This section describes the options presented under the General Tab of the preferences dialog.
Selects the size of the thumbnails displayed throughout Geeqie, dimensions are width by height in pixels.
Selects the method to use when scaling an image down for thumbnails:
Fastest scaler, but results in poor thumbnail quality.
Thumbnail results are very close to bilinear, with better speed.
High quality results, moderately fast.
Slowest scaler, sometimes gives better results than bilinear.
Enable this to save thumbnails to disk. Subsequent requests for a thumbnail will be faster.
Thumbnails are stored in a folder hierachy that mirrors the location of the source images. Thumbnails have the same name as the original appended by the file extension .png.
The root of the hierachy is:
When enabled, Geeqie attempts to store cached thumbnails closer to the source image. This way multiple users can benefit from a single cache, thereby reducing wasted disk space.Thumbnails have the same name as the original appended by the file extension .png. The resulting location is the source image's folder, in a sub folder with the name
This will use a thumbnail caching method that is compatible with applications that use the standard thumbnail specification. When this option is enabled thumbnails will be stored in:
All thumbnails are stored in the same folder, with computer-generated filenames. Refer to Thumbnails Reference for additional details.
Geeqie will extract thumbnail from EXIF data if available, instead of generating one. This will speed up thumbnails generation, but the EXIF thumbnail may be not in sync with the image if it was modified by a tool which did not also update the thumbnail data.
The characters used to display the Star Rating are defined here. They are defined as a hexadecimal Unicode character. The complete list of Unicode characters can be found in many places on the Internet.
Random images are displayed such that each image appears once per cycle of all images. When the slide show repeat option is enabled, the image order is randomized after completing each cycle.
Limit the amount of memory available for caching images.
Enabling this option will cause Geeqie to read the next logical image from disk when idle, it will also retain the previously viewed image in memory. By reading the nearest images into memory, time to display the next image is reduced.
This option will increase Geeqie memory requirements, and may cause performance issues with very large images. If the use of Geeqie results in the system noticeably swapping memory to disk, try disabling this feature.
Geeqie will monitor currently active images and folders for changes in their modification time, and update the display if it changes.
Disable this if the system will not go into sleep mode due to occasional disk activity from the time check, or if Geeqie updates too often for folders with continuously changing content.
The heights of the following components can be set individually:
Geeqie must be restarted for changes to take effect.
Deselecting this option will hide the list of predefined keywords on the right-hand side of the keywords pane of the info sidebar.
Geeqie must be restarted for the change to take effect.
An internet search engine may be used to search the help files on Geeqie's website. The string used to conduct the search is defined here. In most cases it will be in one of two formats:https://www.search-engine.com/search?q=site:geeqie.org/help https://www.search-engine.com/?q=site:geeqie.org/help'