sxiv is a nice alternative to feh. It is very light weight and quite useful. Here is the description:
sxiv is an alternative to feh and qiv. Its only dependency besides xlib
is imlib2. The primary goal for writing sxiv is to create an image viewer,
which only has the most basic features required for fast image viewing (the
ones I want). It works nicely with tiling window managers and its code base
should be kept small and clean to make it easy for you to dig into it and
customize it for your needs.
For installation, just do:
sudo yum install sxiv
Once installed you can run it with
Here is another Linux viewer (Image) that is worth a mention. URL : http://xsisqox.github.com/Viewnior
Viewnior is an image viewer program. Created to be simple, fast and elegant. It\’s minimalistic interface provides more screen space for your images. Among its features are:
* Fullscreen & Slideshow
* Rotate, flip, save, delete images
* Animation support
* Browse only selected images
* Navigation window
* Simple interface
* Configurable mouse actions
The best part about the viewer is the ability to display gif inherently. Worth a look if you are using a lot of gif images.
Here is another tool worth looking at for Image Viewer. Its called F-spot and the description for the same is as below :
F-Spot is an application designed to provide personal photo management
to the GNOME desktop. Features include import, export, printing and advanced
sorting and tagging of digital images.
First we will install the f-spot viewer.
On a side note there is a f-spot screensaver application also that you can try 🙂
Now once installed, open the application. There are basically two modes for the application, one is the file view and one is folder view. But that is something you can explore on your own, what we will look at is the EXIF data capabilities. So, press F9 or select side pane from View menu and you will see the side pane.
On the side pane as you can see, you can select Folder or Metadata. Select metadata to view the metadata and this is how thiw will look.
As can be seen, the metadata is visible in the side pane. Also you can see that the support for the metadata is much better and you can see both the EXIF and the IPTC metadata. So, this definately this is one viewer that you can use to check your photos with metadata.