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A picture viewer, tagger and picker

Project description

Despite there are lot’s and lot’s of file viewers out there none of them satisfied a couple of (simple) requirements which are important for me:

  • Support for ‘interesting file separation’ (by copying/linking a file to a special folder while viewing) (Gwenview has this, but it’s broken)
  • File tagging without a proprietary database (best would be using the filename to store tags because this is intuitive and platform/tool independent)
  • Sexy slide show mode (e.g. with Ken Burns effect (pan/zoom))
  • Support at least for Linux

This is why picks (play on the words picture and pick) emerged. Among the features already mentioned the project goals are:

  • Easy deployment/usage on at least Linux/MacOS/Windows
  • Easy interaction (e.g. without the need to use a mouse)
  • Support for reading from attached smart phones (MTP support)
  • Tools for deciding whether to keep or delete a file (focus peaking, etc.)

Installation / Usage

Recommended way to install picks is via pip:

pip3 install picks

If you want to have the latest bugs:

git clone
cd picks
./ install

Run picks like this:

picks [<DIR>]


you have to run picks inside the directory containing the pictures you want to view or provide it on command line - there’s no navigation inside the application yet.

There is also a command line mode but very few commands right now. E.g. you can initialize the filenames of all pictures inside a directory:

picks --initialize <DIR>

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