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                    Cornice: a cross platform image viewer
                                  Version 0.3

Cornice is a cross-platform image viewer written in Python
( + wxPython ( + PIL
( . It doesn't pretend to be complete,
fast, or even useful, but I like it and it is the viewer I use on both Linux
and Windows. It has been inspired by the famous Windows-only ACDSee.

Why did I write it? Well, because I like ACDSee, but it's not free and it
doesn't run on Linux, which is my main platform. There already exists an
ACDsee-like viewer, GTKSee (, but it is
unmaintained and it lacks some features I wanted (bookmarks, a good keyboard
navigation and zooming). First I tried to add such features to it, but then I
decided to rewrite it from scratch, so that I could use it also on windows (and
also because I had some troubles, especially when trying to port GTKSee to the
gdk_pixbuf lib, and also because Python is more fun than C, and... ;-)

Here are a list of the main features of Cornice:
  o Fully cross-platform: it should run wherever wxPython does (tested on
    Linux -  GTK+ 1.2.10 and 2.2.0 -, Win Me and NT 4 SP
  o Detail and thumbnail view for images
  o Image preview
  o Automatic recognition of images, with a variety of formats supported
  o Bookmarks
  o Full-screen view
  o Zooming and rotation
  o Slideshow
  o Good keyboard navigation (still not perfect, but this is true for all the
    features ;-)    
  o Image loading from zip archives (still limited: currently it handles only
    "flat" archives, i.e. without a directory structure)

Python >= 2.2.1, wxPython >= and PIL >= 1.2.2

Unpack the tarball, then "python" at your shell's prompt.

Bugs and Issues
A lot, probably ;-) If you like the program and find one of them, it would be
nice if you reported it.  

GNU GPL (see license.txt)

Always very welcome :-) You can reach me at