Viewing pix via net - followup

rikona rikona at
Sat Oct 30 17:48:30 UTC 2010

Hello Mark,

Saturday, October 30, 2010, 9:15:17 AM, Mark wrote:

M> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 10:24 PM, rikona <rikona at> wrote:
>> Thursday, October 28, 2010, 12:18:21 PM, rikona wrote:
>> r> I'd like to view folders with perhaps 100-200 photos each, located
>> r> on another box on the local net. My favorite viewer is geeqie, but
>> r> I don't see how to get it to view other than local files. Same with
>> r> other viewers under 'graphics'. I can list the other dirs/files on
>> r> the other box, using nautilus or konq, so they should be available
>> r> for viewing. Even the icons in nautilus or konq do not show the
>> r> actual pix. I can open them individually, but that is not practical
>> r> when viewing hundreds of pix. How can I get geeqie, preferably, to
>> r> see the folders/files on another box?
>> I got no response from this, but as I was looking for my net problems

M> While looking for something else, I just found something in
M> Nautilus that might help. In Edit->Preferences Click on the Preview
M> tab and adjust the setting for the file types you want to see from
M> "Local Files Only" to "Always." That might be what you want, but
M> I'd bet it's a performance drag, especially if you have hundreds of
M> files to preview across a network.

Aha - I can now at least *see* the net pix! I normally don't use icon
view, so I never noticed that setting. It does take a short while to
load all the icons, but it's not a problem with most folders. Haven't
yet tried the ones with, say, 2500 pix in them. Maybe I can have lunch
while they load. :-)

With the built-in [eye of gnome] viewer, I can get larger pix to view,
but one has to go back and forth between the two apps. It is about
1/10th as convenient to use as geeqie. :-(

M> I don't use geeqie, so I can't help you there....

If you want/need to sort/work with lots of pix, it's a good tool. I
was going to contact the developers re the net problem, but it looks
like development is stalled. Perhaps another good app is about to go
stagnant. Geeqie is actually a fork of gqview, which stopped for 3
years when the developer disappeared. Here we go again...

M> Good luck.

Thanks much for the info! It has at least allowed me to view and
sort-of-work-on pix on the net.

If you learn of a way to get geeqie to actually see net pix, please
let me know. Even if I cut and paste the exact location of *mounted*,
and otherwise-visible pix, it still thinks there are none. I don't
understand why that is such a problem.

Thanks again,



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