Enable the Low resource usage mode option if you do not have a lot of disk space. This will avoid storing thumbnails on disk and will prefer embedded thumbnails of lower quality that are faster to load, if available.

Be careful: This will delete the folder named thumbnails in your .cache folder, removing all thumbnails previously generated by Gwenview and other applications.


Check the Remember folders and URLs to make Gwenview remember visited folders and URLs and show them on the Recent Folders pane.

Rendering intent

Allows choosing the rendering intent for showing images.

  • Perceptual — scale all colors equally to fit them within the active color profile's color gamut

  • Relative Colorimetric — squash colors that don't fit within the active color profile's color gamut, leaving other colors untouched

Color profile

Allows choosing if you want to additionally apply the system-wide color profile to the color profile from the image file.

If the Apply only the profile embedded in the image file item is checked Gwenview assumes that the system-wide color correction already applies monitor profile.