gThumb 3.1.1 released

gThumb 3.1.1 is now available for download at:

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This is the first release of the 3.1.x development series that will lead to the next stable version.

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. The complete description, screenshots and other info are available at

Overview of changes from gThumb 3.0.2 to 3.1.1

 New features and user visible changes:

  * Added ability to load and save WebP images.
  * Allow to specify the format options when saving a file (can be
  * Save and restore the window maximized state, the filterbar status,
    the visited locations history and the viewer sidebar status.
  * Image viewer: use the dark background by default, and use a more
    neutral color instead of black.
  * Video viewer: save and restore the volume level.
  * Read system bookmarks from XDG_CONFIG_HOME/gtk-3.0/bookmarks.
    Fallback to ~/.gtk-bookmarks if the new file is not found. (#675401)
  * Use XDG_CACHE_HOME/thumbnails as thumbnail cache. Fallback to the
    old ~/.thumbnails directory if the new directory doesn't exists.
  * File list: align the caption to the left and use a smaller font.
  * Browser: show loading errors in the info bar instead of using a
    modal dialog.
  * Added automatic completion to the category entry.
  * Rotation tool: allow to rotate an image from -180 to 180 degrees.
  * Selections: allow to cut the files.
  * Added a menu item to hide/show the file properties.
  * Print: set a good default filename for the print-to-file operation.
  * Enhance colors: use a faster algorithm and rename to "Adjust
  * Equalize histogram: use a faster algorithm.
  * Desaturate tool: added ability to choose the method to use, renamed
    to "Grayscale".
  * Removed the format chooser from the file dialog.
  * Added an high resolution application icon.
  * Add an application menu if used with GNOME Shell.

 Bugs fixed:

  * Fixed image quality when the zoom factor is smaller then 0.5.
  * Do not make modal dialogs block other windows as well.
  * Find duplicates: remember the checked state when filtering the file
    list. (#679191)
  * Sort by name if the date is the same. (#676263)

 New or updated application translations:

  * Chinese (Hong Kong) (taijuin)
  * Chinese (simplified) (tuhaihe)
  * Chinese/Traditional (taijuin)
  * Czech (Marek Černocký)
  * Español (Daniel Mustieles)
  * Hungarian (Gabor Kelemen)
  * Indonesian (Andika Triwidada)
  * Italiano (Gianvito Cavasoli)
  * Latvian (Rūdolfs Mazurs)
  * Lietuvių (Aurimas Černius)
  * Polish (Piotr Drąg)
  * Slovenian (Matej Urbančič)
  * Greek (Tom Tryfonidis)

 New or updated manual translations:

  * Deutsch (Daniel Winzen)
  * Slovenian (Andrej Žnidaršič)


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.

September 23th, 2012

Paolo Bacchilega

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