An image viewer that

  1. Can display (the embedded JPG inside) RAW files.

  2. Supports rating images and can write the ratings into the files.

  3. Does not need to "import" the images.

I don't know anyone. Shotwell needs importing and Geeqie cannot write the ratings into the file (as far as I can tell). Gthumb cannot display the preview JPG in a RAW file.

  1. Geeqie can handle RAW files correctly. If you want to see thumbnails in nautilus you can use ufraw and create a thumb-nailer. It uses the raw embedded image and is the faster thumb-nailer I've seen. To do this, first install ufraw-batch. Then create a text file called /usr/share/thumbnailers/raw.thumbnailer and copy this:

    [Thumbnailer Entry]
    Exec=ufraw-batch --silent --size %s --out-type=png --noexif --output=%o --overwrite --embedded-image %i
  2. Probably is not exactly what you are looking for, but I use Geeqie and use the keywords to rate them (you can add new keywords if needed). To select the images you right-clik on the keyword and connect the keyword to a mark.

    And you can also batch copy or move the files. Select the images, right-click on the keyword and connect to a mark, the select the mark and on the icon panel now you only see the selected images. Then you can click on an icon and then Ctrl-A to select all images, righ-click and press copy.

  3. Geeqie doesn't need to import images.

  • Where does Geeqie store the tags and can it do batch operations (such as copying) based on tags? – Reza Feb 18 '16 at 22:38
  • The keyword tags are stored in ~/.local/share/geeqie/metadata (you can see the path in edit-->preferences-->thumbnail manteinance – rafmunozf Feb 18 '16 at 23:05
  • @Reza be sure to dl and compile the latest geekie version from the site geeqie.org – Ring Ø Aug 11 '18 at 4:15

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