Compare two images easily with Geeqie

Posted by scrubs on Aug 1, 2012 3:01 PM EDT
Free Software Magazine; By Bob Mesibov
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In my entomological work I often need to compare two images of bugs side-by-side. Comparisons are surprisingly hard to do with either of the image viewers I normally use, namely Eye of Gnome and Ristretto. First I open two instances of the viewer and adjust their window sizes and positions for easy side-by-side comparison. I then open one image in one viewer window, and the other image in the other window. If I want to zoom in or out, or pan across the images, I have to do this independently in each viewer window. If I don't save this two-instance arrangement on a dedicated workspace using 'Save session on exit', I'll have to repeat the setting-up next time.

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