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Image Viewer

Image Viewer is a multi-frame (animated) image viewer with real-time interactive pan and zoom viewing that uses the GTK+ toolkit and Imlib. It is capable of opening and saving to any image format supported by Imlib. It features screenshots (screen capture), crop, resizing, print, fullscreen display, display on the desktop (root window), animation (creating animated GIFs), color leveling, drawing font/text strings, and editing image header information.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  27 Jul 2009 03:46

    Release Notes: Native support was added for opening and saving Tag Image File Format (TIFF) images. A work-around was added for opening greyscale alpha TIFF images using libtiff.

    •  15 Apr 2009 22:52

      Release Notes: This release adds a work-around in the module imgio_xpm.c for a memory allocation bug that appeared in recent libXpm versions.

      •  10 Feb 2009 13:19

        Release Notes: This version was updated to work with Endeavour Mark II 3.x.x. A bug that caused screenshots to abort when the mouse wheel is touched was fixed.

        •  15 Nov 2008 09:51

          Release Notes: Support for opening and saving MNG and JNG images, improved conversion of RGBA to RGB image data before saving by combining with the background color first, and a -z zoom to fit argument that zooms the image to fit to the size of the window at startup when used with the --geometry argument.

          •  23 Aug 2008 13:40

            Release Notes: This release adds support for opening, editing, and saving MNG images using libmng.

            Recent comments

            25 Jun 2008 03:25 learfox

            Downtime and relocation notice 2008 June 24

            The site ( that hosts this project's web page ( was destroyed by error in behalf of a repair technitian attempting to fix another site physically adjacent to this site on 2008 June 12. This site was incorrectly identified as the site needing repair by the technitian and all of its data was completely erased by the "repair" which involved an attempt to install a different operating system (Windows 2000).

            Corrective actions are pending on the technitian as of this posting.

            We are currently regenerating our source and data packages and using and as a temporary distribution point. We have not made a decision at this point as to whether to keep this temporary distribution set up or to recreate the set up on When a decision is made it will be posted here.

            03 Jan 2004 15:00 learfox


            As of version 0.3.1 libungif is now supported directly by Image Viewer, you can get libungif at

            03 Jan 2004 14:56 learfox

            Re: how do you exit?

            As of version 0.3.1, press CTRL + Q to close all windows, and CTRL + W to close the current window.

            17 Sep 2003 09:11 otprof

            how do you exit?
            This may be a dumb question, but I can't figure out how to exit the program. The right-click menu doesn't seem to have it, and I haven't stumbled on an effective ctrl-combination.



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