Commit bd10a230 authored by Michael J. Chudobiak's avatar Michael J. Chudobiak

modernized the README file

parent 25cac775
This is the distribution of gThumb, an image viewer and browser utility
for the GNOME environment.
Notes:
Information about gthumb can be found at http://live.gnome.org/gthumb.
* versions from 0.1 to 0.13 are for the GNOME 1.x environment.
* versions from 1.100 to 2.0 are for the GNOME 2.0 environment, though
they can be used even in the GNOME 2.2 environment but in this case
gThumb and Nautilus do not share the thumbnails database.
* versions 2.2.0 to 2.4.2 are for GNOME 2.2 and GNOME 2.4.
* versions 2.5 and higher are for GNOME 2.6.
* versions 2.9.1 and higher are for GNOME 2.16.
* versions 2.11.0 and higher are for GNOME 2.26.
* more information about gthumb can be found at:
http://live.gnome.org/gthumb
What is gThumb
==============
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+ Change images date and time.
+ JPEG lossless transformations.
+ Find duplicated images.
+ Write images to CD/DVD.
Licensing
=========
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You can find a copy of the license in the file COPYING.
Compiling
=========
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version 2 or greater, with the development tools installed properly.
The following is the detailed list of libraries you need:
* glib version >= 2.19.0
* glib version >= 2.16.0
* gtk version >= 2.16.0
* libxml version >= 2.4.0
* libgnome version >= 2.6.0
* libgnomeui version >= 2.6.0
* libgnomecanvas version >= 2.6.0
* gnome-vfs version >= 2.6.0
* gnome-desktop version >= 2.25.1
* libglade version >= 2.4.0
* gthread
* gmodule
* gio-unix
* gconf version >= 2.6.0
* intltool version >= 0.35.0
* unique version >= 1.1.2
While not mandatory, these libraries greatly increase gThumb's
basic usefulness:
* exiv2 version >= 0.18
(embedded metadata support)
* gstreamer version >= 0.10
(video support)
* libjpeg
* libtiff
(jpeg and tiff writing support)
If the libtiff library is present you can save images in TIFF
format.
These libraries are optional:
If the libgphoto2 library version >= 2.1.3 is present you can import
photos from your camera.
* clutter version >= 1.0.0
* clutter-gtk version >= 0.10.0
(These libraries provide enhanced slideshow effects.)
* libopenraw version >= 0.0.8
(This adds some support for RAW photos)
If the libopenraw library version >= 0.0.2 is present you can view
RAW photo thumbnails.
If dcraw is present (and is in your executable search path),
gthumb can view full RAW photos.
If exiv2 version 0.16 or higher is present, you can read XMP metadata.
If pfstools and pfstmo are installed, gthumb can view HDR images.
See http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/resources/pfstools.
To view OpenEXR files with pfstools, the OpenEXR libraries need
to be installed. See http://www.openexr.com/.
Extensions
==========
gThumb has a plug-in system for extensions. Some standard features
are implemented as extensions and are supplied with the standard
distribution. Users may write (and share) additional extensions.
See http://live.gnome.org/gthumb/extensions for details.
If mplayer (and its helper script, midentify) is installed, gThumb
can properly sort video files using the embedded DateTime tag.
Download
========
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http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gthumb
* If you know what the SVN is and how to use it, you can download the
latest development version using the following command:
* If you know what git is and how to use it, you can download and
compile the latest development version using the following
commands:
git clone git://git.gnome.org/gthumb
cd gthumb
./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr CFLAGS="-ggdb"
make
sudo make install
svn checkout http://svn.gnome.org/svn/gthumb/trunk
More development information is available at
http://live.gnome.org/gthumb/development
20 July 2007
18 January 2010
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