Status Bar

The status bar contains information and details about the contents of the main window. Information displayed includes the progress of generating thumbnails, the number of files in the file list with byte size, the current file selection count including byte size, details about the currently displayed image, and the zoom and image scroll settings. The current sort preference is also displayed, and can be adjusted from the status bar.

The status bar is comprised of five sections, from left to right these are a progress bar, sort method, file list counts, image details, and zoom and scroll setting. Each section is described below.

Progress Bar

The Progress bar updates to display the current state of thumbnail generation, or the reading of metadata in the current folder.

When “Loading thumbs...” is displayed, thumbnails are currently being generated when Geeqie is idle; the progress bar will update to display the percentage of thumbnails that are completed.

When “Loading meta...” is displayed, certain metadata is being loaded when Geeqie is idle; the progress bar will update to display the percentage of files that have been read. Refer to Preferences metadata.

Sort method

This is the method used to sort image names in the file list. Clicking or activating this field will display a menu to allow selection of the sort method.


Images are sorted by file name.


Images are sorted by natural numerical order, such that, for example, 9_name.jpg will be listed before 10_name.jpg.


Images are sorted by file modification date.

File Date

Images are sorted by one of four types of file date. They are described in the Reference section .


Images are sorted by file size on disk.


Image are sorted by Xmp.xmp.Rating.


Image are sorted by class. The class types, and sort order, is:

  • Unknown
  • Image
  • Raw Image
  • Video
  • Metadata

Toggles between increasing and decreasing sort order. A check will appear next to this entry to indicate ascending sort order.

When images have equal rank, for example in rating or class sorts, within each section images will be sorted by filename.

File list

This section displays the count of files that appear in the file list, including the total byte size. The number of files selected is displayed in parenthesis, including the total byte size of the selected files. The slide show status is also displayed here; when a slide show is running, “Slideshow” will appear, the text will change to “Paused” when a slide show is in the paused state.

Image Details

This section displays the dimensions (width x height) and file byte size of the image that is active in the image pane. When the format of the file in the image pane can not be determined the dimensions will show as “(0 x 0)”, in addition “(no read permission)” may appear if the file permissions do not allow reading the contents of the file.

Zoom and Scroll

The button label displays the current zoom ratio. A ratio of 1:1 is the image's original size. When the left number is larger the image is displayed larger than original size, when the right number is larger the image is displayed smaller.

A tilde (~) appears within the ratio display when the zoom is set to fit the image within the display area. In this zoom mode the ratio is automatically adjusted, and the displayed ratio may not be the actual ratio because the status bar display rounds the actual value to the nearest tenth (0.1).

Clicking this button permits control of the behavior of the zoom and scroll settings used when changing the displayed image.

Zoom to original size

The new image is set to its original size.

Fit image to window

The new image's zoom is changed so that the image will fit within the current view area.

Leave zoom at previous setting

The zoom setting is unchanged, the new image will be scaled the same as the previous image.

Scroll to top left corner

The new image is displayed from top left corner.

Scroll to image center

The new image is centered

Keep the region from previous image

The new image is positioned as the previous one, whenever possible.


The Status bar toolbar buttons, the defaults are shown below, correspond to selected menu action. The buttons displayed may be changed in the Toolbar tab of Preferences.

Exif rotate

Toggles the auto-rotation of images if they have Exif orientation data. Refer also to the FAQ .

Show Pixel Info

Shows coordinates and RGB value under cursor.

Enable Color Management

Enables color profiles.

Save Metadata

Opens dialog for review and saving of metadata changes.