Terminals are for terminal things, GUI’s are for graphical things.
I say this as someone who thinks textual interfaces are generally superior to graphical ones.
It just feels weird that we can’t figure out anything better to do with a whole paradigm of user interface than use it to do *exactly what the other paradigm was created for*
@djmoch Well... you have a couple of us who primarily use the terminal and thus a need has been created.
If I want to manage my pictures I do not want to install a GUI. I don't really need a file manager as I handle all that stuff on the command line.
So a simple command in the terminal suits my need perfectly.
@shellkr I don’t understand a world where people want both to look at their pictures and to do so with a second-rate user experience. I’m sorry, but if your list of what a terminal should do includes graphics, then you’re pushing against the entire history of computing. Terminals are *textual* interfaces, and folks who want to make-believe that isn’t the case puzzle me.
@djmoch It is not really second-rate. There are no direct load times and I do not need to lift my fingers from the keyboard. My experience is better than with a GUI.
What is it with a GUI that makes it the better experience?
@shellkr What are you using to view images in a terminal?
@djmoch Ranger+w3m and sixel
@djmoch It can look like this...
@shellkr I don’t see the added value over just a basic terminal emulator and something like feh, but your tools are surely more complicated than they need to be in order to do this in the first place
@djmoch I use feh too... It depends a bit what I want to do. I have a keybind that will take input from clipboard.. in case I want to see an image from a link or something like that.
It isn't as fast to work with though.. I guess I could keybind a similar thing with 'feh --thumbnails' and setup some aliases but Ranger is damn nice for this thing.
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