Evince image viewer cannot view PNG

Jonathan Marsden jmarsden at fastmail.fm
Sat Sep 21 03:04:20 UTC 2013

On 09/20/2013 10:19 AM, Phill Whiteside wrote:

> it is a matter of not confusing people... Would a new comer to lubuntu
> know what gpicview was? Or, indeed, would they care? That it is called
> Image Viewer does make it clear what it does. But, then we have the
> entry "mtpaint Graphic Editor"... does it need the mtpaint part, or
> would it better called "Graphics Editor" or even "Image Editor" so as it
> ties in with "Image Viewer"?

Danger lurks here... does mtpaint *really* edit every image file format
that gpicview can display, and no others?  If you want to consider them
as being a family of "Image-related" software, one that views and one
that edits, then that needs to be the case, and it is not... for
example, gpicview can display .wmf (Windows MetaFont) files, which
mtpaint cannot edit.

No amount of editing of menu labels will change this reality.

My instinct is that mtpaint has it about right, in that the label
"mtpaint Graphics Editor" has meaning both to those looking for mtpaint,
and to those looking for "a thingie to edit my graphics with".

If we accept this reasoning, then gpicview could usefully have a menu
label something like "gpicview Image Viewer".  This also means you can
have several different "Text Editor" apps without having lots of menu
labels, each of which just says "Text Editor" and so is totally
indistinguishable from all the others, and so somewhat useless :)


More information about the Lubuntu-users mailing list