gThumb 3.9.1 released

gThumb 3.9.1 is now available for download at:

1d8165a22db6afd03e7904151fdbd902fbfa7e9b3a30ef4053f313a0dc1c88bc 492885cd82ff2cb061cb1e08a81e51e0e72beb58c941cb2bd320cb5722ea64e1 gthumb-3.9.1.tar.xz

This is the first release of the new development series that will lead to the next stable release.

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 3.8.0 to 3.9.1

 New features and user visible changes:

  * Added ability to customize the keyboard shortcuts.
  * Added a shortcuts window to show the available shortcuts.
  * Added option to change the mouse wheel action.
  * Image viewer: added ability to define the transparency style.
  * Video viewer: allow to view the video at the original size; show the
    zoom factor in the statusbar.
  * Edit comment/tags dialogs: use the header bar; allow to change the
    current image from the dialog.
  * Add to catalog: use the header bar; allow to change the current
    image from the dialog.
  * Search: added ability to search in multiple folders.
  * Scripts: added %T to insert a timestamp in the command.
  * Folder tree:
    * better drag&drop support: allow to move a catalog into a library,
      and a library into another library, show an error if the drop
      operation is not possible;
    * added an 'Open in Terminal' command in the context menu.
  * Overwrite dialog: show video previews as well, fixed dialog size.
  * Preferences: allow to specify a catalog or any other location as
    startup location.
  * Trash/Delete files: show progress for long operations.
  * File properties: added the file size in bytes.
  * File properties: added a context menu command to customize the
    visibile properties.
  * Toolbar: show edit comment/tags in browser mode as well.
  * Export tools: removed from the toolbar.  Some tools moved to the
    menu, others as a submenu in the gears menu.
  * Fixed window size when started the first time.
  * Updated app icon to follow the new GNOME style.
  * Rewritten README in markdown, updated screenshots.
  * Appdata: added release and OARS tags for flathub compatibility.
   (Tobias Mueller)

 Bugs fixed:

  * gThumb hangs when some mount point is unavailable. (!75)
  * Jpeg loader: crash when the original size is too big for a cairo
  * PNG loader: correctly load images with transparency.
  * Fixed run-time errors if exiv2 is not used.
  * Catalog: preserve the list order after saving the properties.
  * Scripts: fixed task cancellation when using a shell script.

 Source code:

  * Utility functions refactoring.
  * Added tests for the utility functions.


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.

Paolo Bacchilega

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