Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on November 07, 2005 05:43 AM
This entry is very unfair to XV and needs to be updated.
> You have to load files from a file list tree, without a preview,
Not so - there are THREE ways to bring up XV's thumbnail viewer:
1) Run 'xv -vsmap' from the command line. 2) Right-click to bring up the menu panel, click on 'Windows' then on 'Visual Schnauzer'. 3) Type ctrl-V to do the same thing with a keyboard shortcut.
> XV has no slide show mode,
Also not so. XV has a bazillion command line options. Try 'xv -wait 2 *.jpg' to automatically switch photo's every 2 seconds (for example). There are also options for random viewing, recaling the images, making the images be the X-windows wallpaper, etc, etc.
XV is definitely for command line users though. Most of XV's excellent functionality requires that you RTFM and use the command line options.