Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Cornice - A cross-platform image viewer

Cornice is a cross-platform image viewer "written in Python + wxPython + PIL. It doesn't pretend to be complete, fast, or even useful, but I like it and it is the viewer I use on both Linux and Windows. It has been inspired by the famous Windows-only ACDSee."

Features

Here is a list of the main features of Cornice:
  • Fully cross-platform: it should run wherever wxPython does;
  • Detail and thumbnail view for images;
  • Image preview;
  • Automatic recognition of images, with a variety of formats supported;
  • Bookmarks;
  • Full-screen view;
  • Zooming and rotation;
  • Slideshow;
  • Good keyboard navigation (still not perfect, but this is true for all the features ;-);
  • Image loading from zip archives;
  • i18n support (with Italian and French translations available);
  • EXIF data support;
  • Some more...
Windows users can also get the stand-alone executable version here. This should be self-contained (i.e. you don't need to install Python co. to use it).

Good; not as fast as ACDSee but definitely open source and can be handy. I had this problem of opening pictures with Cornice when I try and open a picture attachment from a email in my Outlook.

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