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fbv is a very simple graphic file viewer for the framebuffer console, capable of displaying GIF, JPEG, PNG and BMP files using libungif, libjpeg, and libpng. The image can be shown either in fit-to-screen or panning mode in 8, 15/16, and 32bpp.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  24 Aug 2003 23:26

    Release Notes: This release includes numerous bugfixes in handling transparent and/or interlaced GIF and PNG files. Alpha channel is supported; the contents of the framebuffer is left untouched in transparent regions of images. Additionally, the documentation has been rewritten.

    •  16 Jan 2002 12:04

      Release Notes: BMP (Windows BitMaP) support was added.

      •  09 Aug 2001 22:01

        Release Notes: New configuration script.

        •  27 Feb 2001 11:16

          Release Notes: Long options, sanity checks and automake/autoconf support have been added.

          •  21 Nov 2000 09:41

            Release Notes: An 8bit-palette leftover has been fixed and the cursor is turned off after exit. New interface keys have been added to redraw and go back a picture.

            Recent comments

            12 Apr 2008 21:29 prism

            Good but not excellent.
            This program has a couple of design deficiencies. It appears to have one colormap hardcoded - thus working great for one depth. Try to increase the depth past 8 bits and it crashes and burns. I've also had it segfault even on 8 bits. I switched to fbi, it worked where this program did not. I got this program to actually spit out something useful at higher depths, but only after modifying the code, and it became painfully obvious that many more modifications were needed to make it work right.

            11 Dec 2002 09:44 natersoz

            Very nice
            This is a very nicely written utility for displaying images on a linux framebuffer. The code is easy to follow and does exactly what you expect it to.

            Todo: add mmap().


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