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On Windows I really liked IrfanView as a basic image editor/manager. Some of the main features I liked were

  • great shortcut keys
  • good batch conversion options
  • ability to work with many image file formats
  • easy viewing of images in a folder
  • ability to open the program and paste the clipboard and do a quick save
  • simple cropping

Though it did have a lot of features, they tended not to get in the way of simple tasks.

What would be a good replacement on Ubuntu?

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IrfanView runs fine with wine –  Takkat May 24 '11 at 9:42
    
@Takkat thanks. I'll check it out –  Jeromy Anglim May 24 '11 at 9:52
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It's impossible to say something will work unless you name some of the more obscure formats you occasionally need to handle. I'm not sure I'd recommend irfanview under Wine. Though it does work, it's nowhere near as lightweight. –  Oli May 24 '11 at 10:14
    
@Oli I guess the beauty of IrfanView was that it seemed like it could open just about any image format (especially if you installed the additional plugins). If it helps, I mostly use jpeg and png, but sometimes I'll interact with gif, bmp, eps, ps, tiff, various metafiles, and a host of other formats. –  Jeromy Anglim May 24 '11 at 10:27

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The good replacement is gthumb Install gthumb. You can easily install it through Ubuntu Software Center. It has all functions that you require.

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I really like your Software Centre icon, however, I found it confusing that the text and the image have different effects when clicked on. –  Flimm May 24 '11 at 19:00

I suggest you the XnView. I think it can do all the things you mentioned, I am using it for years now, on both Linux, and Windows.

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The closest thing on Linux is XnView. Qua interface, you won't have problems. I use GwenView for viewing/rotating and XnView for what GwenView can't do.

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