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Gwenview – free and open source software for viewing images with simple editing features


  • Gwenview supports all common formats, as well as XCF (GIMP), animated MNG and GIF, vector SVG, and video files;
  • Supports simple image manipulations: rotate, mirror, flip, resize, cropping and red eye removal function;
  • Supports basic file management actions such as copy, move, delete, and others;
  • Support for full screen and slide show mode;
  • The start page lists recently opened folders and URLs on the left side, and your places and tags on the right side;
  • When in Browse Mode, you can easily navigate through your files and folders. The preview window shows thumbnails of the images in the current folder, as well as subfolders;
  • View Mode displays full-size images;
  • Sorting images: name, date, size;
  • Module support: printing, sending by email, import (remote storage, SmugMug, Google Drive) and export (jAlbum, 23, Dropbox, Facebook, Flash, Flickr, Imageshack, Imgur, Piwigo,, SmugMug, Zooomr, Yandex.Fotki, Google Drive) of images;
  • It is possible to change tags, set a rating, and add a description;
  • It is possible to save the image in the following formats: JPEG, PNG, TIFF, WBPM, WebP, EPS, PCX and others;
  • Can be extended using KIPI plugins;
  • Support for custom keyboard shortcuts.

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The software Gwenview is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
Software Center
SnapUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Sotware via Software Center

Install Software via Snap package

sudo snap install gwenview

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub org.kde.gwenview

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:17.12.3
Developer:The KDE project
Programming language:C++
License:GPL v2

30.11.23: added new installation methods: Software Center (appstream), Flatpak.

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