JIBS stands for Java Image Browser Sorter. An image viewer with a full-screen slide show, image sorting, and producing contact sheet/thumbnails. The image viewer is perfect for sorting digital photos into correct directories. Displays EXIF information captured in the photos. Also great for managing downloaded images. Lots of other utilities included.

  • Easily sort files using the file system
  • Create contact sheets
  • Group actions including rename groups of images
  • Slide shows and two screen operation
  • Editing suite included

System requirements
  • Minimum JRE version is 1.6
  • Preferably 1024 x 768 resolution. You need it for evaluating the picture.

JIBS on an eComStation machine with Open JDK

Installing JIBS
Download the file JIBS_2.6.0.jar of JIBS-legacy.jar (JIBS_2.8.0). Create a folder (directory) "jibs" or something similar which fits your needs. Copy the jar file to this directory.

The used jibs.cmd file
Jibs works with Open JDK in OS/2-eCS, but there are still some minor issues like help and giving the UI an other appearance. I have made a jibs.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off
set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin
set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin
[drive: jibs]
cd [drive: jibs]\jibs
java -Xms64m -Xmx256m -jar Jibs.jar -props [drive: jibs]\jibs\jibs.props 2>Jibs_bugtracker.txt
I use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for Jibs with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;

  • [drive: java] = drive with Java
  • [drive: jibs] = drive with Jibs

should be replaced by real drive letters. Adjust the file from the distribution below, ie. different drive and directories (maps). Save jibs.cmd and copy it to the jibs directory (map).

Create a new program object or copy it from the file below. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: jibs]\jibs\jibs.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "JIBS". The download also has a nice OS/2 icon.

Parameters / options explained
  • The specification "-Xms64m" specify the initial size of the memory allocation pool and comes from the programs info sheet, it can even be lower, but this might slow down the program Experiment if you like.
  • The specification "-Xmx256m" comes from the programs info sheet. The "-Xmx256m" indicates the maximum limit.
  • Jibs will look for the file "jibs.props". You can force the program to use own directory with the option "-props [drive: jibs]\jibs\jibs.props". For first time its okay to copy or create an empty file to or with the name "jibs.props". If the option is set and Jibs can't find the file it will try to create one.
  • The addition "2>Jibs_bugtracker.txt" ensures that errors are saved in the file "Jibs_bugtracker.txt". The 2 in "2>" is not a typo!

In the file you can find the above command file (all drive letters are on set to C:) and an OS/2 JIBS icon: jibs-ecs.zip.

revision July 6, 2016