Cornice 0.6.1 review

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Cornice is a cross-platform image viewer written in Python + wxPython + PIL

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 340K
Developer: Alberto Griggio
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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.

Why did I write it? Well, because I like ACDSee, but it's not free and it doesn't run on Linux, which is my main platform. There already exists an ACDsee-like viewer, GTKSee, but it is unmaintained and it lacks some features I wanted (bookmarks, a good keyboard navigation and zooming).

First I tried to add such features to it, but then I decided to rewrite it from scratch, so that I could use it also on windows (and also because I had some troubles, especially when trying to port GTKSee to the gdk_pixbuf lib, and also because Python is more fun than C, and...

Here are some key 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;
Full-screen view;
Zooming and rotation;
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...

Python >= 2.2.1
wxPython >= 2.4.2

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