Image browsing is the backbone of the photographic workflow. When I first inserted a compact flash into the card reader of my Ubuntu box, the system tried to detect what media it was. It was faster and better than the equivalent Windows function, so I decided to give it a try.
Unfortunately, from here on the experience is rather confusing. In Windows, the thumbnail view is part of Windows Explorer. I can drag and drop the images like any other file, and switch seamlessly from list to thumbnail view. It’s an extension of the file system. It does not seem to be so with gPhoto. Or am I doing something wrong? I see Nautilus has an option to View as Icons, but the Icons are not exactly like the Thumbnails. Why two different, half-backed and overlapping tools, instead of a proper image browser integrated in the file browser?