Initial zoom level is slightly under 100%

Bug #1296487 reported by tomdryer on 2014-03-24
This bug affects 14 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Eye of GNOME
eog (Ubuntu)
ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When opening an image, the zoom level is displayed as 100%, but the image is visibly blurry from being slightly zoomed out. There are a few pixels of black bar on the right and left edges of the image. Expanding the window vertically lets the image display at 1:1 zoom.

This occurs with images that should be small enough to be displayed at 100% zoom. For example: a 960x540 image on a 1920x1080 display.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: eog 3.10.2-0ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-19.39-generic 3.13.6
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-19-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.13.3-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sun Mar 23 18:06:29 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-02-16 (35 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20140211)
SourcePackage: eog
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

tomdryer (tomdryer-com) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in eog (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Nazar Mokrynskyi (nazar-pc) wrote :

Posted bug on their bugzilla, please, add your vote there

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in eog (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Nobuto Murata (nobuto) wrote :

I can't reproduce the issue with High Contrast theme. Adding light-themes task here.

Changed in eog:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Nobuto Murata (nobuto) on 2014-10-11
affects: light-themes (Ubuntu) → ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu)
Changed in ubuntu-themes (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
status: New → Confirmed
Guido Zoellner (gzoellner) wrote :

This bug is still present in Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Unity 7.3.1, eog 3.12.2-0ubuntu2, with both default Ambiance GTK theme and with Radiance GTK theme. Also here, the bug is not present with High Contrast GTK theme.

Nobuto Murata (nobuto) wrote :

It looks like it's no longer reproducible on vivid. I'm not sure where exatly it's fixed.

  Installed: 3.14.3-1ubuntu2
  Installed: 14.04+15.04.20150212-0ubuntu1

Guido Zoellner (gzoellner) wrote :

I can confirm that this is indeed not reproducible in current Ubuntu 15.04 daily.

eog 3.14.3-1ubuntu2 (vivid)

light-themes 14.04+15.04.20150212-0ubuntu1

Changed in eog:
status: New → Confirmed
Lars (the-laser-guy) wrote :

I have a similar zoom issue with Ubuntu 17.10 (Xorg).
Since I have a HiDPI display, I use the 200% scaling option and assume that this might be correlated with the issue.

When I open a screenshot of 1246x878px, it is displayed in EOG at about the correct size, however is looks anti-aliased and EOG says it is 50% zoom and not 100%.
Shotwell shows a similar behavior, Gimp and RawTherapee work fine.

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

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