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gThumb, an image viewer and organizer, has reached version 3.1.1, adding support for WebP, the image format that employs lossy and lossless compression, developed by Google as a WebM sister project.

The new version also comes with a new application menu on the top GNOME Shell bar when used with GNOME Shell.


Other changes in gThumb 3.1.1 :
  • Allow to specify the format options when saving a file (can be disabled)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Enhance colors: use a faster algorithm and rename to "Adjust Contrast"
  • 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
  • More
Also, with this version, gThumb depends on GTK3.4 so for instance, it can't be compiled on Ubuntu 11.10 (and obviously older versions) anymore.

Install gThumb 3.1.1 in Ubuntu

The latest gThumb 3.1.1 is available in the WebUpd8 gThumb PPA for Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04 - add the PPA and install it using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/gthumb
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gthumb

For other Linux distributions, get the latest gThumb from HERE.

Other packages from our PPAs updated today: Audacious 3.3.2, UMPlayer, Subtitle Editor 0.40.0.