Gwenview in KDE Gear 21.12.0
Original author(s)Aurélien Gâteau
Stable release
21.12.2[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 29 January 2022
Preview release
21.11.90[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 22 November 2021
Written inC++
PlatformKDE Frameworks 5
TypeImage viewer
LicenseGPL-2.0-only or GPL-3.0-only Edit this at Wikidata

Gwenview is an image viewer for Unix-like systems (including Linux) and is released as part of the KDE Applications bundle. The current maintainer is Aurélien Gâteau. The word "Gwen" means "white" in the Breton language and is commonly used as a first name.


Gwenview was first available for K Desktop Environment 3. Later it was released as part of the KDE Software Compilation 4 with a simplified user interface, making it more suitable for quickly browsing through collection of images.[3] It also provided a full-screen interface that can be used to display images as a slide-show. In 2014, Gwenview was ported to KDE Frameworks 5 and released as part of KDE Applications.[4]


Major features include:[5]

See also


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  3. ^ "KDE 4.1 Release Announcement". KDE. 2008-07-29.
  4. ^ "KDE Ships KDE Applications 14.12.0". KDE. 2014-12-17.
  5. ^ Aurélien Gâteau (2012-12-04), Changes in Gwenview for KDE SC 4.10,
  6. ^ Chris von Eitzen (2012-01-25), KDE SC 4.8 arrives with enhanced power management, The H, archived from the original on 6 December 2013
  7. ^ von Eitzen, Chris (2011-01-27), KDE SC 4.6 final released, The H, archived from the original on 8 December 2013