   * Allow to edit IPTC/XMP fields.
   * Added 3D effects to the slideshow transition.
   * Use a tree view for the folders.
   * Catalogs are listed in the folder tree instead of using a different
   * Allow to create custom file filters.  Allow to view any kind of file
     not just images, audio and video files.
   * Allow to search files in the libraries (catalog collections).
   * Added tool to automatically organize files in catalogs, based on
     the file creation or modification date.
   * Allow to choose the metadata to display in the file list.
   * The cut and red-eye removal tools are now integrated in the image
     viewer, instead of using a separate dialog.
   * Added an "Adjust colors" tool to modify the colors of an image in
     single place.
   * Group imported files by date, automatically creating a catalog for
     each different date, furthermore creates a catalog with all the
     imported files.
   * Removed the Tools menu, the file list tools are now listed in a
     toolbar dropdown button.
   * Allow to add files to catalogs using the context submenu, instead of
     using a separate dialog.
   * Use a context submenu to open a file with an external application
     instead of using a separate dialog.
   * Allow to set a custom name for the bookmark menu items.
* Added a delete command to permanently delete files without moving them
     to the trash.
   * Allow to choose the metadata to print, instead of just allowing to
     print the comment.
   * Moved the system bookmarks in the Bookmarks menu.
   * Allow to set the file type specific options in the preferences dialog
     instead of always asking them before saving a file.
   * The image properties are displayed in a sidebar, no more at the
     bottom of the image.
   * Removed the Image menu. Image tools are now listed in a sidebar
     when the image viewer mode is active.
   * Allow to set a title and a date for the catalogs.
   * Searches are updated in place, without the use of a separate dialog.
   * Removed the script menu, and moved the scripts in a toolbar dropdown
     button. Simplified the script editor tough it still requires some
     advanced skill to be used.
   * Started work to use modern icons. New Tango-ized application icon
     by Ulisse Perusin.

   Technical changes:

   * Rewritten the whole code in order to use an extension (or plug-in)
     based architecture that allows to add new features with ease.
   * Removed the use of old and deprecated libraries such as gnome-vfs,
     libgnome, libgnomeui, libgnomecanvas, libbonobo and many others.


   * Some tools, present in the 2.10 series, are missing because of the
     complete code rewrite.  Some of these tools are considered important,
     such as the web album exporter, and will be added during the 2.11
     development series, other secondary tools will added in the next
     development cycle (2.13).


This program is released under the terms of the GNU General Public
License (GNU GPL) version 2 or greater. You can find a copy of the license in the file COPYING.

January 4th, 2010

Paolo Bacchilega

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