qimgv [image file viewer]

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qimgv [image file viewer]

#1 Post by smaragdus » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:37 pm

Preamble
A couple of days ago I came upon another interesting image viewer- qimgv, which I found very promising- intuitive, customizable, portable, open source, cross platform. If it gets some features which are indispensable for me I may consider it as a replacement for my aged default image viewer (FastStone MaxView).

Synopsis
A cross-platform image viewer with webm support. Written in qt5.

User interface
The idea is to have a uncluttered, simple and easy to use UI. You can see ui elements only when you need them.
There is a pull-down panel with thumbnails, as well as folder view (accessible by pressing Return).
You can also bring up a context menu by right-clicking on an image.
Features
  • Simple UI
  • Fast
  • Easy to use
  • Fully configurable, including shortcuts
  • Basic image editing: Crop, Rotate and Resize
  • Ability to quickly copy / move images to different folders
  • Experimental video playback via libmpv
  • Ability to run shell scripts
  • A nice dark theme, should look identical on every OS / DE
Links Downloads
Direct download links for qimgv version 0.7 (released on 2018-08-08):
Images

qimgv version 0.7 - program window - context menu, thumbnails panel (animated image):

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qimgv version 0.7 - folder view (static image):

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qimgv version 0.7 - preferences window (animated image):

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Portability
As of version 0.7 qimgv is fully porable- the configuration file (qimgv.ini) is saved in program folder and the program does not write to AppData or to Windows Registry.

Instructions
  • Download the 7Z archive (either with video support or without video support);
  • Extract the archive to a folder of your choice;
  • Run the executable (qimgv.exe);
  • The settings will be saved in INI file (qimgv.ini) inside program folder;
  • qimgv will also create cache and thumbnails sub-folders inside program folder;
Requirements
I presume that qimgv should work under Windows 7 or higher.

License
qimgv is released under GNU General Public License v3.0.

Note
  • qimgv is written in C++ and uses Qt 5.
  • The version without video support is not very bulky- 13.3 MB compressed, 48.8 MB uncompressed, while the version with video support is huge- 37.2 MB compressed, 127 MB uncompressed because qimgv uses mpv for MP4 and WebM playback.
  • Memory usage varies depending on the number of images in the viewed folder.
  • qimgv supports animated GIF but does not support animated PNG which for me is a major drawback.
  • qimgv supports drag&drop for both files and folders.
  • qimgv is not a new project (I suppose it is 4 years old) yet surprisingly it is not listed on the popular download sites.
Alternatives
A couple of programs with similar functionality:
Details
File details for qimgv version 0.7 (released on 2018-08-08):

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no video support - archive:
Name: qimgv-novideo_0.7-portable.7z
File Size: 13947512 Byte(s) (13.30 MB)
Modified Date: 2018-08-09 00:26
MD5: 46f4b8502154b02d3316d75337b35cd1
SHA1: 10bb0f2bf8dadd2ed6b65680657baeb8daf53b2e
SHA256: 55e021d81c253fe648e1a630121fc9c3039e78d71b5eba90600b05b2712eff15
SHA384: 225e0d55045f793491ab6b707d161c0396bfdc361ca99effe25202cd4a4cb5029a97d9b1dd5356bc831fcac008f69304
SHA512: 33bc71ee62c38dd2bf627a9f4112c1ed7f308036337ad35ae782943efd144f1645c7fe8e7079038ec8ab3ee29e4f2da94d6e1282067f7ebfea4ddbbfb60134db

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no video support - installer:
Name: qimgv-novideo_0.7-setup.exe
File Size: 14528965 Byte(s) (13.86 MB)
Modified Date: 2018-08-09 00:26
MD5: c3ac616cfb746fc61a1bb3c38416f83d
SHA1: a262590281071885e0ecc2ccee585e269b4ed915
SHA256: 837c6a099afb13868b0011f307241f9d31a3bc50ce8c47fb1ee26e926b5b5dc1
SHA384: 843200fa316ca4e28ed4f587daca583ebb8a6425287bb2e599d214628f2fc5e43f4c2efdcc4b688bfa50745c7e338710
SHA512: 57a9cbff7606cbbfc48b37f070d5f1d1ef4c7fc118738716ff2c541c35f108a3f1b829178a41db502f6f4e399c74a92e8788fd365098345d2ae61e17f75cf249

==

video support - archive:
Name: qimgv_0.7-portable.7z
File Size: 39071595 Byte(s) (37.26 MB)
Modified Date: 2018-08-09 00:25
MD5: 4b1eb1358c91152a4f4faeda279ba6e9
SHA1: 5e1da197f41c167cdc9810784af9c006dc04ded9
SHA256: 9dc79d878c58b5d01f8d8958ec745af371cd7eaec6ed3311a3ce08b95e499678
SHA384: 91b4472750a9e5a58a89d42b951c3f1c7b93895d60899c02afde207bcdd307e3f4fbcb6a5a85d5ad95afba66da96c1fd
SHA512: fa73db62edacb1ce42cd46f0b230369c49c5ca46cdff93fe59f2649b5a3f3e9ded4e4507b6af5d85f9ba5909f02b8c38de62c0d82578af9df9b1638e7de1b014

==

video support - installer:
Name: qimgv_0.7-setup.exe
File Size: 39613455 Byte(s) (37.78 MB)
Modified Date: 2018-08-09 00:25
Version: 0.0.0.0
MD5: 259cc69fbc487c619f7cdf2bd9a326a1
SHA1: f882b5cb46a178473d8554042347e95d7080bf01
SHA256: 032112951b7bde891229f6e596949b21ec826207ba35c5160a728bd0ed2dc409
SHA384: b833f976fc073bdb1a90f057a8c4c039b8453f1c7b77f2523b317c53638e8099cccc745d1034732f04209e1f7eccf351
SHA512: 6f68b55d38b035eacc9a6d35bb94ef5511ab6c653bad2644bfea503b66785ed31ef8713ef0f7cf704e3f7e1564f0c20ab8e015881551d1c20e843e9a4740373a

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Re: qimgv [image file viewer]

#2 Post by Midas » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:04 am

Qimgv v0.8.4 released (changelog and downloads at https://github.com/easymodo/qimgv/releases).

  • fix rename window (regression)
  • show error when a file operation fails
  • [windows] fix white window flicker at startup
  • [windows] fix moving/deleting animated media

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Re: qimgv [image file viewer]

#3 Post by webfork » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:59 pm

Update: version 0.8.8 is out, with launch speed probably the most notable feature: https://github.com/easymodo/qimgv/releases ... still only available for 64-bit Windows

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Re: qimgv [image file viewer]

#4 Post by rbon » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:06 pm

Topic update:
qimgv rel 0.9.1 released at May 5, 2020.

Key features:: https://github.com/easymodo/qimgv#key-features
Default control scheme: https://github.com/easymodo/qimgv#defau ... rol-scheme
HiDPI support: https://github.com/easymodo/qimgv#hidpi

Plugin included for:
• APNG support https://github.com/easymodo/qimgv#apng-support
• HEIF / HEIC support https://github.com/easymodo/qimgv#heif--heic-support
• RAW support https://github.com/easymodo/qimgv#raw-support

Plugin 'third-party qt' for:
• AVIF support https://github.com/novomesk/qt-avif-image-plugin

Links:
• GitHub project page: https://github.com/easymodo/qimgv
• GitHub download page: https://github.com/easymodo/qimgv/releases/tag/v0.9.1
• direct download portable 32 bit: https://github.com/easymodo/qimgv/relea ... _0.9.1.zip
• direct download portable 64 bit: https://github.com/easymodo/qimgv/relea ... _0.9.1.zip
• Softpedia: https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedi ... imgv.shtml

If you use installer it additionally sets up the file associations.

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Re: qimgv [image file viewer]

#5 Post by Midas » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:11 am

Thanks for resurfacing qimgv, rbon. 8)

It's becoming quite a well-rounded image viewer with its extensive file support and extended configurability.

Some notes from a very quick test:

- 'qimgv.ini' is now saved to the 'conf' sub-folder, not to program folder as initially reported.

- some shortcuts can't be set through the program settings dialog, but will work alright if edited in 'qimgv.ini'.

E.g., backspace for previous image ("prevImage=Backspace"; collides with "folderView=Backspace", which I set to"ctrl+Enter"; include quotes and separate with comas) or escape for outright quitting ("exit=Esc" instead of "closeFullScreenOrExit=Esc"; note the lack of capitalization on my choice).

- Plenty of other settings with helpful tooltips on mouse-hover, but some of them still need more detailed explanations.

- I got the video version to test ('qimgv-x64_0.9.1-video.zip' from github.com/easymodo/qimgv/releases) but was unable to get video playback -- a "qimgv was built without video support" message still shows in qimgv settings.

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Re: qimgv [image file viewer]

#6 Post by Andrew Lee » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:21 am

I was able to get both the 32-bit (qimgv-0.9.1-video.zip) and 64-bit (qimgv-x64_0.9.1-video.zip) working with video right out of the box. The program only supports mp4 and webm. I only tested with mp4, and it worked with all the files I threw at it (a full-length movie, quite a few MP4 taken with smartphones).

I like this. I think it should be added to the database.

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Re: qimgv [image file viewer]

#7 Post by Midas » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:28 am

Got video working after an install-copy-uninstall cycle -- must have been something wrong with my configs.

I'd add that although formats are limited -- lay it on qimgv proper, because the underlying mpv has no such limitation -- those two it has will cover over 80% of online sourced videos.

Totally agree regarding database entry, BTW.

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Re: qimgv [image file viewer]

#8 Post by Andrew Lee » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:30 am

Added to the database:

https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=3042

Please vote!

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