gThumb 3.12 released

gThumb 3.12.0 is now available for download at:

5e9eacc3cc383caece22b192504fc8a0883324d7f17655ac18d947cd1ddabc26 3deffc030384e64b57361c437c79b481ae1489ef44c87ae856e81bb10d8e383f gthumb-3.12.0.tar.xz

This is the first release of the new stable series.

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 3.10 to 3.12

* Added ability to load AVIF/HEIF/JPEG XL images.
* Added ability to save images as AVIF.
* Allow to set shortcuts to activate filters.
* Added a template editor to edit text values with special codes, use in: script commands, rename templates, print header and footer, etc.
* Faster navigation when a directory contains thousands of images.
* File list: start more thumbnailers in parallel.
* Allow to mount unmounted volumes.
* Color picker: added other formats: rgb in % and hsl.
* Allow to keep browsing while executing long-running external tools.
* Status bar: added button to show the progress dialog.
* File manager: added file actions to the viewer context menu. (!102)
* Image viewer: use a proportional zoom increment. (#104)
* Image viewer: keep the same pixel under the pointer after zooming. (#129)
* Read color profiles from png files as well.
* Media viewer: use accurate seeking when clicking on the progress bar.
* Media viewer: show the pointed time when hovering over the progress bar.
* Browser: added support for back and forward mouse buttons. (#120)
* Preferences: added option to show/hide the statusbar.
* Rename files: added a button to revert to the last used template.
* Added configurable shortcuts for Save and Save As.
* Media player: adjust the pitch if not played at normal speed.
* Media viewer: added keyboard shortcuts.
* Media viewer: added actions to skip forward/backward.
* Desktop file: added a 'New Window' action.
* File list: always allow to use Control-A to select all files.

Overview of changes from gThumb 3.11.4 to 3.12.0

 Bugs fixed:

  * Fix memory leak when loading webp, jxl, avif images. (Jürg Billeter)
  * Check if image is null before using it. (!189)
  * Added a Flatpak manifest. (AsciiWolf)

 New or updated application translations:

  * Catalan (Jordi Mas)
  * Finnish (Jiri Grönroos)
  * Hungarian (Balázs Úr)
  * Indonesian (Andika Triwidada)
  * Lietuvių (Aurimas Černius)
  * Swedish (Anders Jonsson)
  * čeština (Marek Černocký)

 New or updated manual translations:

  * Spanish - Spain (Daniel Mustieles)


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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