Gthumb should not default to actual image size in viewer

Bug #333029 reported by Francesco Potortì on 2009-02-22
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gthumb (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gthumb

After upgrading to Ubuntu 8.10, Gthumb defaults to viewing images at actual size.

This is a very bad choice, as it confuses new as well as old users. One should look at images in their actual size only in special circumstances, like when editing an image, or looking at a very small ones, like icons. Normally, viewing an image should be done by fitting it to the window. Before realising this, I had a whole session of looking at my photos and asking myself why ever I had made almost all of them wrong: it was because I was just looking at their central part, as they did not fit in the screen at their actual size, as it is commonplace with modern cameras.

Please choose anything else as a default, preferably "Fit to window if larger" or, as a second choice "Keep previous zoom".

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at:

Changed in gthumb:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gthumb:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gthumb:
importance: Unknown → Low
status: New → Fix Released

Definitely fixed. in 2.14.3 I had a problem however with images resizing the WINDOW (tail wagging the dog) which was very annoying. Nothing about it in preferences. THEN easily enough, in the View menu, is a button (on by default) "fit window to image" which I unchecked and the viewer it back to normal. Hope this helps someone browsing the older forums for this problem.

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