image viewers: a different approach
ben at meyerhome.net
Wed Oct 26 15:22:21 BST 2005
On Wednesday 26 October 2005 8:18 am, Luciano Montanaro wrote:
> El Miércoles, 26 de Octubre de 2005 15:43, Benjamin Meyer escribió:
> > On Wednesday 26 October 2005 7:41 am, Michael Olbrich wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I have been following the discussion on KView and I think we need to
> > > take a step back. Focusing on individual applications will only result
> > > in chaos.
> > > The first step would be to look at the different tasks we want to
> > > accomplish. For me there are 4:
> > >
> > > 1. basic viewer. For links on webpages, emails and individual local
> > > images.
> > > Features: fast, incremental loading, zoom. Maybe scrolling by dragging.
> > > This is probably somewhere between khtmlimage and KView.
> > >
> > > 2. Enhanced viewer. For image folders (photos). Basic manipulation.
> > > Features: previews, step through images, rotate (and save), exif
> > > manipulation.
> > > Most of the current viewers fit more or less in this category.
> > What ever happened to the all in one basic viewer that can view images,
> > pdf's, etc?
> Just to clarify, do you mean konqueror?
Yes and No. If Konqueror can view the file why do we need KView? What is
wrong with only having the kpart? It is like we are pretending that
Konqueror is good enough, but secretly we all admit that it can't do the job
and make our own application to wrap around our kpart.
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