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Quick Image Viewer

Quick Image Viewer (qiv) is a very small and fast GDK/Imlib image viewer designed to replace the classic image viewers like xv or xloadimage. It features setting an image as an X11 background with a user-definable background color, fullscreen viewing, a screensaver mode, brightness/contrast/gamma correction, real transparency, zoom, slideshow, support for external programs, and more. It runs on Linux (libc5/glibc), Solaris (SunOS), FreeBSD, and HP-UX.


RSS Recent releases

  •  16 Oct 2012 12:21

    Release Notes: A note about obsoleted GTK+ 1 was included along with more examples in qiv-command, center image correction, and many more fixes.

    •  04 Mar 2010 23:52

      Release Notes: Many bugfixes, an upgrade to recent GTK, and some new features.

      •  25 Apr 2007 10:47

      Release Notes: This release has some bugfixes and new options.

      •  22 May 2004 12:56

      Release Notes: Better remote-display support was implemented. Xinerama multi-head for XFree86 4.0 and higher is now supported. Moving pictures in fullscreen mode is now faster. qiv-command-stdout support was added, so "metacam" (EXIF-Header) or other tools can now be used within qiv, and the output will be shown in a box in the picture like the help screen.

      •  13 Dec 2003 13:23

      Release Notes: The "A" key can be used to copy images. The -F option was added for reading image names from a text file. The F11 and F12 keys increase and decrease (respectively) the slideshow delay. The ability to drag the image with the mouse in fullscreen mode was added. The -T option was added to watch a file for changes. Tons of small bugfixes and enhancements were made.

      RSS Recent comments

      04 Mar 2010 21:47 spiegl Thumbs up

      new maintainer is Andy Spiegl
      new homepage is

      30 Dec 2001 22:28 expiremsft Thumbs up

      good for working with photographs
      It's for the keyboard/command-line oriented user.

      Efficient for viewing photos downloaded from
      camera and filtering the good from the bad.

      qiv -tf *.jpg

      will let you see all of large images, and give
      you a tiny annotation in the corner with image
      name and size. The d key trashes the image and
      there are user definable keys. Much more
      convenient for me than ee or xv, for instance.

      26 Jul 2000 12:33 sn

      Just what the doctor ordered
      .. exactly what i was looking for. Great!


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